Buy Japanese binchotan charcoal | Flame-free, high-heat charcoal
Binchotan is the ultimate barbeque charcoal due to its unique combination of power and purity. Made from dense hardwoods, binchotan coal glows red hot for hours, and can even be extinguished and reused. Traditional production methods give the charcoal its famous white colouring and ironlike feel.
Binchotan produces minimal smoke - it's virtually smoke-free - and is even flame-free and odour-free. This means you can cook fresh foods without flavour contamination. Although slower to light than regular lumpwood charcoal, it's worth the wait - and a chimney starter will help you reach a high heat from a single layer.
The clean, hot heat from binchotan charcoal is perfect for cooking moist tender meat. A delicious outer layer is quickly sealed, helping retain food moisture. We stock authentic Japanese binchotan charcoal, as well as more affordable binchotan briquettes - and Japanese konro grills to use it with.