Dim sum is, in many ways, an ideal take out food – you can choose from many different options and put together a meal that exactly satisfies your current craving. Imagine if you knew how to create all those tasty dumplings yourself, using the high quality, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients that you know are best. Once you mastered the various techniques, including pan fried dumplings and the steamed dumplings, you could fill them with anything that you dream up, from Chinese BBQ pork to miso ginger glazed vegetables. That would make it truly ideal! If you were sitting down for some dim sum in China, one of the first things your server might ask is what kind of tea you would prefer at the table. Well, if you were sitting down for some dim sum in your own home the tea you prefer might just be a beer. In our “Dim Sum & Beer” class, one of the most popular classes in our “Make Your Own Take Out” series, you’ll learn all the ins and outs of these tasty dumplings (that would be the fillings and the wrappers) and pair them with the best local beers. You’ll learn the basics that will allow you to play with local ingredients and Asian flavors to create your own, perfect dim sum and match it with your favorite brew. Living in an urban environment, there are endless opportunities to just bring home some take out and be done with it; but, as we like to say, it’s more convenient in the long run to know how to do it yourself.
Recipes: Pan Fried Chinese mustard Dumplings with Miso Ginger Glaze, Steamed Pork & Shrimp (Open) Dumplings, Baked BBQ Pork Buns with Sesame & Ginger Topping, Ginger, Chicken & Shitake Sticky Buns, Plum Pot Stickers with Ginger Butter
Class Type: Make Your Own Take Out Series
Class Notes: One of our most popular classes gets a buzz as we learn the art of dim sum and pair it with beer!
Melissa was born in Jamaica, West Indies and raised in New York City. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She managed clinical trials at a health-care teaching institution. Melissa decided to focus on her true passions: food & travel. She is an alum from the Institute of Culinary Education and worked at New York City’s Gramercy Tavern restaurant. Dynamic Cuisines reflects the working style and passion for diverse cuisines. The mission is to consistently provide exceptional client service and delectable cuisines which are seasonally inspired. Dynamic Cuisines is certified as a Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise. Chef Melissa was selected to be part of the launch event for Chefs Move to Schools at The White House of The United States of America which is part of Let’s Move! to solve childhood obesity.