Almond Cookies / 杏仁餅

Everyone’s Favorite Cookie

 

Using Baking Powder in Vietnamese cuisine

Baking Powder

Or at any rate, everyone’s favorite Chinese cookie, or so it seems.  These are popular desserts at Chinese restaurants and sell well at Chinese bakeries.  They are also Continue reading

Tender Fried Chicken

Topping for Bento
Panko and Fu Are Key

Cooking with rice flour

Rice Flour

Fried Chicken bits are one of the popular additions to a box lunch or Bento in Japan, but again, consumers complain that by lunch time, the cold chicken is tough and tastless.

Here is a recipe for Fried Chicken that may be used in a Bento or in fact anywhere, that is tender and succulent, even after the passage of several hours. Continue reading

Japanese Hamburgers, Bento Style

Building Better Bento
Juicy and Succulent, Eight Hours Later!

Bemto Lunch with Burgers and Rice

Bento Lunch with Burgers and Rice

Burgers are the most popular meat entrée in Japanese lunches or Banto. But consumers often complain about burgers that are hard, leathery and tasteless.

Japanese food experts have been researching better ways to make some of the most popular and common foods that are found Continue reading

Indonesian Peanut Fritters

Addictive Snack with Drinks
Rice Flour, Baking Powder are Key

Using Baking Powder in Vietnamese cuisine

Baking Powder

These Indonesian Peanut Fritters, or Rempejek, are addictive, especially with drinks, and are easy to make

They are one example of the small fritters served as snacks or appetizers in Indonesian cuisine.

The addition of a little Baking Powder to the Rice Flour used to make this recipe is the key to the delicate texture and is probably a Fusion touch, reflecting the Dutch colonial heritage. This recipe makes about 20 fritters.

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Vietnamese Fried Bananas

A Light Ending
Rice Flour Meets Bananas and Baking Powder

Using bananas in Vietnamese cuisineVietnamese Fried Bananas or Chuoi Chien makes a light ending to a Vietnamese meal, or any meal, for that matter.  The use of Sugar reflects the typical sweet taste that is often seen in Vietnamese cuisine.  The mixture of Rice Flour with Continue reading