A very common question we get asked is, 'can I add spices when I cook my rice'. ...

Pilau rice

Pilaf or pilau is a rice dish, or in some regions, a wheat dish, whose recipe usually involves cooking in stock or broth, adding spices, and other ingredients such as vegetables or meat, and employing some technique for achieving cooked grains that do not adhere   ...

The dictionary definition of ‘curry’ is a dish, originally from South Asia, consisting of meat or vegetables cooked in a spicy sauce. Although this is technically correct, our understanding of the dish ‘curry’ and the wide range of cuisines this can encompass has broadened so much over the last 40 years. Growing up in the UK in the 1980’s, our first ...

What’s better than waking up to steaming hot porridge on a cold morning? Porridge with amazing toppings to banish the winter blues and keep you full up until lunch. Cooking oat porridge in a rice cooker is really easy – you can set the timer before you go to sleep, then in the morning you just need to add some ...

Beef and Tomato

Don’t be put off by the 3 separate ingredient lists for this recipe – it’s super-easy and it tastes just like the dish you get from the takeaway but fresher and more vibrant. ...

Yumami or ‘extra tasty’ rice function on Bamboo enhances the flavour of any type of white rice by using a specially designed cooking cycle, It does this by using a sequence of soaking and steaming to release the sugars contained in the rice that are then reabsorbed back into the rice as a different chemical structure that can activate Umami ...

After the success of Sakura, which is now Yum Asia’s best selling rice cooker, Yum Asia have released Bamboo Induction Heating (IH) rice cooker on to the UK and European market. 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 ...

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 ...

This is an outstanding dessert of vegan chocolate brownies which we searched high and low for and it cooked brilliantly on the cake baking setting of Sakura. Adapted from a recipe of Jami Oilver’s – vegan because one of us has a dairy allergy, adapted because it originally included nuts…the other one of us has a nut allergy! ...

Although Zojirushi has a great reputation for quality and durability, here at Yum Asia, we sometimes received e-mails from customers who expressed concern about the Sumiflon inner bowl and asking if there were any alternatives. A lot of people, for various reasons, like to avoid Teflon – mostly due to PTFE (most Teflon/similar materials have been PFOA free since 2015). ...