We love to explore everything the city has to offer when the topics are: unique courses and classes. Our NYC Cooking Class with Banchan Story was fantastic and we want to share it with you!
We wrote a post a few days ago about the Korean NYC Cooking Class we were invited to go, do you remember? This time, we went to another NYC Cooking Class!
On February 20th, we participated in this super unique and delicious Delectable Sea Vegetable cooking class.
Chef Shin, Founder of Banchan Story, taught us how to cook countless types of delicious, healthy sea vegetables that are very rich with minerals. We learned how to prepare them as a part of a daily meal through easy and quite simple steps.
Now, we would like to briefly tell you about our NYC Cooking Class experience. It all took place in her kitchen, located in Hell’s Kitchen.
We completely adored the class and Chef Shin Kim couldn’t be a more pleasant and kind human being! Not to mention, her obvious extraordinary cooking skills.
As soon as we arrived at the address given to us, we encountered a small little staircase leading us down to a black metal door. We started loving the experience from that point already, for there is nothing more exciting than going down a little staircase, not knowing what to expect. Then, after passing through the doorway, you find a beautifully built kitchen, very organized, with a quite tall ceiling, giving the space more amplitude and comfort.
Chef Shin has great teaching skills and definitely knows how to keep it simple and easy to learn.
I’m a vegetarian, so she was super prepared to have dishes that I was able to cook and eat during this NYC cooking class.
These are the amazing dishes that we learned how to cook:
- Calamari & Miyeok (wakame) Salad with Ginger Gochujang Sauce
- Sautéed Sea Vegetables Mélange with Spicy Sesame Seasoning
- Savory Dulse and Garlic Chives Pancakes with Lemon-Sory Dipping Sauce
- Soy-Pickled Spicy Peppers
- Udon Noodle Soup with Kelp and Shitake Broth
- Sweet Brown Rice Balls with Hijiki Rolled in Nori
- Yuzu-Cannellini Jelly made with Agar Agar
- Sweetened White Bean Paste
Plus, she gave us a great list of a few grocery stores with Korean ingredients in Manhattan. This way we would be able to find everything we used for cooking that day!
Chef Shin hosts cooking classes every month, with different topics and menus. Take a look at her website to find out when are the upcoming classes and what she will be teaching!
For the ones interested in organizing a unique experience with friends & family, contact us so we can help you out with all the details!
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*Last Update on March/2020.*
Fê is our Founder & CEO! She’s Brazilian (Yup! Not a New Yorker!), but her indescribable passion and curiosity for NY makes her a New Yorker by heart. Fê worked in companies like Kimberly Clark, Quintessentially, Vogue Brazil and Iguatemi Group, and after 12 years of working for these fantastic companies, she decided to go solo and move to NYC!
She lives in Brooklyn since April of ’15 and has been tirelessly working on BTSNYC, working with huge companies on corporate projects, practicing her Arhatic Yoga meditations, finding time for gym and friends! Phiuf!