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Tamarind Cutting Board. Here is the best cutting board you'll likely find anywhere. A solid block of end-grain exotic hardwood from a tamarind tree. Tamarind wood is well-known in Thailand as the very best for cutting boards, used to make all Thai recipes. This round slice from the center of a tamarind tree is about 9.5" in diameter and an impressive 2+" thick. The wood is extremely dense, so dense that even 40 grit sandpaper on an industrial belt sander will hardly reduce it, yet gentle on your knife. With end grain wood, especially from the tamarind tree, your knife will stay sharp a lot longer because as it hits the board the grains are straight (like a super-tight brush) rather than sideways. You will find Thai tamarind cutting boards only at ImportFood.com.

What makes this cutting board so special? Typically, cutting boards use flat planks of cross-cut wood, which makes your knife blade go dull quickly. End-grain wood is superior, and end-grain butcher blocks sell for a high price but those are made of little blocks glued together. For generations in Thailand, cooks have always used the wood of solid tamarind tree because it's the perfect material. Indeed, customers have noted from our street vendor photo and our street vendor video series that all chefs are using the same style of cutting board. We are happy to introduce this to you.
Tamarind Cutting Board - $35.00
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Some things about the cutting board are less than perfect.
You might notice that the wood might have a few small natural marks on it. The wood also might have small surface cracks. Some have very little cracking, others have it on just one side. Based on our experimentation at home, the cracks respond well if you condition your cutting board immediately by rubbing it several times with mineral oil. This helps contract the wood back. The small cracks also fill in with beeswax, or parafin wax. We notice that when street vendors are using tamarind cutting boards in Thailand, the odd small crack is fairly normal. With standard cleaning and use of vinegar & bleach on a regular basis (as with any cutting board) your cutting board will last forever. We've tried to show in pictures above what you can expect.
Important: How to Care For Your Tamarind Cutting Board.
When you get this cutting board, promptly season it by applying a generous amount of mineral oil to it. Wipe thoroughly and let it soak in. Repeat several times over the course of the first week you own it, then apply once per month. Available at any drug store (laxative section) mineral oil is inexpensive and works wonders. It seals the grain from bacteria, prevents absporption, and keeps the wood moisturized to prevent splitting.

Beeswax is an all natural anti-bacteria that seals your cutting board also. You can buy pure beeswax online but also in some stores. Pure beeswax is made into candles that you can use as well. At ImportFood.com we love beeswax with a passion, and raise bees as a hobby. Tamarind, cutting boards, and beeswax are a nice combination of things we love the most. A home recipe for a good cutting board preservative: Mix 10 parts mineral oil to 1 part paraffin or bees wax. Carefully warm the mixture in a microwave just until the wax melts. Apply to your cutting board warm.
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Knives From Thailand
These are all made by Kiwi Brand, to the highest standard, of stainless steel. Nice combination of functional design and practical pricing. Two have hardwood handles, and the others a hard, lightweight, matte-finish plastic. These knives will last for years. Read about each knife in detail at this link. From left to right, offered below.
$3.95 Sharp Point Knife, Black
$8.65 Pointed Meat Knife
$8.25 Meat Knife
$2.95 Sharp Point Fruit Knife
$2.95 Round Point Fruit Knife
Thai Cutlery Set / Tamarind Cutting Board

We have a large supply of Kiwi knives on hand right now. We import them directly from Kiwi, and there are tens of dozens of knives in every case. We can offer these excellent knives at a good price. Here is a nice assortment for a deep discount.

More details of these knves found at this link.

1 Long Thai Cleaver, 7 1/2" blade
1 Thai Cleaver, 6" blade
1 Thai Cleaver, 1" blade
1 Carving knife, yellow handle"
1 Carving knife, red handle
1 Java knife
1 10.5" chopping knife, Kiwi, plastic handle (not shown)
1 12" chef's knife, wood handle (not shown)
1 Tamarind cutting board
Thai Cutlery Set w/out Tamarind Board
$24.95
with Tamarind Cutting Board $58.95
(value $106.50)
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