noun: teppanyaki

  1. a Japanese dish of meat, fish, or both, fried with vegetables on a hot steel plate forming the centre of the table.
    “the restaurant has ten teppanyaki tables”

The latest craze in home cooking has arrived here at the Bashington Post headquarters and its not as expensive or as difficult as you might think, in fact its very easy .

We ordered ours from Amazon in July for less than £20 delivered and has been used a good few times already. We found that the one we ordered was just right for two people not too big so it takes up most of the dining room table and small enough to store away in a cupboard. It’s like having a BBQ in the middle of the table and it cooks things super fast. We have had kebabs, burgers, sausages and even cooked a full English breakfast on it, with all the trimmings; bacon, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes the lot. We have even tried it with fish, prawns, steak and vegetables such as asparagus, mushrooms, carrots, aubergines and onions.

Another benefit of a Teppanyaki hot plate is that it cleans up really easily. It has a non-stick coating and the one we ordered came with eight little wooden spatulas (so not to scratch the surface of the plate).

When you have finished your cooking just get some kitchen towels and some water. Pour the water on the hot plate and using a set of tongs hold the screwed up kitchen towel and wipe across the plate. It all comes off. Even when we had cooked up a few cheese burgers with some of the burgers burnt onto the plate, it came of really easily and was cleaned up in seconds, ready for the next time.

It’s great fun, heats up quickly, makes tasty food and is easy to clean and for less than £20.00, you cannot really go wrong.