Despite the finger cutting incident, Charles is still positive on cooking, especially because one of Carrie’s coworkers was kind enough to invite us over and teach us how to cook local chinese food. We had been looking forward to this class for weeks and almost couldn’t sleep the night before we were so excited.
We managed to get up early and headed to a traditional kaya toast breakfast followed be a wet market, which was extremely fun. It was an all out assault on the senses including fish, poultry, meat, vegetables, fruit and a wonderful stop at a dried food place that had chrysanthemums, peanuts, dried sea cucumber, noodles, etc. We bought a few things for ourselves to take home and Carrie’s coworker managed to finalize the few items she needed for the class.
We then proceeded to cooking class, at Carrie’s coworker’s home. It was a wonderful condo that had been redone with a spectacular focus on the kitchen. It was one of the most practical kitchens I have eve seen with industrial stainless steel everywhere, a trash can built into the counter, and a concrete kitchen island that really complemented the look.
For class/lunch we prepared six dishes including dessert, see accompanying photos of the dishes and the chefs hard at work.