Class Report

“Making Do” in the Kitchen, Chinese-Style

Teachers: Mr. and Ms. Yang, parents of KCDC teacher Jue Yang
Facilitator: Matt Lesko

What was the weirdest thing you learned?
Fish eyes are delicious but gross. (Or maybe the other way around.)

What did you learn that you can put into practice immediately?
Easiest, best meal of your life: Buy a whole fish, scaled, gutted and cleaned. Make slices perpendicular to the fish head, about four or five cuts depending on size. Fill cuts with spring onions, garlic, ginger. Lightly douse with Shaoxing wine if available; if not, don’t worry about it. Steam for 8-12 minutes depending on fish. DONE.

If this class were a TV show, what channel would it be on and why?
“Iron Chef”: The goal was quite literally to make Chinese food using only non-Chinese ingredients you could find at any U.S. supermarket.