The Best Japanese Kitchenware for Japanese Food
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The Best Japanese Kitchenware for Japanese Food

Japanese Kitchenware

Wanting to learn how to cook Japanese food does not require a one-way ticket to Japan, you can learn from the comfort of your own kitchen, the important thing is to make sure you have the right tools that can work across various Japanese dishes and their recipes. Here are some of the best, and most frequently used kitchenware you will find in physical stores or any Japanese online store.

Rice Cooker/Warmer

A rice cooker is almost essential considering how frequently rice is a side or part of the main dish in Japanese recipes. Rice cookers are easy to find at most online and kitchenware stores.

Vegetable Slicer

A lot of Japanese dishes are vegetable-heavy and involve a lot of cutting and dicing of veggies to complete the dish. Having a dedicated vegetable slicer on hand will go a long way in making your Japanese recipes easy, approachable, and delicious.

Fish Bone Tweezer

Like rice and vegetables, a lot of Japanese recipes involve the use of seafood. Deboning a fish by hand can be a tough feat. Having a special tool in your kitchen for easing this process is a must-have for your Japanese dishes.

Rice Press & Mold

Along with your rice cooker, molding and shaping rice into neat shapes is a big part of many Japanese dishes. Grabbing a rice mold for your rice is essential to your Japanese cookware collection.


While not explicitly used in cooking. Many Japanese people use chopsticks for eating their food. What better way to enjoy your Japanese meal than with the very utensils that many Japanese people use themselves.


There are many other Japanese Kitchenware tools for various dishes and all vary depending on the type of foods you’d like to make. The best part about learning to cook food from a different culture is discovering all the many different possibilities that come with it.


  • Lauryn R

    This is good to know, thanks for sharing! I have never made Japanese food at home before, but it would be fun to try! I have always wanted a rice cooker too, I think it’s time to invest in one.

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