Lena on June 2nd, 2011

Electric juicer allows you to extract a great volume of juice, enables you to consume fresh produce in its raw state with the value nutrients intact. Unlike blenders that work best with soft fruits, juicers are used to extract juice from hard vegetables and fruits, such as carrots and apples, they can also extract juice [...]


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A melon baller is a small spoon-like tool used to scoop into the melon flesh and twist to remove neat balls of fruit. It can be used to cut other soft fruit as well. The diameter of a melon baller varies from 1 cm (3/8 inch) to 3 cm (1 inch) and it is usually [...]


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Lena on May 24th, 2011

Blenders are best for mixing cocktails that need to be aerated, as well as for creating frothy cocktails, smoothies, or ones made with finely crushed ice. Though most are able to break up whole ice cubes, it’s best to opt for icebag, dish towel, a rolling pin or an ice crusher; breaking up whole ice [...]


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Lena on May 20th, 2011

Summer is almost here, the best piece of kitchen equipment to own right now is probably a grill in your backyard for grilling or BBQ’ing, then a party can be on at anytime. Out of many brands out there that manufacture grills, Weber probably has the highest ranking. For over 30 years, Weber has introduced [...]


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Lena on May 5th, 2011

In Vietnamese kitchen, we prefer to cook meals from fresh ingredients. A cleaver is well suited for its ease to use. In contrast to other kitchen knives, a cleaver has an especially tough edge, replies on its weight to cut efficiently. It serves many purposes, from chopping up bones, hard shell seafood such as crabs [...]


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Lena on April 28th, 2011

There is a range of accessories to go with woks. They are no means essentials, but are great to make cooking with woks easier: Lids: Some woks are sold already with matching lids, however, if not, you should get one. Close fitting, dome shaped cover is a useful addition to your wok, especially for steaming, [...]


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Lena on April 22nd, 2011

A wok is a very essential tool in an Asian kitchen. Not only it’s great to stir fry and deep fry, you can turn it into a great steamer, another benefit of a wok that not so many people recognize. The bamboo steamer fits inside the wok snugly and the wok is usually deep enough [...]


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Vietnamese love fish, and seafood, that’s undeniable. With 3,260km-long coastline and a short distance to the ocean no matter where you’re in the country, and a large number of fishing villages, fish is abundant in the country. We eat small fish, big fish, sweet water, salt water fish, and all kind of fresh seafood you [...]


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In Vietnam, the stew-like, braised dish called “kho tộ” is usually cooked in a clay pot. The pot is most often called nồi đất in Vietnamese, clay pot cooking is a technique of cooking food in an unglazed clay pot which has been soaked in water before cooking, then filled with food and placed into [...]


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Steaming is a simple cooking method that uses direct contact with steam to cook foods. A simple method of steam cooking is heating a small amount of liquid (water, broth, wine etc.) in a pot to a simmer. Then placing a steaming basket containing the food to be cooked in the pot directly above the [...]


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