What are the appliances that will make holiday cooking easy?
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The holidays are a very busy time. If you’re celebrating Christmas, New Year, or even fiestas in your hometown, chances are, you’re going to cook a lot. A party is not complete without delicious food after all. To help you prepare, here are some kitchen appliances for holiday cooking. Read on!
One of the staple foods on your traditional Filipino handaan is the lumpia. Once this is served, friends and family will undoubtedly go for it first. A crowd favorite, this Pinoy Spring Roll is stuffed with ground pork and few vegetables before being fried in an oil-filled pan. It is very crispy and irresistible.
But most people don’t have time to strain all the oil out of fried foods. There is a good chance that some amount will remain inside the meat. A little oil is not bad, but consuming a lot of it could be bad for your health. Don’t worry though, because you can still cook fried food in an air fryer!
If you use this instead, you don’t need to use a generous amount of oil to fry your food. You can cook fries, burger patties, chicken nuggets, fried chicken, and all the fried foods you can think of! It is also more convenient because you can just leave it in and prepare your other dishes.
For beginners and for people with no oven, the Hanabishi Hafeo 23SS is your friend. You can see the food cooking inside, so you can estimate the cooking time as needed. Aside from frying, you can also use it to bake cakes and roast a chicken in the rotisserie setting!
Sometimes, cooking holiday food requires you to have so much cookware in your kitchen. You have to have different kinds of pots and pans for different dishes. If you want to cook barbecued pork, you also have to own a grill just to do so.
While people with a lot of counter space can afford to do this, those who want to keep it minimal want to only have a few appliances in their kitchen. If you’re one of these people, you can try the Hanabishi HMCGRILL50. It is a multi-cooker with 12 functions, which means you can use it to cook rice, broil, braise, bbq, roast, saute, slow cook, stew, grill, deep fry, stir fry, and warm food!
With all these functions, you can cook all the holiday foods you want. You can boil your spaghetti noodles, cook the sauce, and warm the leftovers for another day. It also has a built-in griller! You can also make your soups from sinigang to bulalo without the need for additional cookware!
The good thing with this is that you can still enjoy using it even on ordinary days. It is easy to wash because of its non-stick coating and glass lid. This means that aside from less space needed, you will also have less time to do chores.
Whether you’re a fan of k-drama, you already probably know about samgyupsal. It is thin-sliced pork meat which you have to cook yourself on a griller. It is eaten with lettuce, kimchi, and various Korean side dishes like spicy cucumber salad and egg rolls. Korean restaurants in the country serve this food for you to enjoy.
If you prefer not to cook ready-to-eat dishes on holidays, you can serve samgyupsal at your celebration. This will save you a lot of time on meal preparations. All you need to do is go to the grocery, ask for bacon-cut pork or beef, buy a few vegetables, and look at the Korean aisle for soybean paste or chili paste for your dipping sauce.
If you want to cook this at home, you can rely on your Hanabishi HGrill50. Just put it on your table along with all your ingredients, take out a bottle of soju, and enjoy the party with your loved ones. Cook the meat as you eat and chat with your friends and family. That’s less hassle on preparations and more time for bonding.
If you also want to have a hotpot in addition to samgyupsal, you can do so in the Hanabishi HHOTPOTBBQ 200. Just put your favorite Korean (or Filipino!) Ramen and you’re set. Boil your soup and grill your meat at the same time on one kitchen appliance.
Are you still stressing about meal preparations for special occasions? These kitchen appliances for holiday cooking will help you have a more relaxed and enjoyable Christmas, New Year, or Fiesta with your families and friends!
The Air Fryer will help you cook fried foods faster with less oil. While the multi-cooker is your friend when it comes to preparing different kinds of dishes that require different cookwares. If you leave the cooking to your friends and family, you can do so with a samgyupsal party using a griller!
Here at Hanabishi, we wish you happy holidays with your loved ones. Enjoy the vacation and focus on bonding with each other with this extra time.
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