Sushi is an art of food created by skilled professionals. It is believed it takes so many years to learn how to make sushi . However, it doesn’t mean only professionals can make sushi. As the recipe is actually simple, you can enjoy it in your own way. Today we are going to introduce basics of making sushi.
Japanese tea is now popular all over the world. There are various types of Japanese tea. “Sayama Tea” is one of top 3 Japanese tea. Today we would like to introduce Sayama Tea from Saitama Prefecture and demonstrate how to brew tasty tea.
Japan has had its own tea culture since ancient times and even now a lot of people love drinking tea. Today we would like to introduce two differentiated teaware, Tetsukyusu (iron teapot) and Tetsubin (iron kettle) and explain their features and tips for use.
In Japan, there is a unique charcoal grill called “Shichirin”. It has been used at home or restaurants since before. Shichirin can even optimize flavors of the ingredients and make them more delicious. Would you like to experience authentic BBQ with a wonderful Japanese cooking tool?
Today we would like to introduce “Shokado Bento Box”, a little gorgeous, Japanese traditional bento lunch box. Shokado Bento Box is a Japanese traditional bento style and it is sort of a reproduced version of Japanese Kaiseki Cuisine. Would you like to have one for special occasions?
What we introduce today is “HAREKUTANI”, a modern Kutani ware designed by combining traditional Kutani ware and modern lifestyle. The design is not only cute but also a good match with various kinds of dishes. They will add some playfulness to your table. Let’s brighten your table with modern unique Kutani ware!
There are lots of food that represent Japan, but in fact Onigiri is the most common food in Japanese people’s life. Today we would like to introduce how to make Onigiri using Onigiri molds. If you just have a Onigiri mold, you can enjoy various tastes of Onigiri by adding your touch. Let's give it a try!
In Japan, where there are clearly four seasons – spring, summer, autumn and winter, you can see seasonal flowers throughout the year. Today we would like to show you flower languages of seasonal flowers. Each flower has different meanings or concepts. Let’s send your messages or feelings with appropriate flower motifs!
Sharpening knives is important not only for stress-free, pleasant and delicious cooking but also for safety. Today we are going to introduce an amazing sharpener that can easily sharpen knives without particular skills. Why don’t you get this amazing sharpener to no longer get bothered with dull knives!
Sakura is a national flower in Japan, representing the sign of spring, start of life, dawn, or hopes. Today we will introduce tableware with Sakura motifs. The crossover of the Japanese symbolic flower, Sakura and Japanese traditional craftwork, Kutani Ware represents the Japanese crafting souls. Let’s check them out!
Speaking of Easter, rabbits symbolize prolificacy and eggs symbolize the origin of life, and both are believed to represent fertility. Today we are going to introduce how Japanese people believe rabbits bring good luck and use rabbit motifs as lucky charm. Let’s get rabbit teaware and celebrate Easter in Japanese style!
Despite being originated from China, Ramen has been developed independently from the original style in Japan. Now it has taken a firm hold in Japan as a new food culture, which is more and more spreading to the world. Today we will show you the whole process to cook “Spicy Miso Ramen".
Hina-matsuri is a festival celebrating girls and wishing them good health. It is a historic and traditional event where people display dolls called “Hina-Ningyo” for protection from misfortunes and eat specific dishes. Today we are going to introduce how to cook Chirashi-zushi and Osuimono!
How wonderful would it be if you can prepare fish without hassles? We will introduce an ideal tool, “fish scaler”. By using a fish scaler, you can remove scales more certainly, quickly and safely without worrying about getting injuries. Let’s get one as your cooking partner!
“Omoeraku” is a brand representing the Japanese “spirit” to value the tradition passed down through generations. Omoeraku is aiming to appreciate Japanese traditional culture and food culture and to develop new tools that help people in modern era. Why don’t you send your feelings with Omoeraku gifts to your beloved people?
