Thanks to the popularity of sushi all over the world, one of our best sellings are Hangiri sushi bowls and they are used for preparing sushi rice.
High-grade Hangiri is made of Japanese Sawara cypress which is durable and proof against water.
BEFORE THE FIRST USE
To reduce the pine tar and bitterness of wood.
Fill the wooden bowl with hot water. Add 180ml of vinegar into the water and leave until it gets cold (2-3 hours).
Wash the bowl in water. The bowl should be dried promptly with a soft tea towel after washing.
BEFORE EVERY USE
Wet the inside of the bowl and dry lightly with a soft tea towel (or wipe the inside of the bowl with a damp cloth to moisten it slightly).
By doing so, it prevents discoloration of the bowl and also prevents the transfer of smells from the foods.
Fill the Hangiri with water straight away and clean with a soft brush to remove the rice and any residue left on the bowl.
Wash the bowl in water/soapy water. Do not use harsh detergents or bleaching agents.
The bowl should be dried promptly with a soft tea towel after washing.
Store in a dry area away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
Do not soak for a long time, otherwise it would cause the mould growth.
If the wooden bowl appears discoloured, use lemon juice solution to brighten the colour.
If you are not planning to use the Hangiri for a while, air dry the bowl well and cover with a plastic bag to store, as over-drying would cause the bowl to crack.