Thursday, 17 Oct 2019
Kitchen Design Ideas

Unique Kitchen Customs Around The World

Planning a commercial kitchen can be a fun and exciting time. How you focus the kitchen will depend greatly upon the proposed menu and the required equipment to prepare said menu. Let’s take a look at some of the unique features from various kitchens in and around the world, compiled by a showroom of quartz worktops in Twickenham.


Let’s start with Japan. Here they have a Japanese Teppanyaki. There is one located by Saint Paul’s near London. What is so unique about Teppanyaki? You’ll be greeted with a Japanese bow and served green tea at a communal table. In the center of the table is a hotplate where your meal will be prepared. It will be prepared by a chef wearing a 6 inch tanto knife. This is the knife that is used in ritual suicides. It hands from a scabbard at his belt. You’ll hear this clanging against the grill as he flips his spatula and makes crosses in the air.


You’re in for a real treat here. The famous pizza ovens and their pizza peels aren’t the only unique items in this kitchen. You’ll find baking ovens and grills as well as deep fryers and ranges. Broilers and wood fire ovens round out the mix of ‘appliances’. Unique toppings will depend greatly upon where you are ordering your pizza from. If you’re in Australia, for example, you may dine on kangaroo, crocodile or emu pizza. In India, you’ll have pickled ginger along with some minced mutton and maybe paneer. Those in Sweden will have peanuts, chicken, pineapple and banana on their pizza.


Renowned for fabulous food, the kitchen is sacred in the home. India has a new thing that it is celebrating, that of the largest solar kitchen. With the ability to cook up to 650 degrees, these 84 receivers are amazing. At the peak of the sun, the kitchen here can produce well over 30,000 meals in a day. That’s a lot of food.


Want an outside kitchen? Then perhaps this will intrigue you. Moroccan kitchens are mainly out of doors. A lot of Eastern and African cultures use earthen ovens and cooking pits. Simple cooking structures date back to ancient times. A pit in the ground traps the heat and will be utilized to steam or bake the food. After the fire is built, it’s left to burn down to a smoulder. The food will then be covered and put into the oven. Here it will sit for several hours and additional liquids will be added if it needs more moisture. After a few hours, it will be done. With so much emphasis on green living today, this is a great way to reduce the carbon footprint.


Last but not least, China offers up an unusual kitchen. Here you’d anticipate seeing woks and steamers as well as a stock pot and perhaps a roasting oven, but guess what, you won’t. Here you’ll see a Robot Restaurant. This kitchen is manned mainly by robots. You’ll find a well-stocked kitchen with a robot prep cook. After the prep, the food will be served by another robot. A singing robot is also on hand for none other than to sing to its guests. How’s that for a unique dining experience? A robotic meal may be worth the visit if for no other reason than to see them in action.