In 2008, on our trip to Thailand, we did a two-day class at Pum’s Cooking School.
We bought a great little wavy peeler there, which helps cut vegies decoratively.
It is very useful for shredding carrot for a soup or salad.
If you shred evenly down the entire circumference of the carrot, when you slice that carrot it has a beautiful edge like a flower, and presents well raw or cooked.
It works well with cucumber too.
As I was preparing the photos for this post, I was also getting breakfast ready, which made me wonder if it could work on bananas too. The shredded outer part could either just be eaten or used in a smoothie.
The good news is that you don’t have to travel overseas to get one, as they are readily available at Asian grocery stores right here in the Land of Oz.