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Steaming

When smoke gets in your thighs

It's known by different names throughout the world - chai-yok in Korea, ratus in Indonesia, ganggang in Malaysia, bajos among Mayan healers and Venus smoke in North America.

Tuesday, 24 July, 2012, 12:00am

When smoke gets in your thighs

It's known by different names throughout the world - chai-yok in Korea, ratus in Indonesia, ganggang in Malaysia, bajos among Mayan healers and Venus smoke in North America.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

STEAM work

There are many ways to cook, but steaming is a firm favourite with the Chinese. That doesn't mean top European companies are ignoring this market. Some state-of-the-art steaming appliances are made by European firms.

One reason is that it is a healthier way of cooking than frying or deep frying.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Shipping firms hit 'slow steaming' snag

Shipping companies have cut fuel consumption and emissions by sailing at slower speeds on transpacific routes between Asia and North America, but exporters and importers say none of the cost savings have been passed on to them.

Instead, they say, they face higher inventory costs and possible equipment shortages because sailing times are longer across the Pacific Ocean.

26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The beep test

A lot of passionate cooks disdain the microwave. I don't use mine on a daily basis but I'm glad it's there.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Grand Stage

Fare Cantonese fine dining featuring classic and unusual dim sum dishes, including grilled tiger prawn and lobster dumplings.

22 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Bunfight erupts over shape of things to come

Have you ever wondered whether a mantou - Chinese steamed bun - should be round or square?

It may sound like a silly question, but it has sparked a huge controversy on the mainland.

The storm was touched off by reports that all mantou would have to be round or oval, under a set of production standards that came into effect on Tuesday.

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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