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Akazuki offers professionals a wide range of Japanese bowls made in Japan for all Japanese dishes that require the use of bowls.
Different sizes and different materials, they will be perfect for any type of soup, Chinese noodles or rice dishes.
Small Japanese bowls are usually used to eat soup or rice. Ceramic or small porcelain bowls (compared to Western standards) are intended for rice while bowls made of wood, lacquer or plastic are intended for soup, especially the famous miso soup.
Japanese bowls of medium size correspond more to what is done in Europe or USA. They are especially made for any dishes named with “don”. “Don” means rice covered with something, such as raw fish, seaweed, vegetables, meat, … In terms of everyday use, these bowls are perfect for cereals, soups, soups, individual salads or desserts …
The large Japanese bowls are intended for Japanese noodles and their soup (udon, ramen, chanpon, soba …). They are usually made of ceramic or plastic. Because of their size, they can be used as serving bowls, plates for spaghetti, salad ….
Everything You Need to Know about Japanese Bowls
Have you ever enjoyed a traditional Japanese meal but not known why they use different bowls to serve different meals?
Japanese traditional cuisine is served in all of its glory, letting you enjoy every bit of the food with style.
Here is a guide to a brief understanding of traditional Japanese bowls.
Chawan (Rice Bowl)
Chawan is a small bowl, used to serve soft, sticky steamed Japanese rice. Each family member in Japan may have their personal rice bowls, differing in material and sizes. Mom may use a small rice bowl, dad may get a big porcelain bowl, and kids may have a rice bowl with a character print.
Meoto Chawan comes as a couple where the father gets a big rice bowl, mom uses a smaller bowl, and toddler uses a plastic bowl.
Shiruwan (Soup Bowl)
Often made of wooden material, shiruwan is used to serve hot soap, such as miso soup. All family member usually has the same type of shiruwan.
Shiruwan features charming designs, such as flowers and is lacquered. A bowl with a lid is used to serve soap on a holiday or a special day.
Kobachi/Donburi (Small Bowl)
Kobachi or donrubi is a small bowl, used during the winter season to serve hot dishes. However, they are also used in summer.
These bowls are used to serve vinegared salad (Sunomono), simmer dish (Nimono), dressed dish (Aemono), or special delicacies (Chinmi). Donburi is usually used to serve ramen and noodles.
So, are you ready to impress your customers by serving them a traditional Japanese style meal party?