I signed up for a cooking class at Yum Cha, which is a famous dim sum restaurant in Singapore. The course costs $68 per person, and I learnt how to make three different types of dim sum from the Head Chef, namely siew mai, vegetarian spring roll and prawn wonton crisp. The course is held on weekdays from 2.30 to 5pm and is suitable for people 14 years old and older.
I did not have to worry about having any cooking experience as the chef was very patient and actually repeated the steps when we were unclear. The class size is also kept small, from six to 12 people, to provide a conducive learning environment. The fee includes course materials, complimentary drinks and dim sum during the break, as well as a dim sum buffet voucher.
Chef showed us how to cook the fillings for the dim sum with Yum Cha’s secret seasoning (which remained a secret). However, we did not make them as they needed to be set and refrigerated overnight.
It looked really easy when Chef demonstrated, but as you can tell from the photo below, my siew mai looked poorly made.
We then moved on to the spring rolls, which were the easiest to wrap, and then the wontons, which were the trickiest.
After we were done, we took turns to deep fry our dim sum.
I made so many dim sum that I could not finish eating them, so I got to bring some home for my family. If you sign up in groups of four or more through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, you are entitled to 10% off.
Yum Cha Chinatown
10 Trengganu Street, #02-01,
Tel: 6372 1717
Monday to Friday 1030-2230hrs
Saturday, Sunday & PH 0900-2300hrs
Nearest MRT Station: Chinatown Station (Northeast Line & Downtown Line)