2016/02/21

Why is this Yakiniku so delicious?

Since Japanese black beef and pork were being sold at special prices at the supermarket, I decided to buy some for dinner yesterday.

"Today's dinner is Yakiniku!"

I told my family members.

Since Japanese beef is usually expensive, so I rarely buy it.

I cut some meat and vegetables, then spread newspapers on the table to prevent oil stains.

It is not really ideal, but I think it is a practical way.

We started grilling the meat and vegetables on the hotplate.



I was surprised that our children ate the meat and vegetables heartily, in paticular, my 5-year-old daughter ate a lot of beef even though she doesn't like meat.

"Why is this Yakiniku so delicious?"

She asked me.

"Well, maybe because you are having dinner with all of your family members."

"Indeed! Today's dinner is like a Yakiniku party!"

She likes parties very much.

Actually my husband comes home late at night on weekdays, so we are not able to have dinner together.

Maybe our children were glad that all the family met at dinner.

My 7-year-old son asked me:

"Why are there so many vegetables even though today's menu is Yakiniku?"

"Yakiniku is oily, isn't it? If we eat vegetables, it can cancel-out its oily and strong tastes out."

I never said that it was because beef is expensive!

But I think it makes good nutritional sense (It's a kind of excuse!).


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  1. Hello Kumi-san,

    Fun article. The meal sound delicious. I don't eat much meat anymore but I really like grilled beef. It is not as expensive here but then I would imagine that it is not as high quality either.

    Here is a list of issues found with the post:

    This line:
    Since Japanese black beef and pork were sold at special prices at the supermarket, I decided to buy them for dinner yesterday.

    Should be:
    Since Japanese black beef and pork were being sold at special prices at the supermarket, I decided to buy some for dinner yesterday.

    This line:
    I cut some vegetables and meat, then spread newspapers on the table to prevent oil stain.

    Should be:
    I cut some meat and vegetables, then spread newspapers on the table to prevent oil (stains/staining).

    Reason: meat and vegetables is a common expression and is almost always said as meat and vegetables and not the other way around. Also with regard to staining. In the sentence as used above it would be said stains/staining. You would use stain if there was one single stain on the surface of something. For example:

    There is a stain on this shirt.

    Though it is also often true that plural is used even when only a single stain is involved, Example:

    There is staining on this shirt.

    Often stains/staining will work correctly more often than singular stain.

    So in the case of the stains on the newspaper, there is likely to be more than one stain so stains/staining can be used.

    This line:
    It is not really cool, but I think it is a practical way.

    Should be:
    It is not really ideal, but I think it is a practical way.

    This line:
    She likes a party very much.

    Should be:
    She likes parties very much.

    This line:
    "Yakiniku is oily, isn't it? If we eat vegetables, it can cancel its oily and strong tastes out."

    Should be:
    "Yakiniku is oily, isn't it? If we eat vegetables, it can cancel-out its oily and strong tastes."

    This line:
    I never said that beef is expensive!

    Should be:
    I never said that it was because beef is expensive!

    This line:
    But I think it makes good nutritional sense (It's kind of excuse!).

    Should be:
    But I think it makes good nutritional sense (It's a kind of excuse!).

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    1. Thank you Terry.
      The word orders of "meat and vegetables" are interesting.
      We can say both of them in Japanese.

      And does "cancel-out" need to put the hyphen?
      Or are both OK?

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    2. Hi Kumi-san,

      For cancel-out you can use either cancel out or cancel-out. As far as I can tell there is no difference between them.

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