Yakitori is one of the most popular Japanese dishes, especially as a side dish for drinking Sake. I found so an authentic Yakitori restaurant, "Tory", in midtown."Yaki" means grilled, and "-tori" means chicken. But it's something different from grilled chicken.
The style of Yakitori is small chicken fragments with a thin stick for a bite. We eat every part of chicken such as heart, skin, tail and even borns! Borns are called "Nankotsu". Its texture is very funny and like plastic! My American friend can't understand why people eat borns with no taste. But most Jpanese people enjoy this taste feeling as their status.
Yakitori chefs show their technique of grilling chicken in front of customers. They are so dedicated to their job. I think that this attitude can create an artistic bite, which makes people happy.