Cook with Nonna Chong!

Virtual Cooking Parties (Private Group Classes)

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 Vegetarian Feast

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

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. Class sizes are around 10-12, which ensures an interactive experience. Ingredients list and Zoom link will be sent to confirmed participants a few days before the class.

Australian & NZ Time Zones
Times listed are Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+11)

Mon 1st March, 10:30am AEST / 12:30pm NZDT
CHAR KWAY TEOW & SAMBAL

Learn to cook Malaysia’s most famous noodle dish at home – Penang Style! CKT uses fresh flat rice noodles fried with prawns, Chinese sausage, fish cake and dark soy. You normally need a supercharged stove to get the “wok hei” (smokey fragrance), but there are tips and tricks to cook a great version at home.
VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS

AUD 24 per household, 1 hour class
*Pls note the currency on Eventbrite is in AUD. Payment can be made by debit/credit card.


Sun 14th Mar, 10am AEST / 12 noon NZDT
FAMILY FUN DUMPLING MAKING CLASS

Learn to make delicious dumplings from scratch with the whole family. An impressive skill to last you a lifetime! If you love an Aussie dim sim we will make a few of those too!
Vegan options
AUD 25 per household, 75min class
*Pls register your interest in the class in the form here. Bookings will open when 4 parties have registered their interest




North American Time Zone times are in Eastern Time (UTC-5)

Classes are also listed on Eventbrite here
NOTE: minimum of 4 confirmed participants for classes to go ahead

Sun 28th Feb, 6:30pm EST / 5:30pm CT/ 3:30pm PST
CHAR KWAY TEOW & SAMBAL

Learn to cook Malaysia’s most famous noodle dish at home – Penang Style! CKT uses fresh flat rice noodles fried with prawns, Chinese sausage, fish cake and dark soy. You normally need a supercharged stove to get the “wok hei” (smokey fragrance), but there are tips and tricks to cook a great version at home.
VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS

USD 19 or CAD 24 per household, 60min class
*Pls note the currency on Eventbrite is in AUD. Payment can be made by debit/credit card. Contact me if you prefer to pay in USD via bank transfer


Sat 13th Mar, 6pm EST / 5pm CT/ 3pm PST
FAMILY FUN DUMPLING MAKING CLASS

Learn to make delicious dumplings from scratch with the whole family. An impressive skill to last you a lifetime! If you love an Aussie dim sim we will make a few of those too!
Vegan options
USD 20 or CAD 25 per household, 75min class
*Pls register your interest in the class in the form here. Bookings will open when 4 parties have registered their interest



Sun 14th Mar, 6:30pm EST / 5:30pm CT/ 3:30pm PST
PAD THAI & CHILLI JAM – Thai Street Food @ Home

Learn to make Thailand’s most iconic street food dish online with other street food lovers! These noodles are a perfect balance of sweet, sour and salty.
GLUTEN FREE | VEGAN OPTION
USD 19 or CAD 24 per household, 60min class




Upcoming Classes in March – Bao Buns and Rendang & Roti. Please register your interest in these classes here



UK/Europe Time Zones times are in UK time (GMT)

Classes are also listed on Eventbrite here (Note: currency of class fee is in AUD)
NOTE: minimum of 4 confirmed participants for classes to go ahead

Sun 28th February, 11am GMT / 12noon CET
CHINESE PANCAKES 2-WAYS
FAMILY FRIENDLY CLASS

Learn to make Peking Pancakes and Spring Onion Pancakes from scratch! There’s the option to cook a delicious filling of chicken, pork, duck, mushrooms or tofu for the Peking Pancakes. This meal has delicious VEGAN options too! KID FRIENDLY CLASS
£13.50 or €15 per household, 60 min class
*Pls note the currency on Eventbrite is in AUD. Payment can be made by debit/credit card. Contact me if you prefer to pay in £ or € via bank transfer


Fri 5th Mar, 5:30pm GMT / 6:30 CET
PAD THAI & CHILLI JAM – Thai Street Food @ Home

Learn to make Thailand’s most iconic street food dish online with other street food lovers! These noodles are a perfect balance of sweet, sour and salty.
GLUTEN FREE | VEGAN OPTION
£14 or €16 per household, 60min class
*Pls note the currency on Eventbrite is in AUD. Payment can be made by debit/credit card. Contact me if you prefer to pay in £ or € via bank transfer



Sat 13th Mar, 11am GMT / 12noon CET
MALAYSIAN CHICKEN OR VEGGIE CURRY w/ ROTI

Malaysian chicken & potato curry is my favourite curry. It’s coconutty and aromatic and so moreish. The vegetarian (VEGAN) version is also super delicious, made with tofu puffs, eggplant and vegetables. We’ll also learn to make a flaky roti all from scratch.
£18 or €20 per household, 90min class
*Pls register your interest in the class in the form here. Bookings will open when 4 parties have registered their interest


Sun 14th Mar, 9:30-10am & 11am-12pm GMT
BAO BUNS 2-WAYS

Everyone loves Bao Buns! Learn to make two types of fluffy bao buns in this family friendly cooking class – folded and filled bao.
VEGAN OPTION
£18 or €20 per household, 90min class (split into 2 sessions)
*Pls register your interest in the class in the form here. Bookings will open when 4 parties have registered their interest


UPCOMING CLASSES
Char Kway Teow, Malaysian Laksa, Bao Buns & Dumplings
All meals have vegetarian/vegan options. Please contact me below to register interest in these classes



Please contact me if you’re interested in future public classes
or a private class with your friends.
Please indicate the class(es) you’re keen on. Thanks!

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