Suribachi Pestle & Mortar


      Pestles and Mortars are ancient yet timeless kitchen tools designed for grinding, crushing, and mixing ingredients.The Suribachi and Surikogi are traditional Japanese kitchen tools that form a essential duo necessary for preparing various pastes, sauces, and spice blends integral to many Japanese dishes

      The mortar is called a Suribachi. Suri means literally grind, "bachi(hachi)" means bowl in Japanese. Suribachi is often used for grinding sesame seeds, nuts, tofu, yam and fish for Japanese cuisine. The inner side of Suribachi has sharp fine lines by hand with comb-drawing which gives food well grinding. 

      The Surikogi, or Japanese pestle, is a durable wooden tool for use in conjunction with the suribachi mortar. Using a wooden pestle increases the mortars longevity, contributing to the popularity of this item. This particular surikogi was made by  Meijiya Co., Ltd., a long-established woodworking company based in Kanuma City, Tochigi Prefecture, with over 70 years of history.

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