The Best Cooking Classes In Hong Kong
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'll also take home a pack of Sweetpea’s very own gluten-free flour mix.
Find out more at sweetpea-cafe-hk.com
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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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
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 sukiyaki to tempura, the art of bento boxes to Japanese baked goods like matcha daifuku and milk tea chiffon cake.
Find out more at pmq.org.hk
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