The Tasting Club

Bringing fresh, eclectic and healthy dishes into your home

The key element of the tasting club is about learning to build your repertoire of Modern Asian Cuisine through the tasting classes and appreciating plating food. 

As a strong advocate of Cooking Therapy, Ping believes the togetherness of the cooking experience brings about many health benefits -a view which is taken by counselors who are using “cooking or baking as therapy tools” for people suffering from mental health problems like anxiety, depression, and dementia. Moreover, by focusing the mind on following a recipe, cooking classes “soothe stress, build self-esteem, and curb negative thinking” (*source: Wall Street Journal).

Classes are live and interactive, which is an advantage over pre-recorded videos available online as you can ask our Chef Ping questions in real-time and gain a better understanding of Asian cuisine by tasting the dishes as they are made.

Easy to follow and we will send you the shopping list for the recipes beforehand. Alternatively, at an extra cost, you can pre-order the ingredients from us to be provided during the cooking session, which can be in the comfort of your own home or Ping’s kitchen.

Perfect for beginner and experienced cooks alike, choose from a variety of dishes suitable for all skill levels. It is a fun and great way to get family and friends together to nurture relationships and take away special skills as well as memories to last a lifetime. 

About Ping’s Cooking Classes

Our classes are:

  • Live and interactive. Cook along and ask our Chef Ping questions in real-time.
  • Perfect for beginner and experienced cooks alike. Choose from a variety of our dishes for all skill levels.
  • Great for groups. Date night, birthdays, team building, or kids classes—we have your virtual event covered.
  • Easy to follow. Classes include everything you need, from your shopping list to the recipes. Just turn on your screen and pour your beverage of choice or cook and tasting session at Ping’s kitchen.
  • Cooking Therapy is effective because it encourages creativity. Cooking also makes people feel good about themselves because it’s a way for them to nurture others.
    * Source: Here’s Help – Recovery Through Education

What to do:

    • Choose your preferred date and time on the calendar
    • Decide on your menu plan the dishes you want to learn
    • Receive a confirmation email with a link to join the video call (via Google Hangout).
    • You will receive a list of ingredients and all other materials.
    • Prepare your phone and laptop before the session.
    • Open the video call with the link on both devices.
    • If you are cooking at home, turn on your laptop’s camera, mic, and volume to show your overall cooking station and face and also be able to always be able to look at what Ping is doing.

Menu Options

VEGETARIAN

Vegan Sambal Chilli Jam*
Curry Puffs
Asian Summer Wraps*
Roasted Curry Vegetables*
Shiro Miso Flower Soup
Japanese Pancakes
Scallion Pancakes*
Steamed Eggplant, Spring Onion Chilli Dressing*

MEAT & SEAFOOD

Sambal Chilli Jam 
Assam Mussels or Fish or Prawns
Steamed Prawns Rice Rolls
Baked Garlic and Ginger Chicken
Tamarind Chilli Prawns with Lettuce
Lobster Noodles with Ginger and Garlic
Baked Ginger Salmon with Spring Onion 
Fried Turmeric Chicken or Fish w/sambal chili jam

* Purely Vegan
+ Organic & gluten-free options available upon request with an additional fee

Secret Chilli And Tasting Club - Ping's Sambal Jam

Ping’s Sambal Jam is the perfect condiment with vegetables, meat, or seafood. Made from varieties of chillies and blended together with other ingredients including onion, garlic, lemongrass, turmeric, tamarind, lime juice, kaffir lime leaves, coconut sugar, and roasted shrimp paste. *Can be adjusted to taste from super spicy hot to medium. * gluten and carb-free

 

Secret Chilli Tasting Club - Asian Vegan Wraps

 

Asian Vegan Wraps is an easy and healthy finger food that is bursting with flavours! Each person can build their own fresh, delicious wrap. * gluten-free and vegan

 

Secret Chilli Club Online Cooking Class - Steamed Eggplant with Chilli & Spring Onion Dressing

Steamed Eggplant with Chilli Dressing, a vegan-friendly recipe with lovely spring onion, lime & chilli dressing. Perfect as a salad, side dish, main course or condiment. * vegan and carb-free

 

Modern Asian Cooking and Tasting Class_Curry Puffs

Curry Puffs, this Malaysian karipap with blistered crust and curried potato filling make delicious finger food. Although these may look simple, their flavour profile is multi-layered as more than 20 ingredients come together to amaze your tastebuds. *Option: gluten-free puff pastry

 

Secret Chilli Club Cooking and Tasting Class - Baked Salmon with Ginger & Spring Onion

