Asain Cooking

Boiled VS. Steamed

October 4, 2017

Steaming eggs is the secret to hard-boiled eggs that are consistently perfect. Don’t place an egg in boiling water. That lowers the temperature of the water and makes it hard to nail down a precise cooking time. Do steam in a steamer basket. The eggs don’t touch the water, which...

Fish Sauce

August 20, 2013

Fish Sauce Fish sauce is an integral flavoring in Southeast Asian cooking.  It is made from fermented fish.  It is also known as nam pla (Thai) and nuoc nam (Vietnam); the Philippine version, pastis, has a much milder flavor.  Store at a cool room temperature in a dark place.  It...

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