Are you looking for Japanese bowls that stand out in quality and eye catching designs? Or you want to add an Asian touch to your tableware? We have all the Japanese bowls and Chinese bowls that you need. Whether itís a gift to give your dear ones or for your table or even for a traditional Chinese dish.
From our Chinese section we offer you Chinese soup bowls, Chinese serving bowls, Chinese ceramic bowls. If you want Japanese dishware, on offer are Japanese ceramic bowls, Japanese soups bowls, Japanese serving bowls and Japanese rice bowls.
In a Japanese meal, porcelain bowls are the main tableware used. Even if you donít make or eat Chinese dishes or Japanese food, you can still use our range of Chinese bowls and Japanese bowls to put any food you like, it can be a salad or pasta in our Asian noodles bowl. You can also put ice cream or even a fruit salad in our Ocean blue crackle Bowls sets. This set is also a great gift item. It comes in a set of four and is made from porcelain with distinctive designs.
Japanese traditional table setting
The traditional table setting has varied over the centuries based on the type of table used during a given time period. Flat floor trays (hakoen) were set before each dinner, before the 19th century. By the beginning of the 20th century, larger low tables (chabudai), which could be used for entire families, started gaining popularity. By the end of the 20th century, chabudai were replaced by western style dinning tables and chairs.
For a traditional Japanese table setting you have to place a bowl of rice on your left and to place a bowl of miso soup on your right side at the table. Behind these, each side dish that accompanies the rice (okazu) is served on its own individual plate. Based on the standard three okazu formula, behind the rice and soup are three flat plates to hold the three okazu; one to far back left, one at far back right, and one in the center. Pickled vegetables are not part of three side dishes and often served on the side. You should place chopsticks at the very front of the tray near the dinner with the pointed ends facing left and support by chopstick rests.
Table manners are very important in making a favorable impression. Impressions are very important for any personal or professional relationship. Etiquette in Japan governs the expectations of social behavior in the country. Before starting to eat a meal you should say itadakimasu which means "I humbly receive." After you have finished eating you should say gochisosama-deshita which means it was a feast.Hot towel:
Most dining places will provide you with a hot towel or a plastic wrapped wet napkin. You should use this to clean your hands, before a meal. It is considered rude to use the towel to clean any other part of your body, other than the handsJapanese Bowls:
You eat the rice or sip the soup by picking up the Japanese bowl
with your left hand and using chopsticks with your right hand. You can lift the Japanese bowl to your mouth but you should not touch it unless you are drinking soup.Soy sauce:
You should not pour soy sauce over foods except tofu and grated daikon dishes. A dipping dish for soy sauce is provided. Never pour soy sauce over rice or soup. You should not waste any soy sauce because itís considered rude.Chopsticks:
You should never leave chopsticks
hanging vertically into the rice because this resembles incense sticks, which are placed vertically in sand during offerings to the dead. Donít use chopsticks to spear food or to point it.
If you want to share food move it directly from one plate to another, never pass food using chopsticks, because this is like passing bones during a funeral. You should never leave a morsel of rice; always finish whatís on your plate. In a business dinner environment, you should never ask for substitutes, which is considered ungrateful. Always eat what is given to you. Drinking alcohol always starts with a toast when everyone is ready. Always hold your glass with both hands when your glass is being filled and thank them.
Other then rice bowls we also offer you a range of Asian soup bowls and Asian noodle bowls. Our plum blossom bowls which comes in a set of two, with chopsticks can be used for eating noodles. Or try our Dragon rice bowl which is a set of 4 rice bowls, comes with dragon designs and is made from porcelain. These are also great as gift items.