Hooray for Hibachi!


Let’s talk about something that’ll up your grilling game: Binchotan charcoal and the Konro Hibachi grill. If you’re into grilling and haven't tried this combo, you’re in for a treat.

What’s the Deal with Binchotan Charcoal?

Binchotan charcoal, also known as white charcoal, comes straight from Japan and is famous for its super clean burn and high heat. This charcoal is made by burning oak at insanely high temperatures and then cooling it rapidly. The result? A dense, hard charcoal that burns longer and cleaner than anything you’ve used before.

Why You’ll Love Binchotan Charcoal

  1. Long-lasting Burn: This stuff goes for hours, giving you steady heat for your entire grilling session.
  2. Clean Burning: Say goodbye to smoky grills. Binchotan produces very little smoke and almost no ash.
  3. High Heat: Perfect for getting those nice sears on your meat.
  4. Flavor Boost: It adds a subtle, clean flavor, letting your ingredients shine.

The Perfect Match: Konro Hibachi Grill

The Konro Hibachi grill is a fantastic tabletop grill that pairs perfectly with Binchotan charcoal. Check out the Medium Konro Portable Barbeque from Chef’s Armoury. It’s compact, portable, and perfect for grilling up a storm.

Setting Up Your Konro Hibachi Grill

  1. Light the Binchotan: Use a charcoal chimney starter or a gas stove. It takes about 20-30 minutes to get it glowing.
  2. Arrange the Charcoal: Spread the hot charcoal evenly in the grill.
  3. Preheat the Grill: Let the grill heat up for about 10 minutes before you start cooking.

What to Grill on Your Konro Hibachi

  1. Yakitori: Skewered chicken pieces. The even heat cooks them to perfection.
  2. Seafood: Prawns, scallops, fish fillets – you name it. The high heat sears them beautifully.
  3. Veggies: Bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini – just brush with oil and season.
  4. Steaks and Meats: Perfect for searing steaks and other cuts of meat. Enhance the natural flavors of your meat with our Cattle Call Rub. This pure and balanced rub is designed to bring out the best in your meat without overpowering its natural taste. Check it out here.
  5. Tofu and Plant-Based Options: Marinated tofu or tempeh grills up nicely, too.

Why We Love It

Using Binchotan charcoal with a Konro Hibachi grill isn’t just about cooking – it’s about the experience. The charcoal burns clean and hot, and the grill is perfect for everything from casual dinners to special occasions. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!