1 tbsp olive oil, 1/4 onion, 1 tomato, 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 100g minced beef, 1 tsp tomato paste, 1 tsp fresh coriander. So for our first lesson we learnt to use chocolate as an ingredient. Since chocolate is one of the world's most versatile dessert bases. We have also learnt that chocolate can play a big part in the Mexican and South American food heritage. The ancient Mesoamericans who first discovered cacao plants which were found in the tropical rainforests of Central America, the cacao beans were roasted and ground. Then the cacao beans turned into a paste that they then mixed with water, vanilla, honey, chilli peppers and other different spices to brew a chocolate drink.
Goi Cuon Rice Rolls
4 rice paper rolls, 35g vermicelli noodles, 8 mint leaves, 6 fresh prawns, 4 small lettuce leaves, 1 small carrot, 4 coriander leaves, 4 thai basil stems, 8 long chives, 20g beansprouts. For this lesson we have decided to make Vietnamese food. While make this dish, it was actually incredibly hard to get all the ingredients to fit in the rice roll. Since the rice roll was very weak, it was hard to work with. But I personally do not like the smell of the fish sauce but the rice roll with shrimp and vegetables at the end came out quite successful. We also learnt that in class a lot of food in Hong Kong is being wasted. But during my research I have found out some ways that you are able to reduce food waste in Hong Kong. The first way of reducing food wastage is to not throw away un eaten food, just preserve them afterwards and make them the first priority to eat for your next meal. Then the second way of reducing food wastage which is actually quite similar to the first way but is to donate the food to organisations for them to cook to the roe unfortunate people, and in my opinion this way is quite effective. Since food is quite limited in this world.
90ml milk, 60ml hot water, 1 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp honey, 1 sachet yeast, pinch salt, 250g plain flour. For this lesson we have been taught to make greek flat bread. In my opinion I think that I have done really well making the dough itself to then make it into the final product. This project was one of the best so far. I also think that it was very creative of me to make the placing of the food in that way (PAC MAN).
Crispy Curry WONTON
2 Tomatoes. 1 Clove Garlic, 2cm Piece Root Ginger, 1 tsp Cumin, 1 tsp chilli powder, 100ml water, 1/4 onion, 1tbsp tomato puree, 1/2 stock cube, 1/4 green pepper, 1/4 red pepper, 6 wonton skins. For this lesson we have made a very interesting piece, it was a crispy sort of wonton with curry in it. In general I actually think that I did well preparing the wonton skin and the cut-up vegetables. But I was very frustrated that I have not added the tomato paste into my curry mixture, this would have given it the texture to make it better. So next time I need to make sure I have all my ingredients on set.