Bring tradition to the kitchen
[Nothyang] Traditional Korean Brass Chopstick Set (Classic Design)
Yugi - aka Korean brassware - is back in vogue.
Traditionally, every household in Korea owned a complete set of brassware. From tableware to cutlery, brass was the material of choice for its superb quality, beautiful luster and delicacy. In the old days, Koreans used porcelain bowls during the summer to add lightness and freshness to the table. But during the winter, it was swapped out with brassware. It's shiny, golden color makes food look more appetizing. And it retains heat better - preventing foods from getting cold.
After the Korean war, the era of consumer plastic ushered in and the majority of brassware factories went bankrupt. The few that survived kept the craft alive and still produce brassware in the traditional way.
Nothyang is famous for its modern take on traditional Korean Yugi.
Today, we feature their beautifully designed Classic spoon and chopstick set.
Both utensils are made from the traditional bangjja method - which involves heating lumps of brass and beating them with hammers. Bangjja brassware is also made with precisely 78% Copper and 22% Tin. This ratio creates a type of brassware that is strong and does not bend or break easily. You'll notice the premium quality once it's in your hands.
Nothyang was distinguished as the #1 Top Winner in "2020 Korea Best Brands" for Yugi Brassware. They are a premium Yugi brand from Korea and their products have even featured in mega-hit Korean Netflix/TV series like Itaewon Class, Private Lives (사생활) and 2 Days & 1 Night (2박1일).
If you're interested in traditional Korean tableware, start with this! It also makes for a beautiful, memorable gift!
- Beautifully-designed, Classic Yugi Chopstick Set
- Available in 2-Person or 4-Person Set
- Nothyang was awarded the Top Winner in "2020 Korea Best Brands" for Yugi Brassware
- Made in Korea by artisans (not factory made!) | Yugi brassware last a lifetime
- Perfect for a wedding gift or housewarming party!
Nothyang was selected #1 Top Winner in "2020 Korea Best Brands" for Yugi Brassware
Nothyang uses the most premium grade copper available in Korea
Korean Yugi is made by hammering a precise mix of exactly 78% Copper and 22% Tin
Yugi has self-sterilizing properties - it kills bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms.
It also retains temperatures well - plate hot foods and the dishes will stay hot.
Scoop-on cold foods, and the plates will stay cold!
Yugi Chopstick Set
Traditional Yugi Brassware
Made in Korea
Composition: 78% Copper, 22% Tin
2-Person Chopstick Set
2 x Yugi Spoons
2 x Pair of Chopsticks
(Holder Not Included in Set)
4-Person Chopstick Set
4 x Yugi Spoons
4 x Pair of Chopsticks
(Holder Not Included in Set)
Available in sets of 2 or 4 holders
1. Each piece is handmade - not identical
Nothyang makes their Yugi piece by hand (i.e. not bulk made in large-scale factories).
As a result, there may be subtle differences in size and look (i.e. minor scratches/blemishes/stains).
Note: These minor imperfections do not qualify as "damaged' item.
2. DOn't use stainless steel scrubbers/wool
Instead, use the regular 3M Dishwashing Sponges (use the dark-green, coarse side)
3. SOAK IN VINEGAR BEFORE FIRST USE!
Before first use, soak the Yugi ware in lukewarm water - with a touch of vinegar.
How much? Use a ratio of 2 Cups Water to 1 Tablespoon Vinegar.
Soak for 30 mins - 1 hour (not any longer - set a timer).
Then rinse it off again with soap & water. Then dry-off thoroughly with a towel.
FAQ ABOUT YUGI
A: After 2-3 months of regular usage, the Yugi dishes will shine even brighter - you'll see it natural golden sheen (assuming you're taken care of the yugi properly.)
A: Yes, you may smell a slight metallic - or some call it a "fishy" - smell from the Yugi.
This is actually the smell of copper! (It's normal - and part of the break-in process)
To remove the smell, do the following steps:
1. Soak the Yugi in a mixture of hot water & vinegar (ratio mentioned above) for 10 minutes.
2. Then scrub it down with soap & dish sponge, followed by a rinse under hot running water.
3. Place it back into the water & vinegar for additional 10 minutes.
4. Then scrub it down again with soap & dish sponge, followed by a rinse under hot running water.
5. Dry off completely!
This should remove the smell. But if you still smell a faint smell, don't worry...
... after a few weeks of regular usage and washing, it should disappear!
A: No, Yugi is for plating/serving only (not for cooking). Do not place over any stovetop (coil, induction, gas, etc).
A: After washing the Yugi dishes, wipe the Yugi down completely DRY with a towel (there should be no wet spots on the Yugi).
To remove the stain, use the back side of a dry 3M Dishwasher Sponge (use the coarse, dark green side).
Again, make sure the 3M sponge is dry - it doesn't work if its wet.
Rub the back side of the dry sponge on the stain. You'll see the stain come off as a fine black powder. Give it a quick rinse with water and soap.
Then dry it off completely with a kitchen towel. The stain should be gone now.
Soak it in a mixture of baking soda & vinegar - for 30 minutes. Afterwards, wash it off with soap and scrub-off any remaining stains with the backside of a 3M kitchen sponge. Then rinse it off again and dry it off completely with a kitchen towel!
Note: If baking soda & vinegar isn't working. I would recommend using Tomato Juice (yes, it works!). Fill a large pot (or other large container) with equal parts tomato juice & water (1:1 ratio). Soak the yugi in this tomato mixture for 30 minutes. Afterwards, wash it off with water and soap. Then scrub-off any remaining stains with the backside of a 3M kitchen sponge. Then rinse it off again and dry it off completely with a kitchen towel!
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About The Brand
Nothyang was selected #1 Top Winner in 2020 Korea Best Brands for Yugi Brassware. Their yugi products are made 100% in Korea with exceptional craftsmanship - building on decades of experience and history. Nothyang's products are sold in premium shops and even featured on hit Korean Netflix/TV series like Itaewon Class, Her Private Life and 1 Night & 2 days.