Sunday, December 20, 2015

Buscraft: Cooking rice in bamboo

I'm not really sure about the English or Latin name for these tree leaves, but they are used to wrap rice to boil in bamboo. The leaves add a bit of sweetness to the rice. 

You can cook rice in bamboo in about the same amount of time that it takes to cook rice in a rice cooker.

 Cooking rice in bamboo 


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Survival spear fishing: cooking fish in bamboo

You can steam fish in bamboo. Just add a bit of water and leave it until it's done. This tastes better than boiled fish. There is quite a bit of moisture in the fish and this helps cook it.

These two fish (Barbs) were speared in a nearby stream by our Thai ranger friend. He had a home-made Hawaiian sling that was basically a sharpened steel rod and a bunch of regular rubber bands tied together.

survival spearfishing
Barbs caught with a simple spear rig, then steamed in bamboo