USD$20.01 – USD$44.82
aluminum / wood handle
Made in Japan
Pan: ⌀ 16.5 x H21cm
Lid: ⌀ 16.5 x 5cm
This is a traditional and specialized aluminum pan to cook oyakodon or katsudon (chicken or pork cutlet, with onion and egg over rice).
The size and shape of the oyakodon pan is purposefully designed to perfectly transfer its contents into your favourite donburi bowl. With a normal frying pan, you might get some of the contents spilling out from the sides when trying to slide it directly into the bowl, but the oyakodon pan will eliminate this overflow. The sides are made tall enough to hold your mixture inside, yet low enough that they won’t get in your way when adding ingredients to the pan, or when stirring and pouring. You may also notice the handle stands straight up from the pan, instead of out to the side. Not only does this help conserve space on the stovetop, but it also helps with plating: simply hold the pan over a bowl and tilt the handle towards you for an effortless transfer and spotless presentation.
The aluminum lid designed for use with the oyakodon pan is available separately. Featuring a rounded shape and wooden knob, this lid fits perfectly on top of the curved sides of the pan.
This pan is not intended to be used for fried dishes such as tempura. Do not raise the temperature above 200℃, and avoid pouring water over it to cool it suddenly. Avoid using metal cleaning tools and using acidic or alkaline substances such as vinegar and baking soda.
Do not put in dishwasher, as there is a risk of discolouration and corrosion.
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Kiya is a company that manufactures hardware such as knives and cutlery in Nihonbashi Muromachi, Tokyo. A long-established store founded in the middle of the Edo period, it is known as “Kiya of cutlery”. Known for their professional kitchen knives, they also handle general hardware such as cutlery, pots & pans, and various scissors for gardening.
The first Kiya store opened in 1573 by an original founder Kyube Hayashi, who served to Toyotomi family as a tradesman of medicine materials in Osaka. Then Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa invited his brother to Edo, and he opened a store in Honcho (Tokyo). The brother’s store was separated from the Osaka one, so he separated a Chinese character of his family name(Hayashi, 林) into two parts(Ki, 木 and 木), then he named his store Kiya (木屋).
This store traded in fancy goods, Japanese ware and candles, and remained open for centuries. Then in 1792, after working his way up through the company, Iisuke Kato received permission to establish a new store with the same name, “Kiya”, with both stores operating next to each other. The new Kiya store traded in cutlery and other merchandise not being sold at the original store and continues to do so to this day.
In the great picture scroll Kidaisyoran (1805), you can see the Kiya stores as they were at that time, with their original trademark symbol printed on the shop curtain. This trademark is the same one which is still used today, over two hundred years later.
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