How would you enjoy meals? We would enjoy meals by tasting (in mouth), smelling (with nose) and watching (with eyes). This time we would like to show you “Kazarigiri (decorative cutting)” that represents chef’s fine techniques and creative senses.
Shabu Shabu is a Japanese hotpot dish of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled in water and served with dipping sauces. We would like to introduce Shabu Shabu that is not only delicious but also healthy as its excessive fat is removed.
“Crushing ingredients” is one of essential cooking techniques. We would like to introduce Suribachi and Surikogi (Japanese mortar and pestle) that have been used since establishment of Japanese cuisine.
Sushi is extremely popular worldwide! For those who think making sushi at home is a little too hard, making rolled sushi with a sushi rolling mat (called Makisu) and mould. With Makisu, anyone can make professional rolled sushi! Why don’t you hold a party with Japanese comfort food?
This time we would like to tell you about “Machi”, a joint of blade of Japanese knives. In terms of structure, Machi is an essential part of Japanese knives, and because of Machi, we can adjust the knives to fit in hand more comfortably. Learning about Machi might enable you to handle Japanese knives better.
In Japan, Sarashi is widely used in high-class restaurants, sushi restaurants, etc. for multiple purposes. We will show you 3 ways of its practical use ー Filtering, Moisturizing, and Wiping. You can't do without Sarashi once you realize its functionality and convenience firsthand!
We will show you a recipe of Sweet Potato Seasoned Rice, which is one of the most basic and simple seasoned rice, and the recipe can be applied to other seasoned rice. This time we use a Donabe to cook it . Why don’t you enjoy a Japanese traditional cuisine cooked with Donabe?
Have you ever heard of a Japanese style lunch box "Magewappa" that has about 1300 years history? Made of wood, it has good breathability and can prevent food getting too moist or watery. It has other advantages too. Why don’t you get it and experience a wonderful Japanese tradition?
Do you know "Daikon oroshi"? Daikon oroshi is grated daikon (Japanese white radish) and specific to Japan. It isn’t eaten alone but with grilled fish, soba, udon, Japanese rolled Tamagoyaki omelette, and hotpot. It is piquant and adds refreshing flavor to the dishes. We would like to show you the tips to make tasty daikon oroshi!
In Japan, we have summer holidays called "Obon" from August 8 to 16. It is believed that our ancestor's spirits will return home in Obon, and Obon is the most important Buddhist event. Families get together to welcome ancestors or visit their graves. This family event is highly adored.
Shichirin (earthen charcoal brazier) has been used to grill dried fish, mushrooms and vegetables since ancient times. Its main features are ceramic effect and radiant heating. These enables Shichirin to grill ingredients without losing moisture and flavor. We would like to show you "diatomaceous earth stove", which can slowly heats ingredients by infrared radiation to make them juicer and more flavorful. We will also show you how to use diatomaceous earth stoves.
What makes Numb Iron Takoyaki pans distinctive is that it is engineered to conduct heat evenly. Because of this, it can cook each Takoyaki well. Also, iron pans are less likely to cause Millard reaction and can make Takoyaki that brings out the best of each ingredient. We would like to show you how to use and care Iron Takoyaki Pan. Let’s provide appropriate care to make the pan lasting longer and enjoy delicious Takoyaki.
Yakan (means kettle in English) has been used as a representative kitchen tool since ancient times. Japanese Yakan has unique shape and long history. We would like to show you Sori Yanagi Stainless Kettle and cleaning tips for Yakan. Yakan represents Japanese customs. Why don’t you try and use it in your everyday life?
In cooking process, "Washing and Cleaning" might be the one that everyone is the most reluctant to do. For instance, washing dishes, cleaning utensils and maintenance. It would be wonderful if we can save time and trouble for these. "Sasara", a bamboo whisk, might be a good resolution! We would like to show you how to use Sasaea and save your time.
