These are useful Japanese kitchen items when cooking Japanese cuisine!!
This casserole is used for nabemono(hot-pot dish). In winter when you have a nabe party, you must have this!! It can be used directly on a flame. Just prepare dashi in this pot and sliced meat, fish, or any vegetables you like to go with it. Let's gather and cook on the table! (You need portable gas stove as well.)
This rectangular pan is used when roll-frying Japanese omelette. Without this pan it is difficult to form a neat cuboid.
These utensils are used to pound ingredients such as sesame seeds and tofu. The mortar is a sturdy earthenware bowl with a combed pattern inside. The pestle is made of wood and comes in pair with the mortar. Using the leverage, mortar and pestle makes ingredients grind to just the fine texture.
This utensil is indispensable when preparing miso soup. Put miso in the strainer and stir it with a pestle or spoon in dashi. You will be amazed how easy and smoothly it dissolves in dashi. Some has a hook attached so that you can hang it on the rim of the pot like this.
This utensil is famous for making sushi roll. It can be used when shaping soft ingredients into forms.
This utensil is to stir and serve cooked rice. I recommend the one with scaly curves on the surface as it prevents rice from sticking.
You don't necessarily need this if you buy ready-shaved bonito flakes. But to enjoy the best-tasting dashi you must get this one! Freshly shaved bonito flakes have excellent savor as well as aroma.