The Thai Kitchen – Inspired by POK POK

POK POK is the sound a wooden pestle makes when it strikes a clay mortar. Pok Pok is also a cookbook and guide to bold, authentic Thai cooking from Andy Ricker, the past chef and owner of the wildly popular and widely lauded Pok Pok Portland restaurants.  And now, it is the inspiration for this popular class, taught by Chef Barbara Sowatsky.

In this hands-on class you will make:

  • Ike’s FAMOUS Vietnamese Chicken Wings
  • Sateh with Ajaat (Shrimp Satay & Cucumber Relish)
  • Som Tam Thai (Green Papaya Salad)
  • Phat Si Ew (Stir-fried Rice Noodles with Flank Steak and Broccoli)

Dim Sum and Then Some

Dim Sum means “to touch your heart”– it’s less about the recipes and more about delicious small bites, offered in various vessels.  Dim Sum refers to a style of Chinese food that is prepared in small bite-sized portions and is served on individual plates or steamer baskets. Think tapas, but Chinese style! In this adventurous hands-on class, Our Chinese expert, Chef Thanh Tang, will demystify the Chinese kitchen and will teach you how to make:

  • 蟹肉烧卖 – Crab and Pork Shu Mai
  • 蝦春卷 – Crispy Shrimp Spring Rolls
  • 糯米雞 – Steamed Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf with Chicken and Chinese Sausage
  • 豉油皇炒麵 – Stir Fried Egg Noodles with Garlic Chives

The Thai Kitchen – Inspired by POK POK

POK POK is the sound a wooden pestle makes when it strikes a clay mortar. Pok Pok is also a cookbook and guide to bold, authentic Thai cooking from Andy Ricker, the past chef and owner of the wildly popular and widely lauded Pok Pok Portland restaurants.  And now, it is the inspiration for this popular class, taught by Chef Barbara Sowatsky.

In this hands-on class you will make:

  • Ike’s FAMOUS Vietnamese Chicken Wings
  • Kai Sateh with Ajaat (Shrimp Satay & Cucumber Relish)
  • Som Tam Thai (Green Papaya Salad)
  • Phat Si Ew (Stir-fried Rice Noodles with Flank Steak and Broccoli)

The Art of Sushi

Have you ever wanted to make sushi but didn’t know where to start?

Learn about sushi making from Chef Thanh Tang in our Art of Sushi Workshop where he will show you the proper tools and processes to make Nigiri, Maki, and Uramaki style sushi at home. We will discuss the best ingredients, where to shop and what combinations work best. Learn all the how-to’s from Asian expert to customize your sushi-making at home

You will be greeted with a bowl of Hot Miso Soup and 7-Flavor Edamame.

Then you will get your hands busy, rolling and forming;

  • Shrimp and Mango Maki Rolls
  • Crab and Avocado Rolls
  • Spicy Tuna Nigiri

You can enjoy with your choice of sake, beer or wine.

The Thai Kitchen – Inspired by POK POK

POK POK is the sound a wooden pestle makes when it strikes a clay mortar. Pok Pok is also a cookbook and guide to bold, authentic Thai cooking from Andy Ricker, the past chef and owner of the wildly popular and widely lauded Pok Pok Portland restaurants.  And now, it is the inspiration for this popular class taught by Chef Barbara Sowatsky.

In this hands-on class you will make:

  • Ike’s FAMOUS Vietnamese Chicken Wings
  • Kai Sateh with Ajaat (Shrimp Satay with Cucumber Relish)
  • Som Tam Thai (Green Papaya Salad)
  • Phat Si Ew (Stir-fried Rice Noodles with Flank Steak and Broccoli)

Dim Sum and Then Some

Dim Sum means “to touch your heart”– it’s less about the recipes and more about delicious small bites, offered in various vessels.  Dim Sum refers to a style of Chinese food that is prepared in small bite-sized portions and is served on individual plates or steamer baskets. Think tapas, but Chinese style! In this adventurous hands-on class, Our Chinese expert, Chef Thanh Tang, will demystify the Chinese kitchen and will teach you how to make:

蟹肉烧卖

Crab and Pork Shu Mai

蝦春卷

Crispy Shrimp Spring Rolls

糯米雞

Steamed Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf with Chicken and Chinese Sausage

豉油皇炒麵

Stir Fried Egg Noodles with Garlic Chives

Street Foods of Vietnam

Street food is essential to gastronomy all around the world, and Vietnam is a true foodie destination! With its vibrancy and bustle, Street Food of Vietnam gives you real insight into the culture and country which was influenced by both China and France. This class brings Vietnam to you with our Chef Thanh Tang. In this hands-on class, you will make and enjoy:

Gỏi Xoài Tôm Nướng
Green Mango Salad with Grilled Prawns

Cánh Gà Chiên Bơ
Fried Chicken Wings in Spicy Butter Garlic Sauce (pictured)

Bò Cuốn Lá Lốt
Grilled Beef in Wild Pepper Leaves

Nước Mắm Chua Ngọt
Dipping Sauce

Everyday Dumplings

This hands-on class is for anyone and everyone who loves dumplings and wants to make a quick meal at home!  Join Chef Thanh Tang and chop, smash, crimp, fry, and poach your way into the delicious world of Asian dumplings any day of the week. You will make and enjoy:

  • Chicken Wontons in Ginger and Shiitake Broth
  • Pan-Fried and Steamed Shrimp and Vegetable Potstickers with Sesame Soy Dipping Sauce (pictured)
  • Smashed Cucumber Salad
  • Deep-Fried Pork Wontons with Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce

Dumplings? Dumpling?

Asian dumplings are a very versatile vehicle for juicy meats and savory vegetables. In this in-depth hands on class you will learn the difference between Cantonese and Shanghai style dumplings. Let Chef Thanh Tang teach you how to make three different kinds of dumpling wrappers, and fillings (pork, shrimp and vegetable) while learning the proper techniques of folding and pleating dumplings.  You will gain a range of skills from the basic understanding of Chinese ingredients to all the proper dough work.

Menu

  • Har Gow (Shrimp Dumpling)
  • Steamed Vegetable Dumplings
  • Little Dragon Soup Dumplings, Shanghai Style

Dim Sum and Then Some

Dim Sum means “to touch your heart”– it’s less about the recipes and more about delicious small bites, offered in various vessels.  Dim Sum refers to a style of Chinese food that is prepared in small bite-sized portions and is served on individual plates or steamer baskets. Think tapas, but Chinese style! In this adventurous hands-on class, Our Chinese expert, Chef Thanh Tang, will demystify the Chinese kitchen and will teach you how to make:

蟹肉烧卖

Crab and Pork Shu Mai

蝦春卷

Crispy Shrimp Spring Rolls

糯米雞

Steamed Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf with Chicken and Chinese Sausage

豉油皇炒麵

Stir Fried Egg Noodles with Garlic Chives