Yakiniku is one of my favorite Japanese dishes; simply translated, it means "grilled meat". The raw ingredients (meat/seafood, vegetables, etc) are cooked on a griddle by the diners and enjoyed with a thickened soy sauce/mirin/sake dipping condiment known as "tare" (垂れ).
Yakiniku differs from shabu-shabu and sukiyaki in that shabu shabu involves cooking everything in a broth, while sukiyaki involves simmering everything in a sauce, followed by a dip in raw egg. Yakiniku is simple yet incredibly delicious.
Mom was gracious enough to let me photograph her recipe and process for yakiniku, which, at my request, she made for me for my birthday! This recipe is simply a guideline; feel free to make substitutions depending on what ingredients you like best. The only changes I have made to Mom's recipe is to increase some of the quantities in order to feed about 4 hungry people.