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How to Use a Bamboo Steamer

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Bamboo steamer is one of my favorite kitchen tools. I show you how to use a bamboo steamer for a healthier cooking method. Steaming is a much gentler and healthier approach to cooking than poaching or boiling and it also retains the vitamins, minerals, flavor, shape and color of the food. Also Watch: HOW TO CLEAN & STORE YOUR WOK: http://bit.ly/1J634mG SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/NgkdzZ FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1LcJLp3 FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1EYNMbT FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/1HujNwE FOLLOW ME ON PINTEREST: http://bit.ly/1Gqtrlc VISIT WEBSITE: http://www.yingandyangliving.com/
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Victor Martinez (3 days ago)
Is there something I should do to the steamer before first use?
Victor Martinez (1 day ago)
Thank you.
Yin & Yang Living (1 day ago)
wash it if it's dirty. Otherwise, just follow my directions
Figueredo Ruley (5 days ago)
I bought excellent handbook from woodprix website. Just google woodprix and make some dust.
Thank you so much for this tutorial. Much appreciated, I've been looking at the steamers at my local asian market, but wasn't sure how to use it. Now I'm going to purchase one.
@Yin & Yang Living I got one and it works perfectly as you showed.
Yin & Yang Living (14 days ago)
you're welcome
TalTesla (20 days ago)
You have a beautiful smile that reminds me of Shirley Temple! I'm sure you get that a lot. Thank you for your good teaching.
baseballhunter42 (28 days ago)
The music over the talking was a headache.
Mariano Galarza (1 month ago)
👍
Izzy Woods (1 month ago)
That intro song was so delightful!
simple Singh (1 month ago)
Lady which is better a bamboo or a aluminium or stainless steel stemer
Yin & Yang Living (1 month ago)
I use metal and bamboo, but I like bamboo better
short step (2 months ago)
I bought that,..came right here for tips,and tricks,..love the steamed food,and love your channel thank you for your upload,and hard work
Yin & Yang Living (2 months ago)
glad the channel is useful for you
77 77 (2 months ago)
I want this traditional bamboo steamer
Yin & Yang Living (2 months ago)
Here's a link with a bamboo steamer you can get online: https://www.yinandyangliving.com/food/food-related-tips/bamboo-steamer/
Cabbage leaves! 🤓Thx💘😏
DAN (2 months ago)
damn I need to buy paper now
PETER DEE (2 months ago)
Great video be sure to bring your flame to a boil LOL
Miami Dice (3 months ago)
It seems like a lot of paper to waste every time you cook vegetables. I don't think it's very good for the environment.
tKoQ (3 months ago)
Yaas Queen
OniricTV (4 months ago)
Why you use a bell instead of appropriate pot?
nick labian (4 months ago)
Hey moon
Reborn In Rationality (4 months ago)
I use one of these, except mine is called a 'pressure cooker'.
Yin & Yang Living (4 months ago)
I have a pressure cooker too and they are wonderful.
Mellia Boom Bot (5 months ago)
for cooking rice I;ve just seen another video where you put boiling water on the rice for 30 mins in bowl then steam it using the baking (parchment) paper. now to find a bamboo steamer!
Nailya Frangos (5 months ago)
How clean bamboo steamer?thank you
Yin & Yang Living (5 months ago)
wash with water and gentle soap and air dry.
Ix Suomi (5 months ago)
Saw today a guy buying it, at the first hand I thought it was used for bamboo sprouts and steaming. Wasn't sure if the equipment itself was made of bamboo. Hmm. At least Korean Ginseng sweets taste great (I have never liked mochi pastries).
LittleKreeper (5 months ago)
the music is a bit loud but good informational video!
Yin & Yang Living (5 months ago)
sorry about music, glad video helped.
Thanks, you sold me into maybe buying one!!! Your a cutie Yin & Yang!!!
@Yin & Yang Living You live in the State's?
Yin & Yang Living (6 months ago)
you're welcome!
African Twin (6 months ago)
What is a nice chicken fillet recipe that has a nice taste. Do i need chicken stock powder, soy sauce, oil. Any tips for a more salty herb taste on the chicken .sry im European , we dont use those bamboo steamers that much.
dhruv bosamia (6 months ago)
Nice informative video... good one.
Susan Fouts (6 months ago)
Thank you so much. I was going through my cabinets and came across my bamboo steamer that I had bought a while back because I wanted to learn how to make different food and forgot how I'm supposed to use it. You cleared up a lot of questions I had and I want to thank you again.
