Our Modern Chinese cookery course will give you the knowledge and confidence to make Chinese cuisine a regular part of your home cooking. Vegetables are hugely important in Chinese cooking, making it easy to create a vegetarian or vegan Chinese meal at home. This course shows you the way.
This course course is led by Lydia, one of our lead chef tutors who specialises in Chinese cuisine. She will show you how to make her mother's family favourite dishes and introduce you to new ingredients such as fresh lotus root, fresh water chestnuts, Chinese chives and Kai-lan greens.
"My style of Chinese home cooking stems from my mother's Cantonese family recipes. The dishes are quick, easy and inexpensive to make, with fresh light flavours. I will show that it is not always necessary to shop at a Chinese supermarket, but using a basic selection of essential Chinese store cupboard ingredients and vegetables, it is easy to make your dishes taste authentic in your home kitchen."
We will make dishes such as:
- Hot and Sour Soup
- Steamed Vegetable Baozi Buns
- Vegetable Chow Mein
- Sweet Chilli Aubergines
- Chinese Greens with Garlic and Ginger
- Black Bean Tofu Puffs with Peppers
- Smacked Cucumbers and Cloud Ears
- Egg Fried Rice
- Sesame Tangyuan with Ginger Syrup
You will learn basic knife skills using seasonal vegetables and how to cut them in the Chinese style.
The day will be a combination of demonstrations and hands on group work, starting with a classic soup and buns, and ending with everyone cooking a selection of my family favourites.
We will finish with a feasting lunch with organic wine or local apple juice to drink.
You will take home a comprehensive pack of recipes to be able to easily recreate them at home.
Eye opening. So clear colours, flavours, so fresh looking and tasting.
I thought it was all tasty and it tasted healthy - I don't think I could buy take-away again!
Loved it - very tasty. Seemingly easy to make. Interesting flavours.