Fukkura-san is an earthenware skillet with a tagine-style cover. The Japanese word fukkura means "fluffy" or "tender", so this donabe is specially designed for cooking juicy and tender fish and meat. It is used for stir-fry, steam-fry, roast, and shallow stews.
Use for hot cooking
Fukkura-san, unlike regular donabe, can be heated without liquid. Cooking with the lid is not required, but with the lid on, the Far Infrared Rays (FIR) on the glaze behaves like charcoal grilling— the food is cooked evenly and flavors and nutrients are sealed inside. The grate can also be set on the skillet for roasting over gas top.
Use as cold serveware
Fukkura-san can be used as a mini table top "fridge" due to its evaporative cooling effect that keeps heat out, by moisture absorbed and released by the porous clay. Ideal for serving sashimi, fresh vegetables, fruit medley, cold noodles, etc.
- Soak all parts with cold water for 3 minutes, then pat dry.
- Add a layer of ice cubes on the skillet’s base.
- Arrange ingredients on top
- Close the lid
The Fukkura-san lid can also be used as serveware for hot and cold dishes.
Usage & Care
Metro Manila / For orders ₱5,000 and up
Luzon / For orders ₱10,000 and up
Visayas, Minandao / For orders ₱15,000 and up
Metro Manila / 2-3 days
Luzon / 5-10 days
Visayas / 10-12 days
Mindanao / 10-12 days