The Best Cooking Classes In Hong Kong
Inspired by cooking shows and keen to become the next Masterchef contestant? Or just looking to take your culinary skills to the next level? These cooking classes are bound to inspire creativity and elevate your technique. So, whether you’re a kitchen novice or an experienced home cook, enrol in these classes and learn to make everything from homemade dim sum to gluten-free cakes.
1/7 Yum Cha
Best for: Mastering a Cantonese classic
Price: HK$550 for adults, HK$350 for kids aged 6-12
Yum Cha took Hong Kong—and Instagram—by storm with its playful take on dim sum, including steamed buns with googly eyes, crispy taro pastry shaped like carrots and adorable pineapple puffs shaped like baby chicks.
Get creative in this dim sum cooking class, where you'll learn how to make yum cha favourites like hot custard buns and pork and shrimp siu mai. Best of all, you'll get to enjoy them as part of the restaurant's popular afternoon tea set afterwards.
Find out more at yumchahk.com
Best for: Gluten-free bakers in the making
Price: HK$1380 per person
Sweetpea Bakery serves up some of the most irresistible gluten-free cakes in town, and in sophisticated flavours like earl-grey lavender, banana salted caramel, houjicha and yuzu to name just a few.
Their signature baking class includes floral tea and sweet nibbles as a welcome and all of the ingredients, instruction and support you need to bake your very own 7” cake. You can choose to make any one of their signature cake flavours, which include double earl grey, lime passion fruit, banana upside down cake and more. You'll also take home a pack of Sweetpea’s very own gluten-free flour mix.
Find out more at sweetpea-cafe-hk.com
3/7 The Mixing Bowl
Best for: Stepping up your baking skills
If you've got a penchant for all things pastry, then you'll get a kick out of the classes on offer at The Mixing Bowl in their sleek modern kitchen.
Classes are dedicated either to a theme—their Traditional Hong Kong class, for example, teaches students to make egg tarts, pineapple buns and sausage rolls—or are focused on one specific item such as cinnamon rolls or how to bake sourdough bread.
Find out more at themixingbowlhk.com
4/7 Complete Deelite
Best for: Cake decorating
For dessert lovers who’ve always admired stunning cake designs from afar, Complete Deelite’s cake decorating classes will teach you all the techniques you need to make them yourself. With a wide range of courses that cater to all ages and levels, Complete Deelite gives students a chance to learn new skills and apply them to create the cake of their dreams.
One of the techniques that students can learn is how to create intricate flower designs using gum paste or fondant. And for the most determined of bakers, an advanced course allows students to ice, fill, stack and decorate a tiered cake. And who knows––maybe you’ll be making wedding cakes soon.
Find out more at completedeelite.com
5/7 ABC Cooking Studio
Best for: Japanophiles
Love Japanese food (who doesn't?) and want to recreate your favourites at home? ABC kitchen in PMQ offers a well-rounded series of Japanese cooking classes that changes monthly.
Learn to master everything from tempura to ramen, the art of bento boxes and Japanese desserts like warabi-mochi and kuri-manju.
Find out more at pmq.org.hk
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6/7 Bread Cloud Studio
Best for: Bread Lovers
Fallen in love with bread making and want to take your obsession one step further? Bread Cloud Studio offers workshops on how to make anything from a classic shokupan (Japanese milk bread) to exotic creations like apple hazelnut toast or a squid ink and cheese ladybird.
The courses are conveniently split into “fundamental” and “experienced”, allowing students to choose the appropriate level. For those with a sweet tooth, Bread Cloud Studio also offers tutorials on dainty patisseries such as passionfruit cheese tarts.
Find out more at breadcloud.com.hk
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Best For: Curious cooks
BiteUnite in Wan Chai serves as a pop-up space, shared kitchen and cafe—the light and airy space also hosts regular cooking classes.
It's perfect for those who want to expand their repertoire in the kitchen, with workshops that range from vegetarian dumplings to pasta making, or a Thai-riffic cooking class series where you'll learn to make a full menu of Thai favourites such as papaya salad and green chicken curry.
Find out more at biteunite.com
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