The best cooking classes in Hong Kong
From Tatler Dining
July 19, 2021
From making dim sum to mastering Thai or Japanese cuisine, these Hong Kong cooking classes will take your cooking skills to a new level
Inspired by cooking shows and the desire to be the next Master chef Candidate? Or do you just want to take your cooking skills to the next level? These cooking classes will stimulate your creativity and improve your technique. Whether you’re a newbie to the kitchen or a seasoned home cook, sign up for these courses and learn how to make everything from homemade dim sum to gluten-free cakes.
Best for: Master a Cantonese classic
Price: HK $ 550 for adults, HK $ 350 for children 6-12 years old
Yum Cha took Hong Kong – and Instagram – by storm with his playful take on dim sum, including steamed buns with googly eyes, crispy taro pastries in the shape of carrots, and adorable pineapple puffs in the shape of chicks.
Get creative on this dim sum cooking class that teaches you how to make yum cha favorites like hot custard rolls and pork and shrimp siu mai. Best of all, you can enjoy them as part of the restaurant’s popular afternoon tea set afterwards.
Learn more at yumchahk.com
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Best for: Gluten-free baker in preparation
Price: HK $ 1,380 per person
Sweetpea Bakery serves some of the most irresistible gluten-free cakes in town and in sophisticated flavors like earl gray lavender, banana salted caramel, houjicha, and yuzu, to name a few.
Your one-of-a-kind baking class includes floral tea and welcome bites, plus all of the ingredients, instructions, and assistance you need to make your own 7-inch cake. You can choose to make one of their signature cake flavors, including double earl gray, lime passion fruit, banana cake, and more. They also take home a pack of Sweetpea’s gluten-free flour mix.
Find out more at sweetpea-cafe-hk.com
Best for: Improve your baking skills
Price: HK $ 400-HK $ 1000
If you have a penchant for anything pastry-related, then you will love the classes at The Mixing Bowl in the sleek modern kitchen.
Classes are either dedicated to one topic – in their traditional Hong Kong course, students learn, for example, pancakes, pineapple rolls, and sausage rolls – or they focus on a specific item like cinnamon rolls or how to make sourdough bread.
Learn more at themixingbowlhk.com
Best for: Decorate cake
For dessert lovers who have always admired stunning cake designs from afar, Complete Deelite’s cake decorating courses will teach you all the techniques you will need to make them yourself. With a wide range of courses for all ages and levels, Complete Deelite offers students the opportunity to learn new skills and apply them to create the cake of their dreams.
One of the techniques students can learn is creating intricate floral designs using gum paste or fondant. And for the most determined baker, an advanced course offers the opportunity to freeze, fill, stack and decorate a tiered cake. And who knows – maybe you’ll be baking wedding cakes soon.
Learn more at completedelite.com
Best for: Japanophiles
Do you love Japanese food (who doesn’t?) And want to cook your favorite dishes at home? ABC kitchen in PMQ offers a well-rounded series of Japanese cooking courses that change monthly.
Learn to master everything from tempura to ramen, the art of bento boxes, and Japanese desserts like warabi mochi and kuri manju.
Learn more at pmq.org.hk
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Best for: Bread lover
Price: HKD 780 – HKD 1,780
Have you fallen in love with baking bread and want to take your obsession one step further? Bread Cloud Studio offers workshops on the production of classic Shokupan (Japanese milk bread) to exotic creations such as apple and hazelnut toast or squid and cheese ladybug.
The courses are conveniently divided into “Basic” and “Experienced” so that students can choose the appropriate level. For those with a sweet tooth, Bread Cloud Studio also offers tutorials on delicious patisseries such as passion fruit and cheese tartlets.
Learn more at www.breadcloud.com.hk
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Best for: Curious cooks
Price: 630 HKD-800 HKD
BiteUnite in Wan Chai serves as a pop-up space, communal kitchen, and café – the light and airy space also hosts regular cooking classes.
It’s perfect for those looking to expand their repertoire in the kitchen, with workshops ranging from vegetarian dumplings to noodle making or a Thai reef cooking class series that teaches you to make a full menu of Thai favorites like papaya salad and greens Chicken curry.
Learn more at biteunite.com
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