Author: Kamikotoblog

A Guide To Japanese Onsen Etiquette

  Onsen or Hot Springs are immensely popular with the inhabitants of Japan. With plenty of volcanic activity in the country, this has allowed for thousands of naturally occurring hot springs to appear around the island. Both indoor and outdoor, man made or natural, there are many health benefits to soaking in these mineral rich…
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September 11, 2017 0

How To Treat Your Knife Right

  Don’t put your knife in the dishwasher All your knife needs is a quick rinse under the sink. When putting your knife in a dish washer, you are most certainly going to dull the blade. Other items like forks and spoons can make contact with the steel and effectively make your knife a lot…
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September 8, 2017 0

Know Your Knife’s Anatomy

  When it comes to learning how to grip a knife properly and safely, you’ll first need to know the right terminology to guide you through. A chef’s knife or a Santoku knife, is one of the most commonly used items in a kitchen, and they all have a similar basic anatomy. Below is a…
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September 7, 2017 0

The Art Of Shodu Calligraphy

  Delicate and undoubtedly serene. The art of Shodu calligraphy embraces a freehand art style that is deeply centered around discipline. Each movement is made with purpose, leaving little doubt of the ink and its relationship with paper. It is an art reserved only for those with an iron clad confidence, any missteps are easy to…
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September 5, 2017 0

A Beginners Guide to Sake

  What Is Sake? Sake is also known as “rice wine” and can be enjoyed hot or cold. Although it is referred to as wine, the way in which sake is made makes it more of a beer. It is a concoction of rice, water and koji, which is a fungus that breaks down the starch…
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September 4, 2017 0

How To Get Rid Of Garlic Smell On Your Hands

  Some love it, some hate it! The smell of garlic tends to linger on everything it touches, especially your hands. As such a crucial ingredient in a myriad of dishes, it is hard to say no to the powerful flavours of garlic, but how can you avoid getting the scent of garlic on your…
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September 3, 2017 0

Upgrade Your Ramen With These Simple Ingredients

  Whether it’s a packet of instant ramen or freshly made noodles waiting to be cooked, don’t settle for what’s just in the packet. Here are some easy add-ons that you can easily execute to drastically improve your ramen meal. Check out these three videos which turn simple bowls of ramen into restaurant worthy dishes!…
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September 2, 2017 0

How To Care For Your Wooden Chopping Board

  What does it take to keep a chopping board beautiful and ready to use? Don’t worry about investing too much time, take our advice follow these three simple rules of cleaning. It’s simple. Clean it, disinfect is and dry it! Cleaning Always clean your chopping board immediately after use. Letting your chopping board sit…
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September 1, 2017 1

Two Simple Ways To Test If Your Knife Is Sharp

  A sharp knife is a safe knife! That’s why you should remember to test your blades often with these simple tricks. The Paper Test This is the easiest way to test if your knife is chop-ready. Just grab a piece of paper, hold the knife to its edge and slice away from your hand. You…
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August 31, 2017 0

Know Your 10 Basic Knife Cuts

  Here’s a quick and handy guide to help you navigate your way through the terminology. The way you chop and slice your food can affect the way your food tastes, that’s why when it comes to following a recipe it is always good to know what chops and slices they are referring to. The…
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August 30, 2017 0