Home Kitchen Knife Kit

Uncategorized Aug 07, 2020

We all know how important the right kitchen knife set can be. But then comes the question of which set to get: Sharp Japanese steel that makes quick work of meal prep or a cheaper one? We have been using these items in our cooking school for the last few years. 

To help you find the best kitchen knife set for your needs, we’ve turned to reviews from actual customers who have purchased and used these knives for themselves. 

Kiwi Knife Asian Cleaver

When it comes to Asian household, everyone will have one of these. Cheap and Cheerful. The cleaver is mostly used to slice boneless meats, chop, slice. It is an excellent tool for smashing garlic and ginger and also use it to transfer food from cutting board to wok or frying pan. You can use for cut meat such as chicken, beef for making minced meats. It is multi-purpose kitchen knives. This Thai cleaver looks much like the butcher cleavers familiar in butcher shops in the west, but thinner. Made from high quality...

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Otao kitchen is bringing its chefs into your kitchen by Beat.com.au

the beat Jul 26, 2020

When setting out to create Home cooking live by Otao kitchen we think of people at home during the government restriction.

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Online Cooking Kid Classes Help Parents During Quarantine

Online cooking classes are teaching kids how to make spring rolls, salads or dumplings and more.

Many parents and kids are staying at home with work, study and entertainment. We have to eat, too. That's where cooking classes online, live and on-demand come in. For parents with time and kids with interest in cooking, there is a range of online classes out there that you can entertain your kids.

This also helps to prepare some meals along the way. Children can learn to tear and toss salads, pick herbs, make the dough then fold dumplings. You can leave the teens to do some of the prep however we recommend your support and supervision.

For those seeking an easy approach, YouTube is a place for many compelling and relevant tutorials. The good thing is they are free and you can do what you like.

For kids and their parents looking for a more structured or longer-term program, we have kids and teens classes.

In this course, we have develop...

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Jiaozi- Pork Dumplings


Jiaozi- Pork Dumplings

When we talk about dumplings, we may also to boiled dumplings or shui jiao, 水饺. Here we will be making steamed dumplings or 饺子, jiao zi. Dumplings are the ultimate comfort food that many Chineses eat every week as they are moist and juicy with a small bite of a dumpling. Good dumplings are the one with wrappers should be thin, tender and delicious, the filling is well balanced with meat and vegetable, not too greasy, balanced flavour and comforting. Everything works perfectly together to create a fulfilling, healthy, and hearty one-dish meal.

Eating dumplings is a way to bring good luck so that everything goes well in the coming new year and that family can be together. We’ll give you a thorough introduction to making dumpling wrappers from scratch, wrapping dumplings, and cooking and storing them. So no matter which filling you prefer, you can always refer to this recipe to make dumplings. 

Tips and Tricks

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Celebrate Home Cooking Together Live

Otao Kitchen Cooking School is home to many world cuisines from our kitchen studio in Richmond. The kitchen is designed for food discovery and social interactions focusing on culinary senses for 120+ guests with 10+ classes each week. We have dealt with massive booking cancellations because of Covid 19. We would love to see all our guests back face-to-face soon! We decided to put a challenge into work by creating this ultimate home cooking live and found the best online platform to host the course for you.

We are so excited to launch our new at-home-12-week Asian cooking course! You can join us anytime as our menu will move from one country to the next each week based on your own supermarket ingredients. You can still shop at your normal grocery store and we will not use ingredients that you have to go to a special store! The course will cover the fundamentals of essential cultural know-hows, nutrition, shopping hacks, knife skills as well as taken you on a sensory journey...

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Cooking Classes For Your At Home Cooking Online

If you find you’re struggling to come up with meal ideas that you’re bored for staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. Many of us are doing social distancing are finding ourselves a new challenge with home cook meals for the week, the month and maybe longer. While this is a stressful time for people who are working and people who are not working. Why not taking time to expand your culinary repertoire by enrolling in some online cooking classes. Many of them are free and it can be a great family-friendly activity to do with your kids while everyone is home together. While researching for own homecookinglive.com we have done some researches that can be helpful for you.


Chef Gordon Ramsay and chef Wolfgang Pucks take you into their kitchen and guides you through video lessons. They start with basics like knife skills and then teaches you how to make dishes like in their restaurants!



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Now Is The Perfect Time To Take At Home Cooking Classes Online

covid 19 online cooking Apr 22, 2020

Chef Ha Nguyen, founder of Otao kitchen has been running different cooking classes for more than 6 years at Otao kitchen. His hands-on classes were limited to intimate groups of 10-12 people from Thursday to Sunday with over 120 guests in over 12 classes weekly with employing 3 chefs. The COVID-19 shut down all public gatherings, his classes have disappeared. So he's was planning to take his classes online.

The age of social distancing has sparked a passionate shift to online home cooks' learning. Parents stuck at home with their kids are tuning in to live youtube cooking videos for ideas and entertainment. And people who are struggling to cook for themselves, perhaps for the first time, are turning to their favourite food personalities, like Luke Nguyen, for practical home cooking how-to through free and often live video streams. Similar to many artists, free online culinary instruction is what’s preventing some chef and cooking instructors...

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Simple Ways To Boost Your Immune System

lifestyle Mar 25, 2020

Our immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that fight off infections from cold viruses to more serious conditions such as recently coronavirus. Read more to find simple ways can boost your immune system here.

Choose healthy foods 

Most of us agree that natural food can supercharge our immune system with fresh fruit and vegetables rather than processed foods. There’s no need to buy expensive foods, but rather use foods rich in vitamins and antioxidants, for example, lemons, oranges or blue berries.

Have a selection 

The Australian government’s dietary guidelines say you should enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods from these five food groups every day: 

  • Variety types of fruit and vegetable 
  • Select wholegrain and high-fibre varieties of bread, rice, pasta, noodles, cornmeal, cereals, couscous, oats, quinoa and barley 
  • Chicken, beef, lamb, pork, fish, eggs
  • Tofu, nuts,...
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