Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bootcamp in BKK: Making of Vegetarian Protein

Thai cooking lesson with Chef JeNgor in BKK, Thailand.  PRICELESS experience!
This lady in her 70's - Her attitude is "no compromise" in quality and "tireless efforts" to achieve what she believes in.
YES, that is how I want to live.

She taught me how to make vegetarian protein from scratch - old style.
Did you know that you can make protein out of wheat flour?
 Make a wheat dough.  Then, extract gluten (=protein) only.

Protein can be cut into pieces and used for stir-fry, veggie pattie, veggie fillings etc. The elasticity of gluten gives wonderful texture to meal.

Sorry, gluten-free folks :)

Have a nice day!!

1 comment:

  1. The Project learned the following lesson from today's experiment.

    1. Consider use of different type of wheat four to get right texture. Use of coarsely vs finely grounded flour?

    2. No rush when kneading a wheat dough - take your time. Listen to your heart. Make sure to ask a dough
    "how are you doing?"
    "Is the pressure OK for you?"
    "We have special aroma oil for additional charge"

    3. Enjoy splashing of ice-cold water on hands when washing a dough. Wakes you up better than coffee does.