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    Hibachi Vegetables

    These easy Hibachi Vegetables are just as good as your favorite Japanese steakhouse, and whip up in only 20 minutes!

    I like to serve them up with Yum Yum Sauce, Hibachi Rice and Hibachi Chicken, and before you know it, you have a restaurant-quality dinner right at home!

    Hibachi vegetables along with fried rice and chicken on a grey platter.

    What is Hibachi?

    Hibachi is a traditional Japanese cooking method that has evolved in both Japan and the United States into distinct styles.

    In Japan, “hibachi” refers to a small, portable charcoal grill used for cooking. These grills are typically made of ceramic or metal and are used to grill a variety of foods.

    In the United States, people often use the word “hibachi” to mean the same thing as “teppanyaki,” which is a way of cooking food on a big, flat iron grill. At American hibachi restaurants, chefs cook the food right in front of you on these grills, doing fun and impressive tricks while they make your meal.

    Hibachi vegetables cooking in a cast iron skillet.

    Ingredient Notes

    • Butter – One of the things that sets hibachi style cooking apart from other stir fry methods. It adds richness and a silky texture to the dish. You can use unsalted butter to control the saltiness, especially since soy sauce is also used.
    • Veggies – I am using onion, carrot, zucchini and mushrooms. These are the most typically used vegetables, but you can always use others if you like.
    • Soy Sauce – For the umami flavor.
    • Black Pepper – Just a dash in the end.

    How to Make Hibachi Vegetables

    1. Prep the cooking surface: I heat a large cast iron skillet or griddle over high heat. (Hint: a Blackstone Griddle is perfect for this recipe). When it’s nice and hot, I add the butter.

    2. Initial sauté: I stir fry the veggies for a few minutes until they just start to soften.

    3. Add sauce and finish cooking: Finally, I add in soy sauce and pepper and cook until the veggies are done but still hold some crunch.

    Hibachi style veggies cooking in a skillet.

    Serving Suggestions

    As I mentioned in the beginning of the post, for a complete Japanese hibachi dinner serve these veggies with Hibachi Chicken, Hibachi Fried Rice and Yum Yum Sauce. That being said, you can omit the chicken for a meatless dinner.

    These veggies also pair well with other stir fry dishes, especially when it lacks its own vegetables. Some ideas include Spicy Garlic Shrimp, Thai Basil Chicken or Ground Beef Bulgogi.

    If you like things on the fiery side, swap out the rice for our Spicy Noodles, and add a cooling side of Asian Cucumber Salad.

    Expert Tips and Tricks

    • I Cut the veggies uniformly: This helps them to cook evenly at the same time.
    • Preheat the pan: I make sure to preheat the pan to a high temperature before adding the vegetables. This mimics the hibachi grill’s high heat, which is essential for getting that characteristic sear and flavor.
    • Cook in batches: If I am using a smaller skillet, I cook the vegetables in batches to avoid overcrowding. Overcrowding can lead to steaming rather than sautéing, which can make the vegetables soggy.
    Grey platter with hibachi style dinner.

    Give your vegetables a hibachi style makeover with my super quick and easy recipe. Once you try them, I bet you’ll be adding them to your regular side dish rotation.

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    Hibachi vegetables, along with chicken and fried rice, on the Gypsy Plate.

    More Great Japanese Recipes:
    Japanese Beef Curry
    Karaage Chicken
    Teriyaki Chicken
    Katsu Curry
    Miso Ramen

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    Hibachi Vegetables Recipe

    Yield: 4 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    My easy Hibachi Vegetables Recipe recreates the flavors of your favorite Japanese steakhouse in about 20 minutes!


    • 1.5 Tbsp butter
    • 1 small onion, cut into chunks
    • 1 zucchini, cut into chunks
    • 1 large carrot, sliced
    • 8oz mushrooms, sliced
    • 1.5 Tbsp soy sauce
    • pepper, to taste


    1. Melt butter in a skillet, or on a griddle, over high heat. Add vegetables and sauté until they just begin to soften.
    2. Add in soy sauce and pepper and cook till veggies are cooked to your preferred crunchiness.
    3. Serve with hibachi style rice.


    1. While this vegetable combination is most common, feel free to add or substitute other veggies.
    2. Leftovers: You can refrigerate these veggies for 3-4 days in an airtight container. For best results when reheating, first allow them to come to room temperature, then give them a quick stir fry until reheated.

      Technically leftovers can be frozen, but we would not recommend it because they would lose much of their crunch.

    Nutrition Information
    Yield 4 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 77Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 11mgSodium 374mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 3g

    Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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