Sometimes you may want an exceptional dining experience that is different than your ordinary brunch or dinner. If you are in the city looking for a great place to try delicious food along with an exciting presentation, try the teppanyaki experience at Samurai Mama.
Often confused as "hibachi" cooking by Americans, teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine where food is grilled on a cast iron pan, giving diners the opportunity to see how their food is prepared. The word "teppanyaki" derives from “teppan,” meaning “iron plate.” The word “yaki” is also translated as “grilling.” While there are a number of restaurants that serve specialty items, there are few that offer traditional teppanyaki-style cooking.
The key to teppanyaki cooking is quick and simple techniques to add to the overall dining experience. In this way, the preparation of your food in a cast iron pan contributes to the taste of your meal. At Samurai Mama, the chef prepares japanese style teppanyaki dishes that are both delicious and unique with a hane-tsuki style of preparing gyoza. The term "hane" refers potstickers with "wings," which is much more different than regular potstickers, offering a crispy appeal to diners. The preparation of the gyoza also adds to the juiciness of the dish, which all comes together on your plate. Teppanyaki can also be easily adapted to the Western style of barbecuing or grilling and is a tasty alternative for those who are seeking a change from traditionally prepared steaks and sausages.
The delicious aroma that comes together with the sizzling selection at Samurai Mama is a sure way to provoke an appetite. This includes Mama's Pork Gyoza, a handmade pork dumpling that can be served in six to 10 pieces. Mama's Veggie Gyoza is another handmade teppanyaki dish that can also be served in six pieces for $7 and 10 pieces for $10—an affordable meal for any diner.Unfortunately, at home there is no grand performance like in a restaurant. This style of cooking does afford the cook the opportunity to show off his or her cooking skills and knowledge of ingredients by making you a freshly made dish that you'll never forget with teppanyaki-style dining at Samurai Mama.