Intl Students mastering Chinese cuisine at Shanghai school
Updated: 2017-07-13

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An overseas student practices the skill in cutting up a piece of meat. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

International students interested in China's storied culinary arts spent a fulfilling week learning Chinese home-style dishes and traditional desserts, June 27 to July 3.

As part of the 2017 Shanghai Summer School Chinese culinary program, the week saw senior chefs Lu Wenkang and Jin Bin from Zhonghua Vocational School present and teach the students nine classic dishes.

The dishes focused on home-style Chinese cooking and included hot and sour soup, shredded pork with garlic sauce, stewed bream in brown sauce, and deep fried fish- dishes which certainly appealed to the students' taste buds.

The students particularly enjoyed cooking hot and sour soup, a thick rich broth that includes shredded meat, bamboo shoots, wood-ear mushrooms, and a beaten egg dropped in at the last moment.

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Students learn to make wonton and shaomai, two traditional Chinese desserts widely enjoyed by people living in Shanghai and surrounding areas. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

This week's dessert class focused on wonton and shaomai, a steamed meat dumpling, which are widely enjoyed by people living in Shanghai and its environs. Thanks to the students' dedication to perfecting working with dough, many found the wonton and shaomai easy to make and were satisfied with their achievements.

Inspired by the fried chicken made by one of the foreign students, Ashley Allen from the US Virgin Islands, five students from the Livingstone College in the US were eager to share some homeland flavor and duly whipped up pineapple fried rice with chicken and hot and sour pork ribs with salad, dishes which were certainly appreciated.

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The four dishes cooked by overseas students. Clockwise from top left: hot and sour soup, shredded pork with garlic sauce, stewed bream in brown sauce, and deep fried fish cut in the shape of chrysanthemum flowers. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

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