Yakimono means grilled and pan-fried dishes. Here are a few examples:

  • Gyoza - Chinese ravioli-dumplings (potstickers), usually filled with pork and vegetables and pan-fried.
  • Kushiyaki - Skewers of meat and vegetables.
  • Motoyaki - Baked seafood topped with a creamy sauce.
  • Okonomiyaki - Savory pancakes with various meat and vegetable ingredients, flavoured with the likes of Worcestershire sauce or mayonnaise.
  • Takoyaki - A spherical, fried dumpling of batter with a piece of octopus inside. Popular street snack.
  • Teriyaki - Grilled, broiled, or pan-fried meat, fish, chicken or vegetables glazed with a sweetened soy sauce.
  • Unagi, including Kabayaki - Grilled and flavored eel.
  • Yakiniku (Grilled meat) - May refer to several things. Vegetables such as bite-sized onion, carrot, cabbage, mushrooms, and bell pepper are usually grilled together. Grilled ingredients are dipped in a sauce known as tare before being eaten.
  • Horumonyaki (Offal-grill) - Similar homegrown dish, but using offal.
  • Genghis Khan Barbecue - Barbecued lamb or mutton, with various seafoods and vegetables. A speciality of Hokkaido.
  • Yakitori - Barbecued chicken skewers, usually served with beer. In Japan, yakitori usually consists of a wide variety of parts of the chicken. It is not usual to see straight chicken meat as the only type of yakitori in a meal.
  • Yakizakana - Flame-grilled fish, often served with grated daikon. One of the most common dishes served at home. Because of the simple cuisine, fresh fish in season are highly preferable.