How to cut Bahn Mi carrots?

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  1. methodMAN

    methodMAN Member

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    Hey,

    What utensil do the Asian bakeries use to cut / shred there carrots.

    I always forget ask. I have a Zyliss mandolin with julienne attachment and have tried a zyliss julienne peeler. Still don’t get the same results.

    The mandolin makes traditional 3mm square sticks and the peeler type makes a torn mess.

    This is what I want achieve https://whiteonricecouple.com/recipe/images/Vietnamese-carrot-daikon-pickles-3.jpg

    Cheers

    mM
     
  2. slavewone

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    Fine cheese grater?
     
  3. Scarpetta

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    Don't they use a big cleaver, and talent?
     
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    I think Scarpetta is correct - a knife and good knife skills. Most recipes I have seen suggest using a peeler and then slicing the peels after - but when I am making Banh Mi, I use a spiralizer for the carrot, and then fit the ribbon attachment for the Cucumber.
     
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    Those in the photo have been cut with a knife, you can see that on one end they haven't cut it all the way through.

    You could get a reasonable result by using a mouli joulienne (basically a fancy grater) or grating on a food processor blade. Tefal does an electric equivalent of the mouli, it's called fresh express.
     
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    Just cut them with a knife. It's not particularly difficult
     
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    the peeler then slice is interesting, I've always just used my small cleaver. For some reason I can slice crazy thin with it.
     
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    they toss the carrot in the air, then its up up down down left right left right b a.
    bam Banh Mi grade Carrot
     
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    The more I look at that photo it’s been done using a peeler style. My peeler leaves the ends connected as the “julienne” blades are before “peel” blades. I just cut the first 2-3mm with a knife which makes the match sticks, but mine are haggard looking.

    This device looks promising it came up when I searched for ”mouli julienne” https://www.everten.com.au/savannah...JyP5bjipT2cqv__jB-_c_JWAZ8HkdWdIaAv25EALw_wcB
     
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    Cut into long rectangular blocks, then slice them to desired thickness, then cut into strips.
     
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    Kiwi Julienne Peeler. You'll find this in most asian grocers.

    I've got the exact same as the photo, personally haven't used it for carrots but going by the pictures and other stuff I peel with it's the same consistency/shape/thickness as banh mi carrots.

    I use it on lazy days when I'm making som tam and ceebs using the knife technique.
     
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    That looks like the one, can get one off eBay for $9.99 delivered.

    Thanks

    mM
     
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    Use whatever they have on those infomercials....
     

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