Make Your Own Take Out: Vietnamese Pho and Bubble Tea, Lazy Sunday

February 27, 2011 1:00 pm
February 27, 2011 3:00 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President St., Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

Feeling lazy on a Sunday? Don’t reach for the take out, make your own! Vietnamese Pho, an intensely flavorful and aromatic noodle soup, is one of life’s most pleasurable take out options, but did you know that not only is it easy to make but extremely rewarding as well? You will be amazed at the delectable fragrance lofting though your kitchen when you learn to make this dish. We will start by learning how to create and perfect this rich zesty pho broth in chicken, vegetarian and classic beef flavors. We will learn how to season our broth with lively herbs and spices and what bones to use for the non-vegetarian versions. We will focus on pho spices, learning what they are and how to use them without overusing them, creating the most perfect and intricately spiced broth imaginable. We will learn the exact cuts of rich and tender meats to use and how to use them, and how to incorporate tofu into your soup without it getting soggy. Next up, we will shift to the slippery soft Pho noodles, learning which noodles to choose and how we stir things up with different textures and types of noodles. And just when you think it can’t get any better, we bring out the infamous Pho vegetable & herb plate, showcasing all of the fresh fragrant herbs like cilantro, mint and Thai basil, accompanied by fresh chilies, crunchy bean sprouts and tangy fresh lime wedges. We might just throw in a few more items as well! And in a unique twist we will learn how to make our own condiments for the soup, recreating hoi sin and our own spicy version of serracha! Then we will turn into true pioneers and prove that we can even make our own bubble tea. So come, learn how to make your own take out, and spice up your lazy Sunday afternoon!

Recipes:Vietnamese Pho Broth & Noodles: Vegetarian, Tofu , Beef and Chicken ; Pho Condiments: Pho Herbs & Vegetable Plate, Homemade Hoi sin & Chili Sauce; Bubble Tea: Chai bubble Tea and Mango Bubble Tea

Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes: Learn the art of recreating a lazy Sunday’s best take out with ease!

Nissa Pierson

Managing Director of Ger-Nis International, Nissa Pierson, is always looking how to avoid How to order take out but still remain lazy! Her latest quest is the almighty Pho take out and it turns out to be much easier than most would expect. She is pleased to share her years of hard work perfecting this dish and show you how easy and quick it is to make. Bubble Tea was a new quest for her, but she rose to the challenge as she will demonstrate in class! In addition to running Ger-Nis Nissa is a long time culinary instructor specializing fresh herbs. Besides being a passionate teacher of fresh herbs, organics and fair-trade, she enjoys spice (in her food and in her life), good conversation and debates, kickboxing, the ocean and surfing, and submersing herself in the food and culture of the world. Contact Nissa

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