There are several kinds of knives and each has its use: debt, a heavy triangular knife, with a very sharp blade to catfish. An essential companion of the Japanese knife, the cutting board is made of Japanese cypress wood because it's a naturally antibacterial material, as well as ginkgo or magnolia wood, which help protect the blade of the knife.
These are 30 cm long chopsticks that are used in Japanese cuisine for the preparation of dishes and service. In soda restaurants, the chef cooks and drains the noodles with the dashiki before serving them in the bowl.
This is an indispensable utensil of the bento or breakfast, used to prepare a Japanese omelet, square which is then cut into small cubes. This utensil serves to drain water from food, for example after cooking vegetables like edamame.
An indispensable tool for the preparation of miss for a long time, these days it is ready to buy and is found everywhere. Suri-bachi are still used in Japanese families to crush sesame, giving a very fragrant powder used for dishes like tofu shire or to prepare sure, fish balls.
When cooking, the Japanese like to grate foods like ginger, garlic or Diego (white radish) into the dishes. There is also obviously wasabi that is grated with an oroshi-gane made of shark skin to make the paste that accompanies sushi.
A making is a kind of small (25-30 cm²) mat made of fine bamboo rods woven with cotton string. Making are used mainly for the preparation of make sushi, but also for shaping tamagoyaki, or for draining spinach leaves after cooking.
If you want to buy any of these utensils, for your own use or as a gift, you will be overwhelmed with choice in the Kappabashi district of Tokyo. 10 Cookware & Tableware You Should Get from Japan • Just One Cookbook Use of this website is subject to mandatory arbitration and other terms and conditions, select this link to read those agreements.
One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from JOC readers is what cookware and tableware they should buy when they visit Japan. My suggestions are really for someone who enjoys cooking Japanese food frequently and appreciates Japanese household items (if that’s not you, these also make great gift ideas for that person in your life who loves Japanese culture and cuisine!).
Thank goodness my kids’ clothes are not giant yet, so I could lease some of their suitcase space for these items (and let them carry it for me)! Toshiba or drop lid is an essential Japanese cooking gadget for all kinds of simmered foods.
For the longest time, I’ve been waiting for someone or some company to sell these adjustable stainless steel Toshiba on Amazon, but no luck yet. MTC Kitchen sells it for $19, but you can find an Toshiba for less than $10 in Japan.
If you do make tamagoyaki for your children’s bento or for your breakfast regularly, you might as well stop by a kitchen store and get one while visiting Japan. Here you can find my favorite Total brand in the picture below (top left) at Tokyo Hands in Shibuya store.
But true story… I had a really hard time finding the perfect ladle for serving miss soup. All the ladles I purchased in the U.S. are a bit too big to serve into standard size miss soup bowls.
Let me say this, the size, shape, angle of the stem, and the material of these ladles from Japan are just perfect. High-quality wooden miss soup bowls that are made in Japan are hard to find in the US.
They are light, easy to bring back, and make your daily miss soup more fun and elegant! I bought these rice bowls with Mount Fuji drawings that come with assorted colors.
Find the one that makes you smile whether the bowl has a cute cat drawing or beautiful cherry blossoms, or it might be the right color that attracts you. There are a lot of bamboo specialized stores and you might spot them while traveling, especially when you visit Kyoto, Okayama, Katakana, and more traditional cities.
Even years before I started photo shooting my recipes, I’ve been a collector of chopstick rests. If you are in Japan, you will see a lot of cute stores that sell kitchen and home goods.
Bento (lunch box) is not only for children, adults can also enjoy it at school, work, or even at home. These wooden bento boxes, called the Magewappa (), not only is environmentally friendly, but they also make your lunches so much more appetizing and presentable.
You can purchase Magewappa at any tableware and bento stores, but it’s a lot easier to go to Tokyo Hands or a bento box section of the kitchen floor in department stores. Bento box for adult is also great for portion control and perfect for those who try to lose some weight (aka me…).
