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Hangiri, Cypress Wood & Copper Rice Bowl


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Get some inspiration from some of our recipes that use this as an ingredient:

A traditional wooden sushi rice bowl.

When it comes to preparing good quality sushi, perfecting the sushi rice is the most important step to master. A traditional Hangiri wooden bowl, also called Handai or Sushi Oke, plays a vital part in the final steps of cooling the rice and adding seasonings. These cypress Hangiri represent the very best way to keep your rice at the perfect tender texture for extended periods. 

Kiso Sawara Cypress wood has been the preferred material for holding sushi rice for centuries, owing to its highly hygroscopic properties - in other words, it will readily absorb and retain excess moisture. This regulation of moisture content holds the sticky texture of your rice longer than any other material. Covered with a clean, damp cloth, this Hangiri can keep rice in perfect condition at room temperature for 12 hours. 

A flat base and shallow sides allow for rapid cooling, as well as the easy mixing of cooked rice, vinegar, salt and sugar. Hangiri are bound in the traditional way with copper rings. Built to last, attractive to work with and made from the very best material for storing rice, Hangiri are a must-have for any kitchen where sushi is prepared.

Available in two sizes:

30cm diameter

36cm diameter

Care instructions for the bowls can be found HERE