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Stick it up, man, because this eatery is firing ... all the way from Japan

Peter Tempelhoff's latest venture takes the form of a dark kitchen, delivering traditional Japanese street food

Steve Steinfeld

Stickman by Fyn (https://www.instagram.com/stickmanyakitori/) was meant to be a yakitori bar inspired by Japanese izakayas and situated in the Cape Town CBD’s popular Shortmarket Street.

However, a few weeks before opening, the Covid-19 pandemic put all plans on hold. Now, almost a year later, ever-innovative chef Peter Tempelhoff and his team have reworked the concept, launching Stickman by Fyn as a dark kitchen — a growing trend of delivery-only restaurants — and sending out its take on traditional Japanese street food for home enjoyment.

Much like with Fyn, Tempelhoff’s love for the culture and cuisine of Japan brought the concept to life. He fondly recalls the little yakitori restaurants (rudimentary set-ups with grills outside) of Tokyo, especially those along the aptly named Yakitori alley, and the passion and dedication the chefs have for their craft...

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