I am not into kitchen gadgets, I have mostly just the basic stuff beyond knives and pots and pans, things like a wire whisk, chinois, grater etc. But when I used an egg separator while eating in a Yoshinoya (the Japanese fast food chain that serves mostly the beef over rice dish) in Koyto in 2010, I knew instantly I want one.
|Yoshinoya let you decide if you want the whole egg or just the yolk ..|
Like anything else worth having in your kitchen, this thing is dead simple, well made and performed its task well. I tried to find one during the few free hours I had in that city but did not prevail (apparently this device is too humble for the home section of a department store).
I have since found egg separator at various online retailers of kitchen stuff, including Amazon, but what are offered are these shitty plastic things with unnecessary long handles. I still just want the one I used in Japan. So during this recent trip to Tokyo, I was determined to get one. Thanks to the tip from Sanjay, I found them at shops in Kappabashi. So now even with my clumsy hands, I can have a perfect yolk with my rice.
|Japanese breakfast for a simple dinner (kraut stands in for natto ..)|