Thursday I had the privilege to go to a hibachi grill for lunch…..
According to our wonderful friends at Wikipedia Hibachi comes with some history.
It is not known when the hibachi was first used in Japan. However, written records suggest that it was used by the Heian period (798-1185 AD). Owing to the low availability of metal in Japan, early hibachis were made from dug-out cypress wood lined with clay. However, craftsmen soon began to make more decorative versions with lacquered finishes, gold leaf,
and other artistic embellishments. Stronger materials such as metal and
ceramics became popular over time. Traditional hibachis can be very
attractive objects in themselves and are today sometimes sold as antiques.
Restaurants use the Hibachi Grilles to put on an awesome show which involves food……yum!
Let the Show begin…….