Make Good Asian Food with these 6 Cooking Tools

Make Good Asian Food with these 6 Cooking Tools

Master all possible Asian recipes with these super handy kitchen equipment

From mouth-watering Prawn Rendang to comforting Pho Bo (Beef Pho), Asian food requires both fresh and dried ingredients to be processed in a certain way to bring out the best flavors. Find out how the tools below can not only speed up your cooking but bring out even finer textures, tastes and smells.

1. Toyomi Micro-Com 5L Pressure & Rice Cooker

Toyomi Micro-Com 5L Pressure & Rice Cooker. Photo: Toyomi

With the rapid development of food technology, many variations of one-size-cooks-all multi-cookers have sprung up all over the kitchen appliance section. Gone are the days of having a rice cooker that just cooks rice. These days, 5-in-1 or even 10-in-1 cookers are the norm, like this Toyomi Micro-Com 5L Pressure & Rice Cooker. The wonderful thing about these new gadgets is that it alleviates the pressure of watching multiple pots and pans, and having to adjust heat every now and then to avoid burning. This pressure cooker has multiple safety features such as an automatic release of steam when the internal pressure exceeds 110kPa and built-in protection against current surges. While your nourishing Apple and Pear Pork Rib Soup or tongue-numbing May's Tom Yam Soup is simmering away inside, you can busy yourself with other chores while the stock is reduced to delicious, concentrated soup broth. That’s right, the air-tight features of a pressure cooker allows the steam pressure to build up within, cooking your food up to twice as fast as a normal pot! Boasting a roomy capacity of 5 liters, this pressure cooker is perfect for family-sized meals. Kick back, relax and let your swanky new countertop pressure cooker do the hard work for you.

2. Tefal Multifunction Easyforce Food Processor

Tefal Multifunction Easyforce Food Processor. Photo: Tefal

If you ever labored over a Tantalizing Tangy Rasam or an aromatic Thai Beef Green Curry, you know there’s plenty of dicing, mincing and chopping involved before you can even start the actual cooking. Why not consider getting a kitchen assistant like the Tefal Multifunction Easyforce Food Processor? (We promise this one won’t complain about all that hard work). Save yourself the backbreaking task of shredding or julienning vegetables for the next Vegetable Spring Rolls by just pushing you cabbage, carrots and zucchini through the chute at the top. This food processor is an all-rounder (we expect no less from the same company that invented non-stick pans), and comes with slicing, grating and shredding cartridges. Work miracles in the kitchen with this useful tool and you’ll be whipping up classic family dishes in no time!

3. Sarki 400W Mini Electric Coffee Grinder

Sarki 400W Mini Electric Coffee Grinder. Photo: Sarki

Wait – before you scroll past this little handheld grinder because you don’t like or take coffee, discover the amazing alternative uses of this modest piece of equipment! This Sarki 400W Mini Electric Coffee Grinder can be an absolute life-saver when you recipe calls for grounded spices and you only have whole ones. Take Ayam Gulai for example – if you don’t have cumin powder, just grind the seeds. Or if you lack ground almonds and cinnamon for Incredibly Invigorating Golden Milk With Ginger & Almond? Just toss a handful into this coffee grinder and let it work its magic. We also love to use this grinder for creating our very own classic five-spice or garam masala seasoning as you can tailor the spiciness and aroma to suit your tastes. It can also grind your Chinese herbs or medicine – the possibilities are simply endless. The best part is that this is completely automatic – no tiresome cranking of the handle for hours on end. Press the switch and let this mini electric grinder pulverize your ingredients. Keep in mind that the longer it grinds for, the finer the grains will be.

4. Dolity Steamer for Pressure Cooker and Pot

Dolity Steamer for Pressure Cooker and Pot. Photo: Dolity

For those healthy home-chefs out there, you’ll inevitably find yourself making a nutrient-dense Steamed Chicken and Pumpkin or Steamed Chinese Sea Bass at some point. Investing in a steamer like this Dolity Steamer for Pressure Cooker and Pot will allow you to maximize the use of your time and energy as this stainless steel kitchenware allows you to steam not just one, but two dishes at the same time. Its 19 cm diameter and 13 cm height will fit a small Teochew Style Steamed Pomfret or a generous portion of Siew Mai. Its insulated handles make it easy to lift your dishes out of your pot or pressure cooker without burning your hands and you can literally serve your yummy items up without moving it to a plate or bowl!   

5. Mayer Slow Cooker

Mayer Slow Cooker. Photo: Mayer

Crock pot or Slow Cooker, this traditional cookware has been around for decades (since 1940s) and can be found in homes all over the world. Haven’t gotten one yet? This well-reviewed Mayer Slow Cooker might just be the kitchen addition you need. Users love its beautiful matted exterior, subtle copper tones and luxurious curves. Mayer prides itself in producing some of the most reliable kitchen appliances and this slow cooker is no different, serving couples and small families with an easy-to-maintain, low-energy consumption way to create good meals for your loved ones. From a warming Chicken Arroz Caldo to a hearty Oxtail Soup (Soup Ekor), you’ll be surprised by the variety of dishes and desserts that can be made with a slow cooker.

6. Dolity Stainless Steel Ladle

Dolity Stainless Steel Ladle. Photo: Dolity

Move aside, clean and lean food! It’s time to bring out the deep-fried, extremely crunchy and addictive bad boys. Be it a Crunchy and Tasty Korean-Style Fried Chicken or sweet Pisang Nuggets, lift your gloriously golden snacks out of the hot woks with this Dolity Stainless Steel Ladle. For those who are fans of greasy McDonald’s Inspired Shaker Fries or crispy Arrowhead Chips, it’s almost impossible to live without a skimmer to aid your deep frying. This skimmer strainer comes in 4 different sizes, from 14-20 cm to suit different household needs. The double hook net design is sure to catch even the smallest ikan bili, and the hole on the end makes it convenient to hang it up to dry after washing.

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