World cup Chinese cooking ‘especially instructive’
The world cup Chinese cooking is not only a competition, especially a time to the various Chinese kookwijzes to learn, says chef and participant Edwin Vinke. It is the first time that the event outside Asia is held.
“It’s all for the fun and the important thing is that we can learn from each other and a fun event can drop,” says Vinke at NPO Radio 1.
Itself is the chef of De Kromme Watergang to work with Zeeland shells. “That we are going to combine with obsolete parts, think of kippenkontjes, pig’s trotters, bone marrow. There are those guys in China is very strong in.”
The Chinese have according to Vinke another preparation of food than in the Netherlands. “The techniques that they use are completely different than how we do something, think of cutting or the yarn. We will also learn from this.”
“They also make extensive use of a wok. How to prepare for them things? It is interesting to see what herbs and spices they use.”
From all over the world, master chefs for these championships to the Netherlands. The eighth world cup will be held from Monday to Wednesday in Ahoy Rotterdam. Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb of Rotterdam opened the competition Monday.
The netherlands won at the previous world cup in Singapore two gold medals.
The cook does not know how it is that the Dutch excel in the Chinese kitchen. “The Chinese are, of course, already long here in the Netherlands. And here we have so many beautiful products. That is sometimes underestimated,” says Vinke.