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Experience Singapore: Cultural Cooking Class
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Experience Singapore: Cultural Cooking Class

By Food Playground
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With influences from Malaysia, China, India, and even Britain, Singapore’s food scene is one of Asia’s most diverse. Get a hands-on experience of island signatures—perhaps chicken satay, laksa noodle soup, or Hainanese chicken rice—on this small-group cooking class led by professional instructors. Prepare and cook three different dishes alongside no more than 11 other travelers, then dine on the fruits of your labor.
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S$110.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 7-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Learn how to cook Singapore classics like a local, from a local
  • Feast on different Singapore favorites with water, coffee, and tea
  • Get to know other travelers on an intimate course capped at just 12
  • Discover the spices and seasonings that make Singapore cuisine so special
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2024

  • All equipment and ingredients
  • Lunch with water, coffee and tea
  • Local English-speaking instructors
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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  • 24A Sago St, Singapore 059020
    Look for the iconic landmark i.e. The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. We are located next to this landmark along the row of shophouses on Sago Street. Look out for our vibrant orange 'Food Playground' signboard.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6490SINCCC

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Class menu, ingredients and instructions are subject to change
    • Minimum age is 7 years
    • Class operates with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 12
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6490SINCCC

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    • Orangerinnie
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      We went last week and had so much fun with Mary and Annie leading us not only a through the fabulous food we prepared from scratch ( a yummy chicken curry, roti jala and tapioca desert) but also the rich heritage of Singapore. I would highly recommend this wonderful experience, you will have a great laugh and time. And of course eat the food you've prepared.
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    • Samantha M
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      Perfect way to spend half a day!!
      Ann was such a wonderful host and teacher! Our family of four (2 adults and two teenagers) had such a great cooking experience. We all thoroughly enjoyed learning how to make authentic food from scratch and also learning a bit about Singapore cuisine and history along the way. Very grateful and very full at the end of our session after enjoying all of our efforts at the dining table! We had a lovely group of 7 people in our class. Highly recommend!!!!! 10/10
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      We had the best time with learning to cook a traditional dish (3 of them actually) with Mary and Annie. Besides learning to cook some great Indian dishes, we also learned some cultural history, all while having fun. Not only would we do another cooking class with Food Playground, we would highly recommend them to others as well.
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    • 920katim
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      Delughtful cooking class
      Beautiful, beautiful cooking clas, with personal stories, plays and new technics of cooking. Thank you so much Helen and Ann, I will come back😊
      Written 29 December 2023
    • YPSoo
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Corporate team building
      Came here for a corporate team building for 15 pax cooking session (kueh dadar and ondeh ondeh). Super fun, clean, well equipped and spacious space. Ann, Helen and Auntie were helpful and hands-on. Concept of having a small competition and certain judging criteria between 3 teams keep us on the toes and working with the pressure. Highly recommended for corporate team building!
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    • Mixedtraveller
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      A great activity & very good cooking school. Fun and informative.
      Outstanding cooking class. Organised, cool, fun and informative. Plus you get to sit down and eat what cooked. HIGHLY recommend for solo, couples or groups. I went solo and had a great time. Very friendly atmosphere and well worth a visit or two. 10/10.
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    • 843ctk
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      Team Bonding activity
      Food playground did an amazing job in coordinating this. I contacted Daniel to request for a quotation and was given details on how and what will be conducted. We were impress from the start because there was no hidden cost and the interaction was smooth. Annie and Cindy were our host for the day, they gave us clear instructions and guided us throughout the session. The team bonding was a success, the place was clean and perfect for the 14 of us. We had fun whipping up 3 healthy dishes. We highly recommend food playground for company looking for team bonding activities! Location was great to, it was walking distance from chinatown MRT, definitely convenient!
      Written 14 November 2023
    • aileeng989
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      We had a fantastic time with our host Sara. She was a wealth of information about local customs as well as making the cooking course enjoyable. The curry we made will definitely be tried at home. Highly recommend this.
      Written 10 November 2023
    • Agnieszka S
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved it! Fun and informative
      I loved the experience! It was fun and informative, perfectly paced and the food was delicious. Many thanks to our instructor Annie who made it such a great morning!
      Written 17 October 2023
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      We had a wonderful time at this cooking class. Thank you so much to Annie and Joanne. We learnt a lot about Singapore food and culture. Annie explained everything so well. Both ladies were very friendly and patient. The equipment was very clean and the hygiene level brilliant. It was a very enjoyable morning and then we were able to enjoy the delicious lunch. I look forward to recreating these delicacies when we return home. Highly recommend this class.
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      Had alot of fun. Highly recommend.
      Very fun and interactive place to conduct team building activities. We learnt to cook cultural dishes and took many photos.
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    • catherinesR7300PQ
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      Best way to learn about Singapore food culture
      Friendly teachers, and a fun morning helping create some delicious dishes. But most of all we learned about the important place food holds in Singapore's culture. I can't recommend this enough. Thoroughly enjoyable.
      Written 12 July 2023
    • Curiosity05136639081
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      Fun times at Food Playground!
      Great place to cook and have fun doing so! The hosts are very friendly, the ingredients for cooking are fresh and tasty and overall you will have a great time!
      Written 12 June 2023
    • Pipjcah
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      Amazing Singapore cooking class
      Food playground was wonderful! This was such a well organised and entertaining activity. Annie and Mary were so entertaining and knowledgeable and were very accommodating of our young children (age 7 and 9). What a great activity to do in Singapore!
      Written 11 March 2023
    • JulietteSparkle
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      Fantastic cookery class
      At excellent cookery course in a small group. Sara our Chef was very friendly professional a had a great knowledge of Singaporean food. Her English was excellent I would highly recommend. Great fun too . Plus I know able to cook some dishes for friends at home. A very happy memory of our trip to Singapore
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    Nicole B
    Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020
    I love the Food Playground! I've taken 2 on-site/in-person cooking classes there so far and both were such enjoyable & informative experiences! The instructors are so knowledgeable and supportive. (Mary is my favorite!) The facility is clean and well maintained. And the quality of the ingredients, cooking supplies and techniques is top-notch. It's a great way to learn more about local food & traditional recipes, and I can't recommend them enough!!
    Written 6 October 2020
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    William
    Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The instructors are friendly and passionate, which makes the whole experience fun and engaging. They provide clear instructions and guidance throughout the cooking process, ensuring that even beginners can follow along easily.

