Having caught up with my blog on the cooking post finally, I can now catch up on what I did over the last two weeks!
This includes the event hosted by Gorkana at School of Wok – this is the first event I’ve been invited to for free (!) but also means it’s not something that I chose to do myself for fun – which is what everything else I’ve posted about so far has been.
It was part cooking class and part PR/blogger networking. They started off by offering us drinks – the mini prosecco went down well!
Then Jeremy from School of Wok talked us through the evening – we would be learning how to make 4 different dim sum, using different dumpling techniques. After the first 2 we eat, then two more including banana and Nutella spring rolls for dessert!
Triangular dumplings – the traditional shape, although some people went for creative interpretation!
So I forgot to mention that each table was pitted against each other in a competition for the best dumplings…. So we had to select our best efforts for judging after each dumpling.
Hmmmm look a little like tortellini – but apparently the folding is different – the key is not to overfill them
He was too quick for me to show!! These kimchi dumplings ended up looking like mini purses – good luck!
The evening was really fun, Jeremy a good teacher & full if interests facts about the origins of the dumplings. I do confess to drinking a few of those mini proseccos and probably not eating enough :s (you can probably see this in the out of focus pics). Our table didn’t win, but we were second & still got a free goody bag with a wok in it – my flatmate was happy as we were lacking one – now I just need to season it…
Whether or not I would do this without someone else paying for it is another matter. The classes at School of Wok start from £95 for three hours, I think there are cheaper one hour classes, but they would probably be less fun 😉 However for me £95 seems too much to spend – especially as someone mentioned it being good for dates – whilst there is a discount the more people you book for, it’s still expensive (well at least until I get a day job!)
Bintu Hardy says
It was a really fab evening with lots of delicious food
Definitely Bintu! The kimchi dumplings were a revelation!