Yin & Yang Living (6 months ago)
you're welcome!
Bailee von (7 months ago)
Thank you for this!!! This is super helpful!!! 💙
Yin & Yang Living (7 months ago)
you're welcome and glad it helped!
jr hdz (7 months ago)
Can this make skittles and a number 3 on the burger king meal healther? Or does food choice matter?
Yin & Yang Living (7 months ago)
food choice is number one!
Tim Harris (8 months ago)
The steem is not going to rise through the food with the parchment paper covering the bottoms.
Yin & Yang Living (8 months ago)
I done it many many times and it works beautifully with paper
Nicholas Amos (9 months ago)
I still can't believe (A) how cheap these are and (B) why I wasn't taught to use one as part of my childhood when it's the most sensible way to cook most things.
Yin & Yang Living (9 months ago)
yes, bamboos steamers are very cheap
Jarred Can (9 months ago)
How many Asians can a typical steamer fit at once?
Schyler Covington (10 months ago)
Super helpful video!! However your music is a bit too loud for background music.
Yin & Yang Living (10 months ago)
glad it helped. Sorry about music
Just bought my bamboo steamer and can't wait to use it 😄
Yin & Yang Living (1 year ago)
good for you to try it
Ned P (1 year ago)
thank you
Yin & Yang Living (1 year ago)
you're welcome
Izzy Lamb (1 year ago)
this music sounds kind of like it came from zelda thanks for the tutorial! and for the information about steaming’s healthiness :)
Yin & Yang Living (1 year ago)
you're welcome
Idk lol (1 year ago)
Bad bath and beyond?
Clayton Revie (1 year ago)
MILF
aysh candy (1 year ago)
are they expensive?
Dilraj Kaur Sandhu (11 months ago)
no
Yin & Yang Living (1 year ago)
aysh candy no, less than $20 USD
Felicia Sheppard (1 year ago)
Amazing video 😂😀🤣😃
Felicia Sheppard (1 year ago)
I want this so bad
Felicia Sheppard (1 year ago)
Before the parchment paper did they use leaves at the bottom. Big leaves? I'm just asking just wondering 😍😍😍
Felicia Sheppard (1 year ago)
Yin & Yang Living excellent thank you 😄😄😄😄😋😎😍
Yin & Yang Living (1 year ago)
banana or even corn leaves
Felicia Sheppard (1 year ago)
Yin & Yang Living thank you for answering my question 😉😄😄😄
Felicia Sheppard (1 year ago)
Yin & Yang Living what kind of leaves? I can picture them, but I can't remember the name of the leaves.
Yin & Yang Living (1 year ago)
you can use leaves
Maiko Ingking Ytol (1 year ago)
Oh my gosh thank you so much for this
Yin & Yang Living (1 year ago)
you're welcome
RAJIV KUMAR SINHA (1 year ago)
Very Nice
Lili Gibson (1 year ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpU9Jy9DGqA this one tells me something different
Girlonfire 2.0 (1 year ago)
im making bao today so thank you very much
Yin & Yang Living (1 year ago)
you're welcome
SimplyRedVirginia (1 year ago)
I appreciate the video. Just note to people who know how to measure, or maybe dont...that pan you are using is 2-3" deep, you did not have 2-3" of water in it, it was more like 1/2-3/4" which makes sense, but anyone actually putting 2-3" of water in a pan like that...well, its not going to be good and the water might be up in to the first layer of your steamer as well, and might boil over the sides of the pan. 2-3 centimeters is closer to what I think you meant, which is about 3/4 to 1-1/4 inch, but I would say you were using more like 1.5 centimeters deep of water, which is about 3/4". 1/2-3/4" should be perfect and should not boil dry in 10 minutes which is very typical time for dumplings when the temperature is reduced to medium after the water is boiling. I just made my first Shumai dumplings with the metal steamer I have...I may never make another kind of dumpling again, so much easier than worrying about closing the wonton and sealing it. Using a steamer basket like this may increase how many I can steam at one time, but I need to measure my steamer and compare. I steamed 12 dumplings in one layer and there was no bad effect from using the stainless steel...just spray the stainless steamer pan (not a steamer basket, but a steamer/double boiler type pan) with a little oil and it cleans right up and can go in the dishwasher too if desired.
Yin & Yang Living (1 year ago)
thanks for the correction.