    The best part about Food playground is that they offer a wide range of cooking classes, from local Singaporean dishes to international cuisines. This allows participants to explore and learn about different cultures through food. It's a great opportunity to try new recipes and techniques that I wouldn't have otherwise known about.

    The facilities at Food playground are also top-notch. The kitchen is clean and well-equipped, with all the necessary tools and ingredients readily available. The cooking stations are spacious, allowing everyone to work comfortably. They even provide aprons and utensils, so you don't have to worry about bringing anything.

    One thing I really appreciate about Food playground is their emphasis on sustainability. They promote the use of locally sourced and organic ingredients, as well as reducing food waste. It's great to see a cooking school that cares about the environment and encourages participants to adopt eco-friendly practices in their own kitchens.

    Overall, my experience with Food playground has been fantastic. It has completely changed my perspective on cooking, turning it from a boring chore into a fun and exciting activity. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn new recipes, improve their cooking skills, or simply have a great time with friends and family.
    Written 14 July 2023
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    myebelle
    Melbourne, Australia59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    I am a Singaporean living in Australia. I do come home every 12-18 months and I never would have thought I would appreciate an activity like this. I've never attended a cooking class, let alone a cooking class in my home town, WHILE I'm on holidays, but I really had fun doing it! Our group was a 6-person group (visitors from a few different continents!) so it was small and intimate, and we didn't feel rushed. Everyone got along well. Ann was a true local and explained a bit of history of the foods we offer in Singapore, and she facilitated the class with a lot of ease, passion and confidence. My husband and I had a lot of fun making the Laksa, spring rolls and hoon kueh (all from scratch!) and of course, eating them!! I would highly recommend this class to anyone who has 3 hours to spare during their holidays, or are even remotely curious about the Singaporean food culture.
    Written 14 November 2023
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    Angie B
    Seattle, WA9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022 • Couples
    We loved our experience at the cultural cooking class. It was a small, intimate group and the two instructors were very helpful and hands on. We learned to make Roti, Chinese curry (with chicken and potatoes) and coconut tapioca bats for dessert.

