Category Archives: Nicholas Pillai’s Cooking Classes

October 2019 Baking and Cooking Classes

The Art of Prawn Mee / Penang Hokkien Mee

Sunday October 6th 1 to 4 pm

I was asked to repeat this class, it was well received the last time. So here goes. You will learn;

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  1. Two Prawn Broths required for the preparation of the soup
  2. Chilly Paste
  3. Preparation of the Soup
  4. Other Accompaniments

PRICE PER PERSON – RM150

 

Pie Making Class

Tuesday October 8th 11 to 2 pm

We’ve been planning this class for a while now and finally I have a group.  We will learn everything from scratch. You will learn;

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  1. Short Crust Pastry
  2. Potato Topping
  3. Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Filling
  4. Beef Filling

Price Per Person: RM150

 

Essential Oil in Baking

Saturday October 12th 2 to 5 pm

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We hear so much about the good of essential oils and many uses, but seldom in anything baked or cooked. This class will be conducted by Joe Bell who is a Diamond Leader of doTerra Essential oils. You will learn;

  1. Apple Cobbler
  2. Chocolate Brownies

Price Per Person: RM100.

There will be a question and answer session after the class, so you can further learn about the uses of essential oils.

Cakes for Diwali

Sunday October 13th 11 to 2 pm

Learn to make Sujee Cake and Fruit Cake for Diwali.  The fruit cake is something new I was toying with the other day.

You will learn;

  1. Traditional Sujee Cake
  2. Semi Rich Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake contains alcohol.

Price Per Person: RM150

 

Indian Sweet Class

Saturday 19th October  11 to 2 pm

Learn to prepare three Indian Sweets.  I learnt this in India and had to perfect it before teaching it again. You will be using pure ghee for this class.

You will learn;

 

  1. Rava Ladoo
  2. Palkova
  3. Jelebi

Price Per Person: RM180

Indonesian Layer Cake – Kek Lapis

Sunday 20th September 2 to 5 pm

A class many will term as tedious but then enjoy the fruits of their labor.  You will learn to prepare this cake from scratch.

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Each student will get their own cake.  Only THREE Students in a class.

Price Per Person: RM180

 

Please whatsapp 0166827465 to book your place.

Classes are held at 70 Road 14/24 PJ 46100.

 

 

 

 

 

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September 2019 Baking and Cooking Classes

Soft Bread Class

Sunday 22nd  11 to 2

Learn to bake Soft Japanese Bread and its many products from scratch.

 

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  1. Bread Dough
  2. Loaves
  3. Sausage Bread
  4. Sugar Buns

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 Price Per Person: RM150

This is a fully hands on session. Please be prepared to work.

 

Prawn Mee (Penang Hokkien Mee)

Saturday 21st 1 pm to 4 pm

Prawn Mee has a rich history that dates back a long time ago. It is a painstaking job to prepare the broths and in the best situation, to leave it over night before cooking it to be served.


I have a few students who now sell this overseas. You will learn;

 

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1. Two Prawn Broths require for the preparation of the soup
2. Chilly Paste

3. Preparation of the broths
4. Other Accompaniments

 

Price per person – RM150

 

Fish Beriani – Complete Meal

Saturday September 28th 2.30 to 5.30

Something for Diwali.

Learn to prepare this seldom found Beriani.  The art of fish Beriani is different from Meat Berianis. You will learn;

  1. Fish Beriani

  2. Mung Dhal with Egg – I love my Beriani with eggs so this is just for that

  3. Bagara Baingan – This Brinjal Curry is cooked with peanuts and sesame and has a nice nutty flavor to it.

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Price Per Person: RM160

Each person will take home a slice of fish so booking early with full payment needs to be done.

 

Red Velvet Cake – A good rustic cake.

Sunday September 29th 11 am to 2 pm

The much requested Red Velvet Class is here one more time.  I’ve not had this class for a while now.  You will learn;

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  1. Red Velvet Cake
  2. Chocolate Filling
  3. Cheese Topping

This is a hands on session.  Please bring a high container to take your piece of cake home.

This is a real old style cake, not the spongy ones you get outside.

Please book and confirm early as I need to prepare the cakes you will be decorating that day.

Price Per Person: RM130

Please whatsapp me at 0166827465 to book your place.

Classes are held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya.

Cooking with Nicholas August 2019 Classes

Thosai and Idly – An Indian Breakfast

Saturday August 17th 11 to 1 pm

Learn to make Indian Breakfast delights. You will learn to make;

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  1. Idly
  2. Thosai
  3. Masala Thosai
  4. Potato Masala
  5. Coconut Chutney

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PRICE PER PERSON: RM140

This is a hands on class.  Be prepared to work.

