Know the Necessary Japanese Kitchen Utensils

If you are learning how to cook Japanese foods, make sure that you also have in your kitchen at least some of the most necessary kitchen tools and utensils. There are many who love eating Japanese foods like sushi. And some of the Japanese foods are easy to learn how it is cooked. In this article, familiarize yourself with some of the must-have Japanese kitchen tools that you can buy in Japanese stores. You can use these tools even in cooking or preparing your food.

Knives are very important in preparing food. It is the same with the Japanese foods. And there are different kinds of Japanese knives. Among them, deba bocho, nakiri bocho and usuba bocho, udon kiri and soba kiri are some of the most important Japanese knives. Suribachi and surikogi or grinding mortar and pestle; tetsubin or cast iron teapot; hangiri or rice barrel should also be present in your kitchen. The ami  jakushi or scoop with a net bottom, makisu for sushi rolls, and saibashi or kitchen chopsticks.

If you are a sushi lover, you can prioritize having the tools in making sushi. But if you love Japanese noodles, then you should at least have rice bowl and chopsticks in your kitchen. Chopsticks are used both in cooking and eating. If you don’t want your hands to get dirty and to avoid handling the food you are about to cook, the long chopsticks are useful, also known as saibashi in Japanese terms. You can use it if you want to fry fish or anything.