Cook Like a Wok Star!
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Cook Like a Wok Star!

Easy, Healthy, Fast Cooking for busy lifestyles. NO-recipe, NO-measuring technique!
4.9 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
44 students enrolled
Created by Eleanor Hoh
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Stir fry crunchy vegetables and sear meat so it's succulent & juicy
  • Organize your workspace so cooking will go smoothly and quickly
  • Cut vegetables the Asian way for best presentation and cooking time
  • Have the confidence to make up your own wok creations without relying on recipes.
  • Save time with my handy tips and tricks so there’s little cleanup
  • Squirt, squeeze, shake your seasonings so you don’t need to measure
  • Use only 4 basic seasonings to marinate meat and make sauce
  • Create food memories with family and friends, PRICELESS!
  • Experiment with new ingredients, spices and show off to your family and friends
  • Use whatever you find in your fridge and make the best tasting dish ever.
  • Shake up your repertoire and surprise your taste buds so it’s not the same old, same old.
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Requirements
  • Surprise, you don’t need to know or do anything prior to taking my course but just to have an open mind. In fact, the less you know, the better! This course especially appeals to those who hate cooking or following recipes. If you enjoy cooking and you’re open to being creative and to improvise, you’ll enjoy this class.  It’s a very intuitive way of cooking which I learned from my mom. Don’t rush out and buy the wrong wok, there’s more to wok cooking than that. I will explain and demonstrate my setup with the right wok, stove, ingredients and NO-recipe technique. If you’re looking for traditional Chinese cooking, it’s not what I teach. I use a wok as a cooking vessel and I like to call it Easy Style with an Asian Flair. It’s really about making the best with what you have. If you like to follow recipes and want precise measurements, this course may not be a good fit for you.
Description

My Fast, Easy, Healthy, NO-recipe, NO-measuring technique class is the solution for busy lifestyles and adaptable to any diet. Cooking will become a relaxing and creative process instead of a chore. You only need this ONE course which takes you from zero to become a Wok Star! 

A fun and delicious approach to weeknight dinners... 

  • Create 30 minute, one-dish, healthy dinners in a wok
  • Learn 4 basic seasonings for sauces and marinades
  • Stir Fry like a pro

Anyone Can Be A Wok Star With The Right Tools And Techniques!

My unique NO-recipe technique allows you to riff off your own creations.You’ll find it very liberating and empowering.  You’ll discover the 4 essential elements for success in wok cooking. 

My goal is to help you succeed whether you want to lose weight, put dinner on the table, impress your date or shake up your weeknight repertoire. 

This class solves many common complaints like...I don’t have enough time, I hate washing up or why are my vegetables so soupy?

You’ll be excited to experiment with new ingredients, spices and show off to your family and friends. 

After this course, you’ll be inspired and motivated to start right away. 

If you’re ready to SIMPLIFY your cooking, never worry about “what’s for dinner”, eat healthy and spend quality time with family and friends, sign up for a class NOW!

Here are some Wok Stars’ feedback…
“I usually follow recipes by the letter but learning from you has given me confidence to experiment and make dishes my own. I'm looking forward to cooking and enjoying the looks on the faces of my family with this new found passion.” John

“You have added a wonderful new element to our routine cooking and dining as well as a bump to our many dinner parties,” sincerely Bill and Judy. 

“You had such a creative solution to getting high heat for wok cooking.” Jule

“It was wonderful not to end up with a big soupy mess, like my previous stir-fry attempts using an electric stove! The wok is great, as is everything else in the kit. Thanks for putting it all together in an easy system!” Robert

“I like your style of wok cooking because it has a healthy fresh spin on cooking. Also you make it fun and easy! Thanks,” Billy



Who is the target audience?
  • Busy professionals who love fast, healthy meals.
  • Wok enthusiasts who’ve tried various woks & stoves but weren’t successful!
  • Asian food lovers who want to make it at home!
  • People looking to lose weight or get healthier — or those looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Families who want to enjoy the fun of cooking and eating together.
  • Moms with picky kids who need inspiration to eat their veggies.
  • Singles who like to impress their dates while keeping it healthy.
  • Home cooks who want to shake up their repertoire.
  • College students who need a fast track cooking lesson.
  • Anyone who dislikes cooking, following recipes or cleaning up.
  • Anyone who enjoys improvising with ingredients and seasonings.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
01:20:26
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Introduction to Wok Star approach to cooking!
3 Lectures 05:47

You’ll understand how I adapted what I learned from my mom to modern cooking and lifestyles. I’ve simplified the cooking process and ingredients so cooking becomes fun and creative instead of a chore. 

