Santoku knives: Iconic Japanese kitchen knives
The Santoku is an iconic Japanese kitchen knife. It is the Japanese version of the chef's knife. The word Santoku means: three qualities. According to some these qualities are cutting, crushing and scooping, the things the santoku excels at. According to others this stands for meat, fish and vegetables. The three ingredients that can easily be cut with a santoku. All we know is that a santoku is an incredibly versatile kitchen knife that is perfect when cutting, crushing and scooping meat, fish and vegetables.
Looking for a good Santoku?
Because of the remarkable shape of the blade you use a santoku a little differently than a standard chef's knife. Do you want to learn more about how to use it and what you need to pay attention to when purchasing a santoku? If so, continue reading!
Chef’s knife vs Santoku. What are the differences
We often get questions about the difference between a chef’s knife and a santoku knife. In this article we try to answer that question.