China – this is the place where the concept of hibachi grilling has been introduced. Hibachi grilling became a famous way of cooking in Japan as well. The word hibachi was derived from Japanese words ‘hi’ meaning fire and ‘bachi’ meaning bowl. In the beginning, the hibachi grill looked like a tiny inglenook and now it is already a tiny, transferable grill that we use as much as we could. Learn how to build a hibachi grill by considering the following.
Tip # 1 – Know where it is being used.
The hibachi grill is used by the Japanese in cooking thinly and marinated pieces of meat and vegetables. Since the hibachi had already gained popularity nowadays, you do not have to go to Japan to enjoy the food cooked the hibachi way, instead, you can acquire it from your neighboring supply store or you can make your own.
Tip # 2 – There are two types of hibachi grill.
The first one is a real grill which is typically a table top replica. It contains a thin pan that holds the charcoal wherein the grill grate sits. It is also intended for quick searing meats that cook without delay. This type of grill is very popular in Japan as well as in other Asian countries because of its versatility in cooking thinly sliced marinated vegetables and meats like beef teriyaki or bulgogi and yakitori in Korea.
The other type of hibachi grill is the so-called Benihana in Japan. It is a huge smooth skillet that is electrically powered, particularly those which are for home purposes only. This type of hibachi grill is designed for stir frying huge quantities of vegetables and meats as well as delicate fish. Also known as the hibachi indoor grill, this is so versatile that you can use it even in the middle of your table for your guests to enjoy the best tasting grilled foods.
Tip # 3 – Gather the things needed.
Before you can create your own hibachi grill, you have to prepare a few things. Your list should include 12 firebricks, chicken wire, tin snips, 12×12” cooling rack, charcoal, lighter fluid or match.
Tip # 4 – Make your hibachi grill.
Put 4 firebricks on the floor to form a rectangle then put in another fire brick to each one on the floor. Slash a portion of the chicken wire using the tin snips to make sure that it is big enough to lay into the upper portion of the rectangular firebricks. Put another two firebricks ahead of the chicken wire to make it four stacks already then lay out a few charcoal in the best position of the chicken wire and spray lighter fluid on top of the briquettes. Place the 12″x12″ rack ahead of the firebricks and put into flame the charcoal and you can now start grilling your foods on the hibachi.
In conclusion, the hibachi grill is considered a multipurpose indoor grill that you can utilize for an assortment of recipes from breakfast up to dinner. It is excellent for everyday cooking and for entertaining. The hibachi grill differs in dimension and value so buy the one that best suit your needs and your finances.