How Do I Cook in My Extremely Small Kitchen with Limited Appliances?

published Aug 28, 2015
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Q: I’m heading to Hong Kong for a year abroad to study law and thought I’d write in to ask for advice about my cooking situation. I’m a keen cook at university normally, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to continue with the same sort of meals I’ve been making!

In my accommodation I have a very limited kitchen, which contains a fridge and a small freezer. I don’t have an oven or microwave!

I’ve heard that eating out in Hong Kong is cheap and easy, so I’ll be doing that as much as possible, but I’d imagine there will be times I’d like to make a nice meal at home.

I’m also a vegetarian, which adds to the list of limitations! Any advice you can give about cooking with these limited appliances would be much appreciated!

Sent by Lily

Editor: Wow, your kitchen certainly presents a challenge, but cooking is still doable. Consider small appliances (if you’re permitted to have them), like a toaster oven, rice cooker, or perhaps a slow cooker.

Readers, do you have any advice on how Lily can cook in her limited kitchen space?