Kitchen utensils in Asian cuisine are very important. There are so many delicious dishes in Asian cuisine, some of them for sure you have tried in respective restaurants of the country they are from. Veggie noodle stir-fry, Barbecued chicken dim sum, Gangnam style chicken wings, Thai chicken laksa, sushi etc are some of the Asian cuisine which after trying somewhere in a restaurant you would love to try at home. But do you have the right kitchen utensil to cook them the proper way? Here you are some of the Asian kitchen utensil which will make you love not only trying but cooking as well Asian dishes.
A number of specialty Asian skimmers have been developed for Asian cuisine. A shabu shabu skimmer, for example, is used to capture thin slices of meat or vegetables in a Japanese broth known as dashi. The pieces of meat or vegetables are swished around in the pot during cooking.
Asian knives are designed for a variety of specialized tasks, from cutting off the heads of fish to cutting vegetables. Some are used most commonly in home settings, while others are designed for professional chefs.
A rice paddle, called “shamoji” in Japanese, is used to stir rice and serve it in large scoops out of a rice cooker or a rice serving bowl. The shamoji is also commonly used to mix vinegar into rice to create sushi rice.
Most often constructed of bamboo, a sushi mat is the authentic sushi-making tool. It is used to roll sushi into the round sushi rolls – called “makizushi”.
Mongolian BBQ Sword
Another kitchen utensil, which you may need is Mongolian BBQ sword is used to chop and move meats and vegetables on a Mongolian BBQ range. The sword is designed in one solid piece so it is attractive enough for exhibition cooking.
Sushi Press & Mold
It is used to press rice and sushi fillings into a long box shape for rolling tight, rectangular sushi without the need of a sushi mat.
In the kitchen maybe you will need this specialty grater, that is used to grate horseradish or wasabi root to create the wasabi condiment. It is called a “sharkskin grater” because traditionally, the grating surface is made of real shark’s skin.
Rice napkins provide chefs with the ability to transfer rice from a cooker into an Asian serving bowl without having to scoop out the rice or break it apart. This allows the rice to keep its texture. The napkin is placed in the rice cooker before it is filled with rice. When the rice is through cooking, the chef uses the edges of the napkin to lift the rice out of the cooker and into the serving dish.