The first workshop has kicked off last Sunday, Nov 21. We had 16 enthusiastic trainees preparing Indo food. There was so much going on in the kitchen that even the kids got involved. They wanted in on the rinsing, peeling, cutting, chopping, sampling and most of all the fun! It was like a chicken hen with lots of activities. We started off with preparing the dishes of the main course; to allow the Sate Ajam (skewered chicken) to sit in the marinate and the Babi Ketjap (pork in soy sauce) to simmer, while we moved on to preparing and eating the appetizer Pangsit Goreng (fried wonton). The Gado Gado needed some explanation in terms of how to serve it. We concluded with fried bananas in butter served with coconut ice cream. Overall everything turned out fine… nothing got burned or overcooked! I am very proud of my students. A special thanks to our hosts Sasha and Aloys for opening their home & kitchen.
To be continued!