The island of Hokkaido and its capital city Sapporo are famous throughout Japan for their Genghis Khan Barbecue restaurants.
Historically, this part of Japan was famous for its sheep farms, exclusively dedicated to the production of virgin wool for the textile industry. The arrival of Australian and New Zealand wool and then South American wool on the market destroyed this local industry. Farmers, wanting to keep their sheep, decided to farm them to provide meat locally.
They were inspired by the story of Genghis Khan's soldiers who took their sheep with them on their travels. They would sacrifice their sheep, then cut them up and grill them over a wood fire before eating them. They would grill them on their round metal helmets which they heated over the fire. And the Genghis Khan barbecue was born!
Nowadays, they are a mainstay in Hokkaido and the restaurants are very popular. The secret behind these delicious barbecues is the sauce that is used to season every mouthful of meat. The cast iron plate is oiled with mutton fat, then fresh onions quarters and whole garlic cloves are added. The meat, sliced very thin, is cooked in the same way as on a pierrade (heated stone) then dipped into a ramekin of Genghis Khan barbecue sauce. We recommend adding grated fresh ginger to make the taste even better. It will also work well with grilled chicken, fish, lamb and veal.
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