I used to do a lot of cooking when I was living by myself, and Lee Kum Kee Minced Garlic was always the one ingredient I could not cook without. I cook a lot of Asian food, but whether I was making Japanese, Chinese, or Korean food, Lee Kum Kee Minced Garlic was a staple in all of them.
Garlic is one of my favorite ingredients in any type of dish, but peeling garlic is a tiring task. Not only does it take a lot of time, but it is also difficult to do really well (oftentimes when I peel garlic, some of the skin still stays on). I get really frustrated when I have to do it, and sometimes I just decide it is not worth the hassle.
If you use minced garlic though, you do not have to worry about this problem. LKK’s Minced Garlic comes in a jar, and the garlic is already cut into super small pieces. You simply have to pour it out and put it in whatever dish you want. It may not taste as good as fresh garlic, but it is still really good; considering it takes just a fraction of the time/effort of peeling fresh garlic, I 100% prefer it.
Unless you work in a fancy restaurant that requires using fresh ingredients, I think LKK is a perfectly acceptable substitute for fresh garlic. It is about $3-5 for a jar of it, and each jar can last about a month or so (it depends on how much you use, and how often you use it). The next time you are at the supermarket, I would highly recommend buying a jar!
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!