By thomas | October 26, 2008
NinaSama sends in this tip about what to do with extra oil:
I decided to tempura batter and deep fry some ice cream with some of my Japanese friends. We had mixed results ;) But since it was one of my first times deep frying anything, I didn’t know what to do about the left over oil! My friends suggestion that I strain it and use the oil again but I didn’t want to have used oil lying around since I never plan to deep fry anything ever again! bleh.
My friend then suggested this stuff:
固めるテンプル (katameru tenpuru)
It’s very easy, you just add it to hot oil and let it sit for a while. It’ll solidify and then you can throw the whole thing out! (I’m sure you’ve heard of it before)
But, since I can’t read Japanese all too well, I went online looking for an easy explanation of what this stuff was and what I could expect from it. I ended up finding a number of websites showing how to make candles out of regular oil and this powder!
I haven’t tried it yet but it seems interesting. Have you ever seen something like that before?
The package might look something like this:
NinaSama also sent in a tip request. Can anyone help?
Recently I went to Hiroshima for the Sake festival. I know that Sake can leave me with a horrible hang over the next day so I decided to check out some 飲み薬 at the conbini. I found this stuff called “gold” something-or-other ginger drink. I was told that if you drink it before drinking alcohol that you should be fine the next day. I had my doubts since the source was a bit unreliable. But I drank it and I was in fact fine. But I can’t tell if that’s just because I’m a morning person or I just drank less sake than I thought.
So, basically, I was wondering if you knew of any good Japanese drinks that help cure/prevent a hang over. Things other than just Pocari sweat and other sports drinks that my friends usually drink to try and cure themselves. They don’t really work for me :P
Thank you for reading all my long winded explanations! Thanks for writing such a great blog!!!
Anybody know any anti-hangover tips? I hardly drink at all anymore, so I have no idea! If you have any solutions, please leave a comment!Like this post? Give me the Thumbs Up!
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