I’ve used them for everything except serving tea.
What are the Hario Yunomi Glasses?
The Hario Yunomi Glasses are a set of no-frills, 170 mL glass cups. Heatproof and dishwasher safe, they’re designed to be used as tea cups or small sauce dishes.
Why I love THem
I received this set of bowls from my partner’s mother last Christmas. As I unwrapped the gift, I smiled in thanks but assumed it would go straight into the recesses of our highest kitchen shelf. But, to my surprise, it took almost no time at all before these cups became absolutely indispensable to my daily life. Best of all, I seem to find a new use for them every few weeks.
I’ve used them as pinch bowls for minced garlic and ginger or literally any spices or aromatics, as well as for softening smallish amounts of butter on the counter. They make a perfectly fitting rest for my Aeropress when it’s not in use and/or still dripping with coffee. I’ve also used them to hold dirty spoons, pastry brushes, and tea bags.
These cups are just the right size for mixing egg and water for an egg wash, or for collecting the shells of sunflower seeds, pistachios or peanuts when snacking. I’ve squirted ketchup and mayo into them when we ordered fish and chips, and used them as soy sauce dishes alongside sushi.
My Hario Yunomi Glasses often hold baby portions of oatmeal after my partner asks me if I want some oatmeal and I answer, “nah, I’m okay;” and then change my mind once I smell the warm cinnamon and oats bubbling on the stove; and then he graciously shares some with me because he has no choice.
I’ve used these cups to create a flawless poached egg. First, for lowering the egg into gently simmering water and, later, for holding the flawlessly poached egg as it waits for the rest of the dish to come together.
And the list goes on.
Up to four of these little cups end up in my dishwasher on any given evening, ready for the new adventures that await them when they’re clean again. I guarantee you’ll find endless uses for these all-purpose, all-season kitchen savers — whether you prefer to drink your tea in tiny cups or not.