Sukiyaki? The word might ring a bell to some as the alternative title to Kyu Sakamoto’s 60s hit song, “Ue O Muite Arukou”. Yet it has nothing to do with the song: sukiyaki is actually a type of meat hotpot, commonly made with thinly-sliced beef in a low skillet. It’s a communal food, usually eaten with friends or family. As sukiyaki is usually made with high-grade meat, it’s more expensive than your average dinner, and is reserved for special occasions.