Saturday, January 31, 2015

Singaporean cooking class @ Food Playground

A couple of years ago Andrew and I attended a Nyonya cooking class in Penang, Malaysia. We enjoyed it, so decided to do a Singaporean cooking class when we were there last week. It was excellent!

The school, Food Playground, is in a heritage shophouse in Chinatown, and we spent a delightful morning with several other tourists, a teacher and two helpers, learning to cook a range of local foods. The instructor was very knowledgeable and shared many tidbits about Singapore's history and culture, all while gently guiding us through making the dishes.

At the end of the class we sat down to enjoy the lunch we'd prepared:


Chicken satay (cooking)


Chicken satay (being devoured)


Char kway teow ... oh my!


Hoon kueh ... delightful little coconut/corn 
sweets in handmade pandan boxes


Andrew at work chopping ingredients

The school provided recipes and we'll definitely be making all these dishes at home. It was a lovely morning. We didn't need to eat again all day ...

We booked through Viator Tours. Their website shows the menu planned each day, so if you have a particular favourite dish you may be able to plan your trip so you get to learn that dish.

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