What Does the Colour of Your Food Mean?

A well-balanced, nutritious meal is typically brimming with a multitude of hues, particularly when incorporating fruits and vegetables. Frequently, we have inclinations towards foods of specific colours without being consciously aware. Chefs and culinary enthusiasts have long discerned the artistic potential of colours in their creations. The culinary landscape has borne witness to a revival […]

Why Japanese Knives Are Perfect for Women Cooks

Women have always played a vital role in the kitchen, and their passion for cooking has inspired many innovative kitchen utensils. Among these tools are Japanese knives, known for their excellence in precision, sharpness, and design. From the hands of skilled Japanese artisans, these knives have been crafted for centuries using unique techniques that make […]

Why Dull Knives Are More Dangerous Than Sharp Ones

As fellow foodies and founders of Oishya, a Japanese knife shop, we know that a sharp knife is essential for any kitchen. But did you know that a dull knife can actually be more dangerous than a sharp one? Many people assume that a dull knife is safer because it’s less likely to cut you. […]

10 Japanese Concepts To Be Inspired And Live By

There are many things that people can learn from Japanese culture and philosophy that can help them live a happier and more fulfilling life. Japanese people are conscious about focusing on the present moment, finding a sense of purpose, cultivating gratitude or practicing self-care. In today’s article we’ll introduce you to 10 beautiful Japanese concepts […]

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict have become a must-have for brunch! We have created the perfect eggs Benedict recipe so that you can enjoy this delicious dish from the comfort of your own home. For a proper homemade feel we are also sharing our homemade english muffins recipe. What you’ll need: For the homemade English muffins: 9g active […]


This week we want to share with you the best guacamole recipe you will ever find! Don’t worry anymore about not know how to make guacamole, it is very simple and can be done in just a few steps. All you need fresh high quality ingredients. What you will need: 2 fresh avocados 1 teaspoon […]

The Most Comprehensive Guide To Buying Your First Japanese Knife

Looking to buy a Japanese knife? Confused by the choices? Not sure where to start? Well, look no further, this comprehensive guide will help you identify which Japanese knife is most suitable for your needs – and if it’s even the right choice for you. A knife is the most important tool in the kitchen […]

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For Your Loved One

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. If you’re one of those couples that give each other gifts, have you chosen a gift yet? If not, you’re in luck here are 10 valentine’s day gift ideas for your S.O. 1. Mini projector for a movie night A mini projector can be a great gift. If […]

Wooden Handles: Maple Burl

Before we can go into the details of each wood type, we must identify what makes wooden handles so good. So why opt for wooden handles? Wood is natural material that is warm to the touch, comfortable to hold and long lasting. Therefore, it is no surprise that wood has been widely used as a […]

Wabi-Sabi: How To Embrace This Ancient Japanese Philosophy At Home And Life?

Does your to-do list look like a never-ending chore? Do you feel the constant need to keep refreshing your wardrobe and improving your home to be “within trends”? Are you always buying new things, only for the shine to eventually wear off? Then you need to learn from the ancient Japanese philosophy of Wabi-sabi and […]

Japanese Embroidery And Japanese Kimono Symbol Meanings

Symbols and motives have always been an integral part of Japanese art, both in traditional and modern designs. Hence, there is a meaning behind each Japanese embroidery and kimono symbol. You can find symbols at Oishya that have been subtly integrated into products. For example, our logotype is an ancient Japanese crest representing 3 geisha […]

How To Choose The Best Cutting Board?

If you are investing in the kitchen equipment – such as finer knives, then it’s wise to be looking after them by investing in a good chopping board. The cutting board is perhaps the most essential (after knives) tool in your kitchen for meal prep. Picking a chopping board is actually easy once you learn […]

Ceramic Knives Vs. Steel Knives – Pros And Cons

You often ask us: how does a ceramic knife differ from a metal knife and which is better? Is ceramic knife better than a steel knife? The short answer is: it depends on what purpose you want the knife for. The long answer is more complicated. Let’s see which type is victorious in the ulitmate […]

15 Kitchen Tips Every Pro Cook Should Know

Today we’ve gathered for you the best 15 tips from professional chefs for that’ll save you time, money, and a whole lot of trouble. Enjoy! 1. Know your meats After more than five generations in the butcher business, we know that home cooks are baffled when they buy meat. Look for beef with ivory-colored marbling […]

Top 10 Most Expensive Knives In The World

Seen our high-end handcrafted Japanese knives and wondered why they are so expensive? Fear not, these prices are nothing comparing to the knives below. You most certainly haven’t seen it all until you have seen this top! Having an extremely sharp knife in your kitchen nowadays is not part of the trend anymore. People created […]