Free Cooking Classes Online in Dubai
Stuck at home? Take these free classes
With UAE residents asked to #stayhome due to the COVID-19 pandemic, wagamama is taking its hugely popular cooking classes online, and serving up live streamed classes full of tips and tricks for both adults and kids. Wagamama, a Japanese-inspired Pan-Asian restaurant opened its first restaurant in London’s Bloomsbury in 1992. Currently it operates at eight locations in the UAE in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. Kaizen, meaning good change, is the philosophy that Wagamama claims to run by. Inspired by fast-paced, Japanese ramen bars, Wagamama offers free online cooking classes that you can join while sitting at home. (Looking for more recipes to try? Check out this burger.)
According to a press release, the service will be launching on Wednesday 1st April. Executive Chef, Shiyas Kareem is first inviting kids to join him in the wagamama online kitchen where he will be teaching the little ones how to prepare a mini yaki soba from 3pm - 4pm. During the hour-long class, kids will get the chance to mix and create the amai sauce, followed by a step-by-step guide on how to prepare the ingredients needed for a wagamama yaki soba.
The following Wednesday, 8th April will be the launch of the virtual sessions for adults where Chef Shiyas will teach people tuning in the skills needed to recreate wagamama’s most famous sauce, the tasty firecracker sauce. Running from 6pm - 7pm, attendees to the class will also be guided through the steps needed to create wagamama’s prawn firecracker dish.
The hour-long classes are free to attend for all and will take place every Wednesday. The first class of the month is for kids and the following class is for adults and will continue to alternate like this for the month. Each week Chef Shiyas will teach a new wagamama dish. Be sure to check wagamama’s social media channels each Monday where the dish of the week will be announced.
Virtual Cooking Class for kids
Date: Every other Wednesday from 1st April 2020
Price: Free of charge
Virtual Cooking Class for adults
Date: Every other Wednesday from 8th April 2020
Price: Free of charge
For Mini yaki soba
amai sauce: Sugar, tamarind paste, malt vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, salt. (Alternative for tamarind paste - lime juice mixed with a little brown sugar)
yaki soba: Red bell pepper, snow peas, baby corn. Chicken breast marinated with soy sauce and a whole egg. Cooked instant noodles. Vegetable oil.
For Prawn Firecracker
firecracker sauce: Sriracha sauce, sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce with sugar, chili oil and oyster sauce
prawn firecracker: Cooked Jasmine rice or Thai rice, king prawns, red or white onions, green and red bell peppers, fresh red chilies, snow peas, spring onion, garlic paste, ginger paste, a lime.