What you'll do
What you get out of a cooking class with me, is an Afternoon of Awesomeness™️. We’ll pour a few drinks, play some music, put on wacky aprons, and cook an early dinner on my beautiful harbour-facing balcony. You'll get a crash course in the herbs and spices of the Indian subcontinent, and over the course of the afternoon, we'll cook a complete meal - appetiser, mains and dessert. I will teach you basics like slicing an onion, and also some advanced techniques like flambéing a pineapple without losing even a single eyebrow. One of the coolest things about this class, is that I cook a different menu every week. There are plenty of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and once you book, I'll get in touch to figure out preferences etc. Here are some of my greatest hits: - Chicken 65 / Cauliflower 65 - fun spicy appetisers from South India - Butter Chicken - the most glamorous thing to ever happen to a chicken - Dal Tadka - lentils with looks and money - Bangin' Bharta - roasted eggplants in a tangy onion-tomato sauce - Different kinds of Pilafs - Dessert - Hot water You can also choose anything you like from my Instagram @madonionslicer, and we'll make it happen!
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My name is Dhruv Shanker, but they call me the Mad Onion Slicer. I'm a former professional chef and am dead serious about having fun in the kitchen. Cooking is all about experimentation and simply having a good time. I’ve been cooking since I was 8 and learn something new in the kitchen every single day. I've cooked in several countries around the world—Jordan, Tanzania, North Korea—and believe that food is the greatest unifier there is. I've been writing a light-hearted food blog for many years and teach people how to produce Indian food that’s simple to cook and absolutely delicious. Everyone who’s tried my recipes has survived to tell the tale!
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Where you'll be
The class is conducted on my totally awesome 36th floor balcony overlooking the Singapore harbour. You'll see ships coming in and out, as you sauté your onions to perfection. You can cook AND Instagram your food like a pro!
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
1. We're on the 36th floor. It's totally safe but if you have a fear of heights, you might want to think about that. 2. We live with a rescue dog named Freddie. He's not aggressive at all but beware of puppy eyes.
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