The International Connection Committee had it’s third outing on October 28, 2016, at 10 am with a delightful Chinese home cooking lesson at the home of Yina Cui, a longtime regular drop-in at the Network’s Thursday Morning Coffee-at-Brueggers for English conversation.

Yina is Korean who grew up in Beijing and now lives in Woburn. By generously sharing her Chinese cooking expertise, Yina has added to the richness of the multicultural experience within our community. Yina taught our group of Network members and fellow Thursday morning English conversation attendees how to make Chinese steamed buns—from mixing and shaping the dough to preparing the meat/vegetable filling and to twist-sealing then steaming the buns. Added to the cooking lesson was how to pleat-fold to encase the meat filling for her pan fried dumplings.

When it was time to sample the buns and dumplings, the lunch table was also filled with Yina’s crispy Spring rolls, two delicious salads and two Japanese cheese cakes with beautifully composed fruit topping. Fellow English Conversation drop-ins also made wonderful contributions. Sujung made her Korean red bean cake, Eunju her Korean noodle beef dish, and Heeyeon brought coffee to go with the cakes. A memorable lunch was enjoyed!

Look for an announcement in the Spring for another Asian home cooking lesson, this one to be given by Eunju.