Julienne is a technique of cutting ingredients
in to sticks. (See image) Many Chinese chef like to show off
this technique, by fast cutting. This need practice. But not
to worry you can slice slowly. Remember sharp knife help cut
better and will not slip like a blunt knife while cutting.
How to julienne, you need a cutting board
and Chinese cleaver. Thin slice the carrot lenght wise than
stack a few slices and used slicing technique cutting stright
down through the stack creating sticks.
Example of ingredients need to be julienne for cooking used,
ginger root, carrot, cabbage, chili, bell pepper, turnip and
many others. Check your recipes.
Can be used for salad, garnish, steaming, and stir-fried.
For 1/8 inches sticks, sliced the carrot or vegetable 1/8 thickness
and julienne method 1/8 of an inches adjacent.