Charcoal Grilling With a Hibachi Most hibachis are large enough to let you make a two-level fire, meaning you put more coals to one side than the other. This gives you a hot side and a not-so-hot side.
What kind of charcoal do you use for hibachi grill?
Though it is not 100% necessary, the experts (i.e. Japanese yakitori chefs) strongly recommend getting your hands on binchotan, a dense white Japanese charcoal. This type of charcoal stays alight for 3-5 hours and can be reused several times.
How do you make hibachi grill at home?
How do you use a Japanese charcoal grill?
How do hibachi grills work?
Hibachi grills are called shichirin in Japanese and are small portable grills made of cast iron. These grills have an open grate design and usually use charcoal as a heat source. Modern hibachis in American restaurants are electric, so they can be used to cook food indoors.
What can you burn in hibachi?
Jimoto Foods recommends Binchotan Charcoal. This charcoal is typically used in Japanese Yakitori and can be reused again after dipping in cold water and left to dry for a day. This charcoal also burns for much longer than regular charcoal so understanding the way your fire burns is key.
Can you use wood in a hibachi?
If you're using hardwood, just light it in the hibachi (naturally, without any accelerants) and cook to your heart's content. In a pinch, you could use soft wood, but you will want to light the wood in a fire pit first, before placing the hot coals into the hibachi for cooking.