What is a cooking class like ?
1: Visit of fresh market
You will first have to buy the ingredients – vegetables and meat.
For this, you will visit the local fresh market, discovering the basic ingredients of chinese food, and learn how to choose the good one, and bargain for them in chinese !
2: Chinese cooking basics
Then you will come back to the kitchen, to prepare the meal.
At first our teacher will explain to you the basics of chinese food : seasoning, cooking methods, what people really eat at home, the links between food and Traditional Chinese Medecine,…
3: Cooking time
After that, you will learn how to prepare 2 or 3 dishes, one at a time, with teacher and assistants helping you at each step.
4: Relax and tea time
At last you will have time to finish eating your prepared dishes, and have a chat over a tea.
We will offer you a traditional tea ceremony preparation – gong fu cha, with some of finest chinese tea.
During the event you will receive a recipe card, with english, pinyin and chinese caracter names of each ingredients, and help on how to buy and bargain for them.
This will be useful to take notes during the cooking classes and afterward to cook again the recipes at home.