Yakitori is a skewered chicken dish that in general is served as a quick snack and goes well with beer or barley tea. The word is a combination of the Japanese yaki, which means grilled, and tori, which means bird. Yakitori comes in several diffrent styles and eateries that serve them often times have many more types of meat than chicken, including beef, pork, fish and vegtables. In contrast to many western palates, the most popular types of Yakitori seem to be the more undesirable parts of the animal, including the liver, gizzards, heart, tail, and tongue. The picture here is actually of plastic models of yakitori for sale at a restaurant supply store that specializes in plastic food models. For a comparative picture, please see this photograph of a large number of plastic food models.