Yuan Yaki, Japanese Grilling

Japanese SwordfishThe name Yuan in any recipe indicates the use of a marinade before grilling. The marinade is made with soy, sake, and mirin. Citron (yuzu), ginger or long onion are sometimes added for more flavor. Yuan yaki is not yakitori! Yakitori is grilled chicken. The chicken is usually cut into bite-sized pieces and skewered. It is brushed with a sauce as it cooks.