Please bring containers

Chocolate Indulgence
Sunday August 25th 2.30 to 5 pm

One of my top three classes featured on the now defunct Groupon. You will learn;

 

1. Chocolate Tart
2. Chocolate Mousse
3. Chocolte Buttons

Price Per Person: RM150

Please whastapp me on 0166827465 to book your class

This is a hands on class

 

Nasi Ulam
Saturday August 31st 2.30 to 5.30

I had to cancel the last class because everyone who wanted to come booked at the last minute and I hadn’t prepared anything. So please book early.

Nasi Ulam is a very healthy meal on its own. Then we add the other good stuff. You will learn;

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1. Nasi Ulam
2. Roasted Ayam Percik
3. Sambal Kelapa
4. Kuah Tumis

Price Per Person: RM150

This is a hands on class. Please bring your containers.

 

Please whatsapp 0166827465 to book your places.

Classes will be held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya.

Cooking with Nicholas July 2019 Classes

Carrotcake Class

Saturday July 13th 2.30 to 5 pm

 Learn to bake and assemble this all time favorite.  I’m not doing the usual cheese topping.  You will learn;

 

  1. A Nutty Carrot Cake
  2. Butter Cream
  3. Assembling

Each person will take home their own cake.

Price Per Person: RM150

 

Lamb Shank Class

Sunday July 14th 2.30 to 5.30

 A good meal for lunch or dinner when the whole family is together.  You will learn;

 

  1. Fried Lamb Shank
  2. Rich Lamb Shank Stew
  3. Roasted Garlic Mashed potatoes
  4. Roasted Vegetables

Price Per Person: RM160

Each Person takes home 2 Lamb Shank

 

Swirly Curry Puff and Crispy Hawker Curry Puff
Sunday July 20th 10.30 to 1 pm

 

Learn to prepare these teatime hawker delights. You will learn;

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  1. Swirly Pastry (Karipap Putar)
    2. Crispy Curry Puff
    3. Chicken and Potato Filling

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Price Per Person: RM130

 

Nasi Ulam

Sunday July 21st  2.30 to 5.30

Nasi Ulam is a very healthy meal on its own.  Then we add the other good stuff. You will learn;

 

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  1. Nasi Ulam
  2. Roasted Ayam Percik
  3. Sambal Kelapa
  4. Kuah Tumis

Price Per Person: RM150

This is a hands on class. Please bring your containers.

 

One Sambal – Three Dishes

Saturday July 27th 2.30 to 5.30

The versatility of the simple sambal is often over looked.  Sambals can be kept and used with many types of foods. For this class you will learn;

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  1. Basic Sambal
  2. Fried Noodles – Malacca’s Mee Bodoh with the fried Egg
  3. Nasi Goreng
  4. Baked Fish

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Price Per Person: RM150

This is a hands on Class.

Please bring containers

 

Moon Cake

Sunday July 28th 11 am to 2 pm

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This year let’s make Bamboo Charcoal Moon Cakes, you will learn;

  1. Baked Bamboo Charcoal Moon Cake
  2. Traditional Moon Cake
  3. Superior Mixed Nuts
  4. Lotus Paste with different fillings
  5. Salted Egg Filling
  6. Lotus Paste recipe will be provided and explained as this takes too long.
Charcoal Baked Moon Cake

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Price Per Person: RM180

Please bring large air tight containers.

 

Pang Susi

Tuesday July 30th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn this age old recipe which has always been a tea time favorite with the Eurasians and Cristang people. This is always the original soft bread.

You will learn;

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  1. Pang Susi Bread Dough
  2. Chicken Filling- non spicy
  3. Spicy Tuna and Sweet Potato Filling

Price Per Person: RM120

Please bring containers

Classes will be held at 70 Jalan 14/24 Petaling Jaya.

Please whatsapp 0166827465 to book your place.

Baking and Cooking Classes for June 2019

French Macaron Class

Thursday June 6th 2 to 5 pm (Holiday Class)

You will learn to make:


1. French Macarons
2. Chocolate Black Sesame Filling
3. Strawberry Cheese

Price Per Person: $150

Class will commence once there are 4 students

Nasi Lemak Class

Saturday June 8th 2.30 to 5.30

You can never get enough of it.  You will learn;

  1. Nasi Lemak
  2. Chicken Rendang
  3. Sambal
  4. Sotong Sambal

Price Per Person: RM150

Old Style Butter Cakes

Sunday June 9th 11 to 1 pm

These Butter Cakes never go out of style. You will learn;

  1. Old Style Orange Butter Cake
  2. Triple Chocolate Butter Cake

Price Per Person: RM120

This is a hand s on class.

