Many people love Japanese food for its wonderfully healthy properties, artistic presentations and delicate, delicious flavors. Yet even those who love the cuisine of Japan may be intimidated by the idea of trying to prepare it at home.
However, armed with a few specialty cooking utensils, the right ingredients and a few good cookbooks, Japanese cuisine can be enjoyed in your own kitchen as easily as in a specialized restaurant. If you know someone who is an adventurous home chef and loves Japanese food, there are some wonderful items you can gift them with to get them started exploring new culinary worlds.
This guide presents ten such gift ideas that are perfect for a home chef who wants to enjoy Japanese food beyond restaurant sushi, tempura and teriyaki. There's something for every skill level and experience here, so perhaps you'll find something tempting to add to your own kitchen collection at the same time! These gifts are perfect for any occasion: Christmas, a birthday, or perhaps even as a housewarming present for someone who loves to cook.