Japanese chicken meatballs, known in Japan as tsukune (つくね), are popular in yakitori shops. The amazing thing about these meatballs is that once you prepare the raw meat, you can grill them, broil them, bake them, fry them or even cook them in a hotpot.
When grilled, tsukune can be brushed with yakitori salt while cooking which will give it a dark brown color. It can also be served without yakitori sauce and served with salt instead. Another popular condiment for tsukune is shichimi, or Japanese seven-spice, which is very hot and spicy.