Virtual Cooking Parties
Gather online with a group of friends and learn to cook a new dish together over drinks. Your new skills are sure to impress in the future! You can then share the meal together (virtually) and catch up as you would at a dinner party.
These classes also make a great team building activity with work mates, especially after working remotely for so long!
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.
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.
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-$65 per person depending on number of participants and duration of class
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 comeJack 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
|DATE||CLASS DESCRIPTION||FACEBOOK LINK|
|Sun, 4th Oct|
|Malaysian Chicken & Potato Curry and Roti – $30|
vegetarian option available
|Wed, 7th Oct|
|FREE Kids Cooking Class|
Filled Flat Breads – suitable for younger kids
|Thu, 8th Oct|
|Kids/Teens Dessert Class – $8|
Malaysian Coconut Crepes (Kuih Dadar)
|Fri, 9th Oct|
|STREET FOOD @ HOME – Char Kway Teow – $20|
Malaysia’s most famous noodle dish
|Thu, 15th Oct|
|Teens Cooking Class – Peking Style Pancakes – $12|
filled with a delicious meat or vegetarian filling
|Sun, 18th Oct|
|2-in-1 Class – Malaysian Satay & Gado Gado – $30|
vego and gluten free friendly
|Fri, 23rd Oct|
|Family Fun Dumplings Making Class – $25|
meat and vegan options
|Sat, 24th Oct|
|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
|Sun, 25th Oct|
|STREET FOOD @ HOME – Pad Thai – $20|
Authentic Thai recipe. Gluten free and veg version possible
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!