Dairy-free treats and cakes are harder to come by and adapting recipes is sometimes hit and miss as the ingredients don’t react the same when you substitute things. Even if you aren’t dairy-free or vegan, this banana bread is well-worth the tiny bit of effort to make it – it’s amazing! This dairy-free, nut-free and vegan banana bread is the ...

szechuan chicken

Szechuan or Kung Po chicken is world famous for being aromatically spicy and fiery, with a mouth-numbing after-effect. You can make this as spicy or non-spicy as you like. Below is the recipe for a spicy version (as we like it hot!), so just skip the fresh chilli and half the szechuan pepper if you want it less spicy and ...

Zingy Lemon Drizzle cake

This zingy lemon cake is very simple to make and hits the spot for an any time of day snack. We have given two options for a glaze – either a simple sugar and lemon juice drizzle makes a sticky and slightly crunchy glaze, whereas the icing sugar and lemon juice is more like a traditional iced topping…either way, it’s ...

People often struggle to match the type of rice they are cooking with the correct rice cooking setting – after all, white rice can be long, short or even medium grain, brown rice, black rice and red rice similarly throw up conundrums for people using their rice cookers. We are often asked by customers for advice on what rice cooking ...

There are so many types of fish curries in Goa and this is one of the most popular ones. It really is delicious and works perfectly with variety of seafood and not just fish – try making it with prawns, mussels, clams or squid. If you don’t like fish then chicken or even vegetables can be substituted. Southern Indian curries ...

Conventional or Fuzzy Logic The majority of rice cookers that are available in the UK and Europe are basic conventional on/off with a loose fitting glass lid (during cooking starchy water can spit out). These rice cookers are only marginally better than using a saucepan – they simply boil the rice, reacting to when a certain temperature is reached, it switches ...

Here at Yum Asia we just launched the Zojirushi BB-HAQ10 Breadmaker to our UK and European customers so let’s look at how bread is made in a bread machine. Use Fresh Ingredients First, prepare fresh ingredients. Quality of the finished bread will depend on ingredients used. Avoid mixing in old or stale ingredients.       Attach Blades Blades are ...

Here at Yum Asia we just launched the Zojirushi BB-HAQ10 Breadmaker to our UK and European customers so let’s start looking at more about Bread. Choosing the right grain Before we even begin to explain about flour, we must look at what makes the right grain for the job, be it for breadmaking, cakemaking or anything in between. So, what ...

Rice pudding is not just for winter. Use your Rice Cooker for best results! ...

A Yum Asia video to illustrate how easy it is to cook perfect rice in a Zojirushi Rice Cooker. For this demonstration we used the Zojirushi NS-TSQ10 95.5 cup) rice cooker which we normally advise is good for making rice for 2-5 people. This rice cooker is 220-240v and available from our shop at www.yumasia.co.uk   ...