Welcome to Part I of our Japanese Ceramics introduction. As mentioned in our newsletter , this month we’ll be having a promotion on our collection of ceramics. All the different plates and bowls you see here were made in Japan and produced exclusively for Oomomo. Japanese culture has many different types, styles and uses of ceramic tableware, which we’d like to introduce to you through these articles.

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Most Japanese meals will have separate plates and bowls for separate dishes within the meal. It’s common for there to be a medium-sized plate or bowl, a rice bowl, a soup bowl, and one or two small plates or bowls for sauces or pickled foods. It’s common to eat a little from each dish in a circular motion, so that the flavours can intertwine and compliment each other. This is called ‘sankaku-tabe’ (directly translated: triangular eating – although I’m sure in English we’d be more likely to call it circular eating).

You can also stay cool this summer with some traditional Japanese “tsumetai zensai” (cold appetisers). We recommend “hiyayakko” (cold tofu) or just some simple chilled edamame beans.

Chawanmushi ちゃわんむし(茶碗蒸し)

'Have you ever eaten chawanmushi? It's a Japanese egg custard dish that is flavoured with soy sauce and fish stock, and can be made with different ingredients, such as mushrooms, gingko, or boiled shrimp"

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