Exclusive to Yum Asia’s Bamboo rice cooker model is Umai Induction Heating (IH). Induction Heating in rice cookers occurs when coils in the bottom of the unit create a magnetic field that specifically heats up the inner bowl and contents. ‘Umai’ in Japanese means smart brain which refers to the microprocessor used to make fine adjustments in temperature and cooking ...

“Onigirazu” was first introduced in a foodie manga back in 1991. It quickly took off in popularity in recent years, becoming a buzzword on recipe websites. Now more people than ever are making onigirazu as their “bento” of choice. Onigirazu is made by folding over the nori (seaweed) sheet over the rice, like origami. It’s so easy to make this ...

Thai Hom-Mali Rice / 泰國茉莉香米 / ข้าวหอมมะลิไทย / Gạo thơm lài Thai Hom-Mali Rice, also known as premium Thai Jasmine Rice, is perhaps the most famous type of Thai rice known globally. It has a long grain with moist and soft texture after cooking. Its unique quality is perhaps the pandan aromatic scent while being cooked. The rice was first ...

Bamboo is a leap in rice cooking technology – not only for it’s special Umai Induction Heating but also for it’s unique rice cooking functions. So why buy a Bamboo Induction Heating rice cooker? Umai Induction Heating Exclusive to Yum Asia’s Bamboo rice cooker model is Umai Induction Heating (IH). Induction Heating in rice cookers occurs when coils in the ...

One common question we get asked is can premium rice cookers cook sticky rice, the answer is a big YES! A lot of people get confused between short grain (sushi) rice and sticky rice – both are short grain rice types but they require different water levels, the taste and texture are very different and they are eaten with different ...

Sakura or Bamboo makes cooking Tahdig (or Persian crust rice) super-easy. Here’s a ‘how to’ recipe to get you started on this delicious delicacy. ...

Have you ever wondered how the idea of the electric rice cooker began? In this article we dig deep into this exact topic – it’s absolutely fascinating if you like rice and enjoy the benefits of using electric rice cookers. Let’s face it, cooking on a stove can be very troublesome. If you don’t time or measure things correctly you ...

One common question we get asked is can premium rice cookers cook sushi rice, the answer is a big YES! A lot of people think sushi rice is a variety of rice, but it’s actually short grain (or sometimes medium grain) rice. This is where the confusion arises – if sushi is short grain rice, then should it be cooked ...

Having a coffee or tea habit can really put a dent in your pocket! Especially as now most coffee and tea retailers are either offering a discount to customers who bring their own cup or charging extra for disposable single-use cups. We have put a handy list at the bottom of this post of the coffee and tea retailers that ...

Are you ready for a brief history lesson in rice cup measuring? Sounds exciting doesn’t it! Firstly, a measuring cup of rice does not correlate with a measuring cup we use in western cooking where 1 cup equates to around 250 mL. The gō or cup is a traditional Japanese unit based on the ge which is equal to 10 shaku or ​1⁄10 shō. Back in the year 1891 it was officially ...