Japanese tube Pastry cutters ?

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by chisel, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. chisel

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    hi all,

    I'm Karl brand new user with a problem .

    Does anybody know a site where i may find long tube cutters ?

    I have been looking to no avail and its starting to really wreck my head !

    Help
     
  2. mezzaluna

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    Hello Chisel- I'll move your thread from the Welcome Forum (for introductions) to the equipment forum. Good luck!

    Mezzaluna
     
  3. chrislehrer

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    I know exactly where to get them in Japan, but elsewhere, no.

    Out of interest, what do you use them for? Japanese chefs generally don't use them for pastry -- they're for hollowing out cucumbers, mostly.
     
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  5. chisel

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    I dont use them for pastry ether . but they are fantastic for long fine tubes from various veg , also for making holes of different sizes in veg
    which then be stuffed eg white radish that looks like bone marrow . or holes in crisped veg for effect. or small discs of veg or jelly
     
  6. chisel

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    thanks for that , but no luck there. looks like i'm going to japan
     
  7. chrislehrer

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    If you're going to Japan, I have three suggestions:

    Tokyo: go to Kappabashi, near Asakusa. It's sort of the restaurant supply strip. You'll find lots of the things.

    Kyoto: go to Aritsugu, in Nishiki Market. I know they've got them.

    Osaka: there's a strip that sort of competes with Tokyo's Kappabashi, where you can find them. If you're going to Osaka and not elsewhere, let me know and I'll look up the information -- it's been a while and I don't remember exactly.
     
  8. chisel

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    Thanks a mill ! that will come in handy . cant believe such a great tool is not available on line .

    Thanks again Karl