The dumpling party

It's easy to prepare, budget-friendly and great-tasting, so what's not to love about dumplings! We've got chicken, pork, beef, vegetarian and more dumplings to make. LIME/LEMON PASSION FRUIT AND MINT REFRESHER   INGREDIENTS 4 medium limes - juice only and 4 thin slices...

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Indonesian Cooking Class

OTAO Kitchen cooking classes provide a fascinating insight into Balinese food and travel, beliefs and culture through learning about its food, cooking and culinary myths. Class are relaxed and friendly and are held in our cooking studio.  Guests learn about the exotic herbs and spices used in...

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Kohlrabi and Lotus roots

Lotus roots salad with some key ingredients   What is Kohlrabi? You can add Kohlrabi in your lotus roots salad as Kohlrabi is vegetable can be eaten raw or cooked. It is a swollen stem. Kohlrabi is a very commonly eaten vegetable in Germany.  The taste and texture are similar to those of...

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Vietnamese Noodles Pho Soup. What is Pho?

Vietnamese Noodle Soup is Pho. It is a “must” Vietnamese food experience made up of a broth with flat rice noodles, spring onion, coriander, spouts, Thai basil and either chicken or beef. Historically, Vietnamese Noodle Pho Soup was sold late at night or early in the morning by street vendors...

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BBQ Pork Noodles - Bun Cha Hanoi - My favourite lunch in Hanoi

BBQ Pork Noodles, Bun Cha Hanoi, Herbs, Spouts + Nuoc Cham by Otao kitchen   As a Vietnamese from Hanoi, I was really excited about going out for lunch in one of the street food shops. Of all the great dishes I had for lunch, Hanoi BBQ Pork Noodles or Bun Cha Hanoi is first on my list of favourite Hanoi dishes. Now you can create Bun Cha as part of your Vietnamese Cooking Experience at OTAO Kitchen. What is Bun Cha? BBQ Pork Noodles! ‘Bun’ is the noodles and ‘Cha’ is the pork. The dish includes a plate of fresh rice noodles, a basket of fresh herbs and spouts and a bowl of warm dipping sauce (nuoc cham) together with grilled pork. The dipping sauce and the pork mix make this dish unique. The Dipping Sauce The nuoc cham dipping sauce is based on vinegar, sugar, fish sauce, chilli, garlic and lime juice. Its sweet and sour flavour brings out the unique taste of fish sauce as a core Vietnamese ingredient. Picked pawpaw...

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Vietnamese Pork Rolls

You might find Vietnamese Pork Rolls or “Banh mi thit” in most Vietnamese bakeries. This Vietnamese dish often includes pork belly, Vietnamese sausage, pork floss, chicken, or meatballs. The rolls also include fresh vegetables such as cucumber slices, pickled carrots and onions. The rolls are...

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