The History of Hibachi Grills

Hibachi-style cooking, as we know it, has been called many things. The cooking style that we are all familiar with is traditionally called teppanyaki, which translates roughly to “grilling on an iron plate.” A traditional hibachi grill features an open grate for cooking food, while a teppanyaki grill is a flat, solid griddle. Over the years, we have come to accept hibachi-style cooking as a term interchangeable with teppanyaki.

The exact history of hibachi cooking is unclear and debatable. Some claim that hibachi cooking began in Japan over 200 years ago, while others claim that it has only been around since the mid-20th century. Hibachi cooking started on small, portable grills, but has evolved over the years into a more complex and exciting form of cooking.

The Benefits Of Hibachi Grilling

    • Japanese people know that eating high-quality sources of protein helps to have a healthier life. That is why they eat a lot of fish instead of red meats because it lowers the dangers of heart attacks. In Japan, there is a belief that the healthier the fish; the better it is. Soy is used in many Japanese dishes, and it is known to decrease the risk heart attacks and regulate blood pressure. They use soy as an alternative to red meat, which is high in saturated fats. The Japanese usually include green tea in their meals because of the health benefits it provides. It only has half of the amount of caffeine compared to coffee, and it helps break the oil present in the digestive system.