Helen’s Asian Kitchen 5-1/2-Inch Ceramic Suribachi Set

Helen’s Asian Kitchen 5-1/2-Inch Ceramic Suribachi Set

[ReviewAZON asin="B000UEYXL8"]A Japanese version of the mortar and pestle, this suribachi set from Helen's Asian Kitchen is ideally suited to grinding and crushing herbs, seeds, and spices for deliciously fresh food. Crafted from durable earthenware with a rich brown outer glaze, the suribachi bowl features an unglazed, ribbed interior. This design holds ingredients at a slope for efficient, visible grinding. The coordinating wooden pestle, or surikogi, works well with the ceramic materials, so that the ingredients, not the bowl, take the beating. Comfortable in the hand, the pestle is shaped to maximize the contours of the suribachi bowl for uniform and quick results. A bamboo brush also comes with the set for precision cleaning of the bowls' ribs. All pieces should be washed by hand to preserve their integrity. --Emily Bedard[/ReviewAZON] [...more]

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Helen’s Asian Kitchen 5-Inch Spider Skimmer

Helen’s Asian Kitchen 5-Inch Spider Skimmer

[ReviewAZON asin="B000PKQ3YW"]Named for its weblike design, this spider skimmer from Helen's Asian Kitchen line is a handy, versatile tool for any food that needs quick draining. Crafted from rustproof stainless steel, the skimmer is sturdy and lightweight with a rounded shape that keeps hold of dumplings, wontons, and raviolis. Its netted design drains oils and water quickly and efficiently for better cooking results, and its bamboo handle is comfortable and heat-resistant. Measuring 5 inches in diameter, the skimmer is safe in the dishwasher for easy cleanup. A 7-inch version is also available. --Emily Bedard[/ReviewAZON] [...more]

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Helen’s Asian Kitchen Bamboo 18-Inch Rolling Pin, Caramelized

Helen’s Asian Kitchen Bamboo 18-Inch Rolling Pin, Caramelized

[ReviewAZON asin="B000UEWURM"]Created by Helen's Asian Kitchen in collaboration with Chinese food expert Helen Chen, this lovely and durable rolling pin matches French design with Eastern materials. A tube with tapered ends, the pin is crafted from bamboo, a renewable resource that is harder than maple. Smooth in action and gentle on the hands because it requires no grip, the pin measures 18 inches in length. Heat-triggered caramelization of the bamboo gives it an appealing honey color. Ideal for piecrusts, pastries, and cookie dough, it should be washed by hand to maintain its structural integrity. --Emily Bedard[/ReviewAZON] [...more]

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Helen Chen’s Asian Kitchen Excalibur Nonstick 12-Inch Stir Fry Pan

Helen Chen’s Asian Kitchen Excalibur Nonstick 12-Inch Stir Fry Pan

[ReviewAZON asin="B000OFNLCU"]Designed by Helen Chen, daughter of renowned Chinese food pioneer Joyce Chen, the Asian Kitchen Excalibur line of cookware helps bring Asian cooking into the Western home. Crafted from durable carbon steel with a 2 mm thickness, the cookware combines rugged construction with convenient non-stick coating, so food cooks traditionally but cleans up quickly. Named for their premium 2-layer non-stick coating, Excalibur pans feature secure riveted handles made of stay-cool Bakelite. Perfect for the rapid heating conditions of searing and stir-frying, they are safe for use on gas, electric, and induction stovetops. This Excalibur stir-fry pan is a substantial cooking tool, suited to rapid cooking of meats, seafoods, and veggies. It features a flat bottom, steep sides, and a handle ring for hanging. Measuring 12 inches in diameter, it should be washed by hand for best results. A 14-inch version is also available. --Emily Bedard[/ReviewAZON] [...more]

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Joyce Chen Stainless Steel Strainer  5 Inch

Joyce Chen Stainless Steel Strainer 5 Inch

[ReviewAZON asin="B000684DTU"]Joyce Chen opened her first restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1958. She found that the selection and quality of Chinese cookware in America didn't live up to her high standards… so she developed her own. Today, Joyce Chen Products sources from all over the Pacific Rim to bring the best of Asia to you. This 5" stainless strainer is a handy little kitchen addition. Its generous bowl will allow you to scoop wontons or dumplings with ease. Earth-friendly bamboo handles stay cool to the touch and look great[/ReviewAZON] [...more]

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Helen Chen’s Asian Kitchen 10-Inch Bamboo Steamer

