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Let's flex our culinary skills with a Chinese menu!

  • May 3, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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MAIN:

Chen: Twice-cooked belly pork

Kitty: Dumpling

Jo: Chili-salt squid

Sue: Moo Goo Gal Pan (fresh mushrooms with sliced chicken)

DISH TO BE DEMONSTRATED:

Jo: Chili-salt squid


HOW IT WORKS

The idea for these events is to create an opportunity for each Food Fiend to flex their culinary skills in each cuisine. This is done by participating in building a menu of complementary dishes around the nominated theme. It would help to begin with the main dish so if you have a great main that you would like to share let us know as soon as possible so that other Food Fiends can then choose their complementary dish.

By the time everyone has chosen their dishes the menu should describe a well-balanced meal of dishes that work well together.

Each participant is to bring their recipe along with them to share with the other Food Fiends and expect to discuss their experiences with preparing their dish. This way we all learn something new, and it focuses the entire event.

We'd like to try demonstrating the preparing or construction of one dish for each event. You can opt to demo your dish: prepare from scratch or just prepare a discussion and demo the construction of the final product. You can engage the rest of the participants in the preparation of the dish or simply show them how it's done. That way the event becomes a bit more informative and experiential as well.

In summary:

  1. Someone nominate early to prepare a main.
  2. Other participants prepare a dish that complements the main dish.
  3. Bring copy of recipe for each participant.
  4. Plan to discuss your dish so we can all learn something new.
  5. One person to self-nominate to demo either preparation or construction or both, of their dish.

To date we've had between 6 and 8 people to a monthly dinner. Numbers will depend on the capacity of the venue. We would love to have more than one event running at the same time so if one event fills up do put your name on the waitlist, then we can post another similar event on the same evening for those on the waitlist.


Please bring along your tipple of choice.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun and delicious food!

    May 4, 2012

  • Josie C.

    Small and intimate dinner party but big on flavour and knowledge gained.

    May 3, 2012

  • Kitty C.

    Thanks 4 the updated email, will c u tomorrow at Josie's home.

    May 2, 2012

  • Josie C.

    I'm waiting to hear from Chen. Then I can confirm his address. Please contact me Chen.

    May 1, 2012

  • Kitty C.

    sorry was behind with my emails.....I will take my car either leaving from Wgtn city or Porirua so am happy to go to either venue...it seems Churton Park is closer to Porirua as theres a settlement support meeting in Porirua from[masked]pm on that day which I plan to attend....

    May 1, 2012

  • Josie C.

    Thanks Sue

    April 30, 2012

  • Josie C.

    Sue, can you take 2 of us? My son would like to come along.

    April 29, 2012

  • Josie C.

    Thanks Sue. Kitty may be coming from Upper Hutt so we'll wait and see what works for her as well. We might need a salad dish to round out the meal - anyone!

    April 28, 2012

  • Josie C.

    Okay, can see I am being a bit vague! I am keen to keep this event alive because it offers the opportunity for added variety to our other events. Currently Chen has offered his place in Owhiro Bay. Alternatively I could offer my place in Churton Park which is easy to get to by car or public transport, and is in about the middle for everyone on the RSVP. Please let me know your preferences and Chen let me know if the alternative is difficult for you. Cheers.

    April 28, 2012

  • Josie C.

    For inspiration for other Foodies, try Kylie Kwong's recipes. She is an Australian-born Chinese chef who creates really easy Chinese recipes that anyone can cook at home. Just google her.

    April 28, 2012

  • Josie C.

    I can also demonstrate my dish as it is really simple.

    April 28, 2012

  • Josie C.

    I would love to try to get to this. I live in Churton Park and can't get there and back by bus. If someone can give me a lift, I'll come along. If I come along I would like to make chilli-salt squid. Am I able to deep fry it at your place in your wok Chen?

    April 28, 2012

  • Josie C.

    Thank you Chen. I will keep an eye on the event for you. Closer to the time we will need to email people with your address. Can you email that to me now via the email facility on my profile. This will keep it private. On the night, you all get together and enjoy each others chinese Cuisine creations and new company.

    April 23, 2012

  • Chen Chun T.

    i can provide venue ....and maybe we can host ourselves....i am totally new to meetup so not sure what is required....i would however appreciate confirmed attendance as i would be left with too much food as i will be leaving for other lands on the 8th!

    April 23, 2012

  • Josie C.

    I'm sorry folks. I can't host this event. Can we have someone who will host, and a venue suggestion please?

    April 22, 2012

  • Josie C.

    Don't worry Chen. It's always great to get new ideas. You just bring along your dish. Everyone else will also bring along their chinese dish and the menu will come together. That's the fun in it all!

    April 6, 2012

  • Chen Chun T.

    lol!! Josie, i am a newbie so i am somewhat shy that my comments should have set something in motion but i am still willing to participate...not sure that the dish is sutiable for demo tho....i will try to work on that...also the menu...lol!! i usually just throw it together!1

    April 5, 2012

  • Josie C.

    Thank you Chen. This looks like this event should have a chinese flavour. Let's try it. Why don't you RSVP to this event and we'll get the ball rolling. We will need a venue, and maybe a host, not sure what I'll be up to at that time.

    April 5, 2012

  • Chen Chun T.

    so sorry that i have not been able to participate since joining up...the latest disappointment being the spanish tasting being aborted by friendly arrivals from across the ditch... however, i wiould like to come to this...i will bring along twice cooked belly pork....chinese style...:)

    April 5, 2012

  • Josie C.

    Good idea Fleur especially after watching Il Bulli the other evening. Make a suggestion. I won't be here for events from beginning April.

    February 11, 2012

  • Fleur R.

    have you ever tried an ingredient as a main theme, as opposed to a style/region of cooking? just pondering on this.

    February 11, 2012

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