Bincho-Tan / 備長炭

What is "BINCHO-TAN"?

BICHO-TAN is a traditional charcoal of Japna.  It dates to the Edo period.

 The fineness and high quality of binchō-tan are attributed to steaming at high temperatures (about 1000 degrees Celsius). Although it is often thought that binchō-tan burns hot, it actually burns at a lower temperature than ordinary charcoal but for a longer period, making it preferable to a number of Japanese chefs. Because it  release less smoke.

Binchō-tan has found uses other than as a fuel. Because it has numerous small pores, it can absorb chemical substances. Bits can be added to rice during cooking to remove the chlorinated tap water taste, placed in shoe-cabinets to absorb odors, and put in rooms to freshen the air.

Currently there are a number of binchō-tan-based consumer products on the market such as socks, shirts, shampoo, cosmetic products, and many more.

Cooking with charcoal makes food taste better! A hot charcoal fire will quickly sear in juices for delicious grilled meat, poultry, fish and vegetables. 

Enjoy BBQ with our exclusive charcoal grill!    

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