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All persons entering KōL Izakhaya or using any amenities or facilities on KōL Izakhaya premises, do so entirely at their own risks.
KōL Izakhaya and the owner, manager and/or operator of these premises reserves the right to refuse admission or entry to any person.
KōL Izakhaya is monitored by CCTV surveillance.
The owner, manager and/or operator of KōL Izakhaya, amenities and facilities and its directors, officers, employees, agents and representative do not accept any liability whatsoever for any injury or death of any person or the loss or destruction of or damage to any property, whether arising from fire, theft or any other cause whatsoever and by whomsoever caused or arising from the negligence or gross negligence or wrongful acts or omissions of the owner, manager and/or operator of KōL Izakhaya or its directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives.
A simple description of Binchō-tan is white coal.
In reality though, it ’s so much more…
Impeccable quality and very expensive, Binchō-tan is branch-shaped charcoal traditionally used in Japanese cooking to enhance the flavour experience. Produced through centuries of artisanal skill and craftsmanship, it is the epicentre of our concept and cooking methodology. It is cooking from the absolute source.
Binchō-tan is formed through a meticulous and systematic process of placing high-quality wood in a kiln for five days at around 240ºC, after which the temperature is raised to around 1000ºC. Once fully pyrolyzed, it is taken out and covered in a damp mixture of earth, sand and ash, giving it a ceramic-like form that burns fluorescent.
The result is a literally white-hot charcoal that is pure, emits almost no smoke when burning, infuses food with rare and delicate flavours, and when struck gives off a metallic ring, leading to it being used as wind chimes. Little is actually known about the molecular structure of Binchō-tan, only adding to its wonder and charm.
Binchō-tan is the fuel that fires the flavours and fragrances of KōL Izakhaya.
It is the burning centre of all we do and reminds us to always enhance.