Category Archives: Cookware

Lao Steamed Sticky Rice

Steaming sticky rice in a bamboo basket that sits on an aluminum pot with water

Steamed in a basket, served in a basket

Aep khaoh – woven bamboo container for cooked sticky rice

Cylindrical Charcoal Briquettes

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There is life on the pavements of Hanoi that it’s not possible to use those for walking exclusively (people walk on the road in sync with vehicular traffic). The pavement is a living space where people park their motorbikes, buy and sell, worship (joss paper burning), eat, prepare food, and cook. After observing several cooking scenes, I’ve noted that people use cylindrical charcoal briquette for a stove purposely-built for it.

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Bicycle vendor selling cylindrical charcoal stoves

Beer Keg Barbecuing

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San Miguel Beer keg repurposed as barbecue grill

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Front view when closed

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Back view when closed

D’Airplane

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From what has been passed on to me, the brand name came to be because long time ago their pots and pans were really crafted from aircraft aluminum scrap. D’ Airplane is an old low-cost aluminum cookware brand that’s very common in the country and still being sold in department stores.

The Ainokura Way of Grilling

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Grilling in an Ainokura way

Trout from the mountain streams are grilled with salt in skewers over live charcoals in an almost standing position. It’s a local fare in Ainokura, a remote but very lovely mountain village in Gokayama region.

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Tastes really smoky good when cooked that I consumed two sticks

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Fish almost fully-cooked

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