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Yakitori/Skewered Chicken (焼き鳥) | Wolf Children (おおかみこどもの雨と雪) 🐺

Wolf Children (おおかみこどもの雨と雪) 2012: A Japanese anime film directed and co-written by Mamoru Hosoda. This is the second original feature film directed by Hosoda, and the first work written by him. The story's central theme is "parent and child," and depicts 13 years in the life of a young mothe,r Hana who tries to raise her two half-human half-wolf children, Ame and Yuki, after the death of her werewolf husband Ookami.


"Why is the wolf always the bad guy" - Ame



I watched this movie, like 10 years ago! It shows how much a mother sacrifices for the sake of their children. It is a very unique, very heart warming movie that even though it has a fictional touch yet it has a very deep message about life. And the tiny details are the best because most movies aim for perfection by making perfect characters, perfect scenarios and perfect dialogue, But WOLF CHILDREN is a perfection made with simplicity. The makers of this movie are all amazing for seeing through what really interest a human. The characters are very well made for they have this balance within them and the graphics is very cute and the animation is very smooth and the plot is always something you'll never be bored of. I am proud I've recognized the existence of this movie. It is truly a great creation of art! Fully recommended!



Yakitori/Skewered Chicken (焼き鳥): Derived from the Japanese words yaki (grill) and tori (chicken). Yakitori consists of bite-sized pieces of meat (usually chicken) served on a bamboo skewer. Yakitori, as we know it today, started to appear in during the middle of the Meiji Era (1868 to 1912) — a time when chicken were bred in larger numbers for food. In urban areas across Japan, yatai (street stalls) began serving skewered chicken grilled over charcoal. You will find a scene from the anime, where Hana and Ookami are seen eating yakitori or chicken skewers. The scene also shows the young couple dipping them in sauce which is served in a tall glass. I had this for dinner last night and seriously, dipping skewers in a sauce served in a tall glass is super brilliant idea! I never thought of it, I usually dip it horizontally in a sauce serve on a plate 😂 The skewers is fully covered by the sauce and I think that this is the best way to enjoy the food!



CHICKEN MARINADE INGREDIENTS:

  • 300g chicken thighs (cut into bite-size)

  • 2 TBS soy sauce

  • 2 TBS rice wine

  • 1 TSP ginger powder

  • 1 TPS black pepper


DIPPING SAUCE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

  • 1/2 cup mirin

  • 1/4 cup sake

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 2 TSP brown sugar


OTHERS INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper (cut into bite-size)

  • 1/2 green bell pepper (cut into bite-size)

  • 1/2 red bell pepper (cut into bite-size)

  • 2 - 3 white part of green onions (cut into bite-size)

  • Skewers


INSTRUCTIONS:


1. Put chicken in a mixing bowl and add in all the marinade ingredients (soy sauce, rice wine, ginger powder and black pepper). Mix until combined. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

2. For the sauce, mix all the sauce ingredients in a cooking pot and let it boil under low heat until thickens then serve in a tall glass for dipping.

3. Prepare the yakitori by alternating marinated chicken and the vegetables in a skewer.

4. Then, grill the yakitori over fire or in a pan with a bit of cooking oil. All done! Very easy and simple!


Serve it while it's warm! For those of you who has not watch Werewolf Children before, I fully recommended for you to watch it while eating yakitori! 😍



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