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Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Special Osaka-Style Cooking Utensils

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This Month's Film: Woman in the Dunes
Cuisine: Japanese

The preparation of Japanese food usually requires a few special utensils. And since I've never prepared some of these dishes, I've had to buy a couple new items for my kitchen as well. I ordered a takoyaki pan to make these round, octopus-filled dumplings, and a oshizushi press to make Osaka-style battera sushi. For the yakiniku, I will use my cast-iron grill pan in the broiler, however I would like to someday buy one of those little Japanese charcoal braziers. And for the okonomiyaki pancakes, I will use my electric griddle. And of course, I will need my electric rice cooker, my wok, and my everyday cookware for the basics.

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