Preview 01:48

You’ll feel empowered and liberated when you don’t have to measure or depend on recipes. 

Here’s what Wok Star Marilyn said, “The road map was the best thing ever invented! I was always struggling with what to do when. I wasn't raised in a culture that was familiar with these techniques and I was exposed to only the New England style of cooking. Many of us weren't even aware there was some other way!  Thank you for helping with that!”

Preview 03:35

I mention 2 very good reasons why vegetables should be fried before meat, what are they? 

Sequence of stir fry technique
1 question

I use the analogy to music to describe What a Wok Star is! You’ll understand the difference between using recipes and my NO recipe, NO measuring technique. 

Preview 00:24
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Vegetable Cutting Techniques
1 Lecture 16:57

You'll learn time saving tips, the best knife for chopping and Asian cutting techniques that look pretty and help vegetables cook faster. 

Vegetable Cutting Techniques & Handy Tips
16:57
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Seasonings and Workspace Layout
1 Lecture 06:18

Once you know your 4 basic seasonings for marinading and making sauce, you can create TONS of variations. I'll show you how to "Squirt, Squeeze, Shake" eliminating measuring. I'll also show you how to get organized which makes cooking go quickly and smoothly. 

Learn 4 seasonings for marinade and sauce and how to lay out your workspace
06:18
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The Importance of the Right Wok and Stove
1 Lecture 03:25

You'll resonate because I deal with some of the most common complaints when doing wok cooking, "why are my veggies so soupy?" and "I hate cooking with my electric stove!" If you've experienced these issues, you'll find my explanation an AHA moment as did my guests in this presentation, lots of nodding! You need BOTH the right wok and right heat to succeed.

I'm including some fusion dishes below (suggested by a Wok Star) to try in your wok. You'll realize your wok is the MOST versatile and UNIVERSAL pan for cooking most anything! Anything you can cook in a flat pan is almost ALWAYS better in a wok because the high sides prevent food falling out on your counter and makes it easier to swish your food around in your wok. 

Preview 03:25
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Let's Make an Appetizer!
1 Lecture 05:59

You'll want to immediately run and make this popular appetizer. It's yummy, colorful and full of textures and flavors. It's great as an appetizer at dinner parties, tailgate parties, watching a game. A Wok Star even takes her portable kitchen and makes this for her staff as a treat! Quick to assemble and always a big HIT! 

I even show how to marinade the ground turkey, as well as stir fry it. 


1st dish- Rainbow Lettuce Wrap Appetizer
05:59
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2nd Dish - Easy Vegetable Stir Fry
1 Lecture 04:40

You'll love this simple stir fry with only 2 seasonings! You can sub with whatever veggies you like or add tofu and make it vegetarian or vegan. 

I show how fast and easy it is. You can make this to go with western dishes like meat loaf or steak. Just a change from salad. 

I've given more examples of veggie dishes to try. 

Simple Stir Fry Bok Choy & Oyster Mushrooms
04:40
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Explanation of Typical One Dish Meal
5 Lectures 19:32

You’ll learn how to put a one-dish meal together and why it’s not a good idea to put too many veggies in one dish. I also demonstrate the importance of colors and textures in a dish. 

I’ve included 2 audio files:

  • an ingredients list
  • an audio cook-along, it’s like I’m a private coach right in your home, it was recorded in real time, so we do everything together from washing veggies to chopping to marinading, make sauce and stir fry. 

Many have found this very helpful with their rhythm and timing and acts like a refresher or reminder prompting you when to do something.

3rd dish - Shrimp & Broccoli Stir Fry
01:30

You only need just 4 seasonings for marinading your protein whether it's poultry, meat, seafood and even tofu! No, it won't taste the same. My Hispanic and Latino Wok Stars LOVE marinading their picadillo, ropa vieja using same seasonings! The seasonings translates really well with any ethnic dishes. 

Marinading Protein
05:37

You’ll learn this very simple way for making a basic sauce, then you’ll be able to make loads of your own variations.  

