Grocery Shopping – Ingredients for Oriental Recipes

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Believe it or not, it’s so easy shopping for ingredients for Oriental recipes.  I’d dare say, it’s even fun.  You get so much culture in such a little place and sometimes its just really nice to get out of my comfort zone only to realize it can be just as comfortable somewhere else.

The folks at this 1st Oriental Market are amazing people.  They’re so eager to help with all your needs.  And I find that this is common just about anywhere I go when it comes to foreign food.  People like to share their experiences and culture.  I find that it isn’t any different here and the owner, Earl and his wife, make it a real pleasant experience.

Most Oriental Cooking, these days, is very simplified because almost all of the guess work has already been cut out for you.  I don’t have to make every individual sauce that is used to combine with other sauces to make one great recipe.  For example: when a recipe calls for Hoisin Sauce, you don’t have to make you’re own Hoisin Sauce from scratch(which would require several other ingredients), you just crack open a bottle.  And what about Plum Sauce… could you imagine having to make that beforehand too?  Both of these ingredients are in my Chinese Barbecue Sauce recipe, which only has 5 or 6 ingredients: Hoisin, Plum Sauce, Ketchup, Sugar, 5 spice powder etc., and that makes it really simple just buying each one of those premade bottles.  But, could you imagine having to make all of those ingredients as well?  You’d be making ingredients for your ingredients.

That being said, I would just like you to understand and realize that you don’t have to learn translations of ingredients you’ve probably never heard of in the first place.  Because, most of the basic ingredients I show you in this video are very versatile to most of the popular Americanized Oriental recipes that you’re likely familiar with anyway.

So get familiar with the few I show you now and I’ll introduce more as we go and you’ll be a pro before you know it!

How to Make Movie Theater Popcorn

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I’ve researched Movie Theater Popcorn, the real stuff, and it’s very easy and simple to make. The problem is that the ingredients aren’t readily available at just any grocery store but there’s a way you can do it your self and still have it turn out the same if you have some of these ingredients below.

There’s virtually only 5 things you need to know.  What kind of Oil, Seasoning and Type of Corn to use and of course what Temperature and technique.  I say technique because it is possible to do this in a standard frying pan and still have it turn out great.

I use a 12″ deep dish pan with a lid and I cook dialed in to about a 7, on a scale of 1-10, on the stove top.  I use Butter flavored Coconut Oil, Flavacol popcorn salt(also butter flavored) and white, not yellow, popcorn kernels.  There are knock off oils and seasonings in grocery stores but the’re not at all the same.  So I ended up juggling a few sites between their outrageous shipping fees to order the salt and I have since found that making your own butter flavored coconut oil is virtually the same.  Besides, who needs a 5 gallon bucket of popping oil stored away in their cupboard.

Movie Theater Popcorn Ingredients:

3/4 cup White Popcorn Kernels
1/4 cup Butter flavored Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp Butter flavored Flavacol Popcorn Salt

Melt and mix 1 part salted butter with 1 part coconut oil or use premade Butter flavored Coconut Oil.  Regular fine grain salt can replace the Butter flavored Flavacol popping salt if necessary.  But, if you can find it, it’s worth it and it makes all the difference in the world.

Cutting Boards – Bamboo Cutting Boards by Vita Versa

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Products like this Cutting Board Set

This Cutting Board Set is awesome.  But before I get into it, I want to explain a little bit about what I’m doing and what you’ll be seeing more of in the future.  I’ve recently gotten involved with a website that is strictly YouTube related.  And as you know, my recipes always have a video to boot because that’s practically all I post.  The primary goal of this site is to connect products with YouTube Channels that can review their product and give free advertisement (because of the video and the subscriber base following) in exchange for FREE Products that Creators like me can receive and pass on to you, which helps create more buzz with my followers.  That being said, I give you Vita Verse’s Bamboo Cutting Board Set!

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Vita Versa Cutting Board Set

Any company product I receive, like this Cutting Board Set, will be directly passed on to you, the viewers.  I will send the product I am advertising to one lucky winner of my choice that likes, comments and shares each video.  In this case it’s a Bamboo Cutting Board set by Vita Versa.  So if it’s feeling a little bit like a commercial when you’re watching, it just might be.  But I’m passing on the savings to you.  I’m not getting paid to advertise these products in anyway, unfortunately.  The reward for now is the experience, a couple of free products and a FREE give away for YOU.  And if I pick up a few more subscribers along the way then it’s just a win win for everyone.

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Hand Selected Bamboo Cutting Board

I am hand selecting everyone of these products.  So I’m not advertising anything I don’t believe in.  Vita Versa’s Bamboo Cutting Board Set is no exception.  So if you enjoy my recipes and you enjoy my work, maybe you can respect and appreciate my opinions when it comes to some of these products because I’m only going to recommend things I would use myself.  And when it comes to the Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen, I have learned to appreciate what I have and what is available.  So if you can understand that then you can appreciate what I’m trying to do here for everyone.  This is new for me and I’m hoping that it works out the way I want it to.  If it doesn’t, rest assured that I’ll just kick it to the curb and move on.

Now as far as this Cutting Board set is concerned, there is a ton of information advertised about them where they are sold on Amazon and you can read about them by CLICKING HERE if you’re interested.  I think it’s a really good product and they are very Eco-friendly.  So definitely Check Out Vita Versa’s Bamboo Cutting Board Set!