Gourmet Researcher

Shouta Kondo

He has appeared in NHK's "Life Design U-29" and is very involved in food tourism and recipe development. He appears in corporate demonstrations, commercials, TV shows, magazines and is active on the internet. In 2018 he published his first book, "A Son's Taste: Making Meals for My Mother."

Collaborated Articles

  • Top 13 Best Japanese Peelers to in 2021 - Tried and True!

    Top 13 Best Japanese Peelers to in 2021 - Tried and True!

    Peelers can be used in a variety of ways, not only for peeling vegetables but also for julienning cabbage and the like. There are so many peelers out there on the market in all different shapes and sizes so just which ones stand out above the rest?Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites like Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping for the 13 most popular peelers. Then we put them to the test!With the help of 3 kitchen goods specialists, we examined each peeler for the following 3 criteria. Cutting AbilityHandleabilityEase of MaintenanceFinally, we created a buying guide to help you choose the best peeler out there. So, which one will stand out above the rest? Use this article as a reference to help you make your purchase.
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  • Top 14 Best Japanese Kitchen Shears in 2021 - Tried and True!

    Top 14 Best Japanese Kitchen Shears in 2021 - Tried and True!

    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Kakaku.com for the best Japanese kitchen shears available online. We then picked out the most popular products and tested them for the following:SharpnessGripEase of maintenanceWe consulted with several kitchen goods experts who tested the shears using the criteria above. We discussed the pros and cons of different types of materials used such as steel and ceramic, and additional functionalities such as bottle and jar openers. We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide that lists the best Japanese kitchen shears available online.
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  • Top 13 Best Japanese Salad Spinners to Buy Online 2020

    Top 13 Best Japanese Salad Spinners to Buy Online 2020

    While some love using a salad spinner daily, some wonder whether it's really necessary. But when you decide to get one, you'll want it to be a good one. That's why our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites such as Amazon and Rakuten for the best Japanese salad spinners available online. We then picked out the most popular products and tested them.With the advice of our experts, we focused on 3 things:How easy is it to useHow well does it drain waterHow easy is it to cleanWe then ranked the products and put what we learned into a buying guide to help you choose the best Japanese salad spinners available online. Maybe we can even convince you non-salad-spinner believers to buy one!
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  • Top 9 Best Japanese Daikon Radish Graters (Oni-Oroshi) to Buy Online 2020 - Tried and True!

    Top 9 Best Japanese Daikon Radish Graters (Oni-Oroshi) to Buy Online 2020 - Tried and True!

    Grated Japanese radish, or "oroshi-daikon," is a common condiment for many traditional and modern dishes in Japan. If you like Japanese cuisine, a good grater is a must-have. The texture from hand grating can't be replicated with a food processor, which leaves too much water and an inferior mouthfeel. In addition, these graters can be used with other foods, such as ginger root, carrots, onions, apples or other hard fruits and roots.Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Kakaku.com for the best graters available online. We then picked out the most popular products and tested them, using daikon radish as our veggie of choice.With the advice of our experts, we focused on 3 things:Did it make good grated radish?Was it easy to use?Was it easy to clean?We then ranked the products and put what we learned into a buying guide to help you choose the best Japanese daikon graters available online.
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