Blog & Recipes


Learn to Cook – Episode 3 – Black Bean Paste

30th November 2014 by Adam

Black bean paste can be found in some Chinese supermarkets but is often quite pricey, so why buy it when you can make your own from fresh ingredients? Episode 3 takes you through the simple process, within minutes you’ll have the base paste which can be used for many dishes, and it will keep for […]

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Quick Tip – How do I season my wok?

28th May 2013 by Adam

In this clip Pauline takes you through the simple steps of seasoning your new wok and preparing it for use in the kitchen. If done correctly a properly seasoned wok can last you many years but remember, as Pauline often says, wok’s aren’t meant to last, they’re meant to be used! Use them often, replace […]

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Quick Tip – What wok should I buy?

by Adam

In this clip Pauline gives some quick and simple advice as to what to look for when choosing the best wok for Chinese cooking.

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Learn to Cook – Episode 2 – How to make Egg Fried Rice

23rd March 2013 by Adam

In this episode, Pauline, the owner of Michael Wan’s Mandarin shows you how to make egg fried rice, to restaurant standard, in the comfort of your own home.

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Learn to Cook – Episode 1 – How to make Boiled or Steamed Rice

2nd March 2013 by Adam

In this video, you are going to find out the secrets to cooking Chinese style Boiled or Steamed rice to perfection. Pauline will show you some ‘Top Tips’ to ensure your cooking is incredible so you can impress all your friends and family.

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