Rabbits are adored as a symbol of abundance and especially known for Easter, but also they appear in other annual events in Japan. We would like to show you a series of Kutani Rabbit Painting Ware, which is designed by traditional Kutani Painting techniques but also is modernized. This series of Kutani Rabbit Painting Ware might bring new possibility to Japanese traditional craft works and lead product designing in Japan. Why don’t you get this cutting-edge trend on your table!
We’ve been showing how to make sashimi at home in our 3 serial blog posts and here's the final topic: How to process/slice "Saku" (fish fillets). In the first blog, we showed “Washing” (how to prepare fish with head and guts) and in the second blog, "San Mai Oroshi" (how to cut a fish into 3 pieces). In our final blog for sashimi, we are going to show you how to process Saku and slice it into sashimi!
Ramen is a representative Japanese food. Ramen chefs in Japan take incredibly a lot of time and efforts to serve just a single bowl of Ramen. It is very interesting that while those enthusiasm for cooking Ramen spread nationwide, a basic concept of Ramen has been established.
We would like to show you this basic concept ― what Ramen is like, and its variety.
Kutani ware is one of representative Japanese traditional crafts. We would like to show you "Collaborations of Kutani Painting and Wakasa lacquer chopsticks" produced by Seikou.Co.,Ltd and their 15 designs with all different meanings behind. Let's find your favorite and enrich your table with Japanese traditional Kutani-painted chopsticks!
We Globalkitchen Japan would like to express our deepest gratitude for continuous support from our customers last year. Thanks to those support, we could bring wonderful Japanese culture and products to the customers all over the world and make them happy. With our Omotenashi spirit, we will work even harder to serve as a bridge between customers and skillful manufactures to spread lifetime kitchen tools and cutlery as well as other Japanese crafts.
Chirashi sushi is a type of sushi but more like a homemade family dish with ingredients you like. What does "chirashi" means? It's "sprinkle". Imagine your favorite toppings are sprinkled all over sushi rice... How attractive is it? Let's have a look at this simple recipe and enjoy Chirashi sushi with your favorites!
What kind of dishes do you think of when you hear the word “Japanese food”? You might say Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura etc... “Sukiyaki” is also one of the most popular Japanese food. This luxurious meal for special occasions should be able to top off your year nicely. We explain how to cook and enjoy Sukiyaki in this blog.
The Japanese have given great importance to the hospitality since ancient times and that spirit is originated from plateware. Also, sakura is one of the typical Japanese symbols and lets us foresee the bright future. Let's take a look at this blog and see the best way to deliver your hospitality to your beloved ones.
What would you associate the term of “Wasabi” with? The weird feeling stimulates deep inside of your nose... You might think of typical traditional Japanese dishes because Wasabi is an essential ingredient and condiment for Japanese cuisine. However, do you know much about Wasabi? This blog gives you some ideas.
Giving gifts to your beloved ones on various occasions is very important for making better relationships or building stronger bonds. Frequent gift senders might think it'd be great if a happy surprise can be added to their very special gifts. This blog suggests you an awesome gift wrapping technique with "Furoshiki".
One of Japanese typical winter dishes is a hot pot. As the winter comes, every family has many opportunities to enjoy various hot pots. That much the hot pot is close to the Japanese. We have tons of types including local ones. Here you can check five simple recipes. Enjoy Japanese classic hot pots at home in winter!
Konnichiwa, everyone! How are you doing? Hope you are all good :) According to the calendar, the 21st of March is the start of spring in Japan. It's still a bit chilly but having more warm days compare to last month. We often say that spring is the season for meeting and leaving.
Konnichiwa, everyone! I know we just had new year holidays but there is another national holiday, Coming of Age Day on January 14th. As you may know, there are so many different kinds of coming of age ceremony in the world, but I'd like to share how it's like in Japan with you. Hope you enjoy getting to know about us!
Konnichiwa and Happy New Year, everyone! How was your 2018? Hope you have full of lovely memories. I guess New Year’s Holiday in Japan has similar idea to Christmas for some of you. Hope you can get some ideas of our tradition!