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culinary education

 

cooking studio

With a long standing track record in Asian cuisine, through our culinary education team, Coriander Leaf is aiming to act in a thought leadership capacity and be at the forefront of innovative culinary experiences and learning. Whether it is conventional cooking classes, developing new and innovative courses, expanding to the online cooking community, or delivering a distinct variety of unique and memorable cooking experiences, Coriander Leaf has always pushed the boundaries and created a reputation for culinary excellence.

At our core is Asian cuisine, yet this is the tip of the iceberg in terms of the depth and breadth of culinary courses we aim to provide.

We design menus that provide our guests with a strong grounding. In this way, our guests learn specific dishes as well as the insights and techniques necessary to become an insider in the cuisines of Asia! We emphasize home cooking and stick mainly to dishes that one can replicate at home. Our cooking studios are equipped with home cooking appliances reinforcing our commitment to teaching our guests something they will incorporate into their standard repertoire. Each class presents an integrated menu that can be prepared at home rather than a random selection of dishes.

 

 

UPCOMING CLASSES

Basic South Asian Demo Class (Indian)

This class provides the fundamentals of simple, everyday home cooking in South Asia. The formulas given teach the essential cooking techniques required to master this cuisine in a simple and highly accessible manner. It displays the endless variety prevalent in this incredibly rich cuisine and provides a structure which not only allows but affords endless opportunity for innovation and play. Welcome to the mysterious world of Curries and Dals and Vegetables and Rice and Breads and Spices and… and… and……………….!

Dishes

 

Aloo Gosht / Beef or Lamb Curry with Potatoes

Chicken Curry with Coriander & Yoghurt

Masoor Daal / Red Lentil Puree

Bean ki Bhujiya / French Beans with Cumin Seed & Tomatoes

Bagharey Chawal / Basmati Rice Scented with Warm Spices

Kachoomar / Tomato & Cucumber Relish

Coriander & Mint Chutney

Sivvayyan / Sweet Vermicilli Pudding

Starts On:
Thursday November 7, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday November 1, 2019
10:00 AM
$160.00
Basic South Asian Demo Class (Indian)
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Singapore Classics
Demo Class

Singapore – the food capital of South East Asia is a melting pot of different ethnic cultures, fusing with one another. This class enables you to reproduce some of the most distinctive and popular dishes of this diverse culture in your own home.

 

 

 

Singapore Classics

 

Vegetable Spring Rolls

Black Pepper Crab

Black Pepper Beef

Sautéed Chicken with Dried Red Chillies (Szechwan style)

Baby Kai Lan with garlic sauce

Vegetable Bee Hoon (Vermicelli)

Black Rice Pudding

Starts On:
Friday November 8, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday November 8, 2019
10:00 AM
Singapore Classics
Demo Class
Upcoming Dates:
Starts On:
Friday November 8, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday November 8, 2019
10:00 AM
Starts On:
Saturday November 16, 2019
3:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday November 16, 2019
3:00 PM
$160.00
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Sichuan Experience
Demo Class

Sichuan - The Spice Box of China... known for it's hearty robust and explosive flavours, all in a single dish - hot, sour, sweet & salty - drawing from different seasonings like Sichuan peppercorns, star anise, vinegar and of course chillies!

 

 

Sichuan Experience 

 Hot & Sour Soup

 Cold Sesame Noodles w/ Tea Smoked Chicken

 Orange Flavoured Beef

 Spicy Grilled Fish

Ma Po Bean Curd

Mala Xiang Guo (Spicy Numbling Stir-Fry Pot)

Mango Pancakes

Starts On:
Saturday November 9, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday November 9, 2019
10:00 AM
$160.00
Sichuan Experience
Demo Class
Saturday November 9, 2019
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Streets of Singapore
Demo Class

Singapore – the food capital of South East Asia, the melting pot of different ethnic cultures & cuisine’s fusing with each other.  This class enables you to reproduce some of the distinctive and most popular dishes of this diverse culture in your own home.

 

 

 

Dishes

 

Beef/Lamb Satay with spicy peanut sauce

Haninanese Chicken Rice with fresh chilli sauce

Xing Chou Mifen / Singapore Fried Noodles

Singapore Chilli Crab

Tauhu Telor / Fried Tofu with Egg and spicy sauce

Alphonso Mango Mousse with sago pearls

 

Starts On:
Thursday November 14, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Thursday November 14, 2019
10:00 AM
Streets of Singapore
Demo Class
Upcoming Dates:
Starts On:
Thursday November 14, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Thursday November 14, 2019
10:00 AM
Starts On:
Saturday November 30, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday November 30, 2019
10:00 AM
$160.00
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Demo Class
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Mezze I
Demo Class

The Lebanese mezze pays tribute to the ancient produce of the Eastern Mediterranean…aubergines, chickpeas, spinach, garlic, olives…

Each appetizer can brighten up any lunch or party table. Together this glittering array of appetizers is all you need for a completley satisfying meal.

