‘Yakitori’ is a Japanese type of skewered chicken specially prepared and grilled over a charcoal fire. Yakitori was first recognized as a dish in Japan in the middle of the Edo Era (1604-1868) when the meat of wild birds such as ducks, quails and pigeons, which was very expensive, was cooked. The Prahran Market which is widely regarded as one of the best markets in Melbourne has brought 400 years of history to its doorstep.
Works involved a complete new structure within the existing market fruit and veg hall. Heavy machinery carefully floated over existing finished floors, bored piers, concrete slabs and structural steel all making up the precariously balancing structure. New services, joinery, commercial exhaust canopy, and feature cladding will give shoppers a chance to catch up for an informal bite and beverage while passers-by inhale the scent of charcoal-sizzled Yakitori.