Sunday 15 May 2022

Magic Braised Burning Pot

Passing through in haste and will respond to comments and posts tomorrow. All is well here. I thought, however, I thought I would share something that made us all smile here.

An Amazon parcel was delivered and I let bear unpack it as his nails are less likely to break than mine. I was paying attention to a piece of writing and bear asked me, 'Why have you bought a Magic Braised Burning Pot?' 

I want to be clear, who ever translated the title speaks better English than I speak Mandarin, but the title is misleading. What I had actually ordered and expected to recieve was a wide mouth one litre thermos flask. 

Which has apparently come from China via Franfurt in Germany. This bit of kit has travelled wider than I have!

I found this site, plus a few bits on YouTube (which has got me in trouble before) and I thought I would have a go at thermos cooking. I quite like a little pasta with some pesto as a lunch, and if I can get into it, it should pay for itself in electric costs quite quickly. 

'Magic Braised Burning Pot' sounds much better than 'flask'. I think I may call it 'Magic' for short. Bear thought it was weird and DH couldn't stop laughing. He's been watching some manga lately and he was coming out with less and less plausible plots that involve Magic Burning Pots. It all got quite silly.

I'll let you know how it comes out. I have also seen ideas for rice and lentils, and perhaps a good way of soaking dried beans. I don't think it would work on potatoes, but I may give it a go with something like frozen peas. I'll share what I find out.

Hugs and good health to all. 


  1. I haven't heard of thermos cooking so will be interested to hear how you get on. I do think "Magic" is a much better name 😂

  2. I'm intrigued. Let me know how it works and whether you think it worth the money.

  3. Some things get lost in translation, but, others gain! I quite like the sound of magic braised burning pot! :D