Easy Japanese Recipes

Cutting Techniques

I use Japanese cutting techniques in some of my recipes, so I would like to introduce the techniques here.

Carrot Flower: See how you make it HERE.

Carrot Flower

Chiffonade: See how you make it HERE.

Chiffonade

Hana Renkon: See how you make it HERE.

Hana Renkon

Hangetsugiri (Cutting into Semi-Circles): See how you make it HERE.

Hangetsugiri

Hosogiri (Thin Cut): Cut vegetables into 1 ½ inch lengths.  Cut them lengthwise into rectangles of about 1/8 inch thickness.  Lay them on their side and cut them into thin pieces of 1/8 inch thickness.

Hyoshigigiri (Bar-Rectangles):  See how you make it HERE.

Hyoshigigiri

Ichogiri (Quarter-Rounds; Cutting into Ginkgo Leaf Shape): See how you make it HERE.

Ichogiri

Kakushibocho (Hidden Knife): On thick circular pieces of root vegetable such as daikon, make a cross incision on one side.   Imagine drawing an X on an O with a knife.  This technique will help the ingredient cook thoroughly and soaks up flavor quickly.

Kannon-Biraki (Butterfly Cut): See how you make it HERE.

Kannon Biraki

Koguchigiri (Edge Cut): See how you make it HERE.

Koguchigiri

Kushigatagiri (Wedge Cut): See how you make it HERE.

Kushigatagiri

Mentori (Smoothing of Angles): See how you make it HERE.

Mentori

Mijingiri (Finely Minced): See how you make it HERE.

Mijingiri

Nanamegiri (Diagonal Cut): See how you make it HERE.

Nanamegiri

Nejiri Ume: See how you make it HERE.

Nejiri Ume

Rangiri (Cutting in Rotation): See how you make it HERE.

Rangiri

Sainomegiri (Cutting into Cubes): See how you make it HERE.

Sainomegiri

Sasagaki (Shaping of Bamboo)See how you make it HERE.

Sasagaki

Sengiri (Julienne Strips): See how you make it HERE.

Sengiri

Shiitake Hanagiri: See how you make it HERE.

Shiitake Hanagiri

Sogigiri: See how you make it HERE.

Sogigiri

Tanzakugiri (Rectangles): See how you make it HERE.

Tanzakugiri

Tazuna Konnyaku: See how you make it HERE.

Tazuna Konnyaku

Usugiri (Thin Slice): Cut vegetables thinly into 1/8 inch slices.

Usugiri

Wagiri (Rounds): See how you make it HERE.

Wagiri

* Some of the images are from here.

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