I’m ChefPanko and welcome to my website. I have been working in a professional kitchen as a Sushi and teppanyaki chef for a long time. I have learned that you have to deal with stress, and you should always stay calm. We even have times when we had like 50 orders within 10 minutes. I used to work for the following cuisines, French, Japanese, and Japanese Fusion (catered to European guests).
Yes! the above picture is indeed me when I started working at the Japanese fusion cuisine. Nobody wanted to be in the picture, but the photographer told me that the face would not be visible.
I’m a knife enthusiast, and I can be in a specialized knife store for hours and look at all the different knives. Being a huge knife nerd can have its benefits, but not buying all the knives is the worst. I have started a YouTube channel to show you all the knives and plan to do a cooking guide explaining why I go for a particular knife per dish. As many may know, I started with reviewing many Chinese-made Japanese-styled knives from AliExpress and slowly shifted to reviewing more knives like the German and Japanese knives that are available on Amazon and at my local knife store. More reviews and guides are coming to my channel so make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel ”ChefPanko.”
The professional kitchen
What I have learned is that prep work is the most crucial thing in the kitchen. Most restaurants have a few part-time/full-time prep cooks (Kitchen Porter or Commis Chef). Most time will be spent prepping ingredients, like slicing veggies or making the sauce. Once you have done all the prep work, you can make each dish within 5 to 10 min. In the professional kitchen, we spend most of our time doing the prep work before the rush hour starts.
Cooking at home
Since I work as a full-time chef, I realize that I won’t have much time to make dinner at home. Many people work full-time, and they do take away or choose food delivery rather than make it themselves. That is why I have decided to help people who have no time to make food at home since they don’t have time to do the prep work. Most recipes that are online are time-consuming, and they will take hours to prepare. You have to sacrifice a day off, or you have to prepare it at the weekends.
Easy to make recipes
My mission is to get everybody to love cooking. I want you to make your food instead of takeaway. Once you know how to cook, you will notice that all the recipes on this website are easy to make. You will spend less time preparing and thinking about what you want to eat each day. I will teach you how to store your ingredients to make the same dish in less time!
▶ If you want to know what knife you should buy you can read the following article ''Choosing your knife''. ▶ On my youtube channel, I have reviewed a lot of different knives. You can watch the playlist by clicking here. ▶ Click here, if you want to search for other kitchen knives on: Amazon. ▶ Click here, if you want to search for other Chinese knives on AliExpress. ▶ Check out my gear on Kit: https://kit.co/ChefPanko ▶ Check out my recommendation on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/chefpanko Full Disclosure: If you purchase from these links I get a small commission that goes towards supporting the channel and website. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases ▶ If you have any questions about Japanese knives made in China or about some of the brands feel free to ask it in the comment section below. Thank you for your support and feedback. ▶ Want to work with me? Please use the contact form by clicking here.