With the new norm of social distancing, grocery trips are becoming less frequent and more efficient. It’s no surprise that one of the top-selling items in Singapore is frozen processed food. They are usually easy to prep and have a longer shelf-life. With the demand rising for them during this pandemic, it might be time to also consider the alternative. And that is to buy fresh ingredients that you can freeze yourself, specifically Asian ingredients. You can make your ingredients last longer while stretching out your money’s worth, it’s a win-win situation.
Keep in mind that when you freeze anything, the process ruptures some of the cell walls. It’s why they won’t always taste as fresh as their counterparts. Also, that is also why you shouldn’t refreeze something that has already been thawed.
While the general rule of thumb for freezing food is quite straightforward, there are a couple of particulars and hacks to keep in mind. Here is a guide on nine Asian ingredients you can freeze, and how you can best do so.