How are your wok skills?

It’s been a hectic start to 2013 so far and although I’ve been adding to list of topics I want to post on, I never seem to have the time!

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to join a small group of top food bloggers for a Hong Kong style cookery class at School of Wok in Covent Garden – just in time for Chinese New Year last weekend.

There are so many restaurants in Hong Kong you could eat out at different restaurants, three times a day, every day of the year and still not have tried them all – amazing!

School of Wok

We started with wontons and they are much harder than they look…for me, almost impossible! Watching the experts fold one a minute it looked a bit fiddly but not complicated by any means. How wrong I was…my attempt at wontons looked more like tortellini (I was actually still quite proud, I’ve never made tortellini!)

But the wontons were just the start of our evening…

“Let’s see how your good your wok skills are!”

Unfortunately for Jeremy, who runs School of Wok, our wok skills left much to be desired!

School of Wok

It turns out good wok skills require multi-tasking, move the wok back and forth and use the spoon in circle motions for the best results.

The two state-of-the-art kitchens at School of Wok run a range of cookery classes teaching people how to cook authentic Chinese cuisine in their own homes.

Taste of China is my favourite – including a walking tour of China Town, a light lunch, a three hour cookery class and a 30 minute wine tasting. The class is £188 per person and includes all the equipment that you’ll need to use as well as all ingredients.

Hope your wok skills are better than mine!





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