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Old 05-24-2010, 06:32 PM   #1
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Bamboo Steamer Alternative?

I wasn't able to find a bamboo steamer for Asian Dumplings. Went to 4 different locations before I gave it up. What else can I use that will work?

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Old 05-24-2010, 06:38 PM   #2
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Hi Munky,

Any kind of steamer will do as would a mesh strainer, or metal stainer... Just remember to line with lettuce leaves to prevent sticking...
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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Thank you Mimi.. I have several of those.
Yep still working on it :)

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Old 05-24-2010, 06:55 PM   #4
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Yep still working on it :)


Ok Munky but will you please posts some pics when you've made them, I would love to see...
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:31 PM   #5
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I saw a makeshift steamer in a wok on TV. I've tried it at home once when I wanted to steam more food faster and this gave me a second steamer.

Put a wok on the burner with some water, just enough to generate steam. Place two chopsticks parallel into the wok. They will span the water and create a platform. Place a plate with the food on the chopsticks, cover and steam. Not a great long term solution but simple, easy and cheap.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:53 PM   #6
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Now that's a dandy idea Andy!! Thanks.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:59 AM   #7
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For future cooking adventures, Amazon has bamboo steamers.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:03 AM   #8
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How about one of these?
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:45 AM   #9
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I bought an electric steamer a while back, and don't miss my bamboo steamer at all. It has 2 chambers, so you can do rice and dumplings at the same time. I don't have a link on me, but it was only like $30 at Home Depot or Loews.
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