Now that the Halloween costumes are packed and pumpkin spice lattes are done for the year, everyone is looking ahead to the next big celebration – the festive season!
With the end-of-year festive holidays right around the corner, most people are getting into the vacation mood, planning get-togethers with family to reconnect and make memories over delicious festive fare.
Having to prep, cook and wow your guests is not an easy feat! And, after a year of ordering takeout and dapao-ing food, most people could use a quick kitchen refresher.
To ease some of that pressure, Tripadvisor has rounded up the best cooking classes and experiences you can take solo or with your loved ones.
Whether you’re looking to pick up cooking hacks from seasoned chefs, keen to explore a new cuisine or just a cooking noob wanting to impress the family, everything’s covered.
These are the best cooking experiences in Singapore, according to those who have reviewed them on Tripadvisor.
From learning how to make classic Singaporean dishes to cookie decorating and even a market tour, be prepared to learn a trick or two for all the delicious cuisines.
Exclusive classes to upgrade your cooking skills:
Experience Singapore: Cultural Cooking Class
Get hands-on experience on the island’s signatures such as chicken satay, laksa noodle soup or Hainanese chicken rice in this small-group cooking class led by professional instructors.
Singapore Market to Table Culinary Experience (Wet Market Tour included)
Discover the unique flavors of local cooking but also about Singapore’s multi-racial culture through stories shared by experienced chefs. Dishes included Thai favourites such as Tom Yum Goong.
Introduction to Cookie Decorating – Great for Beginners!
Well known for her designer desserts, Head Chef Lyn will guide travellers through customising their very own cookies with royal icing. This well-decorated studio is also filled with beautiful fairy lights, perfect for your instagrammable moments.
Private Singapore Cooking Experience with Optional Market Visit
A personal and intimate look at the Singaporean way of life via culinary specialties with a local chef as your instructor. Kickstart your day at a local market to purchase the ingredients that you will be using, and look forward to cooking traditional dishes such as sambal squid and sambal kangkong.
Learn to cook Peranakan food with us
Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to learn from Wei Qiang, the cook of Our Secret Herb Garden, a cooking school located in Punggol. Pick up some tips and tricks for cooking authentic Peranakan dishes such as sambal petai and ayam pongteh.
Private Cooking Demo and Meal with an Expert Singaporean Home Cook
Learn to prepare delicious Singaporean and Peranakan favorites as your host, a home-cook extraordinaire and a local author of three cookbooks, shows you how it is done. Learn to cook authentic dishes from Rosaline’s family recipes, like beef rendang and her delicious nyonya laksa.
Alternatively, if you’re interested in learning to master cuisine from all over the world, check out one of these virtual experiences to enjoy iconic global delicacies from the comfort of your home:
- Withlocals Original Tiramisu Online Cooking Class Live from Venice– Italy
- Virtual Private Cooking Class Live from Santorini– Greece
- Virtual Indian Cooking Class– India
- Argentinean Empanadas cooking (Virtual Live experience)– Argentina
- Withlocals Catalan Tapas: ONLINE Cooking Class with Local Foodie– Spain
- ONLINE Experience Japanese Cooking from Home– Japan
- Authentic Chinese Dim Sum Virtual Cooking Class Live from Singapore– Singapore