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If you already have a mandoline, you can just use that.

Or a sharp knife. My Japanese friends don't use gadgets like mandolines (Benriner or otherwise), but they could easily slice vegetables as thinly and evenly like that with just a knife.

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Thanks Prasantrin & suzysushi for your input. It's like a wooden box where both bottom and top can be remove to press the layer stuuff to flatten it. I am still searching for its name or anyone can briefly tell me the procedure on how to upload the picture here. I did before unfortunately forgotten.

Thanks anyway.


主泡一杯邀西方. 馥郁幽香而湧.三焦回转沁心房

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Thanks Prasantrin & suzysushi for your input. It's like a wooden box where both bottom and top can be remove to press the layer stuuff to flatten it. I am still searching for its name or anyone can briefly tell me the procedure on how to upload the picture here. I did before unfortunately forgotten.

Oh, you mean an oshizushi box. That's also sold at Asian grocery stores or online. http://www.sushilinks.com/oshizushi.html


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Dear Prasantrin,

Sorry to chip in a bit offtopic, but like different types of tofu, the hardness and indeed, rubberiness [and therefore yuckiness of the cooked dish of paneer] will have a lot to do with how you press it, but also what milk you use, what acid and what temperature [similar parameters apply to tofu as well.

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Thank you for the advice! I've never made it before, so I need all the help I can get (I'm a little scared, actually!). We don't have half-and-half in Japan (we have "pantry cream" for coffee, but it's still 30%), but I can make my own using heavy cream and homogenized milk.

I've been checking out my local Y100 stores for a tsukemono press to use, but haven't found a rectangular one, yet. I'm trying to avoid the round ones because a friend once mentioned round paneer didn't hold its shape as well (around the edges, I guess). Plus the rectangular ones make for more efficient storage! I may have to make the trek out to a real Daiso!

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Thanks Prasantrin & suzysushi for your input. It's like a wooden box where both bottom and top can be remove to press the layer stuuff to flatten it. I am still searching for its name or anyone can briefly tell me the procedure on how to upload the picture here. I did before unfortunately forgotten.

Oh, you mean an oshizushi box. That's also sold at Asian grocery stores or online. http://www.sushilinks.com/oshizushi.html

Suzysushi thanks you very much. What a relieved! yes it's a Oshizushi box. I have been using it for many years now but really didn't know the name. Yes, Indeed I learned a new word from you.


主泡一杯邀西方. 馥郁幽香而湧.三焦回转沁心房

"Inhale the aroma before tasting and drinking, savour the goodness from the heart "

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Many moons ago (years, probably), helenjp posted a link to a set of stainless steel trays she uses to keep food in the fridge. They had lids, and I think racks to lift the food from the bottom of the containers.

I've searched and searched using all the parameters I can think of, but I cannot find the link.

Help me, please!

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Here you go:


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Aren't these called "batto" バット here ? It's one of those loanwords whose derivation has remained a mystery.


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Thanks, Anna N! I don't know why I couldn't find it--I did an advanced search for author: helenjp and keyword: tray, but it didn't come up. I also searched for the keyword steel, so it should have come up!

And thanks, too, Blether. I've been searching "バット" at amazon.co.jp because the Dinos one Helen originally linked to is really expensive! I think I may have to take a look at Doguyasuji in Osaka, and perhaps Kappabashi the next time I'm in Tokyo. I know the Y100 stores have them available sometimes, but they're awfully small and thin (not that it should matter so much for what I want to use it for).

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Oddly enough, batto are one of the things that Tokyu Hands sells at a competitive price - they have a good range in both staoinless steel and aluminium. I settled on a big stainless batto as a lasagne tin - I got it with a low grid to sit inside too, and I'm amazed at how many uses I've found for it (including catching mince coming out of the mincer...)


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Oddly enough, batto are one of the things that Tokyu Hands sells at a competitive price - they have a good range in both staoinless steel and aluminium. I settled on a big stainless batto as a lasagne tin - I got it with a low grid to sit inside too, and I'm amazed at how many uses I've found for it (including catching mince coming out of the mincer...)

Blether, I took a very fast glance at your post and read MICE for "mince"! Super WTF? moment! :laugh:


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Oddly enough, batto are one of the things that Tokyu Hands sells at a competitive price - they have a good range in both staoinless steel and aluminium. I settled on a big stainless batto as a lasagne tin - I got it with a low grid to sit inside too, and I'm amazed at how many uses I've found for it (including catching mince coming out of the mincer...)

Blether, I took a very fast glance at your post and read MICE for "mince"! Super WTF? moment! :laugh:

:biggrin: ha ha ha :unsure: eeeeeeewwwwww :blink::shock:

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I've got a set of batto in my shopping cart on amazon.co.jp for only Y4000-much cheaper than for what another company is selling the exact same set. It's a set of 4 batto, 4 lids, 1 metal lid, and 2 racks.

Today at our school bazaar, I picked up a set of 3 batto with 3 lids and 1 rack for only Y600!! Brand new in the box and stainless steel, not aluminium!

I'll probably still pick up the other set from amazon, because you can never have too many batto!


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I'll probably still pick up the other set from amazon, because you can never have too many batto!

The deep-fryer's friend. And it's a casserole, it's a baking tray, it's a wrap-sealed fridge box; it's a cupboard-tidy for pot lids, it's...

MICE for "mince"! Super WTF? moment! :laugh:

Ha ha ! Judiu, I'm sorry I didn't see your post till now. Yes, I'm looking for a bit more crunch in my sausage mix :biggrin:


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One thing I've discovered the hard way is that all stainless steels are not equal. The ones that look more yellowy sometimes do corrode, while the bluer looking ones seem to be made of sterner stuff.

Worse, the trays inside the cheapo ones don't seem to be put together as well either - mine have sprung apart, while the older but sturdier set soldier on bravely.

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made sense to put this here :

 

Something came from Japan yesterday.  Postman must be bi-lingual :

 

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very cute.   as soon as it warms up a bit  (  10 F here )  Ill get some sushi rice, and some Nori.  possibly some SPAM. !

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