They decided to throw a cooking class to introduce people to the art of Chinese cooking, and as a fun event to meet people. My girl friend and I excitedly rocked up because we both love Chinese food 🙂 The class was taught by Chef Kang, who hails from the Shanghai Gang Hong Hotel. Our menu was meat and veggie dumplings and fruit tang yuan dessert.
I loved how we each had our own cooking station – so instead of watching a chef cook (and trying to learn from that), we got the full hands-on experience. Made easy, since everything was pre-prepared for us earlier 😛 It was not as easy as he made it look, boy did we struggle at the start! Amazingly though, the dumplings and tang yuan tasted fantastic. Not being biased or anything 😉 It was so good that even the leftovers were delicious when re-cooked! I had no idea it was so straightforward to make dumplings – so I’ll be making them again tomorrow night… 🙂
A BIG THANKS to My Local Store for sponsoring my friend and I. We had a fabulous time!
Because all ~professional chefs~ wear aprons 😉
Dear GF and I
We each had our own station, so it was totally hands on
Whack the pork filling into the dumpling skin…
… then ‘pinch’ the edges to seal.
It was damn hard!! Hence my sloppy dumplings 😉
Taste-testing. They were BRILLIANT, if I do say so myself…. 😛
Nommity. I ate 10 of these.
Then it was time to cook the ‘tang yuan’, with red bean filling inside
What studious students we are *lol*!
All cooked up, with fruit and osmanthus flower syrup (!!)
With our nice chef, and our large glasses of wine (filled to
the brim each time), of which we had 5-7 glasses. Heh.
Afterwards, it was time for…….. FRIES!!!!
And “4 cheese” pizza. It was excellent, not oily, crispy base, so so so tasty.
Merrily tucking into my wine + pizza + fries. I was a happy girl.
Then it was off to Paulaner @ Xintiandi,
for some German food, wine and beers
I had pork knuckle. It was gooooooooood.
Feeling rather…. happy
And then finally, we kicked on to a little dive bar for more drinks.
After drinking for 12 hours, we finally staggered home. What a day!!