At the start of November 2015 I took a master class in Asian Cuisine. The master class happened in a lovely Georgian restaurant Sareckela in Tbilisi and was led by a gourmet chef from Russia Natalia Chvileva. You can follow Natalia on her Facebook page: Touch to Food

The reason that made me to take participation in such master class was simple - I love to cook, I enjoy Asian cuisine and I have a food blogger section on my blog. Being a food blogger means just one - I'm always learning new things and I'm happy to share my knowledge with my readers (you). This master class was not only good for learning new things in Asian cuisine but also a good practice for my digital photography school project, so I took a tripod and camera and was ready to learn new things.

And I learnt a lot.

Ingredients for Asian Cuisine masterclass

Ingredients for Asian Cuisine master class

You can see there are a lot of sauces and actually sauces are one of the main ingredients in Asian cuisine. Also we were using soybean noodles instead of rice noodles, and we were using corn starch, I believe those were my first two discoveries in this master class. Prior to that I knew just regular noodles made from flour and egg. Yeah and in fact I didn't know there are various starches, like I knew there is a regular starch made from potatoes, but that there are actually a corn and rice starch I didn't know.

Shredded pork

Shredded pork

Different spices for Asian Cuisine

Different spices for Asian Cuisine

Wangzhihe sauce

Wangzhihe sauce

Tofu cheese

Tofu cheese

Fried chicken fillet

Fried chicken filet 

Asian noodle soup

Asian noodle soup

Kitchen at restaurant Sareckela

Kitchen at restaurant Sareckela

Truffle flavored honey

Truffle flavored honey

We were not using this ingredient but visitors at restaurant Sareckela can get such precious flavor at restaurant Sareckela

Asian Cuisine - Rice noodles, fried vegetables and a squid

Asian Cuisine - Rice noodles, fried vegetables and a squid

I submitted above picture as my entry picture of day 45 for my 365 photo challenge on Flickr.

The Bottom Line

Master classes are fun way to learn new things and socialize with like minded people, I will definitely take participation in other master classes in future. 

You can learn more about master classes in Tbilisi by visiting Touch To Food Facebook account ir read my review of restaurant Sareckela.