Planning a Japanese Summer BBQ Hibachi Party
Now that the hot summer months are coming up, you're probably thinking of how you can make the most of the warm outdoors, right? And with that, you're probably here because you're thinking of throwing a fun party for your family and friends.
If you're feeling a bit adventurous, why not plan a summer BBQ with a unique theme, such as a Japanese hibachi party. With this type of party, you'll get to create a beautiful and unique set and offer delicious delicacies and drinks that scream summer!
So, if you're thinking of throwing a backyard hibachi party, keep reading. In this article, we'll share with you a quick food and drinks list for your hibachi party!
What are the Foods I Should Offer?
Yakitori: Where did you think we were going to begin? Of course, we're starting off with yakitori! This is one of the most popular items served at hibachi restaurants, and for good reason. Yakitori literally means "grilled chicken," and these bite-sized pieces of chicken are seasoned with a sweet teriyaki sauce and are grilled to perfection.
Other popular yakitori items include beef, pork, shrimp, and more. At your hibachi party, offer a mix of beef and chicken yakitori, and your guests will be thrilled.
Yakiniku: Yakiniku literally means "grilled meat". It is usually cooked on a flat-top grill, and it has the same popular sweet teriyaki sauce as yakitori. It is great served as an appetizer, or as a main course with a side of white rice. Since your guests will be cooking this themselves, cook it well-done so that no one gets an upset stomach.
Noodles: Offer udon or soba noodles as your main dish. The noodles are usually served in a hot broth, and it is really filling, so a large bowl of noodles satisfies your guests' hunger.
BBQ Pork Sticks: As the name suggests, these are actually meat sticks that are cooked on the BBQ. The meat sticks are usually served with a sweet and spicy sauce.
- Grilled Salmon: This is a must-have for any hibachi party. It is cooked on a flat top grill and served with a tangy sauce (spicy if you like).
What Drinks Should I Serve?
Cold Teas: This is a must-have for any Japanese meal. Sip on Japanese teas such as Genmaicha or Hojicha, a mixture of green tea and roasted brown rice. Don't forget a lovely glass of wine or sake!
Sodas: Serve lemon-lime soda to quench your guests' thirst during the party. It is also a great drink for people who want a soft drink but don't want to deal with the massive amounts of sugar in other sodas.
- Sake: Sake is a rice wine that is usually served warm when you want to savor the taste of the rice. Sake is usually served with a small cup of warm water. When you sip the sake, place the cup of water in front of your mouth so that the warmth of the sake will be absorbed into the water. Then drink the mixture.
The Bottom Line: Plan the Best Japanese-Inspired Summer Hibachi Party
With this quick food and drink list, you're ready to throw an awesome Japanese-inspired summer party for your friends and family. Remember to have a lot of chopsticks on hand, and make sure you plan a fun and unique party theme that your guests will enjoy.
Trust us — a backyard hibachi will be your go-to summer party idea from now on!
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