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Japanese charcoal - Where to buy?

Baron Jul 28, 2012 03:34 PM

I'd like to try this Japanese charcoal that I've been hearing about. Does anyone know where it can be purchased - preferably somewhere on the Westside. Thanks.

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    jdwdeville Jul 28, 2012 04:11 PM

    I believe I've seen it at a store or two on Sawtelle, though you can order it online from Korin (for pretty cheap unless you get that super-refined white stuff)

    1. J.L. Jul 28, 2012 04:14 PM

      Binchotan is found at some Japanese grocery stores.

      1. Servorg Jul 29, 2012 06:44 AM

        A previous thread about buying it can be found here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/733179

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          Baron Jul 29, 2012 01:15 PM

          Thanks Servorg. I rea d the thread. Seems to be a split decision whether Binchotan is any better than the lump charcoal. I'll try it out fist chance I get.

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