Making Sauce
02:17

You’ll learn:

  • the 3 step stir fry process for vegetables
  • why you always fry vegetables first vs meat and 
  • how to “steam fry” hard stemmed vegetables 
  • taste veggies for doneness and not be timing them as most recipes 
Broccoli Stir Fry
05:01

You’ll learn:

  • same 3 step stir fry process as veg with different technique for meat
  • why you fry in one single layer 
  • why the oil dispenser works well
  • importance of not overloading your wok 

Including more shrimp dishes to try out. A cast iron wok is the perfect pan to sear shrimp with shells on so they are succulent inside and crispy outside. 

For the 5 Minute Wonder Soup with Shrimp, it's not a good idea to use your newly seasoned cast iron wok to make this dish till it's patina has set in, otherwise it'll make it dry. Initially, your wok wants lots of oil as mentioned earlier, like bacon, deep frying. 

Shrimp Stir Fry
05:07
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4th Dish - How to Poach Fish in a Wok
1 Lecture 12:45

You’ll learn:

  • how versatile a wok is when I use it to poach fish with a lot of liquid. The wide opening and depth of the wok is the perfect vessel for poaching. 
  • why it’s NOT a good idea to do this dish when your cast iron wok is newly seasoned as you need to build up patina first.
  • how easy cleanup is, it’s another complaint I hear. 
  • tips how to cook at a dinner party! 
  • other foods to poach in a wok 
  • how to thicken sauce with cornstarch

I’ve included 2 audio files:

  • an ingredients list
  • an audio cook-along, it’s like I’m a private coach right in your home, it was recorded in real time, so we do everything together from washing veggies to chopping to make sauce and poach fish. 

Many have found this very helpful with their rhythm and timing and acts like a refresher or reminder prompting you when to do something.


Fish in Spicy Brown Bean Sauce
12:45
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Bonus Lecture: Wok Star Kit Bundle To Help You Succeed
1 Lecture 05:03

I can't wait for you to be a Wok Star!

Now you’ve seen me using 

  • the right wok…my lightweight, cast iron wok 
  • the right heat…12,000 BTU gas stove in action 
  • the right technique…my easy, NO-recipe, NO-measuring technique 
  • Quality ingredients…4 seasonings and the hoisin and brown bean sauce 

The most important? The flavor, texture and colors of your food that come from a cast iron wok is beyond anything you’ve experienced. 

That’s why I didn’t want you rushing off to get a cheap wok and use it on an electric stove. Neither of those work efficiently. 

Visit the links for an in-depth explanation of different woks including the dreaded nonstick wok.  And when you're ready to Cook Like a Wok Star, I've provided the link to my store. 

When you’ve had some practice and the wok has built up some patina, you can make this very popular Malaysian street food that’ll make your toes curl, ha, ha! Link below. 


Preview 05:03
About the Instructor
Eleanor Hoh
4.9 Average rating
10 Reviews
44 Students
1 Course
cooking teacher, creator Wok Star Kit, blogger

Eleanor is not a chef and never attended culinary school, she learned to cook from her mom, whose instructions were, “it’s just a little bit of this and that!”  She has taught thousands over the last 17 years that cooking is a creative process. It’s not about slavishly following recipes or exact measurements.  For her, cooking sparks fond and delicious memories of cooking with her mom and sisters, and conversations around the dining table, a legacy she wants to pass onto you.  

In her first career as a computer training professional, she simplified a complicated topic and helped secretaries overcome the fear and resistance to new technology.  She made it fun and that’s what she’s doing now with cooking. 

Because there were so many misconceptions about the type of wok and stove to use, the stir fry technique and what ingredients to use, she put together a Wok Star Kit Bundle with those 4 elements to help people Cook Like a Wok Star.

Eleanor designs stimulating cooking competitions for corporations, she believes true team building is about collaborating and experimenting and reflects her whole philosophy that cooking is not about following recipes. 

Press mentions include…
Top Five Cooking Classes by New Times Miami.
Featured Entrepreneur in Miami Herald’s Business Monday.
TV and Radio appearances include ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox & Friends, Plum TV,  NPR and Martha Stewart Living Radio Show.
Eating Well magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Thrillist, Saveur, Ocean Drive Magazine.
Premium sponsors include VOSS, San-J Intl., Barton & Guestier Wine and many others.
Her Wok Star Kit has been included in top 3 Asian food bloggers and authors’ Asian cookbooks. 

But the most rewarding part of what she does is hearing success stories from people who say her approach to cooking changed their lives! 

If you’re ready to simplify your cooking, never worry about “what’s for dinner”, eat healthy and spend quality time with family and friends, join her in a class and become a Wok Star!