Friday, October 3, 2008

Twee Tweezers

The last time I visited Kamei, the Asian restaurant supply store we all love, I found, on their copious wall of every conceivable gadget, a packet containing two of these nifty little tweezers, each about four inches long. I'm using them to pull the bones out of salmon before cooking. They are precise and easier to use than the needle nose pliers I kept fishing out of my toolbox previously.

Simplicity itself, inexpensive, and perfect for the task. I love gadgets like that. And they don't even take up much room in my gadget drawer.

Kamei, you're the best!



Blogger Sweet Bird said...

I think I'm evolving slower than you, I hadn't even progressed to piers yet to pull out the bones - I'm still using my fingernails. Which is a huge pain in the butt. Thank you for the tip - also, I'm jealous of your access to an awesome Asian grocery.

Friday, October 03, 2008  
Anonymous Mrs. L said...

I didn't know they made these! How cool. We were just given 8 pounds of wild salmon so I'll probably be sitting there with pliers from the tool box trying to get out the bones!

Friday, October 03, 2008  
Blogger Chilebrown said...

It is too bad that the Salmon Season was cancelled this year. I would have given you a lot of fresh stuff to practice with. I am not sure who to blame. Polotics, I have a headache.

Friday, October 03, 2008  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

I would guess maybe even Revlon tweezers from the drugstore would work...
But when you've got Kamei, come on!!
So cute and irresistible.

Friday, October 03, 2008  
Blogger dancingmorgan mouse said...

I buy pre-tweezed and risk the missed bones.

Friday, October 03, 2008  
Blogger peter said...

I use vise grips. Those look better.

Friday, October 03, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Sweet Bird, I have never been able to grow fingernails so resorted to pliers.

Mrs. I, get thee to Kamei!

Chilebrown, you're a fisherman, too? No wonder I like you!

Cookiecrumb, nope, I tried the Revlon ones but they are too wimpy.

Morgan, I wish the fishmongers here pre-tweezed...

Peter, I'm a girl. I don't own vise grips.

Saturday, October 04, 2008  
Blogger Kitt said...

I was given five minutes in Kamei. FIVE! (We were late for a lunch date.) Must go back.

(Though I'm pretty well set for tweezers. There's a booth at the Stock Show every year that sells every kind of tweezers, scissors, clamps, manicure tools, etc. I always get something.)

Saturday, October 04, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Kitt, OMG, five minutes would just whet your appetite in Kamei! A form of torture.

Sunday, October 05, 2008  

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