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Oct 7, 2013 07:27 AM

japanese kitchen utensils in GTA

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

Any GTA suggestions?

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  1. 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.

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

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      1. re: Kagemusha

        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.

      2. 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

          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

            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

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