Dim Sum (Day Class)
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Dim sum literally translates ‘touch the heart lightly’. Legend has it that the Royal Chefs of the Imperial Court, many centuries ago, created intricate little delicacies to delight the palette and ‘touch the heart’ of the Chinese Emperors.
These little morsels are so delicious that it gained popularity throughout Asia. Traditionally eaten for breakfast, as the popularity and demand for dim sum grew, it was served for brunch and lunch; and nowadays found any time of the day in different types of Asian food establishments.
Lilian will demystify the art of dim sum with you, making replicating these delicious morsels a possibility using ready-made dumpling wrappers, easy to follow methods, hands on practise and lots of Interactive fun! You will learn the technique of making these classic dim sum using fresh ingredients readily available in the supermarkets, and with the skills you have acquired, even create your own flavour combinations! They are ideal make-ahead party food and great as canapés, starter or mains.
Jade Bamboo - Freshly brewed citrus tea with organic honey, shaken with a squeeze of fresh lime juice
Knife sharpening and cutting skills
Carving tomato into roses for garnish
Ways to present and plating skills
Beef and Cabbage Jiaozi
Little pockets bursting with juicy beef, nappa cabbage and spring onions. These dumplings are fried till crispy on the bottom but softly steamed on top, served with julienne of ginger and Chinkiang black vinegar.
Sesame Prawn Toast
Sweet fresh prawns complimented with the crunchiness of water chestnuts and nutty fragrance of sesame seeds on fluffy white bread, crisp fried and delicious on its own or served with a sweet chilli dip
Steamed Pork Siew Mai
An open top Chinese dumpling packed full of minced pork, a sprinkling of fragrant spring onions and a hint of Shaohsing rice wine, steamed to juicy perfection
Prawn & Pork Dumplings in Superior Broth
Juicy little morsels so delicious packed full of minced pork, fresh prawns and crunchy water chestnuts, served with baby pak choi and a drizzle of nutty toasted sesame seed oil in a superior chicken broth
Crisp Fried Five Spice Wontons
Light and crispy pastry filled with pork, water chestnuts, spring onion, a hint of five spice and Chinese rice wine. Learn the different ways to make these deep fried treasures. Irresistible little parcels delicious served with a sweet chilli dip
This is a practical interactive cookery session which will include lunch and a chance to bring home your masterpieces to show off at home. All the ingredients, equipment and recipes for the day will be provided. Asian tea will be served throughout the day.
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