Japanese Cutting/Peeling Techniques
Sainome-giri (1-cm cubes) / Arare-giri (5-mm cubes)
Sainome-giri is cutting an ingredient into small cubes about the size of a dice. Arare-giri is cutting into cubes a little smaller than sainome-giri. The term arare means hailstone in Japanese.
Sainome-giri (1-cm cubes)
First cut into 1-cm thick sticks, and then cut the sticks into 1-cm cubes.
Arare-giri (5-mm cubes)
The same as for sainome-giri but first cut into 5-mm sticks and then cut the sticks into 5-mm cubes.