Classes for 2018

Dear Friends,

As 2018 comes to an end, I'd like to thank everyone who I've had the pleasure and priveledge to host at my humble home to a class and/or meal of Peranakan and Singporean food.

Beginning with visitors sent by Traveling Spoon or Buffalo Tours from all over the world, viz USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, HongKong,and as far as Argentina and Brasil, it has been a real pleasure interacting with all of you. Everyone I've hosted has gone away feeling very welcome, enjoyed and happy with everything they've tasted, and feeling the three hours spent at my home kitchen well worth them.

Singaporeans here as well as those who live overseas and have returned to visit families, have also been welcome participants of my cooking classes featuring Peranakan and Singaporean recipes. Of particular mention are the groups of young ladies who have brought their friend about to tie the knot for a well thought out evening of cooking, eating and friendship.

Also of greatest pleasure for me have been the classes I conduct for Beginners/Maids. It is always so heartwarming to see them taste and enjoy the food they've helped to cook and to hear them report at following classes how their friend/employers have enjoyed what they have learnt to bring to their dinner tables.

As the Lunar New Year approaches, I'd like to wish all who have been to my classes, all the best for 2019, Kong Hee fatt Choy and may you continue to enjoy cooking Peranakan dishes using my recipes.

Those wishing to start learning to cook Peranakan dishes or wishing to send their Maids to learn dishes that they'd like reproduced at home, please note that I'm starting a series of the 5 classes on Thursday 17 Jan. The details on already posted on my website

The price for these classes are $520, and they include the costs of ingredients, tasting portions to take home, and the gift of Book 2 of my cookbook "Grandmothers' Recipes, Everyday Dishes for Today's Families."

Sometimes, in the midst of this course I have requests to join in any one of the specific classes and I do accept them, as the classes are independent of each other. I just need sufficient notice to prepare the ingredients.

Teaching the basics and intricacies of Peranakan/Singapore food remains a main and important goal to both Singaporeans as well as overseas visitors. Hosting young ladies who want to learn to cook before they tie the knot has also become popular, as friends will usually arrange a "Hens" party for their bride-to-be friend. Overseas visitors from all over the world have come to learn to cook and enjoy dishes like beef rendang, chicken satay, nonya laksa etc. I'm looking forward to having more visitors from overseas. As Chinese New Year is coming soon, you may be looking into festive /party dishes and now is the right time to start planning and sending your helpers or coming yourself to learn home-cooked Peranakan dishes that will be sure to enthrall your families and friends. Check out my website and find out the wide repertoire of dishes available and contact me and let me know what you wish to learn.

I also welcome classes for team bonding as well as family and friends for a birthday or other celebrations. You can decide on what you want to learn to cook and enjoy having them right after you cook them.

You can also check my facebook page grandmothersrecipes for postings and pictures of dishes cooked and enjoyed by many who have learnt authentic Peranakan/Singaporean dishes with fresh ingredients and without msg and other artificial flavouring.

Although I do already accept bookings for lunches and dinners, I am also looking into doing degustation dinners of truly Peranakan dishes cooked at home and served dish by dish as you enjoy your wine in a homely atmosphere. For those who are interested, do send me an email for further details.

Please note that I need a deposit of 20% for classes and any last minute cancellation will result in forfeit of deposit.

All ingredients are provided and you only need to bring your own containers to pack back the food cooked if not eaten after the class.

If you are interested, sms me at 96757611 or email me at  or  or call 64597549 / 96757611 to book. 

Check out my FB grandmothersrecipes where I will be posting pixes of some of the incredible food I had on my Japan holiday.