PERANAKAN COOKING TOUR:
SPICES & EVERYTHING NICE
What do you get when you put fresh herbs from a sustainable urban farm into Peranakan cooking?
What is included:
English-speaking Tour Guide
Sustainable Farm Tour
Cooking Workshop + Cooking Ingredients
Discover the flavours of Peranakan Cuisine (or nonya cuisine) through a exciting sustainable tour and cooking workshop. Start with an urban farm tour before learning to cook a range of Peranakan dishes using freshly grown herbs and discover the nutritional benefits of the herbs and spices used into the dishes.
This cultural and educational food experience is a great bonding activity for couples, friends and families who would like to have lots of hands-on experience and suitable even for beginners at cooking!
Date / Time:
Per Request Basis - Private Tour Only
$150 per person (Tips will be appreciated - See Tipping Guide)
Funan Mall (Main Entrance)
Sustainable Farm Tour
Visit a rooftop urban farm and learn the benefits of various spices
Quiz & Trivia Fun
Be challenged by food-related trivia and challenges
Bring your cooking to the next level with our expert guide & home cook
Cook a 3-Course Peranakan meal from scratch using fresh ingredients
Enjoy the fruits of your mouth-watering lunch with your family & friends.
Avoid using unlicensed tour operators and/or tourist guides - doing so may compromise the terms of your travel insurance in the event of a claim. Monster Day Tours is managed by Woopa Travels - a licensed travel agency (TA License 02699) by the Singapore Tourism Board.
COVID-19 Tour Participation Requirement:
All participants must be fully vaccinated and present their TraceTogether or HealthHub app, or a physical COVID-19 vaccination card as proof of vaccination.
Cancellations 48 hours prior to the tour will be refunded 100%.
Cancellations 24 hours prior to the tour will be refunded 50%
No cancellations or refunds for less than 24 hours to tour.
Minimum 2 pax Departure Policy:
This tour requires minimum requirement of 2 pax to depart. Monster Day Tours reserve the right to contact the customer to reschedule to another slot/day, in the event the tour does not meet minimum pax.
HEAR WHAT OUR
First time cooking - Amazing experience!
Join Monster Day Tours on this newly launched cooking experience at Funan. My girlfriend & I haven't been to the new Funan and I thought this was a good chance not only to explore the place but to do some cooking together (which we haven't done before).
Our guide, Angel is excellent. We started off with an hour tour around Funan where she shares its development and the various interesting tenants. The highlight of the tour is the rooftop garden (which to our surprise, you don't see any visitors even though it is a public area). We learnt about spices and how we will be using them to cook during our class.
After the tour, we got to visit lyf Funan (a co-living space, which looks really cool and modern. We got private spaces for us to cook in their communal kitchen and the cooking was everything fun! The steps were simple for novices like us to follow and Angel always ensure that we are doing everything right. And boy, our Peranakan dish came out looking so good and taste delicious. We felt so proud of ourselves and very fulfilling at the end of the day. Highly recommend this for couples and families to try.
Written by: Jie Quan
Great introduction to Peranakan Culture & Sustainability
Was looking for something interesting to do and came across this Peranakan food sustainability tour by Monster tours. We have heard of Peranakan food but not yet tried it despite having stayed in Singapore for the past 2.5 years so we thought this is a good opportunity to try it since I love cooking myself. Our guide & chef of the day was Angel, who was super friendly and passionate about cooking and food. We did a tour around Funan - and although we have been here before, we didn't tour the spice gardens on the roof and we learnt a lot about spices and sustainability methods that Singapore and ourselves can take.
The second part of the tour was the highlight cooking class. We were given our own work station equipped with aprons and ingredients. Angel will give short demonstrations of each cooking step, which were easy to follow. Peranakan cooking is very interesting as it uses some of the spices we saw earlier and all of us in the class managed to whip out the full course of an appetiser, main and dessert. This tour + cooking format is very refreshing and well worth the money!
Written by: Cecilia
Cooking made easy & fun
Signed up for this tour with my wife to give a shot at Peranakan cooking, which we have never tried before. We had both Angel & Darius which were our chefs and guides. The short tour around Funan was insightful, giving us some background to the mall and its concept. The visit to the sustainability gardens is one of the highlight (it was drizzling a little but everything was still good). Then we visit lyf funan which we made a note to do a staycation in future - it has very cool decor and a great concept to encourage co-living & co-working. We started our cooking portion at the common kitchen, which was reserved. Steps and demo were provided by Angel and they were easy to follow, each step taking usually around 5 to 20 mins depending on what you are preparing. Overall the entire cooking experience was around 2 hours and the Peranakan food we cooked was satisfying and appealing to eyes. We had such fun during the cooking session and asking many questions, which Angel & Darius are quick to answer. Very well-crafted experience.
Written by: Thomson