A well-made, specialty cookware piece is an invaluable tool to have in any kitchen. In Japan, this type of pan is used to prepare a dish called “Jingisukan”. Jingisukan is a meal of lamb and vegetables such as bean sprouts, shredded onions, and carrots, grilled on a convex iron pan. It is named after the famed Mongolian leader Genghis Khan, because it was widely thought in Japan that lamb was the meat of choice among Mongolian soldiers. The pan is convex, and has ridges to allow fat and liquid to drain off. The pan has a spout on one side, and the double handles on the opposite side of the spout are mounted wider, making it easy to pour off any excess fat and liquid. As such, it is also a great pan for kalbi and other dishes which use marinades. Iwachu is one of the finest and most respected manufacturers of Japanese ironware, with a company history of over 100 years. Today, craftsmen at Iwachu pay respect to this tradition by infusing each product with skilled precision and detail throughout the entire manufacturing process. The superior quality, beauty and lasting durability of Iwachu products have earned them the worldwide reputation as the leading manufacturer of authentic Japanese ironware.
- Iwachu cast iron is durable and retains heat well
- Traditionally used in Japan for grilling lamb and vegetables
- Ridges make great grill marks, and allow marinade and fat to drain off
- Great for kalbi or other dishes that used marinades
- Quality, well-cared for cast ironware can last a lifetime