18 Best Asian Cooking Utensils for 2021
If your culinary pursuits include mastery of authentic Asian cuisine, you’ll need the right Asian cooking utensils to get the job done. With so many varied elements in Asian cooking, having the right tools ahead of time can make conquering your kitchen tasks much more manageable. And many of the Asian cooking utensils you’ll need are multi-functional, which means you’ll be adding valuable pieces to your culinary toolbox overall.
So what are the best Asian cooking utensils for general use? And how do you start a collection that will make your work easier from the get-go? This list of highly helpful tools, gadgets and cookware will get you started on your journey toward Asian cooking excellence.
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Best Asian Cooking Utensils
1. Helen's Asian Kitchen 5" Spider Strainer
Helen’s Asian Kitchen 5” Spider Strainer lets you strain dumplings, gather egg rolls from the fryer and remove noodles from boiling water with precision and ease. Its generous mesh scoop and rugged wooden handle make this Chinese cooking utensil a trustworthy kitchen companion.
- Price: $9
2. Helen's Asian Kitchen Asian Style Rolling Pin 10"
Make sure your noodle and dumpling doughs are up to par with Helen’s Asian Kitchen Asian Style Rolling Pin 10”. The striking minimalist style is a nod to classic design that brings a sense of tradition to your Asian cooking utensil collection, and it’s perfectly weighted to accommodate all your rolling tasks.
3. Helen's Asian Kitchen Bamboo Sushi Rolling Mat
Use Helen’s Asian Kitchen Bamboo Sushi Rolling Mat to make easy work of your sushi creations. The flexible bamboo construction helps you turn out elegant rolls with minimal effort. A must-have for every budding sushi chef!
4. Helen's Asian Kitchen Natural Bamboo 3-Pc Stir Fry Set
Cooking up delicious stir fry dishes is a breeze with Helen’s Asian Kitchen Natural Bamboo 3-Pc Stir Fry Set. The slotted spoon, flat spoon and angled scraper fulfill all of your cooking and serving needs, while the bamboo surfaces ensure sustainability and food safety.
5. Helen's Asian Kitchen Sushi Making Kit
Helen's Asian Kitchen Sushi Making Kit will make your sushi chef aspirations a reality. One of the best sushi making kits on the market, it comes with three molds for making precise slices — there’s even one for whimsical heart-shaped rolls! And the serving dish and sauce bowl are perfect for presenting your finished creations.
- Price: $16
6. Helen's Asian Kitchen Silicone Wok Spatula
One of the best general-use Asian cooking utensils you can have in your collection is Helen's Asian Kitchen Silicone Wok Spatula. It’s a humble workhorse and a sturdy aide for preparing and serving your most popular Asian recipes.
7. Helen's Asian Kitchen Sushi Chopsticks - Set of 5
Pick up a few sets of Helen's Asian Kitchen Sushi Chopsticks - Set of 5 to ensure an authentic Asian dining experience. They’re heat resistant and reusable, the perfect Asian cooking utensils for enjoying your favorite dishes.
8. Helen's Asian Kitchen 14x10 Bamboo Cutting Board
With Helen's Asian Kitchen 14x10 Bamboo Cutting Board, you’ll have an attractive all-purpose surface for all your chopping and cutting needs. The two-tone finish lends a splash of style to your countertop, making this a pretty serving platter, too.
9. Benriner Mandoline Slicer
Slicing becomes an easier task when you add the Benriner Mandoline Slicer to your assortment of Asian kitchen gadgets. With a super-sharp blade and thoughtful design for safety and precision, you’ll make quick work of slicing onions, carrots, potatoes and more.
10. Zwilling Gourmet 7" Chinese Chef's Knife
A dependable knife is a chef’s best friend, and few are more dependable than the Zwilling Gourmet 7" Chinese Chef's Knife. With its broad blade, it's equally helpful for chopping, slicing and scraping, and it’s a perfect Asian cooking utensil for your growing collection.
11. Harold Import Co. Marble Mortar & Pestle
The Harold Import Co. Marble Mortar & Pestle helps you get the most flavor and fragrance from your herbs, spices and seasonings. With its handsome marble surface and comfortable shape, you’ll add new dimensions of enjoyment to every dish you create.
12. Inomata Rice Washing Bowl
Make sure your rice and vegetables are clean and ready for cooking with Inomata Rice Washing Bowl. It’s dishwasher-safe and made from food-safe plastic, a must for any Asian cooking utensil.
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13. Helen's Asian Kitchen Dumpling Press
You’ll love the simple assistance Helen's Asian Kitchen Dumpling Press provides around the kitchen. This thoughtful Chinese cooking tool helps you create dozens of perfectly crimped dumplings with ease.
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14. Helen's Asian Kitchen Bamboo Steamer 10" 3-Pc Set
For steaming fresh vegetables, no Asian cooking utensil beats Helen's Asian Kitchen Bamboo Steamer 10" 3-Pc Set. It fits easily into most stock pots or pans for clean steaming of perfectly textured rice, healthy vegetables and delicious dumplings.
15. Staub Perfect Pan 4.5 Qt - White Truffle
Your Chinese cooking tool collection isn't complete without the Staub Perfect Pan 4.5 Qt - White Truffle. This wok-shaped pan lets you create stir-frys that will set your world on fire. And the attractive stone-gray finish makes it an Asian cooking utensil you can serve in as well.
16. Anolon Advanced Home 14" Covered Wok With Wood Spoon
With the Anolon Advanced Home 14" Covered Wok With Wood Spoon, you’ll have a pan that moves perfectly from stovetop to table. The wooden spoon included makes this truly one of the best woks and is a handy bonus that helps you build out your Asian cooking utensil set.
17. Hestan ProBond Stainless Steel 14" Wok
The no-nonsense Hestan ProBond Stainless Steel 14" Wok gives you a sturdy pot for all your Asian cooking needs. Whether you’re sizzling up beef or chicken or lightly frying eggs and vegetables, the deep belly will accommodate all your Asian cooking needs.
- Price: $350
18. Cuisinart 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
Create whole Asian meals with the Cuisinart 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker. This multipurpose small kitchen appliance adds convenience to your Asian cooking utensil arsenal and can be used for creating other culinary masterworks as well.
There’s no end to the culinary wonders you can create when you have the right Asian cooking utensils to help you. Whether you add a piece at a time or jump into a full set from the start, you’ll find the work much more enjoyable with the proper pieces stocking your kitchen. And when you’re ready to expand your repertoire with new recipes and even more complex dishes, you’ll be all set for that, too!
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