If you've read Part One of this series, you got to see the plethora of wonderful produce available to me in the market. Now, you can see the second part of the class - actual cooking! In between dishes we got to try some of the weird and wonderful things we bought in the market...just to keep it interesting!
Although it was a cooking class, because of time constraints we didn't exactly do everything ourselves. As you can see, some of the more basic chopping (particularly of meats) was done for us, but the final assembly was all our own!
Huyen is showing us how to wrap and batter our spring rolls. I didn't particularly like these, they were breadcrumbed and not the traditional ones I was expecting!
|Me and my partner Steve, rolling happily!|
I mentioned earlier that we'd been offered a lot of things to try from the market....one of them was an egg with a partly formed chick inside....
and yes, I ate it. (It's not as bad as it sounds...you eat eggs, and you eat chicken, right? So why not?)
|Christine and Deborah cooking up |
their caramel pork.
|Silkworm larvae, toasted, with lime leaves.|
|Yes, I ate it. (Had them many times before in Korea, so it wasn't a big deal)|
|There are baby bananas inside the flower!|
|Chopping up the good parts of the flower.|
Our final dish of the day was Chè, a Vietnamese dessert with coconut milk. It comes in different varieties, hot and cold, but this was a hot one with peanuts and black sesame seeds.
|Steve chopping up our banana flower.|
|Cooking centre guy making Chè. We didn't do |
any of the work for this one!
The finished products! Time to eat!
|Banana Flower Salad|
|Steve sampling our Caramel Pork|
|Seafood Spring Rolls|
|Hot Chè with peanut and black sesame.|
|Partners in Cooking!|