    Another thing I loved about this cooking school is their social mission which involves hiring women who are seeking employment after raising their children.

    Would highly recommend this class as a way to learn about the Singaporean culture and pick up some interesting cooking tips.
    Written 12 October 2022
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    Passport550136
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Solo
    I had an amazing cooking class with Sara this morning. We made spring rolls, laksa and kueh dadar. The recipes were simple and I cannot wait to make these back in England. Lots of interaction and teamwork involved, the group all got along great even though we were strangers and had lots of fun. Especially enjoy that Sara took photos of us along the way to keep as memories. I would recommend this cooking class to anyone, especially those who are travelling solo!
    Written 7 February 2020
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    Dalvey Neo CW
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022
    An excellent activity that not only bonds the group but leaves you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of cultural food and, more important, a new found admiration for the tireless and unwavering hawkers who hone this one craft of theirs painstakingly for decades. Chwee Kueh and Ondeh Ondeh were the 2 dishes we chose and, suffice to say, our group now truly have a better picture how tedious the process of making these 2 food are and we will better appreciate and savour them more deliberately the next time we order them. The trainers were also very knowledgeable and patient in guiding us, sharing their nuggets of expertise along the way. In a nutshell, a truly fun-filled afternoon that allowed all participants to banter and bond, learn and appreciate - and perhaps the most amazing thing was all our food tasted very deliciously! Highly recommended for department / company learning journey or bonding.
    Written 13 February 2022
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    Megan S
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Couples
    Teresa was our instructor and she was a fantastic teacher. She was patient, gave us history of specific foods you'll find in Singapore and taught us recipes that had been passed down from generation to generation. This program was fun, informative and I would highly recommend if you're wanting to try something new!
    Written 4 May 2022
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    Scully M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    Food Playground is aptly named. My class was led by Teresa who really made this class of 4 singletons and a team of 4 so much fun- like kids in a playground though we were all clearly adults. The historical aspect really gives one insight to the what and why certain ingredients were used and the cooking method. This is not a follow the recipe class but one that teaches you the concepts and therefore the reasoning to how the dishes are created. Being a former Chemistry teacher, I was delighted to tie all the background to justify my & my partner’s “work” in creating our truly wonderful lunch. The class was truly a food playground and gives one a taste of the basic foundation of cooking in this world of order online and food delivery.
    Written 20 October 2022
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    rkellee
    San Francisco, CA17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderful tour of Singapore. Covered all the major ethnic areas of the city. Our guide, Holden, is a native with an insider’s experience of the city that he was very willing to share. Answered all questions with local knowledge. The excursion was well paced with refreshment stops along the way. He was well prepared with a first aid kit and ponchos when it started to rain. Worth doing.
    Written 1 October 2022
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    Angie H
    San Francisco, CA5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    My boyfriend and I did this class on our trip to Singapore, and it was just a wonderful way to spend a morning - Mary, our teacher, provided us with a super helpful introduction to Peranakan cuisine as well as some of the cultural context of each dish, and then taught us how to make spring rolls, laksa, and hoon kueh. All of the dishes were delicious, and she took photos for us the whole time so we could focus on cooking. Would definitely recommend taking this tour (at the beginning of your trip if possible, so you can learn about all the dishes to try at the hawker stands!)
    Written 26 January 2022
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