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What is Yakitoumorokoshi?

Yakitoumorokoshi (焼きとうもろこし) is a popular Japanese grilled corn dish, often referred to as “Japanese grilled corn” or “grilled corn on the cob.” It is a simple and delicious street food or snack commonly enjoyed during the summer season.

The preparation of yakitoumorokoshi is quite similar to yaki corn:

  1. Corn on the Cob: Fresh corn on the cob is used, and the husk is usually pulled back to expose the kernels while leaving some husk intact to serve as a handle.
  2. Seasoning: The corn is typically brushed or coated with a mixture of soy sauce or soy sauce-based seasoning, mirin (sweet rice wine), and sometimes a bit of butter or oil. The soy sauce and mirin add a savory and sweet flavor to the corn, enhancing its natural sweetness.
  3. Grilling: The seasoned corn is then grilled over a charcoal or gas grill until the kernels are lightly charred and tender, infusing the corn with a smoky and delicious taste.

Yakitoumorokoshi is a popular snack at summer festivals, beachside stalls, and other outdoor events in Japan. It is beloved for its delectable combination of flavors and the delightful contrast between the sweet corn and the savory, umami-rich seasoning. The simplicity of the dish, along with the smoky aroma from the grilling process, makes yakitoumorokoshi a delightful and satisfying treat, perfect for enjoying during warm summer days.

How to make Grilled corn on the cob with butter & soy sauce

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