I recently tried A Cook’s Tour by Rocket Food, who you may have had the pleasure of tasting before as they are a well known luxury catering company that have pivoted to create an amazing experience for foodies to enjoy themed global cuisine at home through a series of live-streamed fortnightly cook-alongs.
When you sign up you will receive the prepared ingredients from Rocket’s kitchens in Battersea perfectly portioned and measured out prior to the live stream. All the ingredients are of high quality and super fresh. I love that they use artisan suppliers and that the packaging is all eco-friendly.
We had the pleasure of experiencing their Korean Street Food cook-along and though the live stream was on the Thursday evening, we decided to do it for Friday lunch instead as it was accessible. I love this flexibility aspect of it too!
I loved trying this out as it was all ingredients that were new to me and a cuisine I wasn’t so familiar with and so I felt like I learned a lot at the same time! I found Rocket’s Executive Chef Ryan Stafford and Director Charlie Grant Peterkin really engaging to listen to and they explained everything really well. We also had a recipe card included with the ingredients that was also really easy to follow.
First we made a cocktail from Drinksfusion, that was like a Korean Iced Tea, before prepping the other dishes.
To start with we made an Avocado and Nashi Pear Salad garnished with Watermelon and purple meat radishes, Toasted Sesame and Tofu dressing, Winter little leaves and an optional Nori seaweed sheets, which I left out.
Next up was Tempura Broccoli with Kimchi Mayo dressing and Parmesan sesame seeds.
Then a ridiculously dreamy dish – Mac ‘N’ Kim-Cheese with a Garlic crumb. OMG this was heavenly!
Finally, a Pork Belly with Pork Popcorn which had a Gochujang glaze.
There was one more dish, Kimbap rolls, which we didn’t make because I am not a seaweed fan, but a great one for anyone that does love sushi!
It was such a fun experience and in just 1 hour we had mastered how to plate our dishes like a pro and gained confidence in cooking with ingredients we hadn’t come across before!
The food tastes like restaurant quality and you feel a sense of achievement that you cooked it yourself. I highly highly recommend trying out one of their next cook-along. It is a fun activity to do at home whilst we are all pretty much house bound and it costs £60 for two people, which I think is fantastic value considering how premium some of the ingredients are!
The next tour is ‘A Night at the Medina’ (the first fully-vegan menu) inspired by Marrakesh, where the smell of vibrant spices and smokey kebabs fills the streets. Just what you need for a chilly January evening and Veganuary!
These cook-alongs also make a great gift for a loved one and you can buy vouchers so that the recipient can flexibly choose which session they want to join.