In Japanese, “Kushi” means bamboo skewer, and “-yaki” means grilled. Together, it refers to all food, meats and vegetables alike, that are grilled on bamboo skewers.
Binchotan is a prized, high-carbon white charcoal that is used in traditional Japanese grilling. It is a much sought-after and expensive charcoal due to its difficulty in production. With most of its heat radiated in the infrared spectrum, it makes meat crispy on the outside while tender and juicy on the inside.