If umami never taught you Asian cooking, udon want to miss this
South Korean Rany Jo holds lessons on how to cook no-fuss, scrumptious Asian dishes
My father used to say I must have been Italian in my previous life because of my love of pasta. Recently, I found myself wondering more and more if I didn’t spend a few of my formative years in this previous life living in Asia. I have always loved Thai cuisine. I grew up eating curries and found myself in a permanent state of euphoria during the week I spent in Malaysia (due in large part to their food, of course). But recently I have been drawn to the variety of flavours and dishes that the Asian continent offers – vast as it is.
Given my love for cooking and sampling things I’ve never tasted – not to mention the aforementioned interest in all things Asian cooking – I was more than a little excited to be invited to attend a Ramen in 15 minutes cooking class at Umami Food Studio.
Rany Jo has been running Umami Food Studio for a year and a half now. A South Korean who moved to Joburg in 2013 after a three-year long-distance relationship with her now South African husband, she hosts weekly cooking classes in her home in an attempt to make Asian cuisine more accessible to South Africans in a way that acknowledges the time constraints of modern life...