Yoshihiro Aogami No.1 Damascus Suminagashi B1SN-E

img by : hocho-knife.com The world of Japanese knives is rich with history, craftsmanship, and innovation. Among the names that echo with reverence is Yoshihiro, a brand that has consistently delivered excellence. One of their standout creations is the Aogami No.1 Damascus Suminagashi B1SN-E. Let’s delve deeper into this piece of artistry. Aesthetics and Design The blade of the Aogami No.1 Damascus Suminagashi B1SN-E is a sight to behold. The Suminagashi, or “floating ink” design, is reminiscent of the intricate patterns seen in traditional Japanese marbling. This layering not only lends a unique visual appeal but also enhances the blade’s strength and resilience. Material and Performance The core of this… Read More »

The Features of the Paring Knife

Nestled amidst the vast repertoire of kitchen cutlery, the Paring Knife claims its unique space. Renowned for its precision and versatility, it’s a quintessential tool for tasks that require meticulous attention to detail. Let’s unravel the key attributes of this indispensable knife: Compact Size: Typically ranging from 2.5 to 4 inches in length, the compact size of the paring knife’s blade offers maximum control, making it ideal for precision tasks. Versatile Functionality: This knife is a jack-of-all-trades in the kitchen, suitable for peeling, trimming, slicing small fruits and vegetables, segmenting citrus, de-seeding peppers, deveining shrimp, and countless other tasks. Sharp Pointed Tip: The pronounced tip is perfect for detailed tasks… Read More »

The Distinctive Features of Western Knives

Western knives, also known as “洋包丁” (Yō-bōchō) in Japanese, have long been recognized for their versatility, durability, and convenience. These knives have evolved over centuries to cater to the diverse culinary needs of Western kitchens. This article will delve into the unique features that distinguish these knives from their counterparts. Material Western knives are typically made from stainless steel. This material is renowned for its durability and resistance to rust and discoloration. Some premium knives are forged from high-carbon stainless steel, which combines the best attributes of high-carbon and stainless steel: sharpness, edge retention, and resistance to corrosion. Versatility A prominent feature of Western knives is their versatility. The design… Read More »

Japanese Knives and Where to Buy Them

How well Japanese cuisine is doing in the charts will definitely surprise you, as the increasing numbers of Japanese food lovers prove the unbeatable flex. The early years of Japanese food introduction featured the idea of raw ingredients preserved for the longest period of time – prolonging the meat’s condition. However, in later years of the Japanese food trends spreading to worldwide continents and various corners of the earth, the innovative, idealistic, and creative dishes like sushi and sashimi came into the limelight. With the traditional Japanese authentic flavors coming from the fine selection of numerous ingredients – fresh and hand-picked, extraordinary Japanese delicacies tell their very own stories that… Read More »

Sakai Takayuki Hakugin INOX Mirror Finish Japanese Chef’s Yanagiba (Sashimi) 270mm and Sakai Takayuki INOX Japanese-style Chef’s Yanagiba (Sashimi) 300mm

img by : hocho-knife.com The vivid colors of Salmon slices, the mind-blowing flavors of traditional Wagame seaweed strips with Fatty Tuna topped on hand-formed, cooked Japanese rice are all that makes Japanese cuisine such a blessing to the hungry stomachs. Beyond the delightful tastes that melt the stress of long work hours, Japanese delicacies like sushi and sashimi offers diners the experience to ‘see’ beyond what’s given or served on the plates. The intricate food preparation processes, the mastery of the blade skills, the culinary aesthetics, the wise choice of ingredients, and even the sprinkles of sesame on top of grilled Teriyaki chicken makes a difference. As Japanese cuisine rules… Read More »

Yu Kurosaki VG10 Damascus FUJIN WA RS8H

img by : hocho-knife.com Japanese cuisine tops the world not only for its mouth-watering sushi dishes and authentic flavors of unique savory, but also due to its usage of versatile, fine quality ingredients. Famed for the intricate processes, the supreme quality selection of ingredients and the traditional methods in the making of culinary wonders the world has to applaud for, Japanese cuisine is indeed among the most-loved, respected cuisine that leads the culinary trends. The variety of seasonings, meat selections, fresh seafood, and the traditional, softly cooked Japanese rice are what makes Japanese dishes a great standout among other Asian and even Western dishes. The usage of a variety of… Read More »

Yu Kurosaki R2(SG2) Hammered SHIZUKU WA RS8P Japanese Chef’s Petty Knife

img by : https://www.hocho-knife.com/ Japanese cuisine has always been in the hearts of diners worldwide, with its intricacy, yet subtle flavors and scents that conquer the taste buds and our very own parotid glands. The most famous Japanese food is of course, no other than sushi – fresh, raw Salmon topped on the authentic Japanese rice, often placed on traditional, wooden trays and served right on the spot at sushi bars and tables. Cooking sushi may appear to look as though it would be simple; however, it is quite the opposite of that – more so, extremely the opposite of the latter. Japanese chefs go through harsh training sessions, the… Read More »

Tomoo Kimura – The founder of Sushi Kimura

There is no deny to a growing number of Japanese food lovers, as most would definitely have themselves immersed in the rich yet delicate flavors of Japanese cuisine and its exquisite elements. Sushi has become a worldwide phenomenon, the blast of unique tastes and flavors, combining the rich, fresh tastes of raw ingredients with Japanese rice. Although there are numerous well-known Japanese cuisine we can all name apart from sushi – the popularity of sliced, fresh Salmon topped on vinegar-mixed moistened Japanese rice exceeds all the other dishes with its off-the-charts newness and originality that introduces people from different parts of the globe the true ‘Japanese flavors’. When it comes… Read More »

The Details of Enjoying Sushi

Sushi is worldwide loved for the delicate and subtle flavors it carries throughout the entire process of delighting the tastebuds. The soft, chewy hand-formed Japanese rice seasoned with vinegar, sugar, and salt also makes it one of the top most-devoured Japanese delicacies. However, enjoying sushi can be done in so many ways and we will be gladly discussing them today. Mechanics The waitress will bring you an oshibori(hot towel) as soon as you seat down. Wipe your hands with it before touching the food; some restaurants leave the towel throughout the meal for you to wipe your hands; others take it away before your sashimi arrives. Either way you’ll get… Read More »

Yoshihiro NSW 46 Layers Hammered Damascus Gyuto Knife Review Part 2

img by : hocho-knife.com In Part 2 of our Yoshihiro NSW 46 Layers Hammered Damascus Gyuto Knife Review, we’ll continue looking at the features and benefits of this premium knife by Yoshihiro Cutlery. If you haven’t done so already, feel free to check out Part 1 of this review for more information about this knife. As you know, Damascus style blades are among the most beautiful in the world. Most premium Japanese knives feature Damascus designs because it makes the knives appear more elegant. Damascus knives are also built in a way that makes them more functional and smoother. The core of Yoshihiro’s 46 Layers Hammered Damascus Gyuto knife is… Read More »