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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Secrets of a Michelin-starred Chef

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.Singapore, SingaporePart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Malcolm

90 mins
Up to 20 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Raised in a Peranakan family, Straits-Chinese cuisine is something that I hold close to my heart. It brings together the best of the Chinese and Malay culinary worlds - the unabashed rich, spicy flavours of Malay curries with simple, delicate Chinese dishes. While many Peranakan dishes can be complex because there are many ingredients and steps - there are equally delicious ones - like the Yeye Crab Curry - that you can easily whip up in less than an hour.

Yeye Crab Curry , my great grandfather’s recipe that has been brought down through many generations. Seen on the dining table on every special occasions in my family. Hear my stories and experiences that i had from childhood as we cook this simple yet complex curry together.

We’ll kickstart the class with an introduction of the ingredients - how to prep them, what substitutes you can use and what other dishes you can cook with them.

During this session, I’ll run through the steps, and share tips and tricks as I go along. Have any questions? Feel free to ask them at the end of the demonstration.
Raised in a Peranakan family, Straits-Chinese cuisine is something that I hold close to my heart. It brings together the best of the Chinese and Malay culinary worlds - the unabashed rich, spicy flavours of Malay curries with simple, delicate Chinese dishes. While many Peranakan dishes can be complex because there are many ingredients and steps - there are equally delicious ones - like the Yeye Crab Curry - that you can easily whip up in less tha…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Malcolm can host private groups of any size, up to 20 guests. Private group rates start at $599.

What to bring

  • 250ml Coconut Cream (Kara brand Preferably for packaged coconut)
  • 500g Crab Meat (Cooked and Shelled) (Alternatively: Fresh Raw Prawns)
  • 250ml Water
  • 5g Salt
  • 3g Dried Shrimp Paste (Alternatively: Mashed Brined Anchovies or Fish Sauce)
From $34
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Malcolm

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 11 Reviews
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Hello! I’m Malcolm Lee, the Chef-Owner of Candlenut, the world’s first Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant. While I’ve been running Candlenut for 10 years, my love for Straits-Chinese fare goes way back to when I was growing up in a Peranakan household. I hope to preserve heritage food and share my passion for Peranakan cuisine with everyone.
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Su
August 2020
That was super enjoyable and very delicious! The online experience was so informal, warm and friendly. I felt as if I was with a friend. Malcolm taught us how to get that flavor we have tasted before in a restaurant, and to adapt it in a few variations. Thank you Malcolm, and all the best to you!
That was super enjoyable and very delicious! The online experience was so informal, warm and friendly. I felt as if I was with a friend. Malcolm taught us how to get that flavor we…
Faryal
August 2020
Absolutely Amazing experience with Malcolm - have followed his culinary journey for a while and for him to share a family recipe was extremely thoughtful ❤️🙏
Angelina
July 2020
An amazing, unique experience! Chef Malcolm was so warm and made sure everyone felt comfortable to actively participate. His passion for the Peranakan culture and food is contagious! Even though it was 11pm my time, I would join another session with Chef Malcolm any time he's offering the experience!
An amazing, unique experience! Chef Malcolm was so warm and made sure everyone felt comfortable to actively participate. His passion for the Peranakan culture and food is contagi…
Takako
July 2020
東京から参加しましたー。できたカレーはとっても美味しく仕上がりました。すべての材料を揃えることはできなかったですが、代替え品も書いてあってなんとか形になりました。 ホストのMalcomはレシピの背景や、彼自身の食に対する考えなどを惜しみなくシェアしてくれて、本当に素敵なホストさんでした。また新しいメニューで実施してくれるみたいなので、そしたらまた是非予約したいです。英語に問題ない方なら是非とも参加してほしいです。 Thank you so much for hosting this experience! The curry you taught us turned out really tasty!! Although I couldn't find all ingredients in my city, I was still able to enjoy cooking experience. Malcom was storytelling, shared his perspective on food, I really enjoyed it :) If he host with a different recipe, I would definitely book it again! Let me know, Malcom! Highly recommend!
東京から参加しましたー。できたカレーはとっても美味しく仕上がりました。すべての材料を揃えることはできなかったですが、代替え品も書いてあってなんとか形になりました。 ホストのMalcomはレシピの背景や、彼自身の食に対する考えなどを惜しみなくシェアしてくれて、本当に素敵なホストさんでした。また新しいメニューで実施してくれるみたいなので、そしたらまた是非予約した…
Fdjiqjifj
July 2020
Malcolm is a natural teacher and an excellent chef. Our family had the opportunity to visit Singapore for the first time last year and we had a wonderful dinner at Candlenut. When we saw this opportunity to meet Malcolm and take a cooking class with him it was a clear choice. The recipe Malcolm introduced, Yeh-Yeh's Crab Curry, was very intriguing because we do not typically pair crab with curry. We were delightfully surprised at how sweet and delicate the flavors blended. Malcolm not only introduced us to a family recipe from his great-grandfather that made this dish authentic and memorable, we were introduced to new ingredients and learned a new way to make curry using fresh natural ingredients. This is our first interactive cooking class experience. It turned out to be a lot of fun to be engaged in an activity with a renowned chef who is halfway around the world and be in a 'kitchen' with other participants from around the world. Malcolm was warm, enthusiastic and patient. My daughters also joined the experience from their homes and we all succeeded in making a dish we enjoyed. We will definitely make this again and look into other AirBnB online experiences. Pamela and Eric Tang
Malcolm is a natural teacher and an excellent chef. Our family had the opportunity to visit Singapore for the first time last year and we had a wonderful dinner at Candlenut. Whe…
Maxine
July 2020
A wonderful intimate cooking class/demonstration that can be a shared experience with friends/family. Malcolm was warm, patient, and very knowledgeable. Learned a new recipe and basic techniques that we will use again and again.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

Do remember to prepare all your ingredients on the table before the lesson starts! Mise en place is very important when it comes to cooking!