Amazon's Japanese Section Is Full of Underrated Kitchen Finds to Shop—and Prices Start at Just $14
If you've ever wanted to get a taste of Japan without the 13-hour flight, now's your chance. Amazon has an under-the-radar section full of incredible Japanese kitchen products to shop. The retailer teamed up with the Japan External Trade Organization in an effort to make it easier to bring Japanese-made items right to your door. And, there's no shortage of great items to shop for, from Japanese cookware and clay pots to teapots, mandolins, knives, and specialty utensils — all of which are made by either Japanese artisans or Japanese brands.
Prices start at just $14, with many products costing less than $100. You'll find featured kitchen categories such as dinnerware, cookware, and small appliances. And whether you're looking to whip up traditional Japanese cuisine at home or freshen up your existing collection with some new and exciting gadgets, this storefront is a great place to start. Plus, there are things like grocery items, toys, home goods, and beauty products to shop for, too.
When it comes to practical kitchen finds, these ceramic plates are great. For only $17, the set of four makes a great place to hold your soy sauce, salts, sauces, and garnishes. Another smart pick is this Japanese-style peeler, which makes peeling veggies, fruits, and ginger a breeze. It functions just like a knife but without the bulkiness of a blade, with a stainless steel build, angled head, and comfortable grip that will have you picking it up time and time again. Plus, it has a safety case to keep the blade covered when not in use.
If you've ever wanted to create crinkle-style vegetables without the need for a mandolin, this funky-crinkled shape knife is your best bet. Crinkle-cut potatoes, zucchini, carrots, and more have never been easier, and its plastic handle makes it easy to grip.
If you're looking for a versatile piece to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner, check out this ceramic pottery bowl. Handcrafted by Japanese artisans, it's an Ochawan-style bowl that's equally perfect for morning oatmeal or matcha as it is for soups, donburi rice bowls, and everything in-between. Alternatively, if you've ever wanted to make Japanese-style omelets at home, snap up this square pan. It comes with a wooden lid and a small square copper build that makes it easy to roll and shape your omelet to your liking.
Another great find? This ceramic drip coffee maker. With two holes on the bottom, it fits perfectly on top of your coffee mug with the liquid trickling right into your cup. Plus, its curved deep build is easy to adjust on top of your mug, and the open base prevents overflows because you can see where the coffee is up to.