Radish garnish called “Tsuma” is essential for most Japanese representative fish dishes including sashimi.
Tsuma is Japanese white radish garnish that is shredded and placed under sashimi to prevent sashimi getting watery as well as to provide good food presentation.
Cutting Tsuma isn’t easy. First you need to peel a radish into Katsuramuki (a large thin slice) then shred it. Cutting Katsuramuki requires professional skills. It’s not something you can do without lots of practice.
However, you don’t need to give up on it.
Today we are going to introduce “Katsuramuki Peeler S Turning Slicer”, a convenient tool to cut Tsuma easily.
What is “Katsuramuki Peeler S Turning Slicer”?
Katsuramuki Peeler S Turning Slicer, manufactured by Chiba Kogyosho, is a peeler exclusively for cutting Katsuramuki. To cut Katsuramuki, first cut a radish into 10-15 cm piece and peel the skin thick. Then by using a thin knife, cut the radish into a large thin slice by rotating the radish slowly with the other hand. Authentic and beautiful Katsuramuki is a large thin sheet of slice without break. After that, fold Katsuramuki and cut it thin strips to make Tsuma.
As you can see, cutting Katsuramuki or Tsuma requires skilled work and special cutting technique. However, with “Katsuramuki Peeler S Turning Slicer”, anyone can do this easily!
How to Use
Here is a step-by-step instruction about how to use Katsuramuki Peeler S Turning Slicer. This time we use the Tsuma cutting adaptor. For cutting Katsuramuki, you can use the Katsuramuki cutting adaptor. The procedures are same.
1. Set the radish
Insert the shaft attached to the adaptor into the core of radish.
2. Set the adaptor in the slicer
Set the adaptor in the slicer. This can be done with one touch, of course without any special instrument.
There are two adaptors – Katsuramuki adaptor and Tsuma adaptor. For cutting Tsuma, you need to get Tsuma adaptor, which is sold separately.
3. Set the radish in the slicer
Set the radish with the shaft inserted in the slicer. This can be done with one touch as well.
4. Turn the handle
After setting the adaptor and radish, all you have to do is only turn the handle. Adjust the blade if needed so that it can cut properly.
It can cut Tsuma very easily and quickly.
How to Clean
After use wash the blade of adaptor with the attached brush.
Rinse the body of the slicer and wipe off the water before storage.
Useful for Serving Japanese Cuisine
Tsuma is essential garnish for sashimi.
It takes a lot of time to learn cutting skills with knife, but with Katsuramuki Peeler S Turning Slicer, anyone can cut Tsuma easily and quickly.
It would be helpful either for restaurant use or home use.