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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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Food playground is amazing

Spent the most informative and fun morning at Food playground. Mary, Helen and 'Auntie' were so passionate, knowledgeable and patient with us all. We cooked the most beautiful... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the most informative and fun morning at Food playground. Mary, Helen and 'Auntie' were so passionate, knowledgeable and patient with us all. We cooked the most beautiful food from recipes handed down through generations. Mary and Helen took photos throughout and the were posted later the same day. The ethos of food playground is to give work to stay... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've lived in Singapore for four years now and this was a new experience for me as I booked this class for me, my 30 year old son and fiancee who were visiting me from the UK. We loved listening to Helen's anecdotes about early Singapore and the background to the meals and ingredients I have seen and sampled many... More 

Thank Suzanne S
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent experience. Helen and Carol are the best. They shared local culture as well as instructing us in excellent dishes. We cooked Satay with the BEST peanut sauce EVER! Also CHAR KWAY TEOW.... soooo delicious! I would highly recommend.

Thank Kim D
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic morning at Food Playground. Lesley and Carol taught us about Singaporean cuisine and the 3 meals we cooked were lovely. Definitely recommend this as something to do when you're in Singapore.

Thank Jonny C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful way to spend the morning in Singapore. Both Helen and Carol were excellent hosts and the time just flew by. The food preparation was good and everybody had a tasty meal to enjoy by lunch time. A diverse group of travellers made for an interesting mix of people. Not the most taxing of cookery lessons, but perfectly pitched... More 

Thank Andrew M
Brisbane Region, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent the morning at Food Playground in Singapore's Chinatown learning Peranakan style cooking. Our instructor, Helen was excellent. Her great personality helped to make the day. Helen's local knowledge was second to none. We made 3 dishes including an amazing Laksa from scratch. Would recommend this to anybody traveling to Singapore with a desire to learn... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local Singaporean home cooks spread their expertise to make three dishes a time which we could eat for lunch. Working in pairs was good fun and I now know how to make Curry puffs, Wonton dumplings and more and became skilled with a pestle and mortar. The philosophy of Food Playground is to be admired and there was a good... More 

Thank Sallee
Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good day Very informative chefs and super friendly to my kids. Loved how thay explained the Singaporian food history and introduced us to different flavors highly recommend

Thank abohashim
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cooking class was lots of fun! We learnt how to cook typical dishes from Singapore and also the history behind them. It was both a culture class and a cooking class, and the food we cooked was amazing! I can't wait to try this at home!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chicken rice is the craze in Singapore so I got lucky in last minute booking this class via Trip Advisor & Viator. The location was easy to reach by MRT in Chinatown. I have no cooking background but Mary made the being in the kitchen fun. The dish was delicious especially when coupled with her cultural heritage and funny stories.... More 

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