Any delicious dish is the result of a succession of steps. Let's brush up on your cooking skills by reviewing some basic techniques such as cutting. The cure you put into every step of cooking is sure to bring a smile on every face on your dining table.

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Japanese Cutting/Peeling Techniques

Hyoshigi-giri (sticks) / Tanzaku-giri (rectangles)

Hyoshigi-giri (sticks) is a technique of cutting into long and thin rectangles. The shape is similar to hyoshigi (wooden clappers), hence the name. Tanzaku-giri (rectangles) is a similar technique used for cutting into thin tanzaku (rectangles).

Hyoshigi-giri (sticks)

Cut into desired length and width pieces of even thickness.

Tanzaku-giri (rectangles)

Cut into desired length and width pieces as for hyoshigi-giri but thinner.

Japanese Cutting/Peeling Techniques