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- Unique cooking experience in a private home
- Learn to make big, grand dishes for Indian Muslim special occasions like Eid and weddings
- Make dishes you can't find at restaurants, hawkers and food courts
- Learn about food, history and culture while you're cooking
Learn about Indian Muslim food, heritage, and culture under the guidance of Mama Zi and Taahira (her daughter). Pick up heirloom Indian Muslim food recipes that have a unique twist to them- influenced by their presence in Singapore for three generations. This is a class suitable for 4-5 pax as you will be cooking the menu for Indian Muslims special occasions such as Eid Adha, Eid Fitri, big Iftars; usually celebrated with many family members. You will be making big, grand dishes that are meant for sharing. These dishes require patience from peeling off the leaves from the stems of the moringa plant for the vegetables, cooking the Mee Siam Biryani in parts over charcoal and also waiting for the coconut milk and sugar to caramelize over a slow fire to make a feast enough to make up for all the time you spent cooking.MAIN COURSE (Choose 1)Mee Siam Biryani (seafood/ meat) Vermicelli noodles slow-cooked with mutton or baked chicken or seafood, pair with biryani masala in dum style over charcoal. Paal Mee Siam (meat/ vegetarian) Vermicelli noodles slow-cooked in coconut milk, with eggs, chye sim, tofu, beansprouts and mutton, served with a side of Mama Zi's special sambal.EAT YOUR GREENS (Choose 1) Moringa Leaves Stir Fry- Moringa leaves stir-fry with mustard, urid dahl, dried chilli and grated coconut.Sambal Goreng- Long beans, tempeh, tofu stir-fry with curry powder, chilli paste, lengkuas and kicap manis plus mutton stock.Dalcha- Drumsticks, potatoes, carrots, eggplants and green mango cooked with bay leaves, lemongrass, mutton stock, channa dahl and toor dahl.SWEETEST ENDINGS (Choose 1)Onde Onde- Glutinous rice flour plus sweet potato, rolled into soft green balls, stuffed with fragrant palm sugar cubes and coated with coconut flakes Waajik- Steamed glutinous rice slow-cooked in caramelised thick coconut milk, fragrant palm sugar and pandan leaves. About your hostAt Spice Zi Kitchen, Mama Zi shares Indian Muslim dishes with you that you can't find at hawkers, restaurants or food courts. She is an expert in Indian Muslim food and has cooked for festivals like eid, weddings, family functions, birthdays for the past 20 years of her life. You will learn about food and history while getting your hands in the pot.Other Notes*Please bring at least 3 containers per group so that you can take home the leftover food from the session that you may be unable to finish in one sitting. *The host is Muslim so please avoid bringing any alcoholic items, pork or non-halal food to the premises.
Main course, greens and dessert
Cooking ingredients and equipment
Where You'll Meet
Where You'll Meet
What You'll Do
What You'll Do
Hands-on Indian Muslim cooking experience
- Enter a residential home in Singapore - introductions with Mama Zi, her background in cooking and her ethnicity that shapes her cooking. Guests can introduce themselves and share their level of comfort with spiciness and cooking.
- Introduction to dishes that you will be cooking.
- Preparation and showcase of ingredients, instructions for who does what.
- Setting up of table and savouring the freshly cooked food!