Japanese chiffon cake pans are affordable and SUPER easy to use. This aluminum chiffon cake pan from Asia Shorten () is VERY famous and you can go to the store in Kappabashi Kitchen Town to find them.
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My mother has all these 3 at her home, and I am still scared to use them and am very careful to handle because they are so sharp. Cheap ones or joint wooden boards can warp or crack.
Disinfect by applying hot water and wipe off extra moisture with a kitchen towel. I recently bought and add some bamboo weaved strainers as well from Kappabashi street in Tokyo.
I bought three different sized aluminum bowls when I went to Kappabashi street in Tokyo. The one handled aluminum pot called Bukhara Name is a traditional Japanese pot that is widely loved by professional chefs and home cooks.
That is because these pots are light, have good heat conduction, and are relatively cheap. I bought Houri Arum ones when I was in Kappabashi Street in Tokyo.
I bought the Aluminum pot with a wooden lid for making dishes like Open. Each has pros and cons but I prefer a good steel frying pan.
They are resistant to heat so it can cook food in a short time and the more it will be used the more the oil will soak. Generally speaking, 18 cm in diameter is a good size of Japanese mortar to have.
I like the one with a rounded bottom because they look cute enough to be served in the mortar to the table. The good pestles are made out of Japanese pepper tree or pickle ash (Sancho in Japanese) because they grow so slow and become dense trees, therefore it is very strong.
The large and longer wooden chopsticks are called Sabbath and used for cooking only. About 30 cm (11.8 inch) long Sabbath is good and easy to use length.
We need ladles to scoop and serve miss soup and also sieves to skim the scum when we make dishes like Nikujaga and Simmered pumpkins. The spatulas are used for stir frying, mixing, and serving food.
Well, here is a list of 9 types of Japanese cooking kitchenware and cookware that we suggest and which you can easily find in many Asian grocery stores or on the internet. It can be used to cut meat or vegetables Sub is a more square shaped knife.
Debt Boch is a knife that can help you make fish fillets and cut them with more precision. When you have a Japanese knife on your side a sharpening stone is also an essential and required addition.
To finish the preparation of your Japanese rice, you have to spread it in a hanging, which is a large flat wooden container. Finally, the hanging preserves the rice warm and fresh for longer once cooked.
Making is used mainly for the preparation of make sushi, but also tam ago yak or to drain the leaves of spinach after cooking. If you wish to buy these utensils, for your preparations or as a gift, you will find your happiness in the artisans shops of the Kappabashi district in Tokyo.
These are perfect for making origin (rice balls) for example, make, yoga (Japanese ravioli), such and sweets with original shapes. Made of plastic or cast iron, we admit it is very practical and efficient accessory! Tip : you can moisten them so that the rice does not stick when in contact with the mold, so you can unsounder it more easily.
Moreover, it is also the ideal utensil for those who are tired of equipping themselves and storing large machines in their kitchen cabinets. It is also suitable for anyone who wants to cook simple and quick recipes like fresh salads for example.
The Japanese mandolin is the perfect kitchen tool to surprise all of your guests or simply to prepare a nice plate of vegetables and especially fresh fruit salads. A kitchen mandolin, whether you use it for cutting, grating or slicing thin slices of vegetables or fruits is often the most practical utensil to use due to the quality of the cut it makes and the efficiency of this Japanese kitchen tool.
You can find more information about Japanese mandolin slicers in our comprehensive comparative guide article on the best models. In Japanese cuisine some salty recipes also use green tea either infused or as decorative addition to dishes like cause.
When you are diving deeper into the world of Japanese food and its preparation you will definitely need a few additional utensils. Having a damp cloth next to you will also be important as it is used to keep your hands moist when handling rice, it is also used to moisten your knife and clean it when cutting.
In more than 200 specialized shops around Japan you will find everything, Japanese knives, chopsticks, bento boxes, molds, presses. Of course if you don’t plan a trip to Japan anytime soon, you can just buy all of these from places like Amazon.