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Social Impact Cultural Cooking Class

Singapore, SingaporePart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Daniel

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Asian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 8 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

You will get to dive deep into Singapore’s food culture as well as a hands-on experience to cook up family recipes passed down through many generations.

Enjoy the fruits of your labour, which is a sumptuous 3-course local meal that you will whip up using fresh ingredients, and hear intricate stories of how your local hosts (all of them stay-at-home mums) overcome personal struggles and overwhelming odds to return to the workforce to put their talents to good use.

[ Regular Weekly Menu Schedule ]
Mondays -> Nasi Lemak, Sambal Prawn & Gula Melaka Sago Pudding
Tuesdays -> Chicken Curry, Roti Jala & Ondeh Ondeh
Wednesdays -> Nyonya Laksa, Fried Spring Rolls & Hoon Kueh
Thursdays -> Claypot Chicken Rice, Steamed Egg & Red Bean Glutinous Rice Balls
Fridays -> Lor Mai Gai, Siew Mai & Egg Tarts
Saturdays -> Chicken Curry, Roti Jala & Ondeh Ondeh
Sundays -> Nyonya Laksa, Fried Spring Rolls & Hoon Kueh

Other things to note:
Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.
This activity is only suitable for anyone aged 7 and above.
Please also note that our premises are not wheelchair-accessible, as it is located in the second storey of a conservation shophouse.
You will get to dive deep into Singapore’s food culture as well as a hands-on experience to cook up family recipes passed down through many generations.

Enjoy the fruits of your labour, which is a sumptuous 3-course local meal that you will whip up using fresh ingredients, and hear intricate stories of how your local hosts (all of them stay-at-home mums) overcome personal struggles and overwhelming odds to return to the workforce to p…

What's included

  • Food
    Complete lunch
    Please confirm whether you have any dietary restriction...
  • Drinks
    Coffee, tea and water
  • Equipment
    Use of aprons and chef hats

Meet your host, Daniel

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 185 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am passionate about helping local stay-at-home mothers and active seniors in the community return to the active workforce by training them to run hands-on cooking classes with visitors to Singapore.

Our group of stay-at-home mothers and active seniors are all amateur home cooks who are passionate about sharing their family recipes and personal stories of growing up in Singapore.
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AIRBNB EXPERIENCES

Passionate cooks

Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.

Intimate settings

Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.

Vetted by Airbnb

Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.

Where you'll be

This experience will be delivered in an informal and fun atmosphere in a pre-war heritage shophouse in the heart of historical Chinatown, next to the iconic Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Chinatown Complex.
Adrian
March 2020
Definitely attend this class over any other. It was true home recipes from mothers thar have a passion for cooking and a sense of community. 10/10 would recommend.
Clarissa
March 2020
I gave this cooking class as a gift for my mom and she came home talking about it non stop--from what she learned in cooking, people she has met and stories exchanged.
Elaine
February 2020
Daniel immediately answered all questions I had prior to booking for my parents trip. He was very nice. I'm so glad they had fun. Here's what they had to say: "The environment was very friendly and conducive to learning with additional emphasis on the cultural history of the dishes. My wife and I learned how to make wonton soup and, my favorite, Hainanese chicken with chicken rice. The class was well-prepped with quality ingredients and the final dishes were exactly like what you would get from Singaporean restaurants. I would recommend anyone visiting to book a session. We were happy campers and have absolutely no regrets taking the class during our very short time in Singapore. Truly time and money well spent. Also great how they provide stay-at-home moms with fun work as cooking instructors. Even better, the recipes are included for everyone to recreate the dishes learned wherever they are in the world. If we could, we would give 10-stars without hesitation. We hope Food Playground continues to thrive and share their knowledge and passion for many years to come. Thanks for giving us such a great time!"
Daniel immediately answered all questions I had prior to booking for my parents trip. He was very nice. I'm so glad they had fun. Here's what they had to say: "The environment was…
Damian
February 2020
Excelente opción para conocer un poco la comida y la cultura alrededor de ella, de mujeres que son madres y abuelas. te dan tips para cocineros amateurs con recetas sencillas pero con gran sabor. Muchas cosas ya te las dejan preparadas porque llevan tiempo de preparación pero igualmente te pones manos a la obra y aprendes haciendo. Cada dia tienen un menu diferente. Ojala pueda volver
Excelente opción para conocer un poco la comida y la cultura alrededor de ella, de mujeres que son madres y abuelas. te dan tips para cocineros amateurs con recetas sencillas pero…
Mary
February 2020
This was just the most warm friendly and well thought out cooking class I've ever attended. It was even better than I hoped it would be. I'd definitely recommend, or attend again myself for a different set of dishes.
Andres
February 2020
You do not only learn recipes you can probably google online, but you also get to cook with Singaporean moms/local women. Understand cooking from the hard working Singaporean moms. Learn the food culture not just from any chef but from a local whose everyday life revolves around the dishes you're gonna make in this course. Oh and you also get plenty of pictures so you can brag on your Instagram.
You do not only learn recipes you can probably google online, but you also get to cook with Singaporean moms/local women. Understand cooking from the hard working Singaporean moms.…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Soy-free
Vegan
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
Shellfish allergy
Pescatarian
Egg-free
Peanut allergy
Dairy-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Casual comfortable clothes and a good appetite!