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japanese kitchen utensils in GTA

biggreenmatt Oct 7, 2013 07:27 AM

I'm looking for various Japanese, quality, non-knife kitchen utensils, including an oroshigane, tsukemonnoki, etc.

Any GTA suggestions?

  1. biggreenmatt Oct 7, 2013 08:23 AM

    Thinking outside the box, could there be a Korean equivalency? I'm particularly interested in the oroshigane, as I need to do some pretty fine work and even my most micro microplane isn't up to the task.

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    1. re: biggreenmatt
      Kagemusha Oct 7, 2013 11:59 AM

      That's why I suggested PAT Korean grocers.

      I got mine in several sizes from Mika's a few years ago.
      There's an off chance Tap Phong on Spadina will have 'em.

      1. re: biggreenmatt
        szw Oct 7, 2013 01:24 PM

        You can buy those graters in Chinese supermarkets or galleria. But if you want a quality one, you can get copper ones at tosho knife arts. They aren't cheap. They are beautiful.

        The Chinese ones are small and a couple bucks, but I've never used them. I've seen plastic ones at galleria as well.

        I don't think I've seen a pickle press in Toronto. Best bet would be eBay?

        1. re: szw
          szw Oct 7, 2013 01:33 PM

          Also check out Japanese knife imports in California to compare and see, but I'd get the tosho one.

      2. Kagemusha Oct 7, 2013 07:37 AM

        Mika's Japanese Gifts in Mississauga and P.A.T. are worth checking out

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        1. re: Kagemusha
          youdonut Oct 8, 2013 09:40 AM

          I was in Mika's Japanese Gifts and they carry Pickle Press's the large ones go for $35, Also contrary to what their website states they are not closing the store down apparently the daughter is taking over the business.

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          bytepusher Oct 7, 2013 07:34 AM

          Sanko on Queen W
          J-Town on Steeles E

          There's a shop at St. Lawrence Market that sells kitchen stuff and they have some Japanese specialty items (like onigiri molds)

          I've never seen a tsukemono ki and the oroshigane I have, I brought back from Japan.

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