TABLEWARE SETTING GUIDE

Are you interested in serving the Japanese meal in a traditional Japanese setting?

We’ll show you exactly what you will need for tableware to present a typical Japanese meal.



#1 Rice Bowl

The most “personal” element among the Japanese tableware is the rice bowl. In Japan, each family member may have their own personal rice bowl dish with different sizes and materials. Since Japanese cuisine focuses on seasonality, you may change up the bowls based on the seasons.

 

#2 Miso Soup Bowl

Since miso soup bowl is used to serve hot soup, it is often made with the wooden material.

 

Bowls:

https://www.littletokyo.com.au/tableware/side-bowls/

Kids Bowls:

https://www.littletokyo.com.au/tableware/kids/

 

#3 Medium Plate

This plate is mainly used to serve the main dish. When you have a table with big serving plates and bowls in the middle, these medium plates can be used as an individual plate. This plate is very helpful so it’s nice to have variations of designs, shapes, and materials for different seasons and table settings.

 

#4 Small Plate

These small plates are perfect for side dishes, desserts, and snacks, or you can use them as an extra plate to share.

 

#5 Tiny Plate

Mame-zara is used for soy sauce for sashimi or spice etc...

 

Medium Plates:

https://www.littletokyo.com.au/tableware/plates/

 

Small Plates/ Tiny Plates:

https://www.littletokyo.com.au/tableware/side-plates/

#6 Small Bowl

Kobachi is a small bowl normally used to hold Sunomono (vinegared salad), Aemono (dressed dish), Nimono (simmered dish), or Chinmi (special delicacies). It also can be used as an individual dish for hot pot.

 

#7 Chopsticks & Chopstick Rest

When you serve a meal in Japanese table setting, chopsticks and chopstick rests (hashioki) are a must-item. There are so many designs for chopsticks and chopstick rests, and it’s fun to collect them so you switch them up for different seasons and occasions.

 

Medium Bowl:

https://www.littletokyo.com.au/tableware/side-bowls/

 

Chopsticks & Chopstick Rest:

https://www.littletokyo.com.au/…/chopsticks-chopstick-rests/

#8 Green Tea

Tea is the most commonly drunk beverage in Japan and an important part of Japanese food culture. 

We have a variety range of green tea in stock.

 

Green Tea:

https://www.littletokyo.com.au/japanese-tea/

 

Teaware:

https://www.littletokyo.com.au/tableware/teaware/

 

Cups:

https://www.littletokyo.com.au/tableware/cups/