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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by Takiap » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:50 pm

Cheers mate, good to know about the temperature. Will reduce even further next time and see how it goes.


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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by Dannie Boy » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:04 pm

Takiap wrote:Cheers mate, good to know about the temperature. Will reduce even further next time and see how it goes.


It's just great having a new little toy. :laugh:
I had intended buying one a long time ago but for whatever reason never did, but I put that right today and bought one of the 999 baht models at Makro, together with a bag of chicken thighs and they were cooked to perfection after 35-40 minutes. Looking forward to trying more things including a cake!!

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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by Takiap » Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:55 am

Ha ha ha, chicken thighs were a first for me as well, followed by biscuits and then a cake. A mate of mine has just used his for baking some steak and onion pies, along with some bread roll, so plenty of new things to try.


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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by Dr Mike » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:17 am

I like to use M/wave as much as i can, as it does not heat up the house. As apposed to frying or using the oven, does the induction cooking method have lower heat output into the house too

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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by Takiap » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:44 am

Yes but obviously the pot/pan and contents give off heat even though the cooker itself does not. I use mine all the time and so far have no complaints.
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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by PET » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:21 pm

Takiap wrote:Yes but obviously the pot/pan and contents give off heat even though the cooker itself does not. I use mine all the time and so far have no complaints.
What is this 'oven' called as I went into Makro yesterday, looked around at the front near entrance and did not see this 'turbo' oven so I guess I looked in the wrong place.
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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by Dannie Boy » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:27 pm

PET wrote:
Takiap wrote:Yes but obviously the pot/pan and contents give off heat even though the cooker itself does not. I use mine all the time and so far have no complaints.
What is this 'oven' called as I went into Makro yesterday, looked around at the front near entrance and did not see this 'turbo' oven so I guess I looked in the wrong place.
It's called a Turbo Oven and they are where the main electrical food items are, so if you go straight ahead after entering the door and the third or fourth aisle on the left - they have 3-4 different models ranging from 990 to about 1500 baht.

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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by PET » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:30 pm

Dannie Boy wrote:
PET wrote:
Takiap wrote:Yes but obviously the pot/pan and contents give off heat even though the cooker itself does not. I use mine all the time and so far have no complaints.
What is this 'oven' called as I went into Makro yesterday, looked around at the front near entrance and did not see this 'turbo' oven so I guess I looked in the wrong place.
It's called a Turbo Oven and they are where the main electrical food items are, so if you go straight ahead after entering the door and the third or fourth aisle on the left - they have 3-4 different models ranging from 990 to about 1500 baht.
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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by Nereus » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:48 pm

PET wrote:
Takiap wrote:Yes but obviously the pot/pan and contents give off heat even though the cooker itself does not. I use mine all the time and so far have no complaints.
What is this 'oven' called as I went into Makro yesterday, looked around at the front near entrance and did not see this 'turbo' oven so I guess I looked in the wrong place.
Look here: http://products.mercola.com/turbo-oven/
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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by Nereus » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:34 pm

Anyone have any tips about cooking Oxtail Stew? There are many recipes on the internet, but all that I have seen call for red wine, and as I do not drink I am reluctant to fork out 800 or 900 Baht just to use in something that may, or may not work.

I tried some in a slow cooker using chicken broth and a splash of red wine vinegar, but it was not all that sucessful. It was edible, although my Granddaughter spat it out! It also turned a very dark colour, and I seem to recall my dear old Mother cooking it without that happening, or using red wine.

At 420 Baht / Kg for the oxtail, it needs to be better than that.
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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by Bamboo Grove » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:05 pm

Old thread about oxtail soup, will that be of any help?

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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by Nereus » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:12 pm

Bamboo Grove wrote:Old thread about oxtail soup, will that be of any help?

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18323&hilit=oxtail
Thanks very much. I did look, but failed to find it. :cheers:
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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by migrant » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:11 pm

Wine does leave a distinct taste. Instead of chicken broth, perhaps beef broth? It's a bit "meatier" than chicken broth, like red wine compared to white.

Don't know if they have in Thailand, or the price, but here in the states they have small bottles of cooking wine, a lot smaller than a liter bottle. Chefs recommend you use a wine you would drink, but in this case, if available, may be good.

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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by Bamboo Grove » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:34 am

Nereus wrote:
Thanks very much. I did look, but failed to find it.
Failed to find the thread? I tried it again and just pressing the link to me there.
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Re: Cookin Corner

Post by Siani » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:37 am

The best one I follow is on jamie oliver.com
It is best to add tomato puree and cook rashly slowly. If you do not want to use wine you could try a can of stout beer or guiness....possibly 2 glasses of sherry might work. As an alternative, you could add dumplings at the end.

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