Surikogi & Suribachi - Pestle & Mortar
A pestle (Surikogi) and mortar (Suribachi) is an essential piece of kit for every student and master of Japanese cuisine. The grooved interior of the mortar provides the ideal grinding surface for sesame seeds, peppercorns, nuts and spices. The attractive nature of the earthenware mortar means pastes and sauces can be created in the bowl and taken directly to table. The magnolia wood pestle is durable and smooth with a design that makes it very comfortable to use.
A silicon base prevents the mortar slipping while in use. Clean with warm water and a small amount of detergent, avoid rubbing with a metal scourer. Do not soak pestle for long periods in water.