I don’t like to cook. I like to eat. This is a fact. I hate everything about cooking… which is why I was excited to go to Cooking School! Maybe I’d learn a thing or two and make it seem more fun! And you know what, it was awesome. I loved the class and now I’m excited to be home so I can try out some of these recipes again!
The class was taught by a very talented chef who spoke in perfect English. She was very nice and even catered to my vegetarian preference.
The first part of our class was visiting a local market and seeing the ingredients we’d be cooking with. Lots of great looking produce and then everything else you’d expect to find including all kinds of fish and fresh meat. We had to the option to visit the meat side of the market, but Irving and I decided against it…. for those who are interested, yes, there were dogs and cats in there. But we chose not to see them.
After the market, we had a short walk back to the school to begin our class! (I loved this Billboard because as much as it looked like propaganda, we actually found it to be true! “The Police Community Relationship is Harmonious”. =)
And then it was time to start cooking! Each of us got our own cooking station, complete with all the ingredients we would need to create a delicious meal!
And we all got huge, awesome knives to dice those veggies with! I need to get one of those, you wouldn’t believe how easy it was to crush garlic with that thing!
Look at these dumplings I made! We learned how to fold them two different ways. I was so proud of myself! They looked almost professional!
Irving’s were looking quite dapper as well!
Everyone else made Kung Pao Chicken, but since I chose the vegetarian option I made pan fried noodles. HECK YES!
The best part was being able to eat them all when we were done! Everything smelled so good!
The final products! Here was Irving’s Dish:
And my dish! You had to roll us out of there at the the end of the meal, we were stuffed! That was a TON of food! All that on my plate PLUS seven dumplings!
The view out of the window during the class was beautiful Yangshuo… and a McDonalds. We thought it was funny in comparison. But I’ll take that delicious authentic Chinese food over fast food any day. Healthy food for the win!
If anyone is interested, I have all the recipes if you would like a copy. Send me an email (kelocity at gmail dot com).
Anyone want to come over for dinner soon? I’m dying to make this all again!