Author: Kamikotoblog

The Japanese art to eating with your eyes

The Japanese phrase ‘me de taberu’ translates to ‘to eat with your eyes’. In Japan, sight is considered as important as taste and smell when it comes to enjoying Japanese cuisine through one’s sensory faculties. A Japanese meal can be both simple in design or intricate in the finer details. Achieving visual perfection of a…
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January 24, 2018 0

A retrospective look at the Japanese katana

One of the oldest Japanese weapons is the katana, which is a Japanese sword known for its curved, single-edged blade. It was a weapon used by samurai in the ancient times of feudal Japan. Long considered one of the greatest weapons in history, the katana is a perfect example of Japan’s aptitude for achieving absolute…
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January 18, 2018 0
Kamikoto Knife and Wooden Chopping Board

Why Wooden Cutting Boards Are Choice

  Ever wonder why you never see a professional chef using a glass cutting board? Whilst they have become popular in home kitchens for their hygiene factor and easy to clean nature, there is a good reason as to why seasoned chefs avoid ever using one! While wooden chopping boards take a little more care…
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October 12, 2017 0
How to Prepare Sushi

How To Make Sushi Rice

  A staple in Japanese cuisine, rice is much loved ingredient for any meal of the day. Compared to rice in other parts of the world, Japanese rice has a distinct texture and bite to it. They are often short translucent grains which have a stickier texture, making it easier to pick it up when…
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September 22, 2017 0
Understanding Onsen Etiquette

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 1
Kamikoto Knife Set & Board

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 2
Understanding a Kamikoto Knife

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
Shodu Calligraphy

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
Sake Barrels

A Beginners Guide to Sake

What Is Sake? Sake is also known as “rice wine” and can be sipped hot or cold. Although it is referred to as wine, the way in which sake is brewed makes it more of a beer-like substance. It is a concoction of rice, water and koji, which is a fungus that breaks down the…
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September 4, 2017 0
Getting Rid of Garlic Smell from Hands

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