Beriani Meal

Saturday 15th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to prepare a complete Beriani Meal

  1. Vegetable Beriani
  2. Oven Roasted Spicy Chicken Pieces
  3. Dhall (Lentil) Curry
  4. Pickle

Price Per Person: RM150

 

Pasta Class

Sunday 16th 2.30 to 5 pm

Learn to make Pasta from scratch.  You will also learn to make a good Rich Vegetable Lasagna and Fettuccini Carbonara

This is a Vegetarian Class but there will be use of Eggs

Price Per Person: $120

Class will commence once there are six students. This is a hands on class

 

Roasted Leg of Lamb – Complete Meal

Saturday 22nd 2 pm to 5 pm

Learn to roast a Leg of Lamb along with its accompaniments for a complete meal.

You will learn;

  1. Roasting a Leg of Lamb
  2. Yorkshire Pudding – goes well with lamb
  3. Roasted Capsicum
  4. Spicy Sweet Potatoes
  5. Fresh Mint Sauce

Price Per Person: RM175

(Class will commence once there are 4 students)

If you wish to take home a whole leg of lamb Price Per Person is RM250

Baking and Cooking Classes for May 2019

Nasi Beriani Class

Saturday May 11th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to prepare a complete Beriani Meal

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  1. Vegetable Beriani
  2. Oven Roasted Spicy Chicken Pieces
  3. Broccoli and Cauliflower Dhall
  4. Pickle

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Price Per Person: RM150

 

Puff Pastry Class

Saturday May 11th 2.30 to 5.30

I’ve been postponing this class a few times so here goes.

Learn to prepare Puff Pastry from scratch.  You will be taught;

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  1. The art of preparing Puff Pastry
  2. Spinach and Cheese Puffs
  3. Tuna Puffs
  4. Sausage Rolls

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Price Per Person: RM150

This is a fully hands on session.

 

Swirly Curry Puff and Crispy Hawker Curry Puff

Sunday May 12th 2.30 to 5 pm

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Learn to prepare these teatime hawker delights.  You will learn;

  1. Swirly Pastry (Karipap Putar)
  2. Crispy Curry Puff
  3. Chicken and Potato Filling

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Price Per Person: RM130

This is a fully hands on class

 

Moist Eggless Chocolate Cake

Saturday May 18th 11 to 1 pm

Learn to prepare this moist chocolate eggless cake complete with a Chocolate Ganache Topping.

You need to book this class ONE WEEK in advance so that cakes can be prepared.

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Each person will take a cake home.

You will learn;

  1. Moist Eggless Chocolate Cake
  2. Water Ganache
  3. Assembling the cakeMessy Cake 3

 

Price Per Person: RM150

Each person takes home a whole cake. This is a hands on class.

 

Satay and Ayam Panggang Class

Saturday May 25th 2.30 to 5.30  pm

I’ve always been doing this as a private class but never in a group setting.  So here goes, you will learn;

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  1. Chicken Satay
  2. BBQ Chicken Wings
  3. Peanut Sauce
  4. Dipping Sauce for Chicken Wings

Price Per Person: RM150

This is a fully hands on and an outdoor class. Be prepared to BBQ the meats on the day.

 

Please whatsapp me at 0166827465 to book your place.

Classes are held at 70 Jalan 14/24 Petaling Jaya.

 

 

August Cooking and Baking Classes

Baked Moon Cake Class

Sunday 12th August 11 to 2 pm

Learn to make Baked Moon Cakes’  You will learn;

  1. Pastry Dough
  2. Fruit and Nut – The Nuttiest Filling you will ever taste
  3. Variations of Lotus Paste
  4. Lotus Paste Recipe will be provided and explained in detail.

Price Per Person: RM150

This is a fully hands on session. I must have at least 5 students in class.

 

Jelly Moon Cake

Sunday 19th August 11 to 2 pm

Learn to prepare Jelly Moon Cakes.  These are two of my favorites.

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  1. Yam and Salted Egg Jelly Moon Cake
  2. Chocolate Oreo Moon Cake

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Price Per Person: RM 130

This is a fully hands on session.

 

Tea Time Treats -Creme Brulee and Coconut Tarts

Sunday August 26th 11 to 2 pm

Learn to make two easy treats. You will learn to prepare;

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  1. Creme Brulee
  2. Coconut Tart

Price Per Person: RM125

This is a hands on session.

Please whatsapp 0166827465 to book your place.

Classes are held at 70 Jalan 14/24 PJ.

Do check my facebook page, Cooking with Nicholas for more updates.