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A sound understanding of the different types of chefs and how they factor into the brigade system is essential to creating an organized commercial kitchen. Enforcing a kitchen hierarchy ensures even the minutest of tasks is carried out to perfection. Different kitchen positions bring about accountability and division of labor in a hectic environment, creating an airtight back house system for your food business.Read more
Ramen vs. Pho: Major Differences Between The Two
Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup dish, while Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup dish. There are core flavor and ingredient differences between pho and ramen. Pho noodles are made from rice, while Ramen noodles are made from wheat flour. Both pho and ramen gained popularity in the 20th century. Pho comes with chicken or beef broth and cut beef, and Ramen comes with broth and various toppings. You can serve eggs with ramen noodles. Pho has a light and translucent texture, whereas ramen has a heavy texture. Pho is served with various types of herbs or spices. Ramen is served with different types of broth. For flavor, pho is served with lime, chili sauce, fish sauce, and fresh chili. Ramen’s flavor is generally determined by miso, soy sauce, and salt.Read more
Why is it Important To Measure Ingredients In The Kitchen?
Using the right set of commercial measuring equipment will increase efficiency and business profitability. Measuring scales and equipment are ideal for restaurants, cafes, diners, schools, hospitals, and institutions. While you can use dry or wet measuring cups to measure essential ingredients, you should measure flour or sugar with dry measuring cups, and measure oil or water with wet measuring cups. In this article, we discuss the importance of measuring, why measuring accurately is important while cooking, the essential kitchen measure tools, how to avoid discrepancies while weighing, the importance of measuring equipment accurately, how to cook without measuring, and the things to measure in a commercial kitchen.Read more
Aioli vs. Mayo: The Core Differences
The primary difference between aioli and mayo is that mayonnaise is made by blending egg yolks and canola oil. On the other hand, aioli is made when garlic paste is blended with olive oil. Both aioli and mayo have textures but have distinct tastes. Mayonnaise also contains lemon juice, lime juice, or vinegar. Mayonnaise is mostly thick and creamy due to the presence of egg yolks. Aioli is comparatively thinner, as garlic is not a great emulsifier compared to egg yolks. You can prepare flavored mayonnaise and aioli depending upon your requirements. You can prepare mint mayo, mustard mayo, chipotle aioli, and other flavored aioli or mayo to enhance your patrons’ dining experience. You can serve mayonnaise and aioli with different appetizers, sandwiches, subs, and salads.Read more