The Stove to Table Frying Pan JIU

Using the frying pan you just cooked in as a plate is an age-old device employed by everyone from broke college students to campers. It’s not a new concept by any stretch of the imagination, but when rethought, reworked and redesigned, the result can be startlingly fresh and unique. That’s what this Japanese design duo set out to do with the Frying Pan JIU.

The Frying Pan JIU is made from high quality cast iron and designed to look like a plate. A simple interlocking handle hooks onto the frying pan for cooking and moving, and then unhooks when you sit down to eat.

It was designed by TENT, a Japanese design duo comprised of Ryosaku Aoki and Masayuki Haruta. Together, they come up with designs that are strong, not like the strength of a stationary building, but strong the like flexible strength of a tent.

To create JIU (which is a Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound of frying) they worked with a small, family-owned iron factory in Osaka that’s been making frying pans since 1951. The teams went through numerous iterations of the product before arriving at the perfect design.

The frying pan plate is currently available in 2 sizes with handles carved from 2 different types of wood.


  1. Miriam Richardson

    January 12, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    If i speak only English, how can i buy

  2. Their website only has options for domestic (Japanese) delivery – will they ship overseas? Thank you.

  3. I would like to buy one too! Any luck finding out how to purchase one?

  4. Hm, does it have anti-stick coating? Wait, if I only use chopsticks it’s probably fine..?

  5. Surely the heat – direct from cooking – is going to burn any non-metal table surface?

  6. is this available to order?

  7. Hi Everyone – these are currently only available in Japan. We’re working to see if we can stock them in the spoon & tamago shop. If we do, we’ll announce it here in the comments. You can also follow @SpoonTamagoShop on twitter for updates.

  8. Oooo, pretty! This is an intriguing design – elegant, practical and ecologically sound (cook and eat – no dishes to wash!). However…Greg Irvine has a point about the heat from the pan damaging most eating surfaces. Also, without physically handling it, I’d be a bit concerned about the stability of the removable handle if I were to cook my food in the pan and then turn it sideways to move it into a standard dish.

    Do you know if this product will be marketed in the US?

    • Thanks for the feedback! The product is still brand new and the team is still ramping up production but we do plan on carrying here in the U.S. in the near future!

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