“How to create tender bites of meat chops or tough cut steak?”
If your baked pork chops, grilled steaks or even fried chicken cutlets appeared too hard to chew, you need to tenderise them. Tenderizing is a process to break down fibers in tough meat to make it more springy and palatable for consumption.
There are two particular ways to tenderise slabs of meat. You may use the hammer-like meat tenderizer, or call it a meat mallet, to pound out the meat in order to soften its fibers making it tender.read more
Chicken stock is an aromatic substance to add to your cooking of soup, vegetables, meat and sauce. Chicken stock is made of actual chicken, vegetables and some other ingredients and spices.
Chicken stock in form of powder, stock cube and broth (liquid base) are widely available in most supermarket and sundry shops. Most of the chicken stocks contain additional MSG (Monosodium Glutamine). Hence, many of us have this perception that adding chicken stock is “no good”. However, don’t forget you can always get the NO MSG added type. Maggi Brand and Knorr Brand produce the no added MSG chicken stock cube which considered even better and healthier type. [Post Note: However, just realized from an article that there are still some hidden MSG from the yeast extract found in the chicken stock/ cube. Do consider this.]read more
“Shao Hsing Hua Diao Wine, a condiment you’ll like adding to enhance the aroma and taste of your home cooking”
Shao Hsing Hua Diao Jiu (紹興花雕酒) – a type of rice wine originated from Shao Xing, China. It is mainly made of glutinous rice and wheat. Alcohol content by volume: 16% or less. Its name, Hua Diao describes the flowery carved pottery that stored the wine anciently, but the bottle has been mass produced commercially with simpler design in handy bottle, for convenience and more economical purposes. However, there are still many Hua Diao Wine selling in nice flowery carving designed pottery. Seriously, it does not matter how it is bottled to me, all I care is the quality of wine and its taste added to my cooking.read more