Enjoy a Japanese BBQ feast in your own home: Foodies are snapping up these hibachi grills for as little as $55 to level up their lockdown cooking
- Aussies are buying an affordable gadget to make Japanese BBQ in lockdown
- The $59 Hibachi Table Grill is proving a big hit with housebound shoppers
- It can be filled with charcoal to cook meat, seafood and vegetables
- The trend is so popular that one Sydney restaurant has take to selling hot plates
Australians are snapping up affordable gadgets to make elaborate Japanese BBQ dinners at home during lockdown.
Housebound shoppers are investing in cookers such as the $59 Hibachi Table Grill, a ceramic grill filled with charcoal, to cook meat, seafood, vegetables in traditional fashion while BBQ restaurants remain closed.
The rectangular grill, which can be ordered online from Kogan, comes with stainless steel grates, tongs and a stand that raises it off tables to prevent heat damage.
Similar models include a circular grill from GT Mall which will set you back just $55 and a larger Cookmaster grill that costs $99 from Kogan.
Housebound Australians are buying cookers such as the $59 Hibachi Table Grill (pictured), a ceramic grill filled with charcoal, to cook meat, seafood, vegetables during lockdown
Similar models include this circular grill from GT Mall which will set you back just $55
The trend is so popular that one Sydney restaurant has even started selling hot plates and meat hampers for customers to cook at home.
Rengaya, a traditional Yakiniku BBQ in Greenwood Plaza, north Sydney, has created boxes packed with skewers of Wagyu beef, chicken, pork belly and scallops, plus a variety of vegetables and sauces for $99.
The restaurant is also offering BBQ grill plates for $42.
Dining out remains off the cards for millions across New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT as the states continue to battle outbreaks of the highly contagious Covid Delta strain.
The trend is so popular that Sydney restaurant Rengaya has even started selling hot plates (pictured) for $42
The table grills (one pictured) are filled with charcoal in traditional Japanese BBQ style
NSW recorded 882 new cases on Friday while Melbourne notched 78 and Canberra was hit with 21 infections overnight.
Two men in NSW also died overnight. Both had underlying health conditions and had received only one vaccination dose.
Meanwhile further south, Victoria has tightened its border restrictions and introduced a new hotel quarantine permit in a bid to prevent future outbreaks spilling over from NSW.
Travellers will be required to obtain a ‘departing hotel quarantine permit’ after they complete two weeks isolation interstate and before they enter the Garden State.