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Who's more skilful with a knife...Asian cook or western cook?

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Who's more skilful with a knife...Asian cook or western cook?

Watch 27 min mark on this video. [actually watch the entire video]



I just discovered this series....good watch for those who like to watch real cooking videos (as opposed to the dumb competition shows on TV like Chopped).
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asians will study whatever 365 days, 24hours

so I have to believe an asian is fastest
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Its a bit of an apples to orange comparison.
Because for example there are mant intricate techniques and even highly govt regulated techniques in the art of sushi making. Eg. fugu preparation.
Is it fair to compare that level of attention, detail, & federal regulation to regions that never had such cuisine in their entire existence? Especially for something so limited to a specific region.
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Sounds like a pissing contest to me.

I heard the Jews are the most skillful with a knife.
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It's the skills of the knife sharpener - to make the cleaver so sharp ... Western chefs need a whole kit of knives, but Asian chefs use only a cleaver (except for sushi). Having a sharp knife makes my cooking so easy!
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That cleaver looks to be crazy sharp. Resembles CCK 1303.
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Jucius Maximus wrote: That cleaver looks to be crazy sharp. Resembles CCK 1303.
Agreed. Gotta get my cleaver and sharpen it. Maybe then I'd use it more.

Watching some of the series of shows and it amazes me what they can do. No molecular gastronomy here. Just pure cooking with simple tools. My dream house has a full firing wok room with heavy ventilation. Loved to be able to duplicate that Wok Hay.
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No Frills wrote: Sounds like a pissing contest to me.

I heard the Jews are the most skillful with a knife.
Love it! Thanks for the laugh.
When I saw this question it reminded me of, "Who is stronger Mighty Mouse or Superman?" A classic movie.
Makes just about as much sense.
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That video narrator's Elmer Fudd accents are really annoying...





gr8dlr wrote: Watch 27 min mark on this video. [actually watch the entire video]



I just discovered this series....good watch for those who like to watch real cooking videos (as opposed to the dumb competition shows on TV like Chopped).
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I think this is the modern equivalent of the age old unanswerable question of who'se the better warrior - the European Knight or the Japanese Samurai! Answer: Both. Each trains to perform the best in the combat environment (cuisine) they fight (cook) in.
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What I found very interesting is that Chinese Chris do everything with one knife which is a pretty big heavy cleaver.

That cleaver is also a food processor.
That cleaver is used to transfer ingredients like a scoop. Used to cut finely and also to chop meat.
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DiceMan wrote: I think this is the modern equivalent of the age old unanswerable question of who'se the better warrior - the European Knight or the Japanese Samurai! Answer: Both. Each trains to perform the best in the combat environment (cuisine) they fight (cook) in.
Now i wanna watch the show that recreates a fightsequence!

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