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Address: 24A Sago Street, Singapore 059020, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 9452 3669
09:30 - 12:30
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Mon - Sat 09:30 - 12:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Are you looking to 'experience' Singapore in an authentic and personal way?...

Are you looking to 'experience' Singapore in an authentic and personal way? Join our award-winning cultural cooking experiences at Food Playground for a fun-filled and unforgettable adventure, where you will learn interesting snippets about Singapore and its multifaceted food culture and cook up authentic Singaporean dishes like Laksa, Chicken Rice and Satay in a fully-equipped kitchen located within a heritage shophouse. For group visitors to Singapore, we also offer exciting team-building lessons and workshops like Amazing Heritage Race and Corporate Cooking Challenge to help you bond with one another while getting to know Singapore in a fun and delicious way!

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Fun & Food - THE BEST!!

Great Time at Food Playground! Just had the best morning learning how to cook ( and eat) regional foods. Our instructor Mary and her helper Auntie were excellent, providing us a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great Time at Food Playground! Just had the best morning learning how to cook ( and eat) regional foods. Our instructor Mary and her helper Auntie were excellent, providing us a comfortable and fun atmosphere where we learned not only how to cook the recipes but also learned much about cultural history. The school is located in the center of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an excellent morning with Helen making (and eating) Satay and Char Kway Teow. Helen also provided interesting info on the different cultures and life in Singapore through some of the city's specialty dishes. She also provided a list on where to try them out (which we did over our week in Singapore). This added to the overall experience.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My imaginative daughter-in-law gifted this cooking class to me (and my son) during my visit to Singapore. Having entered via the unprepossessing door in Sago Street, we climbed the stairs to find a beautifully laid out kitchen, with places and cookers for about twelve of us who came from all over the world - ourselves from Scotland, others from Australia,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just the best morning in Chinatown! We learned about the different cuisines that make up Singapore and cooked Curry Puffs, Nasi Lemak & Prawn Sambal. We joined three others and worked in pairs. Ideal for singles, couples or groups. Beautiful clean cool facilities and well equipped kitchen. A social enterprise, small business. I look forward to my next visit to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Helen made this cooking class fun, educational, and an absolute delight. History of the country's culinary delights was presented in a deft manner. The genuine hospitality of the entire staff made us feel comfortable and welcome. Take the morning off to enjoy this experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This class was a great experience not only for the hands-on skills but for all the background on the culture and history! Lydia was wonderful and was more than willing to tell us anything we wanted to know. Well and truly worth it!

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the cooking class, so much so that I booked for another class the following day! The instructors were very friendly and very knowledgeable about the food and the Singaporean culture, the recipes were easy to follow and everyone made delicious meals which we were then able to eat for lunch. Two very enjoyable and informative mornings and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I truly had great time during this cooking class: a perfect way to learn about local food and culture, in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere. The venue is cozy and it increases the feeling of relaxation and authenticity of the experience. The recipes here are easy to learn and difficult to forget! Thanks Helen & Daniel :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dear cooking instructor Lydia​ is very nice and help us learning the culture of Singapore through the food cooking process. cooking process is very interesting and happy, by talking about the origins of the dish and we cooking them ourselves and then have a wonderful memory about Singapore and culture. We are so luck to find Food Playground, and have... More 

Thank 思嘉 陳
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food Playground may be known for its cooking classes, but my colleagues and I throughly enjoyed the Amazing Heritage Race! We spent about 2 hours scouring Chinatown for clues (some of which involving tasty treats) and found out about things/places that we never knew existed. We also got to know more about each other, e.g. who has hidden athletic abilities,... More 

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Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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