College Kitchen Essentials – Siangngakchia Coka

Do you ever wonder about how college students make food, or what  college students´ kitchen look like for that matter? Well, may be you don´t care. But still, let me write this post.

Even though we are away from home and all, since we still need to eat food as human beings and eating out is just too expensive, we do cook our meals with normal kitchen utensils hehe. So, here are the kitchen essentials that a not-so-average college student have in their kitchen. And by not so average, I mean that I enjoy food and cooking a little more than normal people and that I´ve been away from home for quite a long time, so I think I have a little more of kitchen stuffs than an average student.

Enough with intro, let´s just get into it.

Number 1 essential is water boiler thing, which I don´t know the exact English name. Rachel bought it, so that explains the colour.

Rachel bought it, that´s why it´s pink.
Tisa sonak cu a ho poah caah a herh bikmi a si ko ti. 

Number 2 is cooking pot, this can do so many things, oh and, this can even replace the water boiler as no. 1 essential. May be this is number 1, I don´t know.

Bel pakhat cu ngeih hrimhrim a hau cu mu.
Bel pakhat cu ngeih hrimhrim a hau cu mu.

Let´s put the frying pan in number 3, because as a college student, you´re going to fry a lot of eggs. That´s the tradition. Personally, I think the larger the frying pan, the better for easier meal prep.

Ukang lo cun si kho bak lo, arti kio lo cun ei ding a tlawm tuk.
Ukang lo cun si kho bak lo, arti kio lo cun ei ding a tlawm tuk.

Rice cooker makes all thing easy. So, 4th essential, it is. For some reason, this photo of this rice cooker makes me so sad and I don´t even know why. Poor rice cooker!

Mah tein ser rak si hlah sehlaw minung tampi caah a rak buai ngai hnga, a bik in Asian pawl :D
Mah tein ser rak si hlah sehlaw minung tampi caah a rak buai ngai hnga, a bik in Asian pawl 😀

I almost forgot, here are number 5, the knife and the cutting board.

Namte lo cun zeitin hen kan si lai, ti ko?
Namte lo cun zeitin hen kan si lai, ti ko?

Bachelor number 6 is this, the microwave! This is not essential, but a very useful one.

A herh bakmi cu a si lo nain, san a tlai tuk.
A herh bakmi cu a si lo nain, san a tlai tuk.

And, the coffee maker. If you love coffee like me, this thing will save you so much money. Look at the picture, the coffee maker is so dirty, I´m sorry, but that´s just life. A lot of things are not clean and sparkly in real life ;), kidding, I´ll clean it tomorrow.

Coffee a rammi nih cun mah lawng um zong ah i cawk bak ding si.
Coffee a rammi nih cun mah lawng um zong ah i cawk bak ding si.

Last thing is not even essential. You probably won´t even know what that is. But mortar and pestle are very common in Asian kitchen.

Norway ummi sum lakah a ngan bik
Norway ummi sum lakah a ngan bik

Now, you don´t normally have this thing if you are a college student. But, I thought I was starting a very real life as a full-time adult when I first moved out from home for college, hehe. I actually bought a lot of weird stuffs in my first year in Kristiansand because I was so exited about living an independent life, you know what I mean.

Okok, I should get out of kitchen and food related thoughts and do my homework. See you in my next post! <3