SCH SAS (2 years ago)
i know this upload is over 3 years but i just saw it today and want to say thank you for uploading. The video is extremely helpful and i am now enjoying my bamboo steamer ☺
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
you're welcome
Partycat (2 years ago)
the first time I used a steamer the dumplings had a woody flavor is there anyway to prevent this
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
wash it first and dry it.
Belita William (2 years ago)
I need help finding these tiny little dishes that people put in their steamers for making things like ba wan or coconut puddings. They're about 2.5 inches wide, little tiny dishes. I would like to try to get some on ebay, but key words aren't giving me what I want. I type in miniature dishes or small dishes, but nothing aside doll toy dishes appear.
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
try Amazon. Type in dimsom dishes.
Razor Blitzkrieg (2 years ago)
Hey Moon,you're cute as hell!!!! Oh and great video,BTW.
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
thanks
Gazelle 251262 (2 years ago)
How is the steam going to do its job if you line the bottom ?
Gazelle 251262 (2 years ago)
Yin & Yang Living hmmm didnt think it would, thanks 🌺
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
Gazelle 251262 the steam passes thru the paper 😊❤
Romelia Polly (2 years ago)
This time I'll use woodprix instructions to make it by myself.
Caffinated DaD (2 years ago)
thank you for the great and helpful tips. straight to the point. keep up the great videos. I just bought my bamboo steamer today. looking forward to steaming my dumplings.
Thomas Lowe (2 years ago)
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Vin D (2 years ago)
You have a great smile and much sincerity.
Vin D (2 years ago)
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Vin D (2 years ago)
I subscibed.
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
thank you
gnvify (2 years ago)
About bamboo steaming, what is your advice? Should it be steamed at low or medium heat? Also, can I ask what is the size of your bamboo steamer that you use?
gnvify (2 years ago)
Thank you very much for your kindness to reply.
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
Good question once water starts boiling, reduce heat to low so it summer boils
Jeannie Paik (2 years ago)
thanks for the video! I'm trying to make rice cake for lunar Thanksgiving using bamboo steamer. can i ask if I need to change the order of the bamboo steamer stack to make sure every layer gets enough steam? (like bring the top on to the bottom after a few mins and so on..)
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
I think rice cakes should be fine in terms of the layers.
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
good question. I have never had issues with the layers getting enough steam cause steam rises, so I don't think you need to do that. Make sure you are not cooking thick meats and chicken in the steamer. Fish works well in steamers.
Piano Tutorials (2 years ago)
Thank you! Very helpful.
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
you're welcome!
Support4MySingers (2 years ago)
How long did it take you to steam those bok choys? I've always wanted to steam some but don't know how long to steam for! Please reply :-D Also, can I use just one layer of the steamer or do I always need to use two?
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
you can use 2 layers. It's not problem cause they designed to use 2 layers
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
less than 10 minutes maybe around 8:00.
Freiza guy (2 years ago)
I'm going on a health kick at the moment this seems extremely healthy. Couple of questions though how long do these last? Also what meats can you cook in these fish what else?
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
it is the healthiest way to cook cause it keeps all of the nutrients intact.
Freiza guy (2 years ago)
@Yin & Yang Living OK thanks thinking about purchasing one. Seems like the most healthy way to cook.
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
it depends on how much you're using it. I've had mine for like 5 years now. I like to steam but i do more roasting. Also, you can probably steam very thin chicken or meat.
Ameris LI (2 years ago)
what do you need to do with new streamer? how to clean it?
Yin & Yang Living (2 years ago)
I would wash it with very mild soap and warm water.
Fmw91 (3 years ago)
Than you for the video, my mum didn't know how to use a steamer so we wached yours and after waching the video the vegetables turned perfect <3 we are going to use it much more now ^_^
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
You're very welcome!!
Bill Prudehome (3 years ago)
You must have a very interesting ruler! The total depth of the water in that fry pan might have been 2cm it wasn't 2 inches.
Two pennys worth (1 year ago)
lol
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
OK, i was eyeballing it, so whatever amount of water you need for your pan.
KJ H (3 years ago)
If you use a wok, do you use the wok lid as a cover?
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+Kathryn and James Hickey Good question, yes sometimes, but usually wok cooking does not require cover, but perhaps if you're boiling something in wok, then I can see using it then!
Emily Almond (3 years ago)
I do not have a gas stove, unfortunately. I have a flat-top electric stove. Will I still be able to use the bamboo steamer?
