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A form of cooking derived from the Japanese word 'teppan' meaning iron plate and 'yaki' meaning grilled. Seared food, ranging from scallops to steak is cooked in this way often in front of the diners.

Although thought by many to be traditional, it only appeared in Japanese restaurant's after the Second World War; but first became really popular in the USA.

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