June 12, 2016
One of the most frequently asked question we get during our onigiri-making workshops is "Which is the best rice cooker?". So, we will explain some points about rice cookers to help you make the best decision when shopping for yours.
As it is with many other products in this modern era, when it comes to rice cooker options, we have too many choices. If you visit Amazon.com, you will find 180 pages for this category. Each brand emphasizes the unique benefits of their products, and with prices ranging from around $20 to over $1,000 for one machine, it really becomes difficult to make an informed decision.
If you go to the 価格.com website, the most popular rice cooker in Japan is this.(10/06/2016)
In the reviews, people who own this machine mention both pros and cons, but without a consolidated overview, it becomes very tricky to assess the feedback.
So how can you choose the best one for your needs and budget?
Before you start browsing Amazon and reading other people's reviews, you need to first understand your needs by answering these four questions:
Assess Your Rice Cooker Needs
2. What type of machine do you prefer?
There are two main types of rice cooking machine; IH (Induction heating) and Microcomputer. We will explain the difference between the two.
3. What kind of cooking method do you prefer?
There are 3 different cooking method exists.
4. What kind of material do you prefer for the inner cooking pot?
There are so many kinds of materials used.
Let's have a look at the first point of consideration.
*Illustration credit: Justine Wong
June 01, 2021
There is a special place in my heart, and my mouth, for ramen. I love it! Now as we are preparing to launch our own new healthy version, ABO Ramen, I’d like to share a bit of the inspiration for its creation as well as bring light to the style of ramen that I grew up eating in Kyushu.
There are many regional varieties of ramen throughout Japan. The table below shows a basic breakdown of the ramen styles from the north of the country to the south. This list is not exhaustive as I may have missed some, and experimentation is going on all the time.
November 26, 2020
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