- A style of cooking in Japanese cuisine in which food, such as chopped beef, chicken, shrimp, or vegetables, is stir-fried on a griddle.
- Food cooked in this way.
Origin of teppanyakiJapanese teppan iron plate, griddle yaki verbal noun of yaku to burn Japanese teppan tetsu iron ( from Old Japanese) ( from Middle Chinese thiat ) ( from Old Chinese lhît perhaps originally meaning “black (metal)” ) ( and akin to Old Chinese lhît a black horse ) ( or perhaps an East Asian areal word spreading with iron metallurgy and akin to Tibetan lčags ) ( and Thai lèk if these are not ultimately from Old Chinese )Japanese -pan variant in composition of han board, plank from Middle Chinese pa&tricolon;n´ from Old Chinese prân&qnodot; akin to Tibetan phar panel, small plank Japanese yaku from Old Japanese akin to Okinawan (dialect of Naha) yachun
In English (particularly American English), this mostly refers to cooking steak on a teppan (griddle), while in Japanese one instead mostly cooks お好み焼き (okonomiyaki) on such griddles.
From Japanese, 鉄板焼き (てっぱんやき, teppan'yaki), from Middle Chinese 鐵 (tʰet "iron") + 板 (pǽn "board", "plank") + Japanese やき (yaki "to fry").