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Special Lecture by Sushi Skills Institute

Mr. Masayoshi Kazato, the Chairman of Chiba Prefecture Sushi Association held the special lecture of sushi with English text explanation. First, he noticed “There are some important points for Sushi, especially Nigiri-zushi, that is more and more popular in the world. The most important is not the technique of making sushi but the knowledge of …

How to prevent rust on your knife during stock

It is likely to get rust on the blade made of steel if you do not care for it. Especially most of Japanese traditional style knives are made of carbon steel, that is very sharp but easy to get rust. To prevent rust, you need to do some adequate maintenance. Don’t mind! It is very …

How to sharpen Single-Edged Knives

“Single-Edged” blade is the basic form in the traditional Japanese kitchen knives for a long time,  that is completely different from that of the traditional Western knives. But, some don’t know how to rightly sharpen a “Single-Edged” knife where the edge has unfortunately gotten chipped, bent and rusted. If you learn how to sharpen, your …

How to remove rust on blade

Recently, a customer asked us for the better way of maintenance of Japanese traditional-type kitchen knife.“I used the hocho last night to slice vegetables for dinner. After using, I washed the knife, dried with a paper towel, and let it air dry until this morning.However, I noticed a discoloration on the blade this morning. Is …

Filleting Fugu (Puffer Fish) for Sashimi

Fugu (Puffer Fish) sashimi has become one of the most celebrated and notorious dishes in Japanese cuisine.Many Japanese much like the taste and texture of Fugu, so you can find some Fugu-dedicated restaurants in Japan.The restaurant preparation of Fugu is strictly controlled by law in Japan, and only chefs qualified after three or more years …

Point of Sashimi Cutting

This video kingly advises us with slow motion how to cut sashimi in the right manner, and we believe you can understand the essential technique very well.If you have any question, request and advice, please feel free to contact us.Thank you and best regards !All the Hocho-Knife staff~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“Hocho” represents Made-in-Japan (Sushi / Sashimi) Kitchen Knives,that is …

Basic technique of how to cut vegetables

How to cut vegetables is very basic but important for all the chefs.You can review the technique in the following video, where Japanese professional chef tells the better way. Is the article useful for you?If you have any question, request and advice, please feel free to contact us.Thank you and best regards !All the Hocho-Knife staff~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“Hocho” represents …

HOW TO EAT SUSHI in the right manner

Mr.Yasuda, a three-star restaurant chef, explains HOW TO EAT SUSHI in the right manner.     Is the article helpful for you? If you have any question, please feel free to contact us. Thank you and best regards ! All the Hocho-Knife staff ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Hocho” represents Made-in-Japan (Sushi / Sashimi) Kitchen Knives, that is the …

How to Sharpen a Bread Knife

Today, I’m writing an answer for a difficult question — How to re-sharpen a bread knife? Some might recommend to use a stick-type sharpener, but it does not seem easy to sharpen properly all the waves at the knife blade by such a stick…   Therefore it is better to use whetstone (flat grinding stone) …

Blade Types & Purposes

Have you been in any trouble when you looked for the kitchen knife for your better cooking ? We’d appreciate it if the following page could successfully help you 🙂 http://www.hocho-knife.com/knife-purposes-types/   Looking forward to seeing you in the Hocho-Knife online shop for Made-in-Japan Kitchen Knives. Thank you for reading and best regards! All the …

How to Sharpen a Kitchen Knife

In most cases, kitchen knives can successfully be re-sharpened. Do you like to try that for razor-sharpness ? We recommend to sharpen your knife with waterstones for better sharpening, not with a grinding rod. Does that look to really expend much time and effort compared to the benefit? Don’t worry about it. It get easy to for …

Super Cutting Show with Japanese Kitchen Knives

Using a razor sharp Japanese kitchen knife “Hocho”, a chef showed an amazing Super Cutting demonstration.     Such a skill is said not so special but a basic technique acquired from a training to be a true Japanese cuisine chef. Do you think that it is true?   Visit the Hocho-Knife online shop for …

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