For the most part, you need to prepare the food before hand. You need to have Soy sauce, Chinese five spice, Oyster sauce, tinned black beans, carb soda, cornflour, sesame seed oil and a really good hot wok. I've made some really great meals from recipes I got from the book. Too long to post here, but the meatballs in black bean really took my fancy. Cheap and very tasty.