What Makes a Good Sushi Knife

February 16, 2012

ome would have you believe, in order to make traditional, authentic Sushi, it is necessary to spend a small bank loan on a plethora of sushi knives.

Of course, in established Japanese kitchens an array of knives would be available, each performing a particular function. Rest assured, if you wish to dabble, preparing sushi in your less than Nobu-esque style kitchen. I assure you, this is not the case.

A sushi knife should do everything; from slicing vegetables to the final cut of the sushi roll. Generally a good strong, sharp kitchen knife should do the trick- for the sake of your fingers, the sharper the better!

If you do however wish to purchase a “special” knife, simple all purpose sushi knives are available to purchase on the web and in most good department stores for around £35. A sushi knife must be made from strong material, high-end stainless steel being a popular choice. Handles ought to be functional, comfortable and durable. Beginners may, at first find it difficult to use a genuine sushi knife, as only one edge is typically sharpened, the Katoba, in order to cut with refined precision.

Happy cooking! 

Also in Education

It's The Season for Nabe Hot Pot!

November 11, 2019 0 Comments

The colder days are closing in. It means it's the season for Nabe meals! In winter nabe is often served as a dinner in Japan. Nabe actually means 'pot' in...

View full article →

Taste Of Japan: Nitto-Jozo

November 01, 2019 0 Comments

New products have arrived from Japan! We now stock more interesting Japanese condiments that you can't get anywhere else in England! ....

View full article →

World Sake Day

September 27, 2019 0 Comments

October 1st is world sake day! October is called Kanna-zuki in old Japanese it means it is the month to deify gods. It is believed that people were grateful...

View full article →