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
yes as long as water boils, the steam rises!,
Mordough Johnson (3 years ago)
can u steam fish in it?
Nathan Egan (3 years ago)
+Mordough Johnson yes its really easy and taste so much better
David NicholsonCole (3 years ago)
I use a bamboo steamer every day, it has transformed the experience of cooking, and of eating!!
dnicholsoncole (3 years ago)
+Mordough Johnson hi, yes I have done so, but it must be kept in its own small container within the steamer so that the fish is not in contact with the bamboo.. Also, you keep any nice juices that come from the fish. I got some nice little stoneware containers from the pound shop which are very cheap and totally heatproof
Mordough Johnson (3 years ago)
+David NicholsonCole can u steam fish in it?
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+David NicholsonCole sounds great!
David NicholsonCole (3 years ago)
+yingandyangliving I only have a 2 story 8" stack for vegetables, but after browsing your video and a few others, I will buy extra storeys, and will also try a 10" stack.
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+David NicholsonCole Wow, what a powerful statement about bamboo steamers!!
Leonard Schofield (3 years ago)
now I know
Leonard Schofield (3 years ago)
+yingandyangliving thanks. how do you clean the basket?
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+Leonard Schofield I love your straight forward comment!
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+Leonard Schofield the simplest yet to the point message I ever received!!
McKenzie Steuber (3 years ago)
Thanks for the video! Using your tips right now!
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
You're welcome McKenIe! 😊
Jonny (3 years ago)
May I ask what brand that steamer is?
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+Jonny Hi Jonny, Oh God, I bought it sooo long ago that I don't even remember the brand. Most bamboo steamers work pretty well, so get the one you like!
Cody Konior (3 years ago)
Oh, I had no idea the bottom of the steamer was meant to go in the water!
William Jones (2 years ago)
I didn't either. I have used a wok like she said and it doesn't come anywhere near the water but seems to work well.
GizmoBee1702 (3 years ago)
You can use it dry -- not soaked first?
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+GizmoBee1702 yes, you do not have to soak it first. Make sure to place it in water though!! Here's my intro video about why I created Ying & Yang Living. If you like my channel, please subscribe! https://youtu.be/c7VOYhdcqrA
Karen (3 years ago)
may i know if i can steam ang ku kuih in these?:) will covering the kuih with the parchment paper affect the recommended steaming time? thanks!
Karen (3 years ago)
they are these:) http://i.insing.com.sg/rnr/food/portal_photo/81/49/0e/00/review_360x272_fillbg_ebe96d2f52.jpg  thanks for your help! i think i'll use an aluminium steamer then..
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+Karen T you mean like moon cake? Or the red bean inside a rice pastry outside? I probably would not use a steamer to cook this but may use it to reheat. I am not 100% sure as I have not tried to cook pastry by steaming it, but my gut tells me that it is good for heating it up.
Karen (3 years ago)
+yingandyangliving it's called red tortoise cake too:) a chinese pastry
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+Karen T what is ang ku kuih? Please clarify.
Mark Mcdonald (3 years ago)
thanks, this was just what I was looking for :-)
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
You're welcome!
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+Mark Mcdonald also, If you like my channel, please subscribe. Here's a video about why I created Ying & Yang Living --> https://youtu.be/c7VOYhdcqrA
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+Mark Mcdonald you'ew welcome,
Asian Jon (3 years ago)
Great Video!! I love to use it to make Dim Sum!
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+Asian Jon I just did!
Asian Jon (3 years ago)
Ok I will subscribe to your channel. Please do the same for me =)
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
@Asian Jon thanks, Jon! Here's a video about why I created Ying & Yang Living and if you like my channel, please subscribe! https://youtu.be/c7VOYhdcqrA
Lauren Cannon (3 years ago)
does anyone know where I can get those linings? and what are they called? I cant make it out... please and thank you.
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
@theNecksLevel yes, not wax! Thanks for clearing that up!
theNecksLevel (3 years ago)
@Lauren Cannon parchment paper is what she said. not to be confused with wax paper. which will likely melt.
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
@Lauren Cannon peace and blessings
Lauren Cannon (3 years ago)
@yingandyangliving okay i will. thanks again.
