Chinese Cooking Courses

Chinese Cooking Courses (SkillsFuture & UTAP Eligible)

Chinese Cooking _ Dim Sum Cuisine

Dim Sum is a style of Chinese cuisine that features a variety of small, bite-sized portions of food. These delicious dishes are typically served in steamer baskets or on small plates. Dim sum is often enjoyed as a brunch or lunchtime meal and is known for its wide range of flavors and textures. It’s a popular choice for those who want to sample a variety of dishes in one sitting.

Dim sum offers a delightful array of textures and flavors to satisfy your palate. Some popular dim sum dishes include chee cheong fun, which are soft and silky steamed rice noodle rolls filled with various ingredients such as shrimp or barbecued pork. Meat dumplings like siew mai, made with a combination of minced pork and shrimp, and har gao, which are translucent shrimp dumplings with a delicate wrapper, are also favorites.

For those with a sweet tooth, dim sum offers treats like tau sar pau, which are fluffy steamed buns filled with sweet red bean paste. Another beloved option is xiao long pau, also known as “little dragon buns.” These dumplings have a thin and tender skin that bursts open when you bite into them, releasing a flavorful and nutritious soup filling.

With such a diverse range of textures and flavors, dim sum is a culinary adventure that caters to a variety of tastes and preferences.

Chinese Cooking _ Dim Sum Class is available at Toa Payoh. Learn more

Chinese Cooking _ Peranakan Cuisine

The term “Peranakan” typically refers to individuals of mixed Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian heritage. However, it’s important to note that not all Peranakans have Chinese ancestry. Peranakan cuisine, also known as Nyonya cuisine, emerged from the fusion of Chinese cooking techniques and ingredients with spices and native ingredients used by the indigenous Malays.

This unique culinary tradition showcases a harmonious blend of flavors, incorporating aromatic herbs and spices like lemongrass, galangal, and turmeric. Peranakan dishes often feature a balance of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors, creating a vibrant and distinctive taste profile. Some popular Peranakan dishes include laksa (a spicy noodle soup), ayam buah keluak (chicken with black nut), and kueh (colorful and sweet traditional cakes).

Peranakan cuisine is not only a testament to the cultural diversity of the region but also a delicious representation of the blending of culinary traditions.

Chinese Cooking _ Peranakan Cuisines Cooking Class is available at Toa Payoh. Learn more

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