Meet the “Magician with a Wok”: Japanese Chef Takes TikTok by Storm with Epic Fried Rice Skills

What’s cookin’, good lookin’? If you’re a fan of mouth-watering food and mesmerizing cooking skills, then you’ll love this Japanese chef who’s wowing the TikTok community with his fried rice wizardry!

Meet Niiyama Naoto, a culinary master described as a “magician with a wok.” In a video uploaded on Monday by Foodporn (@foodporn), Chef Naoto showcases his incredible talent as he effortlessly adds raw eggs and rice to his wok, mixing in more ingredients and stirring it all together with professional ease. By the end of the two-minute clip, four perfectly proportioned dishes of fried rice are ready to go, without a single grain of rice wasted.

This sensational chef’s clean and efficient work has gained massive attention on TikTok, racking up over 10.1 million views and 584,300 likes at the time of writing. Users couldn’t help but express their amazement, with one commenting, “The flip into the spoon was very impressive,” while another joked, “If I tried flipping the food in the pan like that, it would be everywhere, probably end up in the next door’s garden.”

Chef Naoto isn’t new to TikTok fame, running his own account under the handle @新山直人. With over 860,000 followers, many of his videos have gone viral, some even reaching a jaw-dropping 20 million views.

The talented chef is also active on Instagram and YouTube, where he shares more delectable pictures and videos of his cooking creations. Known as the creator of Taiwan mazesoba, a Japanese dish that originated in his restaurant Menya Hanabi, Naoto is a true culinary innovator.

Aside from Menya Hanabi, he also owns Imaike Hanten, Sushi Tenbi, Ramen Eboshi, and Ikeshita Southern Bar Happy, according to his Instagram.

So, if you haven’t checked out Chef Niiyama Naoto yet, head over to TikTok and witness the magic of the “magician with a wok” for yourself. Who knows, you might just pick up a trick or two for your next fried rice adventure!

Written by Robert D