Have you ever had a hard time trying to cut the pumpkin into pieces? We'll teach you the proper Japanese way to cut the pumpkin into bite-sized pieces.

Instructions:

  1. After cutting the pumpkin into quarters, place one quarter with the cut side face down and cut off the stem.

  2. Scoop out unnecessary fibrous strands and seeds in the center with a spoon.
  3. Place the pumpkin cut-side down again and pare patches of skin all over.
    *Paring patches of skin will allow heat to pass through the flesh more easily while cooking.
  4. Place the pumpkin cut-side down again and, while putting pressure on the blade, cut it in half.
    *Pumpkin skin is hard, putting pressure on the blade while gently moving the blade through the flesh makes cutting easier.
  5. Cut the halved pumpkin into approximately 3 cm pieces.
    *Firmly holding the bolster of the knife will stabilize the blade while cutting.
  6. Cut the pumpkin into bite-sized pieces (roughly 2~3 cm in size).

How easy was that? This video is provided by leading Japanese cookery school, ABC Cooking Studio.

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