Dim Sum Cooking Class Singapore

 

“We all eat, and it would be a sad waste of opportunity to eat badly”

For the huge majority of us, our constant cravings for Dim Sum can only be resolved in restaurants specialised coffee shops. What gives us even more headache is that the food is not always available to us! Most restaurants only serve Dim Sum in the morning till mid-afternoon, switching to an entirely different menu for dinner-time consumers.

Wouldn’t it all be simpler if we all knew how to make our own Dim Sum? It might seem to be a lot of trouble at first, having to purchase all the different types of ingredients and then learning to steam them to appropriate levels to even produce a satisfactory multi-course meal. Once we go past that however, taking a Dim Sum cooking lesson will be a good investment in the long-run, as the skills you pick up will stay with you for a lifetime.

Finding The Right Instructor

However, it is equally important to find a Dim Sum instructor that can adequately meet your needs. Having an experienced chef with limited experience teaching and communicating his methodologies and ideas would make for neither an engaging nor enriching cooking lesson, nor would a great theoretical-based instructor who has limited on-the-ground Dim Sum cooking experience.

At Chef Tales, we combine the best of both worlds and offer to you our chef-cum-instructor who not only has decades of experience working at a Dim Sum restaurant, but who also conduct workshops and lessons on a frequent basis. You can be rest assured that you will be in safe hands when signing up for our lessons!

“Cooking is like love: It should be entered into
with abandon or not at all”

Our instructors are passionate chefs who gain as much enjoyment tasting new Dim Sum dishes as they are preparing them. They are fun-loving people who loves to be in the company of like-minded food-lovers, and are excited to be in the same room as you and impart to you the knowledge and experience they have amassed over the years spent in the kitchen. It does not matter if you are a complete beginner, an intermediate home cook, or an advanced culinary artist. We have courses that are catered to all the different levels each indivudal is at.

 

Join us for an unforgetable experience, where learning takes place in a fun, interactive and stress-free environment

Dim Sum Instructor

Lessons For Any Occasion!

Demonstration Class

Benefits

  • Thorough, detailed breakdown of each dish on the menu
  • Greater student-teacher interaction
  • Sharing of personal cooking stories
  • Printed lesson notes provided (step-by-step pictures)
  • Cost-friendly
  • Suitable for beginners
Demonstration Class

Hands-on Class

Benefits:

  • Real world application
  • Practical situations; Cooking no longer theoretical
  • Show you what you really know or don’t know
  • Food tasting of coursemates’ and instructor’s dishes
  • Smaller class size
  • Suitable for intermediate and advanced homecooks
Hands-On Class

Team Bonding

Benefits

  • Fun and high-energy activities to enjoy as a group
  • Work together to prepare multi-course gourmet meal
  • Large venue fully equipped to handle large groups
  • Unearth hidden passions and talents
  • Accessible to all cooks with varying skill-sets
Team Bonding

What Is Dim Sum?

The roots of Dim Sum dishes can be traced way back in the original Dim Sum houses in Canton,China. They weren’t anything fancy, just small, roadside establishedments that served tea to go with a some sustencance for the weary travelers of the rural workers. As time passes, the appreciation of such sustenance grew and eventually overtook that of tea to become the main focus of the meal. Food comes served in table trolleys that are stacked high wiith bamboo steamer baskets at restaurants, with diners ordering by pointing at the dishes they want as the trolley comes near them.

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Here’s what our students have to say about us:

I have been a huge fan of Dim Sum delicacies since I first ate it 20 years ago, but the thought of preparing my own Dim Sum dishes has never crossed my mind until recently. After finishing the course, I am proud to say that I can now prepare some simple Dim Sum dishes for my family and reduce the amount of times we go out all the way just to get our Dim Sum fixes.

Clement Lim

This course was simply so much fun! The chefs were really friendly and approachable, and taught me a lot of techniques in how to prepare the Dim Sum dishes, which was especially useful to me since both my kids simply lov these Chinese food. I would highly recommend these classes for those who have even the slightest bit of interest in Dim Sum food preparation.

Anne Seah

I was really hestitant going into this course initially, as I feared that the preparation and cooking techniques requierd would be too much for a beginner like me to master in such a short period of time. However, I walked away with so much more and am now capable of preparing some Dim Sum dishes. I am really happy and  I don’t regret that decision for a minute now that I’ve finished the lessons!

Haley Goh