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Origami crane shaped soy sauce pitcher

The origami crane has special significance in Japan.

Thousand Origami Cranes (千羽鶴, Senbazuru?) is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes held together by strings. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury.

The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Japan, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person’s wish come true. This makes them popular gifts for special friends and family.
1,000 Origami Cranes – Wikipedia

Boston Warehouse New East Origami Soy Sauce Jar

Now you can understand why this origami crane shaped soy sauce jar makes a great gift. It’s the perfect container for your sushi dinner. Made of stoneware, this jar is made to last and is dishwasher safe. It holds 3-ounce of soy sauce.

Make your own origami crane

This video shows you how to make your own origami crane

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Top 10 Christmas Gifts for the International Foodie

Does the foodie in your life eat food from around the world? Perhaps she’d like one of these gadgets in the kitchen

1. Spanish Paella Pan and Ingredients

Paella is the national dish of Spain. It’s a complex dish of rice, safron, seafood, chicken, rabbit, and other meats. Each region has their own specialty and there’s always a party when the paella pan comes out. This gift set includes a paella pan as well as a selection of Spanish ingredients to start the paella party.

Paella Gift Set with Spanish Delicacies

2. Sushi Kit

This sushi kit has everything you need to make and eat sushi, That is everything but the actual rice, nori, and fish. It has the wooden bowl for prepping the rice, the rolling mat, and service set.

Sushi Making Set

Sushi making also requires a good set of knives for precision cutting. This set of sushi knives are hand made in Japan, yet still affordable.
5 PC. SUSHI KNIVES, pro sushi carbon vanadium stainless steel, hand made in carrying case

3. Indian Thali Set

Meals in India are often served as a series of small dishes. These are served on platters with different containers or compartments. This thali server has an intricate pattern and several dishes to elegantly serve a meal.

Oxidized Stainless Steel Puja Thali with 5 Lamps and 1 Bowl for Arati

4. Party Size Brick Pizza Oven

This pizza oven is great for parties and families that can never agree on toppings. It’s got an earthenware dome with multiple openings that let each person create their own personal sized pizza and watch it bake. Think of it as an Italian fondue pot.

Wimmeley PD601 PizzaDome Portable Italian Brick Pizza Oven

5. German Spetzle Maker

Spetzle is a small dumpling-like noodle that is very popular in Germany. This tool works great for making spetzle, but can also be used for mashed potatoes, apple sauce, and other similar foods where you want a smooth consistency without lumps.

Kuchenprofi Potato Ricer/Spaetzle Press in 18/10 Stainless Steel

6. Electric Arepas Maker

An arepa is a dish made of corn and is popular in both Colombia and Venezuela. It is similar to the the Salvadoran pupusa. This arepa maker by Oster allows you to cook 6 of these at the same time. Epicurious.com has a great recipe for Columbian Arepas:

These tasty cornmeal cakes can be found grilled, baked, or fried in several Latin American countries. We love this Colombian version—the outside fries up crisp and golden, while the cheesy middle stays wonderfully moist. They can be eaten as a side dish or paired with hot chocolate for an afternoon snack.

Read the full recipe: Columbian Arepas – Epicurious.com

Oster 4798 Electric Family-Size 6-Cup Arepamaker

7. Persian Electric Samovar Tea Service

This electric samovar serves tea the Persian way. There are two pots, the one on top holds a concentrated tea, while the one below holds hot water. Pour some of the concentrated tea into your cup and then dilute it to your satisfaction.

Teasam Electric Samovar Teapot 4.5 Liters Cobalt Porcelain Handle

8. Polish Pierogi

Poland, like France, is a country where people really know food. One can stop at a wayside inn in the country or at a modest restaurant in a working-class city neighborhood and be served a meal worth remembering. This pierogi tray is sturdy and makes 6 of the dumplings at a time. You can also use it for making potstickers and other similar dumplings.

CucinaPro 135-03 Pierogi Tray

9. Turkish Coffee Set

Turkish coffee is strong. Real strong. It’s so strong, the grinds have their own psychic powers. This set includes the coffee pot and two cups. Just remember, don’t drink that last sip.

Turkish Coffee Set for Two

10. Stainless Steel Chinese Hot Pot

Many of the items on this list encourage family-style dining. This Chinese hot pot is no exception.

In the winter season, when chilly temperatures and frigid winds prevail over the land, people like to eat food that instantly warms their bodies and lifts their spirits. For that, the hot pot is a delicious and hearty choice. Families or groups of friends sit around a table and eat from a steaming pot in the middle, cooking and drinking and chatting. Eating hot pot is not a passive activity: diners must select morsels of prepared raw food from plates scattered around the table, place them in the pot, wait for them to cook, fish them out of the soup, dip them in the preferred sauce, and then eat them hot, fresh, and tender. They can also ladle up the broth from the pot and drink it.
Chinese Hot Pot – Chinatown Connection

Chinese Stainless Steel Hotpot

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May the force be with you – Star Wars chop sticks

You’ll destroy the evil sushi empire with these Luke Skywalker blue light saber chopsticks

Star Wars Chop Sabers - Luke Skywalker Blue

Or maybe you prefer the Darth Vader version

Star Wars: Darth Vader Lightsaber Chopstick

Even Yoda’s lightsaber gets into the action

Star Wars: Yoda EP6 Lightsaber Chopstick

You can wash down the sushi with saki filled star wars cups

Vandor Star Wars Glasses, Set of 4

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The Manga Cookbook for Japanese Fans

If you get hungry looking at food in your manga cartoon books, just grab this cook book and start making your next meal. It’s illustrated by Chihiro Hattori and features 27 basic Japanese recipes.

The Manga Cookbook

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Cobalt blue sushi set

This sushi set has a deep, cobalt blue glaze that stands out on the table. It may not make your sushi taste better, but it certainly will look fabulous.
Japanese Cobalt Blue Kosui 6 Piece Sushi Plate Set for Two

These bowls would be great for your miso soup.

Set of Two Japanese Cobalt Blue Large Bowls 5 3/4 Inches

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High in the sky with Alessi sushi set

This sushi set designed by Stefano Giovannoni in 2008 features whimsical birds and clouds that will make your meal delightful. The set contains a small dish for soy sauce, large plate, chopstick rest in bone china, set of chopsticks in PA and a silk place mat. This is a limited edition, like many Alessi items, so you’ll need to hurry up to get one of these for your birthday.

A di Alessi Birds and Clouds Sushi Set

Here’s an interview with the designer.

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