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, as they have a longer shelf-life. And with the demand rising for them during this pandemic, it might be time to also consider the alternative: buying fresh ingredients that you can freeze yourself. 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, and 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.