- Date: Saturday, Dec 16th, 2023
- Time: 17:30-19:30
- Location: 2F, No. 18, Sec. 3, Chongqing N Rd, Datong District, Taipei City
|MRT| 1-minute walk from Exit 3 of Daqiaotou Station
- The event will be conducted in English and Russian with Chinese translation available.
- 【Option 1】Cooking + presentation + eating (2 hours in total)
- 【Option 2】Listening to presentation + eating (30 minutes in total)
- 【Option 3】Online synchronous listening to presentation sharing (30 minutes in total)
For more information, please click on the ticket to see the instructions.
關於布里亞特 | About Buryatia
The Republic of Buryatia, situated in Siberia, Russia, adjacent to Mongolia, is renowned for its magnificent Lake Baikal. This region is a treasure trove of cultural convergence, blending diverse cultural elements from nomadic tribes, Mongolia, Slavic, and Russian cultures, giving rise to the unique Buryatian culture. In this land, you can simultaneously experience the presence of Shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Eastern Orthodoxy, showcasing a multifaceted and rich cultural landscape.
The official languages in the region are Russian and Buryat, but the majority of Buryats now speak Russian as their mother tongue, with the younger generation largely not proficient in Buryat, reflecting the profound influence of Soviet culture here. Buryatia can be divided into two regions, Western Buryatia and Eastern Buryatia, with Western Buryatia being more influenced by European culture. This diversity makes the region even more captivating.
關於馬鈴薯牛肉麵 湯汁肉包 | About Buryatian Buuz & Buhleor
“After taking a bite, you should first sip the soup that flows out of the meat bun and then eat it. During the weekends, my family and I often make a bunch of Buuz, freeze them, and slowly enjoy them. We prefer making our own instead of buying them outside because they taste better!”
As Chef Chingis skillfully kneaded the dough, he shared his memories from his time in Buryatia.
“Beef and potato noodles are very simple; we don’t add too much, just whatever is available. We usually use potatoes, but the noodles must be made fresh. I really miss the taste of those freshly made noodles.”
Buryatian Buuz is a unique variation of dumplings, different from the typical dumplings. Buuz has a filling made entirely of meat and is filled with rich broth. This dish shares some connection with Mongolian cuisine, Georgian Khinkali, and Turkish Mantı but has its own distinct flavor and characteristics.
Furthermore, Buryatia’s national soup, Buhleor, known for its hearty ingredients of beef and potatoes, is famous for being easily cooked even in the great outdoors, over a campfire!
- Buuz: Beef, Pork, Onion and Flour
- Buhleor: Beef, Potatoes, Onion, Flour
工作坊內容 Event details
１．Experience Making Buryatian Buuz & Buhleor
Note: Due to time constraints, some ingredients will be pre-prepared.
２．Introduction to Buryatia (Presentation Sharing)
Food tasting – Experiencing Buryatian Dining
- Buhleor (1 bowl per person)
Buuz (2 pieces per person)
Enjoy buhleor (1 bowl per person), buuz (2 pieces per person)
Note: Participants in Option 2, “Lecture + Food,” will have their activities from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
※The event will be conducted in English and Russian with Chinese translation available.
What’s the difference between “Hands-on Experience” and a “Professional Cooking Class”?
In our hands-on experience events, the focus is on “interacting with local people or instructors” and creating a warm atmosphere of “preparing the table together.”
It’s similar to preparing a dinner with locals in their homes, where each person has different tasks, but we “do not specifically emphasize learning cooking skills.”
This is different from a professional cooking class, which places more emphasis on teaching the techniques of cooking. If you are interested in learning how to cook international cuisine, we have other cooking classes available for you to choose from, or you can always contact us anytime!”
The experiential cooking activity focuses primarily on providing participants with an immersive experience of local culture and the taste of unique international cuisines. Therefore, please understand that the venue does not have a professional kitchen like in a culinary course.
Our event is primarily aimed at allowing everyone to taste rare or hard-to-find foreign cuisines in Taiwan. Since the ingredients used in these foreign dishes are typically higher in cost, we will provide an appropriate portion size to ensure that you can fully experience these special delicacies. However, we cannot guarantee that every participant will be able to eat to their full satisfaction, and we ask for your understanding in this regard. We look forward to you enjoying this unique culinary experience.
This is not a restaurant, nor is it a professional cooking class; it’s a unique experience that invites you into the homes of locals to cook and share a meal together. We will warmly welcome you as if you were a local guest in our home, rather than providing traditional restaurant services. Therefore, please understand that we won’t be able to offer restaurant-style service on-site.
誰適合參加？ Who is this workshop suitable for
Those who enjoy international cuisine and culture
Those who are interested in international cooking
Anyone can join, even without any cooking experience
Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by a parent (please select the family ticket).
講師介紹 Instructor Introduction
Chingis hails from the Republic of Buryatia in Siberia, Russia, and has studied in Novosibirsk and working in Moscow. Having spent an extended period living on his own, he has cultivated impressive culinary skills. When it comes to making dough and noodles, it brings back many cherished memories of crafting them together with his family.
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