Vietnamese food is about the balance of flavours, of sweet, salty and sour – there is no measuring device that can ever match your own taste buds.
We first met when Jamie Oliver and I worked on an extended shoot together, and I demonstrated the basics of Vietnamese food to him in my flat, including how to make pho and fresh summer rolls. He also served food to guests at the supper club and joined us for dinner.
This inspired me to host my own Vietnamese Cooking Classes, the only ones in the UK, where I give hands on demonstrations of up to ten typical Vietnamese dishes in each session. Its like the supper club – a lot of eating is involved except you also learn how to cook Vietnamese food too!
The classes are held in my kitchen studio in London Fields off Broadway Market by the canal in Hackney. As far as I know, it is the only real Vietnamese cooking class in London/ UK (at the moment). Since I have been doing this, Raymond Blanc also came to visit for a TV shoot.
During the class, we will talk about the essential ingredients, yin and yang of food and we go through the typical breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Vietnamese food is about the balance of flavours, of sweet, salty and sour – there is no measuring device that can ever match your own taste buds. We will make sauces together as well and I will introduce you to how we do it and share any knowledge I may have about all the health benefits of certain herbs and vegetables.
My kitchen, London Fields
As an option, we can also go to the Vietnamese supermarkets at the end of the class where I can introduce you to my favourite brands and essentials for your cupboard.
The cost is £95 + VAT (£114) per person -payable by cheque or bank transfer. I am not able to give you a refund.
The class is reliant on your attendance, all ingredients and preparations are tailored to a class with confirmed attendances . Please make sure you note this in your diary and let me know if you must postpone.
If you cancel within 48 hours of the class date, I will not be able to give you a refund. If you would like to reschedule, you’d have to book again and pay another fee.
If you wish to book for a private lesson, there must be about 8 people.
If I do not have enough people attending or if people cancel, then I will have to cancel the class and book you in for another date.
If you would like to work with me commercially for your business, I am available for consultancy, recipe development & ventures. Please email me [email protected]
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I will be holding cooking classes after hospitality restrictions
We would make something like this and enjoy it all throughout the day:
It is mainly demonstration but you will get your hands on rolling summer rolls, frying banh xeo, prepping vegetables and ingredients and we will be eating throughout.
Roasted Seabass With Spring Onions & Soy Sauce
Stir Fried Morning Glory
Chinese Mustard leaf Soup With Tofu & Ginger
Braised Pork Belly With Coconut & Cider
Coconut & tapioca pudding
Please let me know a bit about yourself and why you would like to have the class with me.