Friday, July 18, 2008

A Special Colander

It has been a long time since I found anything interesting in terms of utensils in the kitchen. The last and only one I shared was the apple corer from Ikea.

This kitchen item first caught my eye when I was watching a VCD demo at a supermarket, cannot really remember where but it was likely at Jusco in Mid Valley (my fav shopping place). It resembled a colander or some kind of sieve which you would normally wash your vegetables and fruits in but this one is one to wash rice in. The VCD was about sushi making and the chef as washing the uncooked rice in one of this. I saw that it will be extremely useful to me as I always have this problem when I wash rice. Much of it will end up getting poured out with the water and with the price of rice going sky high these days, every grain saved is a grain eaten.. (sounds like I am really rice counting).

I remember going upstairs to the departmental store section to look for it but could not find it. In fact, could not find it at any of the other supermarkets or departmental stores. Never really gave up looking though. Then out of the blue, 2 evenings ago as I was waiting for a friend a SS2 for dinner, I spotted the 100Yen shop. My initial intention was to go in to look for some cutie bento boxes. And that was when I saw it..... wah... it was like finding a treasure. I immediately took hold of one. And at this 100Yen shop, it was only sold at RM4.70... wonderful.

I know that with this colander thingy (actually I don't even know if there is a correct name for it as everything on the packet is written in Japanese), I will have an easier time washing rice without too much wastage now. See how easy it is.....


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8 comments:

carrie said...

Hmmph, seems very useful Can recue some wastage when washing the rice:) Thanks for the tip:)

YozoraNiteSky said...

hi carrie.. thank you for dropping by. oh yes.. it makes it easier and faster to wash rice too :D

babe_kl said...

thanks for sharing this info. i saw this thingy at 100yen shop but no idea wat it was for. now i know d, maybe i shld get one too provided the holes are not huge cos my millet and flaxseeds in my mixed grain rice tend to be drained off.

Che-Cheh said...

We have one that is light green in color. Mom use it for veggie washing. Never for rice washing. Haha

twosuperheroes said...

I've been wanting to buy this actually but have been dilly dallying! Now that you've bought it, you just renewed my interest in it all over again, dear Y. Haha... really useful hoh.. :p

kljs said...

wow..... nice way to save some money there........

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Bento Pet said...

I have two of these at home. Very useful!

YozoraNiteSky said...

babe: you are welcome. mmm not sure about the tiny millet and flaxseeds though??

che-cheh: wah.. you already have this super contraption already? good for you :D

supes: if you cook rice often at home supes (which i think you will as you are slowly turning into a super cook), this is really a handy gadget to have in the house

kljs: every little bit counts hor? Kenny?

bento pet: oh yes.. they are really very handy aren't they? i just love mine for the tremendous help it is giving me now :D