Store Your Spice Like No Other

#2 Chef Ha's Handy Hint How to store spices and how long they will last are most frequent questions being asked in our cooking classes. Most of our spices are imported, shipped and shelved before we get them. Our recommendation is store them in a cool and dark place. So do not store above your...

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Why Good Kitchen Practice Can Change Your Cooking Forever

Mis en place is a French culinary phrase means "everything in its place". Professional chefs prepare or "mis en place" the ingredients and component that a chef will require before. Take away the stress by getting everything at home ready before.  You might take longer time to get the...

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Learn to cook Asian Foods

Showcase the best foods that Asia has to offer at otao kitchen Learn essential Asian spices, fresh herbs, local produce and special ingredients, combined with authentic methods passed down for centuries.  Hear stories with the magic of Asian cooking and it reveal to you.  You can...

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Father's Day with Dad Loves Cooking?

Give your old man a hug and laugh at his funny jokes. Dad loves cooking? It's Father's Day! Melbourne has much to offer your old man. Do some sight-seeing or visit a bar, or buy him some more gadgets. 

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36 Hours in Hanoi

Hanoi is very graceful and exotic capital city of Vietnam.  The city is well known with grand old boulevards and ancient temples and pagodas.  Locals works on their tai chi moves beside tree-fringed lakes. For all of its timeless charm it also changes quickly to a modern city today but the music is new and old to compliment with its culture in 36 hours travelling to Hanoi. She talked about food   Full articles can be from here http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/travel/things-to-do-in-36-hours-in-hanoi.html?_r=0

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Best Vietnamese Dishes You Can Try On Victoria Street

Only Asian country that the French brought with them in: the baguette. The Vietnam takes it to a different level depending whether you are in the South or the North. In the north, you will have the basic elements of bread, meat and sauces. In the south you will have colourful combination of cold...

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7 best things why cooking Vietnamese Foods

Learn few simple cooking skills of steaming, stewing, frying and rolling... with few great Vietnamese recipes that are fully transferable to your own kitchen. In no time you will have mastered quick and tasty dishes to wow your friends and family. Move over Masterchef –...

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Cooking the Foods of Vietnam

Traditional and modern Food of Vietnam is admired for its freshest ingredients, minimal use of oil, and accompaniment of herbs and vegetables. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a refined taste, Vietnamese food is considered one of the...

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WIN $10,000 Vietnam Gourmet Safari with KOTO Vietnam's Fundraising Event in Melbourne

Friends, Otao kitchen is sponsoring KOTO Vietnam with their event in Melbourne. You might have visited KOTO before or you will visit them on your next trip. We love you to come to their event in Melbourne this June to show your supports.

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