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-$75 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 12-14, 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 Daylight Time

Date TBD

Master the art of making Chinese dumplings from scratch. It’s a skill that’s sure to impress friends and family. We’ll also make addictive spring onion pancakes in the class
$30 per household, 90min class

North American Time Zones

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

Date TBA

Learn to cook the most delicious laksa from scratch in a fun and interactive online cooking class. Everyone loved my Dad’s laksa and I’m sharing his recipe.
$24 per household plus booking fee, 90min class

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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