A Taste of China

Pork with mung bean noodles, Five willow fish with sweet & sour, steamed buns with char sui pork, Har Gau with shrimp, Ginger pudding

A Taste of China

China has one of the great cuisines of the world and eating plays a major role in daily life and in rituals and festivities. On this full day workshop you will learn how to prepare and cook a variety of dishes from across China. Chinese cooking tries to reach a balance between tastes; sweet and sour, hot and cold, plain and spicy. At the heart of Chinese food is a trinity of flavours;  ginger, spring onions and garlic.

The Chinese are also adept at finding creative names for their dishes. Expect to make ‘Ants Climbing Trees’ (this is a minced pork dish – no ants involved!)  ‘Five Willow Fish’ with a sweet and sour sauce,  Char Siu Bau (barbecue pork in steamed buns – the pork is good on its own too!),  fresh Ginger Milk Pudding, Har Gau – steamed shrimp dumplings.

Like all our workshops, this course is hands-on and you will leave the day equipped with the skills and knowledge to recreate impressive dishes at home.

The workshop starts promptly at 10am and finishes at 4pm. We eat what we make in the morning for lunch but there may still be leftovers to take home, so please bring some storage containers.

Dietary requirements:

Please note, this workshop is not suitable for vegetarians, vegans or coeliacs. Please email us if you need to know more about the allergens in this course.

Other information:

All refreshments, equipment and aprons are provided. A booklet of recipes is also provided at the end of the workshop. (From 2019 this will be sent by email within 48 hours of your workshop).

Everyone works individually at their own workstations, sharing only a 4 burner induction hob and standard size fan assisted oven with one other learner. We all work together at the same pace with each stage demonstrated before you do it yourself.

It is essential that you wear flat shoes with a closed toe – this is for your safety and comfort as we will be on our feet most of the time.

When booking, please advise of any accessibility issues. Rutland Cookery School is committed to being as inclusive as possible and we will do our utmost to accommodate you but we do need to know in advance. We have an adjustable workstation for those who may need to sit down or are in a wheelchair.

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Book your place on one of the available sessions below

Feb 09

A Taste of China – Full day – 3 PLACES LEFT

Feb 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Apr 18

Taste of China – Full day

Apr 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jul 10

A Taste of China – Half day

Jul 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm