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Cooking and Baking Classes for June 2016

Rolled Pineapple Tarts

Sunday June 5th  2 pm to 5 pm

I’m doing two types of Rolled Tarts now  only because I have a nice recipe. You will learn two types of Rolled Tarts.  Please look at the photos.

You will learn;

  1. Two types of Pastries
  2. Two types of Rolled Tarts
  3. Pineapple Jam

This is a fully hands on class.  Please expect to do some work.

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Sunday June 12th 2 pm to 5 pm

Zaku Zaku Croquant Puff with Salted Egg Crème

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I was asked to do this class for a student who had tasted this in Japan.  I made it and he loved it and all but I didn’t think much of it. So I decided to take it to different heights.

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So here it is.  Come learn to prepare Zaku Zaku Croquant Puff and the Salted Egg Crème.

 

Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Puff Pastry

Saturday June 18th  2 to 5 pm

Learn to make Puff Pastry from scratch.  It is quite easy once you get the hang of it.  You will learn;

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Sausage Rolls

  1. Puff Pastry
  2. Sausage Rolls – the real ones
  3. Tuna Foldovers
  4. Old Fashioned Sardine Rolls

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Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Nasi Dagang Class

Wednesday June 22nd 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make Nasi Dagang and its accompaniments.

You will learn to prepare;

  1. Nasi Dagang
  2. Ayam Percik
  3. Sayur Loteh – A wonderful spicy sweet salad
  4. Gulai Ikan Tongkol

Price Per Person : $110 Class will commence once there are 6 students

Please email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com to book a place or whatsapp 0166827465.  Classes are held in 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya.

 

 

March 2016 Cooking and Baking Classes

Sunday March 6th 2 pm 

Tuesday March 15th 2 pm

Zaku Zaku Croquant Puff with Salted Egg Crème

I was asked to do this class for an Overseas student who had tasted this in Japan.  I made it and he loved it and all but I didn’t think much of it. So I decided to take it to different heights.

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So here it is.  First class in PJ.  Come learn to prepare Zaku Zaku Croquant Puff and the Salted Egg Crème.

Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Saturday March 12th 2 pm

Vegetarian Meals

 This is part Malay part Indian, part Chinese and probably part Eurasian style of food.  Something I am quite used to eating each day.  You will learn;

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  1. Spicy Pumpkin
  2. Gado Gado
  3. Stuffed Chee Cheong Fun

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Price  Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Thursday 17th March 11 am

Kid’s Pizza Class

Let’s make different pizza variations;

  1. Pizza Pinweels
  2. Calzone
  3. Pizza Pizza
  4. Pizza Dough
  5. Pizza Sauce

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Sunday 20th March 2 pm

Breakfast and Eggs

  1. Asparagus Fritata (Spinach will be used if no Asparagus)
  2. Scrambled Eggs
  3. Omelet with a lightly spiced Vegetable Filling
  4. French Toast

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Sunday 27th March 2 pm

Fish Curry Bread

 

Chicken Curried Bun

I’ve done, Chicken Curry Bread, Chicken Rendang Bread and Mutton Curry Bread.  This time, let’s do a Fish Curry Bread.

This will probably be more difficult than the meats.

Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students) Each student will get one Fish Curry Bread to take home.

 

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

Please call 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com to book and to make any enquiries. 

Please check my blog www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

 

Fees are to be paid once you make a booking, if a class is canceled you will be refunded.  If fees are not paid, your name will be not be placed on the list.

January 2016 Cooking and Baking Classes

Saturday January 16th 10 to 1pm

School Recess Food

Nutrition is always an issue for school going kids.  Learn to make some easy fridgeable foods for school recess that withstands the heat and still looks good. This is even good for breakfast and also during breaks.

  1. Granola Bars
  2. Chicken and Cheese Muffins
  3. Mini Bread Fritatas

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Saturday January 16th 2.30 to 5.30

Bak Kwa Class

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Learn to make Chicken Bak Kwa for Chinese New Year.

Parts of the class will be held outdoors so please wear something comfortable in case it gets hot.

Please bring a container to take your Bak Kwa home.

Price Per Person: $80. (Class will commence once there are six students)

 

Sunday January 17th 10 to 1 pm

Sweet and Fruity Bread Class and other old tea treats.

I like Fruity Breads, but not so much the sweet part, but at times it is nice.  You will learn to make to make a European Sweet and Fruity Bread, an two old fashioned tea favorites all using dried fruits.

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  1. Kugelhopf – only because I want to show off my new mould
  2. Florentines – the days when sugar was loved
  3. Eccles Cakes – Fruitiness Encased in Puff Pastry.

Price Per Person: $110 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Sunday January 17th 2.30 to 5.30

Sweet Little Teatime Treats

Sometime I just like nice pretty little things for Tea.  Learn to make;

Japanese Crepe

  1. Japanese Crepes
  2. Cream Puffs
  3. Butter Tarts

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Saturday January 23rd 11 to 1 pm  

Heart Stopping Roti Jala Desserts

Roti Jala or Net Pancake is not only good with curries but also as a dessert.  Today you will learn two desserts using Roti Jala.

  1. Roti Jala Recipe
  2. Roti Jala with Durian – Serawa Durian
  3. Roti Jala with Sticky Rice and Mango

Price Per Person: $110 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

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Classes will be held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya.  Please call 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com to book and to make any enquiries. 

Please follow my blog www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

                                                                

Fees are to be paid once you make a booking, if a class is canceled you will be refunded.  If fees are not paid, your name will be not be placed on the list.

 

 

 

 

December 2015 Cooking and Baking Classes

This month will be a very heavy month with work for my big my KK Restaurant project.  Next week I have my young chefs coming in for training.  A Motley Crew of Cooks who I handpicked from many candidates.   So this month after nearly 9 years of Christmas classes, I can only hold two or three sessions.

The first will be my Fruit Cake Class which I will hold twice and a Roast Turkey Class just a week or so before Christmas.

 

Sunday December 6th  and  Wednesday 16th  10 to 1 pm

Fruit Cakes and Fruit Cakes 1

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Learn to bake these old fashion cakes from scratch.  You will learn to bake;

  1. Dundee Cake
  2. Old English Rich Fruit Cake

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Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Sunday December 6th  and Wednesday 16th 2.30 to 5.30 pm

Fruit Cakes and Fruit Cakes 2

Learn to bake these other old fashion fruit cakes.  You will learn to bake;

  1. Sri Lankan Fruit Cake
  2. Rich Chunky Fruit Cake

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

Saturday  December 19th 10 to 1.30 pm

Christmas Turkey Class

Learn to Roast a perfectly Moist Turkey and learn to prepare a nice little Christmas Lunch or Dinner complete with Christmas Pudding/ You will learn to prepare;

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  1. Roast Turkey
  2. Turkey Stuffing
  3. Green Bean Casserole
  4. Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes
  5. Christmas Pudding
  6. Brandy Butter Sauce

christmas pudding

Price Per Person: $145 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Please like my Facebook page, Cooking with Nicholas

Classes will be held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya.  Please call 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com to book and to make any enquiries. 

Please follow my blog www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

April Baking and Cooking Classes 2015

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Saturday April 4th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make Hainanese Chicken Rice. You will learn to prepare;

  1. Silken Chicken
  2. Heong Fun
  3. Chilly Sauce
  4. Ginger Garlic Oil
  5. Sweet Soy

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Ways with Eggs

Saturday April 4th 2.30 to 5.00

A simple class that is often requested and I always seem to ignore. This changed when I did a few private classes and realized many didn’t know how to do these eggs properly.  Eggs are Easy and Eggs can be eaten for Breakfast, Lunch and Tea and Dinner if you wish!

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You will learn;

  1. Scrambled Eggs
  2. Omelet – A Breakfast Omelet
  3. Baked Eggs – Seems to be a craze as a One-Bowl-Wonder!
  4. Poached Eggs – the hardest to do

This is a fully hands on session.  Each student will have their own set of eggs to work with.

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Soup Days

Sunday April 5th 2.30 to 5.30 pm

There are days when I just crave English style soups and broths.  Here are my favorite easy soups.

  1. Scotch Broth
  2. Potato and Leek Soup
  3. Old Style English Watercress Soup

Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Five Layered Strawberry Cake

Saturday April 11th 10 to 1 pm

This was a challenge. My friend gave me a photo of a very In Fashion now cake and I did it.  You will learn to make;

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  1. Strawberry Cake – using fresh strawberries
  2. Cream Cheese Topping – This is not so easy as I found out Twice… once because I was texting and the other, I was trying to multitask. Full concentration is needed.
  3. Assembling the cake

Price Per Person: $95 (class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Chicken Chicken Chicken 2

Sunday April 12th 10 to 1 pm

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Another class of Chicken Snacks.  You will learn my favorite;

  1. Korean Fried Chicken
  2. Kam Heong Chicken
  3. Nam Yee Chicken

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Puff Pastry Class

Sunday April 12th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make puff pastry from scratch.  You will learn;

  1. Puff Pastry
  2. Apple Strudel
  3. Spinach and Cheese Puffs
  4. Spicy Tuna Puffs

Price Per Person: $100 (class will commence once there are six students)  Max 6 students in a class.

 

Ways with Fish

Saturday April 18th 10 to 1 pm

I’m fussy when it comes to fish, here are some of the fishy stuff that I like.

  1. Fish and Chips
  2. Rich Fish Pie
  3. Indian Style Fried Fish

Price Per Person: $120 (class will commence once there are 5 students)

 

Tiramisu oh Tiramisu

Saturday April 18th 2.30 to 5.30

Tiramisu is always an expensive favorite and we often feel we never get enough of it when we leave a restaurant.  Let’s change that.  Learn to make;

  1. Traditional Tiramisu
  2. Mixed Berry Tiramisu

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Chicken Curry Bread

Sunday April 19th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make a Malaysian only favorite.  People still line up for it each day.  You will learn;

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  1. Bread Dough – Specially for Chicken Curry Bread
  2. Chicken Curry

Price Per Person: $75 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

English Tea Delights

Sunday April 19th 2.30 to 5.30

A day of all things English. These are ideal for breakfast or tea, or be like me… anytime of the day!

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You will learn;

  1. English Muffins
  2. Crumpets
  3. Pancakes

This is a fully hands on session.

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

 

Pao and Siew Pao Class

Saturday April 25th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make Steamed Pao and Siew Pao. Learn to make the two different Paos from scratch.

You will learn to make;

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  1. Steam Pao
  2. Siew Pao
  3. Vegetarian Char Siew Filling

Price Per Person: $95 Class will commence once there are 6 students

 

French Macarons

Saturday April 25th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make the little morsels that everyone seems to either hate or love.  You will learn the fundamentals of making;

  1. French Macarons
  2. Chilly Cheese Filling
  3. Salty Green Tea Butter Icing Filling

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Japanese Bread

Sunday April 26th 10 to 1 pm

This will always be my most favorite bread class.  Hard work but it always pays off in the end.  You will learn;

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  1. Japanese Soft Bread
  2. Cheese and Onion Scrolls
  3. Bread Loaf
  4. Sausage Bread

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Old Fashioned Butter Cake

Sunday April 26th 2.30 to 5.30

Let’s make Old Fashioned Butter Cake and Butter Icing

You will also learn to do some basic decoration like spreading icing, piping the sides and covering borders on your own cake.

This is a hands on session. The old fashion way to make this is by using a spoon.  So we will be doing it the traditional way.

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Classes will be held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya.  Please call 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com to book and to make any enquiries. 

Please check my blog www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

 

Fees are to be paid once you make a booking, if a class is canceled you will be refunded.  If fees are not paid, your name will be not be placed on the list.

November Cooking and Baking Classes

Japanese Soft Bread

Saturday November 8th 1.30 to 5.30 pm

Everyone has been asking me to do this for years and I always didn’t want to because of various reasons.  Well this recipe I have is bothersome and a lot of work but it is half the time of the original recipe I had and I don’t even have to put in softeners and all.

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You will learn to make;

  1. Soft Japanese Bread
  2. Polo Buns
  3. Onion and Cheese Scrolls

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

This is a fully hands on class.  Please note the time.  Maybe someone should remind me as well please.

Japanese Pick Pick Food Class

Sunday November 9th 2.30 to 5.30 pm

These are my simple favorite starters when I go for Japanese.  You will learn to make;

  1. Tamagoyaki – Egg Roll or Rolled Omelet
  2. Harumaki – Japanese Spring Rolls
  3. Agedashi Tofu
  4. Sauces

Price Per Person: $95 (class will commence once there are 6 students)

Eurasian Cooking Class

Saturday November 15th 2.30 to 5.30

As you know I am part Eurasian, hence where the craziness and zaniness comes from.  Eurasian style of cooking is different from home to home depending on the mix of parentage.  I’m a big confusement, but these are the foods I grew up with.

  1. Eurasian Chicken Pie – A must for Christmas or any celebration
  2. Dutch Chicken Curry
  3. Ayam Pong Teh

Price Per Person: $120 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Roasted Chicken Meal – Comfort Food 1

Sunday November 16th 10 to 1pm

Roasted Chicken is Comfort Food.  It is easy to prepare and no mess.  You will learn to make;

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  1. Roasted Whole Chicken
  2. Roasted Chicken Pieces
  3. Thrice Cooked Potato Chips
  4. Tomato Salad

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Chocolate Layered Cake with Chilly Chocolate Filling

Sunday November 16th 2.30 to 5.30

This is a new fangled currently in fashion cake.  Chocolate with Chilly! You will learn;

  1. Moist Chocolate Cake
  2. Chocolate Chilly Buttercream
  3. Chocolate Topping

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Dessert Dessert 1 –  Poached Pear and Brown Butter Tart

Saturday November 22nd 2.30 to 5.30

I’ve always loved poached pears but seldom had it in a tart.  I actually didn’t even think it was possible till I tasted this. Every part of this recipe is a dessert of its own and can be used for other things.

You will learn;

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  1. Sweet Pastry
  2. Poached Pears
  3. Brown Butter Filling
  4. Assembling the Tart

Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

Fruit Cake 1

Sunday November 23rd 2.30 to 5.30

It’s my favorite time of year when we make Christmas Cake. You will learn to make two types of fruit cakes.

  1. Easy Rich Fruit Cake – My favorite
  2. Semolina Fruit Cake (Sri Lankan Fruit Cake)

Price Per Person: $95  (Class will commence once there are six students).

Roasted Turkey Meal

Saturday November 29th 10 to 1pm

It’s the yearly Turkey Class; learn to make my moist turkey and all the trimmings and accompaniments that go with it.

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  1. Roast turkey with
  2. Chestnut stuffing
  3. Turkey gravy
  4. Refreshing Tomato and Grape Salad
  5. Christmas pudding
  6. Butter custard sauce

Price Per Person: $145. Class will commence once there are eight students. 

Pineapple Tarts

Sunday November 30th 10 to 1pm

What is life without pineapple tarts.  Learn to make two types of pineapple tarts.

You will learn two types of pastries and the jam of course.

  1. Old Fashion Pineapple Tart – Opened Tarts
  2. Rolled Pineapple Tart
  3. Pineapple Jam

This is a hands on class, please bring containers to take home your cookies

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are six students)

Fruit Cake 2

Sunday November 30th 2.30 to 5.30

Dundee Cake - Courtesy of World Receipes.blogspot.com

Dundee Cake – Courtesy of World Receipes.blogspot.com

Learn to make English Classics that are oldies but goodies and seldom heard off around here.

  1. Dundee Cake
  2. Classic English Christmas Cake

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are six students.

Please like my Facebook page, Cooking with Nicholas

Classes will be held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya.  Please call 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com to book and to make any enquiries. 

Please follow my blog www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

                                                       Fees are to be paid once you make a booking, if a class is canceled you will be refunded.  If fees are not paid, your name will be not be placed on the list.

June Cooking and Baking Classes

Tea Time Favorite 4

May 31st  10  to 1.30pm

Tea time favorites seems to be doing quite well now that I am in the fourth segment.  This time you will learn to prepare;

portuguese tart

  1. Crème Brulee
  2. Portuguese Tart
  3. Bread and Butter Pudding

 

Price Per Person: $95 (class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Another Tea Time Favorite

Sunday June 1st 10 to 1pm

Today is tea time favorite day.  You will learn to make;

  1. Chicken Curry
  2. Pulut Kuning
  3. Roti Jala

Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Tea Time Favorites 3

Sunday June 1st 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make more tea time favorites.  You will learn to make;

 

  1. Chicken and Mushroom Quiche
  2. Apple Pie
  3. Fruit Tartlets
  4. Pastry

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Cookies for Festives

Sunday June 15th 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make three types of cookies;

 

  1. Rainbow Cookies
  2. Milky Butter Cookies
  3. Cornflake Cookies

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Rainbow Cake Class

Sunday June 15th 2.30 to 5.30

 We will learn to make a big rainbow cake and cut it into slices instead of what we always see in photos.  You will learn to make;

  1. Rainbow Cake
  2. Swiss Buttercream
  3. Assembling your cake

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are six students)

 

Nutella Nutella Nutella

Saturday June 21st 10 to 1 pm

 

Nutella, pronounced Noo Tell La has been in the forefront of being wickedly sinful in whatever it is used in.  So let’s have some Nutella Fun. We will start out by learning to make our own Nutella. You will learn to make;

 

  1. Home made Nutella
  2. Nutella Swirly Rolls
  3. Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Dropping Muffin
  4. Nutella Crispy Rice

Price Per Person: $110 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 Tea Time Favorites

Saturday June 21st 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make these easy treats that we like so much and often never get enough when we eat it at restaurants. You will learn to make

  1. Spring Rolls
  2. Spring Roll Filling
  3. Pie Tee
  4. Pie Tee Filling
  5. Chilly Sauce

This class is suitable for Vegetarians.

Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students

 

Gluten Free Bakes

Sunday June 22nd 10 to 1 pm

 

Gluten Free seems to be the buzz these days with many of us suddenly becoming gluten intolerant.  These are some of the nice gluten free and easy to make cookies without special kinds of flour and stuff like xanthan gum and all.  These are easy no nonsense Gluten Free Treats.

Frankly I just do not like to use all the different types of flours they have for Gluten Free Treats as it often yields funny tasting end products.

You will learn;

  1. Peanut Butter and Cashewnut Cookies
  2. Flourless Chocolate Brownie
  3. Lavender Shortbread

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Pavlova and Meringue Roulade

Sunday June 22nd 2.30 to 5.30

 Learn to make Pavlova and Meringue.  You will learn to make;

meringue roulade

  1. Pavlova
  2. Meringue Roulade
  3. Decorating you Pavlova and Meringue Roulade

Price Per Person: $90 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 

Puff Pastry

Saturday June 28th  10 to 1 pm

Learn to make Puff Pastry from scratch.  It is quite easy once you get the hang of it.  You will learn;

 

  1. Puff Pastry
  2. Sausage Rolls – the real ones
  3. Tuna Foldovers
  4. Old Fashioned Sardine Rolls

Price Per Person: $100 (Class will commence once there are 6 students)

 Foods for School

Sunday June 29th 10 to 1 pm

Price of foods are just shocking these days.  Even I feel it when I go out.  So why not prepare stuff for the kids to take to school. It’s easy, it can be stored, and it can be used in different ways and it is much healthier as well.  And it can be packed for office as well.

 

  1. Chicken Casserole
  2. Meatloaf
  3. Mac and Cheese

Price Per Person: $100 (Class is confirmed once there are 6 students)

 

Nasi Dagang Class

Sunday June 29th 2.30 to 5.30

Learn to make Nasi Dagang and its accompaniments.

You will learn to prepare;

  1. Nasi Dagang
  2. Ayam Percik
  3. Sayur Loteh – A wonderful spicy sweet salad
  4. Gulai Ikan Tongkol

Price Per Person : $110 Class will commence once there are 6 students

Classes will be held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya.  Please call 016 6827465 or email cookingwithnicholas@gmail.com to book and to make any enquiries. 

Please check my blog www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com

 

Fees are to be paid once you make a booking, if a class is canceled you will be refunded.  If fees are not paid, your name will be not be placed on the list.