Today’s #MyWTC Vendor Spotlight is featuring @yakitoritatsunyc. Yakitori is a Japanese word that means “grilled” (yaki) and “fowl” (tori). The dishes are typically made by lancing bite-sized pieces of chicken meat on skewers and grilling them over charcoal. Yakitori is common food in Japan and there's a yakitori restaurant in every major neighborhood. Here in NYC, our friends at Yakitori Tatsu are bringing this amazing meal to the World Trade Center!
Founded by Koki Murakami and Aya Tanaka, they named their restaurant after their child. Popular in Japan, Yakitori stands are known to line the streets and festivals. Having been fans of NYC’s own street festival @smorgasburg since 2012, the couple dreamed of becoming a vendor, and after years of preparation, they finally debuted their amazing food during the 2016 season.
We asked them what their favorite thing about #SmorgasburgWTC was, and they simply responded with, “everything!” With the many diverse people that come by, this event is always very fun to be a part of. When it comes to their favorite thing on their menu, they told us to check out their “Tatsu set”. This dish involves their best quality Kobe beef, pork belly, and of course, chicken. So, if you’re as hungry as we are after reading this, make sure to stop by and visit their tent for NYC’s best yakitori!