Being stuck on the naughty list might not be so bad if it means getting Thaan charcoal in your stocking this year.

Pok Pok—Andy Ricker’s bicoastal restaurant empire—has just released a line of Thai-style binchotan extruded log charcoal made from “orchard grown rambutan fruit wood.” Sounds pretty fancy, right? They also have a successful line of drinking vinegars that are well-worth picking up.


Binchotan charcoal is typically used in a Japanese Konro grill for making yakitori; however, it can also be used in a regular grill as a substitute for charcoal briquettes. We suggest this Thai-style grilled chicken.

You can get either five-pound ($8) or 22-pound boxes ($23) of the Thaan charcoal via Pok Pok’s web store.

[via Pok Pok]