Yakitori are the Japanese version of kebabs, but much smaller than the kebabs we are used to. Four or five pieces of meat are skewered onto a bamboo stick and are then grilled over a charcoal fire. English language menus in a Yakitori restaurant can be entertaining because of the strangeness of some of the meats, but for anyone who’s squeamish, it might be best not to look at the menu if a Japanese is doing the ordering for you. Gizzard, heart, tripe and giblets will normally feature. The photo shows chicken skin (tori-kawa). As long as you don’t know what you’re eating it’s all delicious. The method is to order a few and when you have finished call the waiter over and order a few more. They go well with beer. You can comfortably eat in a Yakitori restaurant for under a tenner, but it’s easy to double that figure if the beer takes over the ordering.