We wrote a post a few days ago about the Korean cooking class we were invited to go, right?
If you don't remember, here is the post:
"How about trying a Korean Sea Vegetable Cooking Class?
We will participate this Saturday, February 20th in this great Delectable Sea Vegetable cooking class. Chef Shin, founder of Banchan Story will be teaching us about various types of delicious, healthy sea vegetables full of minerals and teaching how to prepare them as a part of a daily meal through easy and simple steps.
How this all started? "I decided to start my own Korean cooking class program because I wanted to share the Korean food culture that has such a long, dynamic history with dishes using diverse, healthy ingredients. In fact, Korean home meals are largely based on plethora of vegetables - both from the land and the sea, although it has gained popularity through Korean BBQ in recent years,” explains Shin.
Come meet us in person and learn these amazing dishes! See you Saturday!"
So now we would like to briefly tell you about our experience. We completely adored the class and Chef Shin Kim couldn't be a more pleasant and kind person, without mentioning obvious extraordinary cooking skills.
As soon as we arrived to 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 entering a door where inside 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.
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, so we would be able to find everything we used to cook that day!
Chef Shin hosts cooking classes every month, with different topics and menus, so do take a look at her website to find out when are the next classes and what she will be teaching! Have fun!
If you prefer, her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.