The Japanese Deba knife is one of the 3 basic models used in Japanese cuisine together with the Yanagiba, and the Usuba or Nakiri. In this post, we will learn more about Deba knives and their types, uses and maintenance.
Sushi is basically a ball of rice flavored with vinegar (also from rice) and other seasonings, over which a piece of raw fish elegantly cut is usually placed. And that’s why we are talking about 3 Japanese knives for fish today.
Japan has a gastronomy culture where there is a prominent respect for knives, and extreme care is taken daily for these precious culinary instruments. In the kitchen, the Japanese will dedicate some minutes everyday to care for their knives and to clean and sharpen them.
In the ancient Japanese culture, cooking plays an important role. Japanese knives require extensive knowledge and experience for their mastery. Each Japanese knife has a very specific use and purpose.