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Exploring the Delicious Cuisine of Asia’s Street Vendors

393 Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia

Activity provided by Otao Kitchen

2.5 hours (approx.) - English

Otao Kitchen

Embark on a cultural journey into the Street Food of Asia with this series of cooking classes. From the smoky alleyways of Tokyo, through the vibrant markets of Bangkok, explore beloved Asian dishes in this fun and engaging experience.

Highlights
  • Learn how to prepare and present various popular street food preparations
  • Taste a variety of delicious, and authentic street foods
  • Enjoy this experience in a small and intimate group setting
  • Learn how to showcase the best in local produce, meats, and seafood through creative recipes
  • Enjoy a fun cooking, eating, and social experience
Description

This exploration of popular Asian Street Food will take you through four countries. Our  chef instructors will guide you through 4 diverse cooking traditions, spanning 4 classes, which can be attended individually or as a package. In this hands-on class, you’ll be navigated through preparing numerous beautiful and tasty morsels of food.  This class has been crafted to teach you all the skills necessary for you to be able to prepare your own Asian finger foods at home, perhaps a perfect solution for your next party at home. Whether you’re looking for new and creative ideas for your next dinner party, a unique date night, we offer an engaging and thoroughly convivial experience. 

We’ll take you, step by step, through professional, yet approachable techniques to impress your guests at the next cocktail food party you host. Everyone cooks around our long, hand-made spotted gum kitchen bench for an interactive and sociable experience. Each month, we will alternate through our humble yet inspiring sample menu of finger foods and the street foods of Japan, Thailand, China and Vietnam. 

Join us for this unique culinary experience! 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn how to prepare and present various popular street food preparations 
  • Taste a variety of delicious, and authentic street foods
  • Enjoy this experience in a small and intimate group setting
  • Learn how to showcase the best in local produce, meats, and seafood through creative recipes 
  • Enjoy a fun cooking, eating, and social experience
  • ON THE DAY

    • This hands-on experience lasts for 2 to 2.5 hours
    • Enjoy a complimentary refreshment upon arrival 
    • Demonstrations and guided hands-on instruction coordinated by our chef instructors 
    • Prepare and cook a varied menu, utilising a wide range of techniques along the way 
    • Explore the creation of popular street food dishes 
    • Work either by yourself or with a partner 
    • Finish the class by tasting all of your creations with a glass of sparkling wine or beer

    STREET FOOD THAILAND

    Jan, May, Sep *all menus are subject to seasonal change

    • Gai Tod Nam Pla- Fried Chicken 
    • Pad Thai- Stir-Fried Noodles 
    • Nam Tok Sen- ‘Waterfall’ Beef Salad with Glass Noodles 
    • Tom Kha – Lemongrass, coconut soup with chicken or prawns 

    STREET FOOD VIETNAM

    Feb, Jun, Oct *all menus are subject to seasonal change

    • Bun Bo Lá lốt- Beef Wrapped in Betel Leaves with Rice Noodles 
    • Nước Chấm- Fish Sauce Dressing
    • Bánh Xèo – Crispy Turmeric Pancakes 
    • Bò Kho- Stewed Beef with Baguette and Annatto Seed 

    STREET FOOD CHINA

    Mar, Jul, Nov *all menus are subject to seasonal change

    • Chonqing – Fried Chicken with Sichaun Chillis 
    • Pai Huang Gua- Sichaun Pickled Cucumbers 
    • Hun Tun Tang- Pork and Prawn Wontons 
    • Hokkien Mee- Stir-fried noodles with Pork Belly 

    STREET FOOD JAPAN

    Apr, Aug, Dec *all menus are subject to seasonal change

    • Inarizushi- Tofu Pockets with Salmon 
    • Okonomiyaki- Savoury Bacon and Cabbage Pancake
    • Enoki-Niku Maki- Beef Rolls with Enoki Mushrooms
    • Age-Dash Tofu- Fried Tofu With Bonito Stock 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    • The street food of Asia has 4 menus for you to choose over 4 months. You can book one class (1 month) or book all four classes (4 months). The price is per class per person.
    • This Street Food of Asia makes a great experience for your next: Work Christmas Party, Birthday party, Anniversary, Hens Party, Bucks Party, Team Building Cooking Party, Work Lunch and Dinner or Corporate Launch Event from 6-40 people. We are able to cater to dietary restrictions with advanced notice. 
    • For rescheduling made more than 14 days prior to the event, there is no charge to change to your new date. After the first date change, there will be $49pp per date change. For rescheduling made within 14 days prior to the event, we can only accept that you are being sick with a medical certificate, and we will still charge $49 for administration fee.
    • No refund or reschedule will take effect (1) if you fail to arrive at the venue at the time stipulated, (2) if you voluntarily leave your class after it has commenced, (3) if you need to leave the event for reasons of bereavement, injury or illness.  Travel insurance and medical insurance are therefore strongly recommended.
    • In the event that you are unwell, we ask that you send someone in your place. The participants who are not unwell will still be expected to attend.
    • Lateness: please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of the class. We cannot accommodate or refund for those who arrive after the scheduled start time, even if you call ahead. The instructor will be expected to start on time and will not be able to repeat the health and safety and/or demonstrations at the beginning of the class.
    • Read more of our FAQs and booking terms

    REVIEWS

    S Smith . Feb 2021 

    We loved our Vietnamese Street Food class, the host was lovely and engaging and the food was delicious!

    Arthur Cortez  •  Mar 2021

    Personable and happy to help! Dylan made sure that everyone felt comfortable and confident with their progress.

    Starting Location
    393 Victoria St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia.
    Itineraries are subject to change.
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