We are honored to be sponsoring Ramen Fest Chicago!

October 17, 2014

We are honored to be sponsoring Ramen Fest Chicago! We can’t wait to be apart of this wonderful event on November 8th and have our special Korin knives given away to the winners of Urbn Belly Ramen Fest!

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Master Ikeda power hammering the red hot steels together.

October 17, 2014

Master Ikeda power hammering the red hot steels together.

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Here is a master blade maker!

October 16, 2014

Everything from who forger, blade maker, and handler matters when crafting a traditional Japanese knife. Here is a master blade maker.

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PLATING WITH KORIN

October 15, 2014

Kakigori (Japanese Shaved Ice) made with the Hatsuyuki Shaved Ice Maker Courtesy of Sumi Robata Bar, Chicago – Japanese Cuisine Heirloom Tomato Terrine and Salad on the Tessa Black Round Plate Courtesy of  Tete Charcuterie, Chicago – Global, International Cuisine Special Ordered Kiwami Pine Bento Box Courtesy of Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar, Chicago – Japanese [...]

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Thank you for inviting us Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)

October 15, 2014

Capella Pedregal (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico) Thank you for inviting us to the Food & Wine Festival, Mexico (July 2014)    

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Chef Anthony Ricco

October 15, 2014

Anthony Ricco was born and raised in Brooklyn. Growing up in an Italian family, his curiosity in cooking was piqued at a young age by his grandmother’s love of cooking. He transitioned from construction work to his first position at China Grill Restaurant, which proved to be the stepping stone for an exciting culinary career. [...]

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Ramen Fest Chicago!

October 14, 2014

We can’t wait to cheer on the chefs at Ramen Fest Chicago on November 8th! http://www.ramenfestchicago.com/ http://urbanbellychicago.com/    

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October 14, 2014

Where Korin’s knife sharpener practices while training under Japan’s number 1 sharpener, Master Mizuyama.

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The eki-ben!

October 13, 2014

What is the best part of traveling around Japan via shinsansen (bullet train)? The eki-ben of course!! Eki-ben are bento box meals that are sold in railway stations throughout Japan. Eki-ben often contain local specialties from the region in which they are sold.

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Unagisaki are knives specially used to cut eel

October 9, 2014

Unagisaki are knives specially used to cut eel. The blade has a straight 45 degree angle to create a sharp tip for piercing and slicing the entire length of the eel in one continuous motion. The short and angled handle makes it easier to grip and allow users to hold it against the palm of [...]

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