Baked Ginger Salmon with Spring onion, this Cantonese classic has a range of flavours with each mouthful, thanks to a combination of ginger, soy and green onions poured over with super hot boiling oil, sizzling all the lovely fresh ingredients. An easy baked salmon recipe, a crowd-pleaser and anyone can make it.*gluten and carb-free

 

Secret Chilli Cooking and Tasting Class - Turmeric

Chilli Jam with Fried Turmeric Chicken. Ping’s pared-down version of “Nasi lemak”, which is a Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and served with juicy fried turmeric chicken. It is one of the most famous Malay dishes and is considered the national dish. * gluten-free

 

Secret Chilli Cooking and Tasting Club

Assam Mussels, lovely tasty tamarind (Assam) mussels, this sour, sweet and spicy dish is a hit every time, delicious broth of lemongrass, curry, garlic, and chilli. * gluten and carb-free

 

Steamed Prawn Rice Rolls Cantonese Prawn Rice Rolls served at Dim Sum. Fairly straightforward and easy to make from scratch, using premade Vietnamese rice paper roll sheets. * gluten-free

 

Secret Chilli Cooking and Tasting Club - Baked Ginger & Garlic Chicken with Spring Onion Dressing

Baked Ginger & Garlic Chicken, a recipe hack of Hainanese chicken rice, this is the best guide to tender delicious chicken. Prepare delicious homemade chilli, garlic and spring onion sauce with a bowl of chicken-based soup using the cooking tips featured in this recipe. * Keto diet: serve with seasonal salad

 

Secret Chilli Club - Cooking and Tasting Class . Fresh Lobster with Ginger and Garlic

Lobster noodles, sauteed with ginger and garlic is a celebratory dish in great Chinese dinners and banquets, one of the best ways to enjoy fresh lobster.* Option: gluten-free noodles

 

Secret Chilli Club - Cooking and Tasting Class - Roasted Curry Vegetable with Coconut Cream

Roasted Curry Vegetables, bursting with rich Malaysian curry flavours. Loaded with goodness and super healthy. Not too spicy, a little sweet, and tangy from adding the delicious paste of tamarind. * gluten-free and vegan

 

Secret Chilli Club Cooking and Tasting Class - Scallion Pancakes

Scallion pancake is a Chinese savoury, flaky delicious flatbread folded with oil and minced scallions. Slow pan-fried, crispy edges, and chewy texture. Serve with ponzu dipping sauce. *vegan-free

 

Secret Chilli Club Cooking and Tasting Club - Shiro Miso Egg Flower Soup

Shiro Miso Egg Flower Ginger Soup.  Easy simple delicious soup, delicate umami flavours. Perfect for warm weather. Shiro Miso is young miso, characterized by a very mild, almost sweet taste.

 

Secret Chilli Club Cooking and Tasting Class - Assam Fish

Assam Pedas (Spicy Tamarind Fish) is a spicy and tangy Malaysian fish dish that is sure to whet your appetite. The tangy tamarind-based sauce is a perfect match for thick cutlets of oily fish such as mackerel. * gluten and carb-free

 

 

Assam Prawns are so easy & delicious with just 5 simple ingredients tamarind, garlic, coconut sugar, salt, and lime kaffir leaves. *gluten & carb-free

Sign Up Option 1

Single Class – 750kr Per Adult

  • Cooking & Tasting Class
  • Max. 2 to 6 people per tasting 
  • 1 x Lesson 
  • 3 x Dishes, recipes with instructions
  • 1 x Gluten-Free Dessert
  • Average Lesson 3 to 4 hours
  • 1 x Box of ingredients (optional not included in the fee)
  • Either in the comfort of your own home
    or in Ping’s kitchen

OPTIONAL

  • Organic ingredients with an additional fee
  • Box of ingredients per class/person to take home (350kr to 450kr depending on the ingredients)

PAYMENT

  • Swish or Paypal (paypal.me/secretchilliclub)
  • With each person signed up, 55kr will be donated to Women’s Shelter in Istanbul.
  • Sign Up Option 2

Monthly  Subscription  – 2,800kr Per Adult  

  • Cooking & Tasting Classes
  • Max. 2 to 6 people per tasting 
  • Once a week cooking & tasting class for 4 weeks
  • 4 x Lessons with 3 dishes per class, recipes with instructions
  • Average Lesson 3 to 4 hours
  • 4 x Boxes of ingredients (optional not included in the fee )
  • Either in the comfort of your own home or in Ping’s kitchen

OPTIONAL

  • Organic ingredients with an additional fee
  • Box of ingredients per class/person to take home (350kr to 450kr depending on the ingredients)

PAYMENT

  • Swish or Paypal (paypal.me/secretchilliclub)
  • With each person signed up, 55kr will be donated to: Women’s Shelter in Istanbul.

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