‘Camping-car’ cooking is another fun activity during the road trip.
Although the camping-car comes equipped with a microwave oven but then not being a microwave fanatic (never was and most likely never will), I decided to purchase an ‘electric pressure cooker’ and see if this to be a convenient method of outdoor cooking during the trip.
The advantage of a camping-car is the flexibility of stopping anywhere you want overnight, most at a road side station (‘Michi No Eki’). There seem to be over a thousand Michi No Eki locations in Japan, designed to be rest area, free parking with clean restrooms, local product market, a tourist information and restaurant, some with an ‘onsen (hot springs)’ facility.
But after a few days of literally living in a camping-car, an occasional stop at a camping site getting out into the open air, to feel the breeze and sunshine, to open a temporary kitchen is another relaxing an valuable time.
This is the electric pressure cooker which I purchased purposed for this trip. It has various capabilities of cooking methods and a variety of recipes, especially time-saving recipes.
The model which I purchased is made by ‘IRIS OHYAMA’ | KPC-MA2 and has a designated recipe site for it’s convenient usage.
Original Recipe using the ‘Electric Pressure Cooker | KPC-MA2 Website Link
Can also be used for a Japanese Hot Pot (Nabe) and for Shabu Shabu Hot Pot.
Making Minestrone Soup.
Beautiful sunset that day, we camped out at a camping site.