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
@Lauren Cannon also, Lauren, here's video about why I created Ying & Yang Living. If you like my channel, please subscribe! https://youtu.be/c7VOYhdcqrA
Jose A Morales (3 years ago)
hi I have a question how can you make your own steamer ?
my fair hands (3 years ago)
+Jose A Morales you could try using a metal colander over a pan of boiling water.  put your veg in the colander and the pan's lid over the veg
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
@theNecksLevel thank you!
theNecksLevel (3 years ago)
@Jose A Morales oh i forgot to mention, make sure you poke holes in the foil so the steam can get through!
Jose A Morales (3 years ago)
Thank you very much i was grateful for the advice & i was looking for a way to steam foods.
theNecksLevel (3 years ago)
@yingandyangliving I think he means, if you don't have a bamboo steamer, what can you do instead. Jose, to answer your question, I've seen people use a regular pot with water in it, and then put foil on the top of it. Put your food on the foil and then cover it with a lid or tupperware.
Jane Henderson (3 years ago)
Thanks for the instructions ! I've had a steamer for about 15 years and not used it. I thought I had to have a wok and balance it on chopsticks so it didn't touch the water. Decided to try to steam some asparagus as it has seemed a bit stringy. Now I know. I shall use it.
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
@Jane Henderson Jane... glad that you are returning to your steamer! It is very useful! Here's a video about why I created Ying & Yang Living, and if you like my channel, please subscribe --> https://youtu.be/c7VOYhdcqrA. Namaste!
Peter Franzen (3 years ago)
Nice video! I saw one unused in my local charity shop today for UK 50p (about 78 US cents) but didn't know how to use it. Now I've seen your video I'll rush out and buy it tomorrow.
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
@Peter Franzen Peter! Congrats on your new bamboo steamer and glad my video helped! Here's a video about why I created Ying & Yang Living, and if you like my channel, please subscribe --> https://youtu.be/c7VOYhdcqrA
Tsukabu's Artsy Things (3 years ago)
Thank you for this video. I'm making pork buns tonight and using the steamer for the first time. This was a major help!
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
@TsukabuNosoratori2 you're welcome! Here's an intro video about why I created Ying & Yang Living, and if you like my channel, please subscribe --> https://youtu.be/c7VOYhdcqrA
Fahad (3 years ago)
Really useful.. Just loved it!!
Fahad (3 years ago)
Oki
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
@danger girl glad you found it useful! Here's a video about why I created Ying & Yang Living, and if you like my channel, please subscribe! --> https://youtu.be/c7VOYhdcqrA
Lucille Cosgrave (3 years ago)
Great video!
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
@Lucille Cosgrave thank you, Lucille! Here's a video about why I created Ying & Yang Living --> https://youtu.be/c7VOYhdcqrA
The Mötley Cook (3 years ago)
Thank you for the video...
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
You're welcome. Please subscribe if you like my channel!
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
@The Mötley Cook ypu're welcome. Here's a video about why I created Ying & Yang Living --> https://youtu.be/c7VOYhdcqrA. If you like my channel, please subscribe. Namaste...
Ojohnson50 (4 years ago)
Got one of these for my birthday and have been waiting to use it but didn't know how! Thanks!
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@Ojohnson50 you're welcome. Here's my new intro video about Ying & Yang Living! https://youtu.be/c7VOYhdcqrA
Moey D (4 years ago)
Thankyou Moon
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@Mo D Also, I just released my new intro video about why I created Ying & Yang Living. If you like it, please subscribe!! Many thanks!! https://youtu.be/c7VOYhdcqrA
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@Mo D Mo! You're very welcome! You might also like this video HOW TO USE A CHINESE CLEAVER KNIFE. It features my ninja mom! LOL! --> https://youtu.be/11xjiCLj4Oo
illement7 (4 years ago)
WOW so cool, thanks mama Moon Cho from Ying & Yang Living.
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@illement7 you're welcome!! I am happy to help!   Here's a healthy steamed fish recipe for your bamboo steamer: http://www.yingandyangliving.com/food/recipes-food/steamed-tilapia-fish-ginger-scallion-sesame-seed-topping/ Also, You may also be interested in these videos:  How to Clean your Wok: https://youtu.be/rHmMhAw7JL4 My new Intro video about why I created Ying & Yang Living: https://youtu.be/c7VOYhdcqrA
Cynthia Smith-Heiden (4 years ago)
What do you recommend serving this with? A sauce or side dish? Or just eat alone?
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@Cynthia Heiden I would pair it with a little soy sauce and sesame oil, but it's healthier to eat it by itself!
