One of the secrets of the Asian cuisine is umami – the 5th taste only recently recognised by (western) scientists. Our Sushi classes are dedicated to creating and using umami in sophisticated sushi recipes, such as this Uramaki Chicken Teriyaki with Avocado.
Uramaki is the inside-out sushi with rice on the outside. It’s one of the 5 main sushi types: nigiri, sashimi, maki, temaki and uramaki. We brought this Uramaki Spicy Salmon recipe from Japan. Please, don’t add wasabi, as there are two spicy sauces inside: the Thai Sriracha and the Korean Kimchi.
This recipe offers a perfect combination of fresh Algarvian ingredients and the Japanese Ponzu sauce. Moreover, the seared tuna with mangoes, red onions and basil bought on a market in Lagos tastes much better than Tuna Tataki we tasted in restaurants of Kyoto and Tokyo.
You don’t have to travel to Korea to enjoy Beef with Broccolini Korean Style. It can be prepared with ingredients found in a local supermarket. And if you use the Portuguese bife da vazia in this dish, it might become one of your family’s favourites.
We are in love with Asian kitchen. It is exciting, exotic, adventurous and delicious, with layers of taste and a complex mix of flavours. In our Asian cooking classes, we share secrets obtained in restaurants and cafes of Kyoto, Singapore, Hoi An, Luang Prabang and Chiang Mai. Khao Poon Soup comes from Laos and combines exquisite flavours of kaffir, lemon grass and galangal.
Clear Tapioca Dumplings is one of our favourite Vietnamese dishes. This dish is originated in Hue, the imperial capital of the Nguyễn dynasty, known for its sophisticated cuisine with relatively simple ingredients. Some people think that Asian kitchen is too complex for Europeans. Yes, Asian cuisine is certainly an art, but that doesn’t mean it’s difficult to cook, and we will prove it!