Category: Food Knowledge

What is Mala?

Mala Seasoning Mala is a famous Chinese sauce or seasoning made from various herbs and spices grounded and simmered with oil in a pan.  Ingredients include Sichuan peppercorns (Hua Jiao), bean paste, chili oil, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, fennel, and black cardamom. Deep brown to dark red in color, Mala is mouth-numbing, intense, and...

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What is Earl Grey Tea?

Earl Grey Tea Earl Grey Tea Characteristics Earl Grey Tea is a British blend of black tea and bergamot oil. Warm red to dark brown in color, Earl Grey Tea is bold and malty with a spicy and sour undertone. Although delicious by itself, skimmed milk and slices of lemon can be added. Variations of...

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7 Health Benefits of Tuna

7 Health Benefits of Tuna Tuna is a saltwater fish caught in tropical and temperate waters around the world. The canned version is used in salads, sandwiches, and burgers while fresh ones can be grilled or served raw as sushi. Though each variety differs in its nutrition, here are 7 common health benefits of tuna....

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What is Sencha Green Tea?

Everything You Need To Know About Sencha Green Tea Characteristics Sencha (煎茶) is the most popular type of green tea in Japan, making up around 80% of all green tea production. Unlike the tea leaves of matcha that is ground up into a powder, the tea leaves of sencha are dried and rolled thinly like...

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Where does durian come from?

Durian Farming in Southeast Asia If you happen to come across durian, a giant spiky fruit with a notorious reputation, you may be curious to know more about it.  Read on to find out about where durians are grown, its seasons, and varieties in Southeast Asia. Countries where Durian are farmed Durian are commonly grown...

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What is Jasmine Tea?

Jasmine Tea Origin Jasmine Tea has a very light and pleasant aroma almost like a sweet perfume that can definitely spice up your tea cravings. It’s one of the most popular scented teas, believed to have originated in China and made popular worldwide when merchants from the West discovered them. Jasmine flowers are a native...

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What is Assam Tea?

Assam Tea What is it?        Assam Tea (also known as Assam black tea, breakfast tea, British tea, or Irish tea) is a popular type of black tea produced from the plant Camellia Sinensis var. assamica. Just as how any other type of black tea is usually named after the region in which its tea...

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Organic & Natural Expo Thailand

Information about Organic & Natural Expo The biggest Organic and Natural trade show in Thailand. Discover natural products from Southeast Asia. Find organic products such as vegetables, fruits, seasonings, as well as many processed products. Complete with everything for the organic lifestyle. Meet more than 400 exhibitors. Year 2 : Biofach Southeast Asia 2019 &...

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What is Hojicha Tea?

What is Hōjicha? (ほうじ茶) A popular type of Japanese green tea is hojicha which may not seem like green tea at first glance because the characteristics and process of making the tea is so different. In addition, there are some benefits of hojicha which the typical green tea does not have.   Hojicha Characteristics The...

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What are Tapioca Pearls?

So What Exactly are Tapioca Pearls? One feature that make bubble milk tea (also called Boba or Pearl Milk tea) stand out from other drinks are its big, chewy, round tapioca balls. In fact, 1 cup of tapioca balls contains 500 calories, turning this drink into more of a snack than a simple beverage. Although...

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What is Bubble Milk Tea?

Bubble Tea Explained  One popular go-to drink is milk tea. With a growing market size of approximately 2.5 billion baht just in Thailand and even more so around the world, this trend has lasted over a decade and shows no signs of stopping. What exactly is this everlasting trendy drink and where did it come...

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Putting all your eggs in one basket

 Don’t put all your eggs in one Basket Definition: “Putting all of your eggs in one basket” refers to the idea that you put all the eggs in a basket, and if the basket drops, all of your eggs will be broken. Do not make everything dependent on one thing. APPLYING TO THE STOCK MARKET...

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The Role of Malt in Beer

What is Malt? What exactly is malt?   The term “Malt” refers to cereal grains that have been germinated and dried. The preferred grain used for malt in brewing beer is barley. Other grains, such as wheat, oats, rice, corn, or rye, can also be used. Each variety of grain will have a different impact...

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What are Hops?

The Role of Hop in Beer What are Hops in Beer? Hops are one of four essential ingredients in beer alongside malted barley, yeast, and water. Hops are small, green, cone shaped flower that grow on a vine-like plant in a Pinecone-like shape. All hop plants grow vertically, curling upward in a clockwise pattern. The...

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How to Store Beer

Tips for Storing Beer 5 Rules for Keeping Your Beer FreshThe 3 worst enemies of beers are heat, light, and oxygen.  Store your beer uprightStand your beer upright instead of putting it on its side during storage. Storing the beer upright help minimizes the amount of the beer’s surface area that will touch the air...

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How Beer is Made

What is the process of making beer? Learn the Beer Brewing Process Step by Step 1. MaltingThe first step in the brewing process starts by converting raw grain into malt. The purpose of malting is to isolate the enzymes needed for brewing. Grains such as barley goes through a process of heating, drying out, and...

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