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Shun Knives Review – Why Shun Dominates the Market

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cutlery

Last Updated Feb 2020 – It’s sometimes hard to justify buying a Shun chef knife. Shun’s high-quality Japanese style knives are beautiful, effective, and fairly hassle-free as far as Japanese knives go. Unfortunately, they’re also pretty pricey. A nice Damascus Shun knife tends to be noticeably more expensive than options from competing brands like Dalstrong or even Yoshihiro.

What is Japanese Sake? The Japanese Rice Wine

Written by Jason Adamson on . Posted in drink

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Sake is a Japaese alcoholic drink made from rice – it is brewed similar to, but not the same as beer and it should be drunk young, as it does not age like wine. Contrary to popular belief most of the sake in Japan is drunk cold.

Warm sake is drunk usually only in winter and only certain types of sake should be heated. Sake goes well with many cuisines but naturally it is best with fish. (Gauntner 2002)

The Best Sushi and Sashimi Knife (MAR 2020) – Crazy Sharp Japanese Knives For Home and Professional Chefs

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cutlery

These days, any serious sushi chef will have a dedicated knife for sushi. These special blades are sharper and thinner than a normal knife, making it easier to slice through a sushi roll without it collapsing and losing its distinctive round shape. Sushi knives are expensive, however, so it can be a daunting task to select the appropriate tool for your budget, kitchen, and skill level. Here’s a handy guide that outlines everything I’ve learned about the best knives for cutting sushi.

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