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Our Products Fit Our Values

One of the reasons we are in business at is to bring our customers products that they are not likely to find anywhere else. Usually, this means finding products that come from a culture very different from those of most of our customers. A truly adventurous home cook is challenged by the availability of specialized tools. We try to bring these tools to you. Today, we are excited to add several new products from Japan that fit this mission.

Here are just a few of the tools from Japan that will help you add a decorative flair to your food preparation.

Panda Sandwich Cutter & Embosser The Panda Sandwich Cutter & Embosser adds a unique panda-shaped embossment imprint on food surfaces like fluffy bread. Just imagine how cool your kid will look when she takes out a sandwich at lunch with a nice panda face pressed into the surface.

Vegetable Shaped Bento Cups– Set of 12Just in time for spring and summer food decorating, these Set of 12 Vegetable Shaped Bento Cups are so realistic, I thought they were actually vegetables when I first saw the package. Pack and present bite-sized foods, fruits, or snacks in these cute vegetable shaped cups. Use the straight-edged shiso leaf to decorate homemade bento boxes. This is a really cool and unique addition to your food decorating repertoire.

Baby Panda Onigiri Mold & Cutter SetDo you make sushi at home? Try this Baby Panda Onigiri Mold & Cutter Set to shape little baby panda shaped rice balls for your sushi plate. Just place the cooked sushi rice into the mold, hold the handle, and press down to shape the rice. You will be so happy to share these specially shaped pieces of sushi with your family and friends.

Stay tuned for even more new products coming from

Meet Our Newest Cookbooks

We just received our most exciting shipment of new cookbooks yet! They are super-rare bilingual English and Chinese cookbooks with detailed illustrations. Our newest books are longer and packed with even more information to help you make delicious dishes and baked goods.

The main difference with our cookbooks is their incredible authenticity, written in the native Chinese language with an English translation on the facing page. This makes it easy for those wanting to explore more exotic recipes while maintaining authenticity for native speakers.

This bilingual nature also means that you won’t find the same recipes in very many other introductory cookbooks available in English. These books were written with native speakers in mind yet include a translation that makes it possible for English speaking cooks to try each recipe. Go beyond the basics with these cookbooks.

My personal favorite is the Miraculous Soups Cookbook, Miraculous Soups Cookbooka jumbo-sized illustrated cookbook with over 250 Chinese soup recipes. Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, is an alternative perspective on maintaining health. Soup is a big part of the TCM tradition. This cookbook shows you the detailed recipes for making Chinese soups that harness TCM to maintain and improve health.

Other new titles include The World of Rice, Tasty Chicken Wings, Noodle Secrets, In Love with Bread, Scrumptious Pork Ribs, The Season of Double Fifth, Stewed & Braised Dishes, More Delicious Double Stewed Soups, Truly Teochew Delights, A Bountiful Reunion, and The Secret of Cookies.

You can find all of the recipe titles in each book on each book’s product page. Just select the “Contents” tab.