Cook with Nonna Chong!

Virtual Cooking Parties

Cooking across borders | Connecting through food

Gather online with a group of friends and learn to cook a new dish together over drinks. It doesn’t matter where in the world your friends are located! Your new skills are sure to impress next time you have people over for dinner. After the class, you can share your delicious meal together (virtually) and catch up as you would at a dinner party.

These classes also make a fun team building activity with work mates, especially after working remotely for so long! Who is the best dumpling master in your team?!

Nonna Chong will send you a shopping list of ingredients and instructions for some prep beforehand. You’ll also receive a copy of the detailed recipes before the class.

Class Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Min. participants: 4
Max. participants: 15+, the greater the number of participants means it would be more instructional rather than a social/interactive event
Cost: approx. $30-$60 per household depending on number of participants, duration of class and time of week

I am skilled at cooking a wide variety of cuisines, all made from scratch, so I’m happy to take requests. Most meals can be made vegetarian or vegan.

Popular options include:
Dumplings Masterclass with Spring Onion Pancakes

Curries: Malaysian Rendang or Chicken Curry with Roti and a Sri Lankan Curry Feast

Malaysian & Singaporean Favourites: Laksa, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Satay, Gado Gado, Bao Buns and Chilli Crab

Vietnamese Dishes: bún chả (grilled pork patties with vermicelli), bánh xèo (crispy savoury rice pancake) or chả cá (grilled turmeric fish).

Street Food at Home: char kway teow (Malaysian), pad thai or pad see ew (Thai); curry stuffed roti pockets (Sri Lankan), gozleme (Turkish) or pho (Vietnamese)

Cooking classes will be conducted via a video conference platform such as Zoom.

Making dumplings in Nonna Chong’s online cooking class was as much fun as it was delicious! Lock-down was so much better after an evening of sipping wines with friends while all having a go at making dumplings from the comfort of our own kitchens. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Not only a great evening but a lifelong skill to impress people at dinner parties for years to come

Jack N.

Monica is warm, welcoming and generously shared her cooking knowledge taught to her by her father. I really appreciated the detailed ingredient list and recipe method sent to participants. In particular, the suggested substitute ingredients as we don’t have ready access to specialty Asian grocery stores. Monica made the learning fun and relaxing and I never felt rushed. She demonstrated techniques and explained each step as we progressed through the recipe. She was great when we made some mistakes in our cooking along the way, quickly suggesting solutions and making us feel comfortable and able to laugh about it. The end result was a delicious chicken and prawn Laksa soup which transported me back to my time living in Darwin.  Where every Saturday we visited the Parap market to savour this wonderful Malaysian dish. Thank you Monica for this fun and positive learning experience.  To anyone who is thinking of taking this class – I highly recommend it!

Lorraine A.

I loved the relaxed atmosphere of the class. There was no pressure. It was nice to cook with Monica who clearly cooks from her heart & she showed so much kindness. Nothing was any trouble when we wanted to ask a question. I can’t believe I made an amazing laksa from scratch! Thank you so much Mon. I really enjoyed the class!

Vicki W.

Please contact me for more information or a quote!

Upcoming Public Classes

Public classes will only go ahead with a min. of 4 confirmed participants and classes are limited to 14 to ensure an interactive experience. Ingredients list and Zoom link will be sent to confirmed participants a few days before the class. All times listed are Australian Eastern Standard Time

More info can be found for each class in the my Facebook Events page here
All dishes have a vegetarian option available. Please contact me to book a spot

Sun, 4th Oct
Malaysian Chicken & Potato Curry and Roti – $30
vegetarian option available
Facebook Event
Wed, 7th Oct
FREE Kids Cooking Class
Filled Flat Breads – suitable for younger kids
Facebook Event
Thu, 8th Oct
Kids/Teens Dessert Class – $8
Malaysian Coconut Crepes (Kuih Dadar)
Facebook Event
Fri, 9th Oct
STREET FOOD @ HOME – Char Kway Teow – $20
Malaysia’s most famous noodle dish
Facebook Event
Thu, 15th Oct
Teens Cooking Class – Peking Style Pancakes – $12
filled with a delicious meat or vegetarian filling
Facebook Event
Sun, 18th Oct
2-in-1 Class – Malaysian Satay & Gado Gado – $30
vego and gluten free friendly
Facebook Event
Fri, 23rd Oct
Family Fun Dumplings Making Class – $25
meat and vegan options
Facebook Event
Sat, 24th Oct
3-3:30 and
Family Friendly – Bao Buns Two Ways – $25
Steamed bao buns w/ grilled chicken or tofu &
Asian Slaw, and filled bao. Class is split into 2 sessions
Facebook Event
Sun, 25th Oct
STREET FOOD @ HOME – Pad Thai – $20
Authentic Thai recipe. Gluten free and veg version possible
Facebook Event
Sun, 1st Nov
Rendang & Roti
Cook your choice of Rendang, flaky savoury roti and banana
roti for dessert. Vegan & family friendly

Past Classes

Sun, 27th Sept, 4pm – Hainanese Chicken Rice ($30)
Wed, 23rd Sept, 4pm – T(w)eens Cooking Class – Oven Baked Empanadas ($12)
Sat, 19th Sept, 11am – STREET FOOD @ HOME – Pad See Ew ($20)
Sun, 20th Sept, 11am – STREET FOOD @ HOME – Pad Thai ($20)
Tue, 15th Sept, 5:45pm AEST – STREET FOOD @ HOME – Pad See Ew ($20)
Fri, 11th Sept, 5:30pm AEST – STREET FOOD @ HOME – Char Kway Teow ($20)
Sat, 5th Sept, 4pm AEST – Rendang & Roti
Sun, 30th Aug, 4pm AEST – Dumplings Masterclass. Facebook event details here (FULL)
Sat, 22nd Aug, 4pm AEST – Authentic Malaysian Laksa from scratch (FULL)

Please contact me if you’re interested in future public classes
or a private class with your friends!

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