You may wonder how can you live your life properly in a hostel after you live in a “normal” way with your parents or your family. Living in a hostel means that you have to sleep, eat, and do everything by yourself. Sleeping alone may not be a big deal, but eating alone can be burdensome.
You have to cook by and for yourself. Before cooking, you need to go for grocery shopping and other necessary things to do. Well, do not overthink anymore. Nowadays, everything is getting easier all thanks to innovation and technology.
Here are some things that you need to have to continue living in a hostel, especially some food hacks that will make your hostel life easier. Keep scrolling!
- Rice cooker or Electric Kettle
Every problem with self-cook in the hostel will be resolved if you have a rice cooker or an electric kettle with you. You can create any kind of food such as noodles, porridge, stew, pudding, pancake, popcorn, and many more.
You can even make a deep-fried dish with this thing. But you must put more attention to it because it can be dangerous if the hot oil is splashing right into the cable or the electric socket.
- Instant food
Nowadays, there are tons of instant food varieties which you can easily find in the supermarket or even in a small shop in a remote area. From porridge, cream soup, hot stew, and many other kinds of instant food that you can instantly cook only in some minutes.
No need for any longer discussion or debate on this. Storing some loaves of bread on your food storage is a must if you are living in a hostel. When the time does not allow you to process your food, you will only need to spread a jam or butter on your bread and your energy will be recharged in a blink of an eye.
But you need to pay attention to the expiry date because bread is only edible in three days if you store it at room temperature and a week if you store it in a chiller.
- Fruits and Nuts
Having fruits and nuts as your alternative food is a great way to nourishing your body after having instant food “attack”. There are so many kinds of nut that you can keep as a stock for some weeks. You will never be bored by its taste. But if you have a nut allergy, you may fill your fridge with fruits.
- Disposable Cups and Plates
You may not have that much time to do the dishes after a meal since your day is always packed with a busy schedule. We recommend you to change from conventional cups and plates to the disposable one. This way, your time is saved.
- Label Your Food
This is the most important thing for you who share a fridge with your roommate. You won’t know if someone may sneak into your side dish and they will deny that they don’t have any idea if the dish is yours. You have to start labelling your stuff or you will keep losing your food stock.
- Delivery Order
No need to worry if you feel hungry in the middle of the night because there are plenty of restaurants that are open for 24 hours and available to make some delivery directly to your place.
- Simple Recipe
Believe it or not, living in the hostel will make you become a master chef because you will start to miss having a warm home-cooking meal. So you have to learn a simple recipe like making a scrambled egg or any other simple recipes.