Helen Chen’s Asian Kitchen 10-Inch Bamboo Steamer

[ReviewAZON asin="B000OFNL8Y"]An authentic tool for steaming vegetables and meats or serving dim sum at the table, this steamer from Helen Chen's Asian Kitchen line is crafted from tightly woven bamboo. In addition to being a sustainable material, bamboo is an effective steaming material because it traps steam, absorbs condensation, and retains heat. Here, the 100 percent natural bamboo slats are hand-woven into a layered cylindrical basket with a tightly constructed lid and secured with bamboo pegs. Tidy and attractive, the unit rests over a wok or, with a steaming ring, on a pot of boiling water to cook without fat or cumbersome equipment. Measuring 10 inches in diameter, the steamer is handcrafted, and detergent-free washing by hand is recommended. An instruction booklet with recipes is included. --Emily Bedard[/ReviewAZON] [...more]

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Asian Red/Black Soup Spoons, Set of 2

Asian Red/Black Soup Spoons, Set of 2

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Joyce Chen Burnished Bamboo 5-Piece Utensil Set

Joyce Chen Burnished Bamboo 5-Piece Utensil Set

[ReviewAZON asin="B0009XYW4I"]In today's rapidly changing world, using renewable resources makes sense, even in the kitchen. Joyce Chen's burnished bamboo utensils are not only earth-friendly, but beautiful and practical. Bamboo, a grass, grows quickly to harvestable size and is considered an environmentally-sound replacement for slow-growing trees. Stronger than wood, the tools in this set won't scratch nonstick surfaces and are so tough they won't swell, split, or absorb moisture like wood can. Moreover, these are dishwasher-safe. The burnished honey color comes not from a stain but from oven-roasting, which caramelizes the bamboo's naturally occurring sugars. Designed with Asian cooking in mind, but appropriate for other types of cuisine as well, this five-piece bamboo tool set includes a 12-inch mixing spoon, 12-inch slotted spatula, 11-inch tongs, and 13-inch stir-fry spatula, complete with a bamboo canister. All the tools are safe to use on any nonstick surface. Joyce Chen produces an impressive range of burnished bamboo kitchen tools and cutting boards, along with traditional woks and Asian-style cutlery for the dedicated home chef. --Ann Bieri What's in the Box Bamboo utensil set. The set consists of: 12-inch mixing spoon; 12-inch slotted spatula; 11-inch tongs; 13-inch stir-fry spatula; canister. 5 pieces total.[/ReviewAZON] [...more]

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J.A. Henckels Twin Four Star 2-Piece Asian Set

J.A. Henckels Twin Four Star 2-Piece Asian Set

[ReviewAZON asin="B0009RUZ72"]With a tradition of creating high-quality knives for more than 250 years, J.A. Henckels is a leader in the world of superior cutlery used by professionals and home cooks. One of the most popular collections, Four Star, brings comfort, ease, and increased proficiency to the cooking experience. Fully-forged blades blend carbon and stainless steel deterring rust and corrosion, while a special Friodur ice-hardening process strengthens the blades and prevents staining. Polypropylene handles sit well in the hand and are ergonomic and hygienic since there are no gaps to trap food particles. Comparable to the Five Star collection, Four Star knives have slightly different handles which are more comfortable for those with smaller hands. The 2-piece Asian set includes a 5-inch hollow edge santoku knife and 3-inch hollow edge kudamono parer. Translated as ""three good things"", the santoku knife is equally suited to slice, dice, and mince. Just as versatile as the chef's knife, this Asian-style blade combines the dexterity and strength of a cleaver and chef's knife into one. The small kudamono paring knife, translated from the Japanese to mean ""fruit"", is ideal for fine slicing, mincing, peeling, and creating garnishes. Both knives have been designed with kulles, indentions along the blade edge that help reduce the friction when slicing and prevent food from clinging to the blade. Henckels offers a lifetime warranty, recommends washing all knives by hand, and suggests always storing cutlery sets in the appropriate storage location. --Lea Werbel From the Manufacturer [...more]

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Helen Chen’s Asian Kitchen Excalibur Nonstick 14-Inch Wok

Helen Chen’s Asian Kitchen Excalibur Nonstick 14-Inch Wok

[ReviewAZON asin="B000OFNLC0"]Designed by Helen Chen, daughter of renowned Chinese food pioneer Joyce Chen, the Asian Kitchen Excalibur line of cookware helps bring Asian cooking into the Western home. Crafted from durable carbon steel with a 2 mm thickness, the cookware combines rugged construction with convenient non-stick coating, so food cooks traditionally but cleans up quickly. Named for their premium 2-layer non-stick coating, Excalibur pans feature secure riveted handles made of stay-cool Bakelite. Perfect for the rapid heating conditions of searing and stir-frying, they are safe for use on gas, electric, and induction stovetops. This Excalibur wok is a substantial cooking tool, suited to family-size meals and high-volume ingredients like greens. It features a flat bottom, steep sides, and a useful helper handle. Fitted with a hanging ring, it measures 14 inches in diameter and should be washed by hand for best results. A 12-inch version is also available. --Emily Bedard[/ReviewAZON] [...more]

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