by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 26, 2020

Yakiniku (焼き肉 or 焼肉), meaning “grilled meat”, is a Japanese term which, in its broadest sense, refers to grilled meat dishes. “Yakiniku” originally referred to the “barbecue” of western food, which was given by Japanese writer, “Robun Kanagaki (仮名垣魯文)” in his literature, “Seiyo Ryoritsu (meaning “western food handbook”)”, in 1872. Meat has been eaten in Japan since the Jōmon period.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.