If you make frequent visits here, you know that I cook most of the meals for my family. I do this in between writing and contributing to other websites, attending events for bloggers, speaking on healthy living, and teaching yoga for kids. All this of course while wearing the Mommy and Wife hats that come first and foremost.
If you’re a mom, you also know and understand the value of multi-tasking and accomplishing the many things that might be on your list for any given day. Doesn’t it feel good to check those items off the list?
I have found another way to multitask because of my new Tiger #Tacook Rice Cooker! Fellow SoMom Tin, has a friend named Lorraine, and Lorraine has been bringing in TIGER appliances, lunch boxes and water containers for over 40 years. Lorraine’s family has been the exclusive distributor of this time tested brand that stands by their product even years after it has been discontinued! I was amused at the fact that many of the #SoMoms knew about Tiger as little girls. They shared how they had Tiger lunchboxes and how their food was always hot even hours after their moms packed them in their schoolbags. I also learned through our invitation to lunch at Chef Jessie’s, that Tiger is a brand that has been around for 91 years. Most of their products are now manufactured in Vietnam, but their rice cooker is the leading rice cooker in Japan. Mr. Hayato Shiba came all the way from Japan to introduce these new products to us!
We learned about the many advantages of using a Tacook. Of course you save on time and energy because you are using one appliance to cook two dishes. But, because you are using only one appliance you are also saving on electricity, which is of course better for the environment. When you use this appliance to prepare your meals, you cut out the extra pots and pans you might use to steam or prepare your ulam (main dish). No frying, stewing or cooking on the stove top? Seems easy enough, no? Plus-it’s less to wash! After you are done serving your meals, you just have to wash the rice cooker and the separate cook plate with warm soapy water being careful not to scratch any of the surfaces with an abrasive sponge or cleaner.
My friend Patty, posted about the recipe from the cookbook that came with the Tacook. It was a simple recipe that was just as easy as it was tasty. In this post, I wanted to share a different recipe that I was able to throw together with ingredients that I had in the house.
For our dinner one night, I decided to throw this together and the Tacook made it very easy. I layered the fish fillet with fresh lemons. (Remember to wash the skin well.) I salt and peppered the fish, threw in some capers, a couple of pats of butter and one go around of olive oil. I had roasted garlic on hand because I roasted a bunch when I had some company the week before, so I just chopped it up and sprinkled it on top of the fish that was already dressed. YES. It was that easy, but be careful here! You can not over fill the dish, or your juices will leak onto your rice. And then you won’t have light and fluffy rice like this…
It is a really convenient appliance to use. I think it’s perfect for a family of 3-4 people. Usually, when I cook, I always make a little extra so that if I’m lazy to pack lunch the next day, I can pull out the leftovers from dinner the night before and recycle them into something tasty for the kids.
The only drawback I see when I use the Tacook is that there are NO leftovers. Everyone is full, but everything is ubos. (all gone)
Now that I think about it, it could be seen as a good thing too. Not having any leftovers, also means no waste.
Another appliance we learned about during lunch was the cordless tea kettle. I was super impressed with this kettle because it’s a “no spill” kettle. This means if it was knocked over by a child, or not placed properly on the table by your yaya…NO ONE WILL GET BURNED. The water will NOT leak out and everyone will be safe from harm. This is good news for people who are a little clumsy 🙂
I just found out through Lorraine on Instagram the other day, that my Tacook can also double as a slow cooker. Who knew that a rice cooker could do so many wonderful things to make my life easier?
I have been wanting to try out this slow cooked rib recipe after I found a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce in S&R.
Hmmmm. I think it’s time to bring out the Tacook again. Ribs anyone?
Tiger appliances are available in the following locations:
SM Department Stores-AURA, BACOOR, CUBAO, FAIRVIEW, LAS PINAS, MAKATI, MOA, MANILA,NORTH EDSA, ORTIGAS, SAN LAZARO, STA. MESA, BAGUIO, BACOLOD, CEBU
LANDMARK – MAKATI, TRINOMA
ROBINSONS DEPARTMENT STORE- GALLERIA, ERMITA, MAGNOLIA
METRO GAISANO- MARKET- MARKET, ALABANG, AYALA ANSONS MAKATI FISHERMALL
RUSTANS-MAKATI, TOWER TIONGSAN HARRISON BAGUIO CITY
LING CHAO MERCHANDISING TEL# 244-0344, REPUBLIC EMPORIUM TEL#244-0370, FAIR AND SQUARE TEL#241-3272, WORLDWIDE TEL#241-3447, AEY COMMERCIAL TEL#244-0135, COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL TEL#733-6372, FRIEND ANN MERCHANDISING TEL#734-4300 J AND R APPLIANCE TEL#242-1576, NEW SIN KIAN HENG TEL#733-2129
Janice / The Roller Coaster Ride says
I want a Tacook! It would be perfect for those days when I simply don’t have the time (or the energy) to cook complicated meals.
Janice! It’s really easy to use! You should think about investing in it! Since I cook most of our meals, I’m all about making my life easier in the kitchen:-)
Hi Michelle ? Just wanted to ask the update of your Tiger Tacook, is still working as of now and how long do you use the warm function? Does burn the bottom of the rice? I want to purchase this but im too hesitant because its quite expensive for a rice cooker. Thanks in advance for your response ☺
Thanks for stopping by.
I don’t use it on the warm function. No, I have never had experience with it burning my rice. I still use it to make quick and easy dishes with lots of sauce. And YES! It’s still working just like new 🙂 I have found that it’s easier for me to justify bigger purchases like these because they really do last. When it comes to kitchen appliances (and make up & clothes & shoes) you really do get what you pay for. I would much rather spend once and take care of it, and know that it will last, rather than buy something of a lesser quality and end up replacing after it breaks or doesn’t last.