The Bibimbap donabe is essential in creating the classic Korean rice dish. It'll help you achieve that perfect, hella delicious burnt bottom crust. Though ideal for serving bibimbap, it can also be used to serve other hot soups or stews. Unlike other donabe, which need to gradually introduce even heat as to not break, Daikoku donabe can be transferred directly from the refrigerator to the stovetop. It is also microwave safe.
If you are unfamiliar with using donabe or are interested in learning more about them, please reference our 'Donabe: Use and Care' page.
When cooking in Banko ware pots, a far infrared wavelength is created which creates more efficient cooking than direct surface conducted heating. Banko ware can be used on gas range tops, inside an oven and for brief re-heatings- microwave ovens. Banko ware is not suitable for electric range tops (electric oven is ok), no deep frying or use on induction burners.
Banko ware aka Banko Yaki （萬古焼）or Yokkaichi Banko Yaki is a heat resistant earthenware that has been made in Mie prefecture since the 18th century. It represents the majority of stoneware for cooking produced in Japan, and is officially recognized as a traditional Japanese craft. The addition of petalite added to the clay gives Banko ware an excellent heat resistance and allows it to be exposed to direct flame.
17.5cm diameter, 7.5cm height. Wooden trivet 18cm x 18cm.