[quote=“brobronek”][quote=“Muzha Man”][quote=“brobronek”]…Who in the west gonna look for a crime brûlée pre-mix or a simple mousse pre-mix???
In fact, our mummies since babies were preparing this stuff for us and from scratch… Not a difficult task.
Maybe because everyone in the west have an oven at home? I don’t really get the point of having all this pre-mixes.[/quote]
Sorry but what world do you live in? No offense but what you described hasn’t been the case even in the west for 40 years. Instant pudding has been around since the 50s. And who do you think invented Wonder Bread? Or cereals that are 90% sugar and have no cereal at all in them? Or pink slime sold as lean beef? Or beef for that matter which has to be well cooked as it almost always is contaminated?
Or how about Cheez Whiz, which incidentally stopped adding cheese to its recipe about 2 decades ago.
Even regular cheese is almost all artificially aged.[/quote]
No problem man. I have never seen my mum using any kind of pre-mix. She always cooked everything from scratch.
I have nothing against the use of pre-mix. Of course you can use them and they are not that bad I believe. But for example I never used a pre-mix for my job and as a pastry chef I hope never have to use them. My problem is the systematic use of these products. That is the real problem.
I have a small but growing pastry catering business here in Taipei, and when visiting some restaurateur in order to make them some desserts menus, (The guys are as expat as me )talking about a target price of 11nt$.
Do you know what it means?
I am pretty sure they do not even know the price of an egg btw. And that they lost any kind of logic by the continuous use of these product. Of course their menu is cheaper but man, If some people knew what they were throwing into their mouth, they’ll be very surprised and chocked. I feel in Taipei people pay more for a place than for a meal.
Hey!!! My job is to feed people! That is how I see my job. And I will carry on what I am doing and how I am doing it. The way is much longer but make me more proud and that is it.
Some local pastry guys worked for me a year ago. And they were unable to do anything I told them. In fact when I asked them to do even a simple custard or pastry cream they just ask me where is the box of the pre-mix. Very chocking for me. :fume:
Ps: I said some places Not all of them in case
Concerning the other stuff you are talking about, wonder stuff, cheesy things… Never heard about this stuff. Sorry.
And you should be worry when you have these kind of names on your food [/quote]
You’re obviously not American … it’s a lifestyle
11NT$ for what, it’s foodcost right?
I know what many restaurants carry in their pantry, shocking that they are called restaurant, and people preparing food Chefs. Mostly canned, or vacuum packed, precooked in an industrial kitchen. It’s a business model that makes a lot of money for places/companies like Wow Prime’s Tasty chain.
People here don’t expect more than that … it should be cheap, famous, big portions (they should feel stuffed after their meal) and taste like something they can identify with … sweet … and service need to be good … than all is well.
Anyways, I’ve been offered everything premade, canned, packed, frozen that normally is made from scratch. Local F&B wholesale companies have it all.
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