Cooking Demonstrations

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How to make sushi with Wa Sushi

Meet Yoshimi Hayakawa, owner and head chef of Wa Sushi in Galway, and learn about one of Japan’s staple foods – sushi. Yoshimi explains how she selects her ingredients, teaches us how to cook rice and shows how to make a perfect roll.

The bonus at the end of this video is a parody of a Japan’s national exercise, called Radio Taisou. Yoshimi calls it ‘Sushi maki exercise’.

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How to make kataifi (a Mediterranean dessert)

Kataifi is a very popular dessert in Turkey, Greece and the Middle East.

Follow this simple demonstration and learn how to make this crispy, delicious, golden-brown dessert.

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How to make nargesi (Iranian spinach and eggs)

Looking for a simple and healthy recipe? Why not try nargesi, a traditional Iranian dish made of eggs, spinach and fried onions.

Nargesi means Narcissus flower in Farsi and this well-loved dish is named after its yellow, green and white colours.

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How to cook Chinese dumplings with Asia Market

Watch Eva Pau from Asia Market as she shares her family’s recipe for Chinese New Year dumplings and demonstrates how to make them.

Learn about how food plays a big role in the celebrations

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How to make shakshuka

Have you ever wondered what to do with eggs, tomatoes and herbs?

Watch this cooking demonstration by Abrahim Phelan of the Silk Road Café and learn how to make this much-loved dish shakshuka.

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Recipe for Shakshuka

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