"Beefing up the people", the motto of the Japanese. Bringing people together with food and simply grilling on a traditional Japanese grill. A beautiful summer evening with family and friends together. The table is filled with good food and then it's time to grill. A delicious evening programme in which your guests can enjoy a konro grill. A Shichirin is a compact and versatile table grill that you can easily take with you or move around at any time. With this grill, we can enjoy and create cosiness on and around the dining table.
The special thing about grilling with the Shichirin is the cosy sitting together around the fire. Comparable to gourmets, the delicious food is presented on the table in small portions. You will search in vain for the grill master who is in charge. When using a Japanese bbq grill, friends and family take place around the grill. Everyone prepares his or her own food as desired on the Japanese konro grill.
The Shichirin table bbq is made of ceramic with quartz, cordierite and fired at high temperature. This makes this Shichirin a real powerhouse. The Japanese konro grill is easy to clean because of the glazed exterior. The appliance can only be used outdoors with briquettes, self-igniting briquettes or charcoal. The Japanese use binchotan charcoal, the black gold of Japan, which enables extremely high temperatures to be reached. A real Japanese table grill reaches a temperature of 900+ degrees.
Are you ready to grill real Japanese on the Shichirin bbq? YAKINIKU has both a round and rectangular Shichirin.
Japanese grill | History
The influence of Japan is an integral part of our post-war gastronomic history. And the YAKINIKU Shichirin is also inspired by Japan. But what is it with Japan? Time and again, Japan confirms its status as an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Japan is a high culture. For more than 2500 years an empire with a central government and a central organisation. Moreover, Japan closed itself off from the outside world for centuries. As a result, it has created a world all of its own. Japan is a country in stark contrast to us. People in today's Japan find the focus and dedication to spend 20 years or more specialising in something. There is the opportunity to perfect, to become a shokunin. And that is what we at YAKINIKU usually admire so much about Japan. We know the Shichirin table barbecue from the history of Japan's Edo period in 1603. Shichirin is a compound word that simply means '7 wheels' or '7 rings'. It has to do with the fact that during the Edo period, the rin (from the end of the word Shichirin) was a currency. During this period, these konro grills became very popular and were used daily as kitchen appliances. At first, the use of this grill was reserved for the Samurai, people of nobility and the wealthier citizens. Later, this changed and the Japanese grill was used by all sections of society. The versatile Japanese charcoal grill was widely used on festive occasions such as outdoor folk festivals, even in the cold season. A classic Japanese autumn dish is Pacific Jackfish, for example. But the Japanese table grill is also used to this day at tea ceremonies, which are very popular in Japan.
In the past, most Japanese grills were made of river clay.
Nowadays, the composition is slightly more complex. A Shichirin bbq has to be more and more a powerhouse nowadays. For this reason, the konro grill is made of ceramic, quartz and cordierite. This composition is baked at a very high temperature. After this, it becomes a complete kitchen-in-one and virtually indestructible. The Japanese bbq grill has a glazed layer so it is easy to maintain. By adjusting the ventilation slides, you create the perfect air circulation. The Japanese charcoal grill is also perfect for use in the winter. The glazed ceramic also protects against rain and snow and is perfectly weatherproof. Please note that the konro grill is open at the top. So for use in times of rain and winter weather, it is wise to do this under a roof in the garden.
Inspired by the history of the Shichirin? Check out the round and the rectangular Japanese grill.
Shichirin | Accessories
For the YAKINIKU Japanese grill, we offer essential accessories that help you grill truly Japanese on the Shichirin.
Japanese grill | Tweezers
The straight tweezers are used in Japanese tradition to place raw meat on the Japanese grill. The tweezers are very suitable for placing small ingredients on the Shichirin. The tweezer can also be used as BBQ tongs for the Kamado. Curved tweezers are used according to Japanese tradition. You use them to remove cooked meat, fish or vegetables from the konro grill. These tweezers are very suitable for small ingredients on the Shichirin. The tweezer can also be used as BBQ tongs for the Kamado.
To prevent cross contamination, use two different variants of the tweezers. The straight tweezer is used for the raw ingredients on the Japanese grill. The curved tweezer is used to remove the grilled ingredients from the grill. Both tweezers are made of extra strong stainless steel material.
Japanese grill | BBQ skewers
These BBQ skewers from YAKINIKU for the Japanese bbq grill in stainless steel are ultra-thin. With these skewers you can carefully thread fish, meat or vegetables. This keeps your ingredients for your konro grill intact. You can use these skewers perfectly on the Shichirin. The skewers come with a luxury storage case in stainless steel. If you are a fan of Yakitori, these skewers are ideal. Be sure to use them in combination with the rectangular Shichirin and the Yakinitori bars. These BBQ skewers are available in different thicknesses: 1.0 mm, 1.5 mm, 2.5 mm.
Ready to thread your ingredients onto skewers with perfection. View the assortment in BBQ skewers here.