Uniformly sliced meat. It’s mostly impossible to do that with just a knife. To be able to properly slice meat, the meat has to be somewhat frozen. In frozen state, it takes much effort to do the slicing, and it will likely be uneven. A tool is imperative.
I got hold of this cheap manual slicer from Taobao, costing 79.90 Yuan (S$16.33). It’s rather crudely made, but that’s expected for this price. In essence, it works as advertised. I think this is a tool every kitchen needs, although i would suggest skipping this and going directly for an electric slicer, costing only 298 Yuan (S$61).
Anyway, for now, this manual slicer will do, and i’m happy i don’t have to slice meat by knife anymore. For ladies, I think this tool won’t do, sometimes it requires a lot of strength to slice a thick block. Go for electric instead.