Cynthia Smith-Heiden (4 years ago)
Good information thank you
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@Cynthia Heiden you're welcome, Cynthia!
always and never (4 years ago)
Hi please help. dont know what possessed me to buy a square bamboo steam, I can't figure out how to use it?
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@jennyren HI Jenny. Don't worry. Follow the same instructions. Just use a pan that is wider than the steamer and that the corner of the steamer doesn't touch the pan.
abbers (4 years ago)
I think you've made this clear but just to be sure - is it OK for the water to touch the steamer? It doesn't ruin the wood?
abbers (4 years ago)
Thanks! I made char siu bao for the first time yesterday :D
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@abbers absolutely, you should have it touch the water
GigiRitch (4 years ago)
Thank you so much for this video! I subscribed and will be watching more of your videos! I hope there are ways to cook with it. It's my first steamer! :)
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@GigiRitch glad you found steaming as an option!
ssabo33 (4 years ago)
Straight forward video, the only thing however is, could you turn the music down? I found it distracting when listening to the instructions  
Gary Pack (1 year ago)
SSabo33, I had a similar problem, the music made me want to take off all my clothes and dance an exotic dance until my veggies were steamed! Both me and my vegetables were absolutely orgasmic. My husband loved it and now we use it everyday for breakfast and dinner! (:
ssabo33 (4 years ago)
thanks you
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
yes, I understand and will lower music with future videos!
pdrummer davis (4 years ago)
Is it Ok for the water to touch the bottom of the steamer?  I did see some with a metal rim on the bottom in a resturant in NYC But can't find any on line, So I mad my own using aluminum foil but over time I had to get a new steamer do to mold & I'm wondering if I should put the aluminum foil on the bottom again, & thanks for the tip on Clean it as well.
pdrummer davis (4 years ago)
Thanks!!
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@pdrummer davis Yes, it is OK as you must place the bamboo steamer in the water.  Use baking paper to line the bamboo steamer.  I would not use foil.
marie bardoukhe (4 years ago)
someone bought me a bamboo steamer as a gift and i had no idea what to do with it. thanks! 
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@marie bardoukhe you're welcome, very useful tool.
Mill millett (4 years ago)
thanks
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+Mill millett you're welcome!!
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
You're welcome!
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
You're welcome!
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
you're welcome, Mill
Rebecca Villarreal (4 years ago)
Loved this! Thank you so much!
Yin & Yang Living (3 years ago)
+Rebecca Villarreal you're welcome, Rebecca!
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
You're welcome, Rebecca!
Cristina Fonseca (4 years ago)
Thanks for the tip. I've been looking for a Bamboo Steamer and now that I have it I did not know how to use it. Xie xie
Moon Cho (4 years ago)
You're welcome, Cristina!
Tatjana (4 years ago)
doesn't the baking sheet prevent the steam from rising?
Metqa (1 year ago)
It's not the movement of the steam but the moist heat that cooks. the steam is going to rise regardless. If the water hits a surface and condenses, the heat and moisture is still within the container and cooks the food. The steam benefits the cooking by keeping it moist so it doesn't dry out like dry baking heat does. Also because the food is encompassed in the heat and moisture, there is no hot spot to overcook from being in direct contact with the heat source. Any water that condenses will fall back into the pan and be reheated and rise up and around any cracks. The only problem is if you completely sealed it air/water tight and parchment and leaves would not do that.
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
No, it doesn't.
Marisela (4 years ago)
AHH the secret is "parchment paper in between" got it. Thank you, great video I can finally use my new bamboo steamer!! it been in the cabinet for far too long. Gracias
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
you're welcome, Marisela!
Teena sarcia (4 years ago)
Just wondering what the difference is between using a skillet and a pot? My first try was using a pot. The streamer was a perfect fit on the top of the pot. No steam escaped and my veggies were beautiful. Side note: someone said their water turned green. Could it be she cooked them to long? I would use the water (a little) to flavor the chicken or beef. Even have added it (the water) to my rice. Thanks for the sharing your skills☺
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@Teena sarcia no problem
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@pdrummer davis you're welcome
pdrummer davis (4 years ago)
I heard that as well people using the water to make soup etc I will try that next time thanks...
Yin & Yang Living (4 years ago)
@Teena sarcia skillet is not high, but low.  Pot is higher, taller
Teena sarcia (4 years ago)
Oops sorry Kevin 15047, didn't pay attention😳 forgive me!

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