  

Dishes

 

Hummus / Chickpea and tahini dip

Mouttabal / Roasted aubergine and tahini dip

Tabouleh / Tomato and parsley salad

Grilled chicken wings with a toum (garlic dip)

Kibbeh / Spiced meatballs with pine nuts

Spinach and phyllo triangles

Moussaka topped with yoghurt sauce and pine nuts 

Shredded pastry roll with walnut and honey filling

Starts On:
Friday November 15, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday November 15, 2019
10:00 AM
$160.00
Mezze I
Demo Class
Friday November 15, 2019
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Indochine Demo Class

‘In food as in death we feel the essential brotherhood of man’-Vietnamese Proverb Visually spectacular and dramatic, against the backdrop of the end of French colonialism, intertwined with a tragic lovestory which further empasises the cultural divide. This film presents Vietnam as a beautiful landscape, as an emerging nation culturally distinctive with a cuisine that matches.

 

 

 

Dishes

 

Summer Rolls with Shrimp & Jicama with a Spicy Peanut Sauce

Calamari & Fennel Salad with Chilli-Lime Dressing

Curried Noodle Soup with Chicken

Fiery Shaking Beef with watercress served with baguette

Vietnamese Stir-fry of Asparagus & Mushrooms

Banh dua ca ra men / Creme Caramel

 

Starts On:
Thursday November 21, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Thursday November 21, 2019
10:00 AM
$160.00
Indochine Demo Class
Thursday November 21, 2019
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Chiang Mai Favourites
Demo Class

Flavours of Chaing Mai and the North – the influence of neighbouring Myanmar and Laos is strong on the cuisine. The North is noodle heaven, in Chiang Mai, the Khao Soi egg noodles are eaten with chicken or beef curry and a number a of spicy and sour side dishes. It is essentially a one-dish meal comprising of egg noodles in a soup of curried beef/chicken with coconut milk, served with a variety of contrasting accompaniments. Each of your guest will individually mix the rich array of toppings to create their own original taste sensations.

 

 

 

 

Dishes

 

Som Tam / Green Papaya Salad
Yum Pla Dook Foo / Green Mango Salad
Yum Hoi Mang Pu / Salad of Steamed Mussels in Lemongrass
Khao Soi with Beef & Pickled Cabbage (Chiang Mai version)
Khow Suey with Chicken & Shrimp Balichow (Myanmar version)
Lime & Thyme Cream in Phyllo Nests w/ Marinated Strawberries

Starts On:
Friday November 22, 2019
10:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday November 22, 2019
10:00 PM
$160.00
Chiang Mai Favourites
Demo Class
Friday November 22, 2019
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South Asian Classics
Demo Class

From the royal kitchens of the Moghul Emperors to your own...

Despite their many differences, Iranian and Arabic cultures share the culinary tradition of marking special occasions by serving guests with a central dish of 'pulao' - a rich mix of rice, spices and meats.  There are abundant and geographically dispersed variations on this theme, from 'pilaf' in Spain to 'biryani' in South Asia.

The Mughal kitchens in 16th& 17th century India gave this dish it's own unmistakable Indian spicing.  In this course we bring to you a light and simplified version of this royal and festive dish.  Served with a few accomapniments, your biryani can mark special occassions or make a satisfying family meal.

Chef

 

Samia Ahad

 

Dishes

 

Chicken Biryani

Shami Kebab / Patties of Ground Beef & Split Peas in a medley of spices

Eggplant in Yoghurt with a Sizzling Oil

Saag Paneer / Homemade Cheese sauteed with Spinach

Shahi Tukra / Royal Morsel

Starts On:
Saturday November 23, 2019
3:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday November 23, 2019
3:00 PM
$160.00
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Saturday November 23, 2019
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Flavours of Vietnam Demo Class

'In food, as in death, we feel the essential brotherhood of man'
- Vietnamese Proverb

 

Despite being deeply rooted in the cooking of China and influenced by neighboring Thailand, Vietnamese cuisine remains distinctive and unique. The extensive use of fish sauce, fresh herbs and the style of eating small pieces of food wrapped in lettuce leaves or rice paper dipped in sauce gives the cuisine its distinctive character. Flavours and textures are very layered, along with the dipping sauces, yet each ingredient remains separate - when eaten together the flavours are transformed into a spicy, aromatic and tangy mouthful all at the same time.

 

Dishes

 

Grilled Shrimp on Sugar Cane
Sweet & Sour Shrimp Soup w/ Fresh Herbs
Grilled Beef w/ Vegetable Platter
Ginger Chicken w/ Caramel Sauce
Steamed Sea Bass w/ Soy, Ginger & Scallions
Spicy Lemongrass Tofu
Nuoc Cham / Coriander - Lime Dipping Sauce / Caramel Sauce
Starfruit & Lychees in Ginger Wine

Starts On:
Friday November 29, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday November 29, 2019
10:00 AM
$160.00
Flavours of Vietnam Demo Class
Friday November 29, 2019
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Arabian Nights
Demo Class

Food is inseparable from the art of story telling. Arab culture relies on a long & sophisticated culinary tradition. In this class we bring you the flavours of Arabia where you can explore the richness of this fascinating culture with food from the original Bedouins in Arabia to the Berbers in Morocco including the fertile crescent of Lebanon, Syria & Jordan. 

 

The history of this food is that of the Middle East. Dishes carry the triumphs and glories, the defeats, the loves and sorrows of the past. We owe some to an event, or to one man; the Caliph who commissioned it, the poet who sang it, or the Imam who fainted on receiving it. - Claudia Roden

 

Dishes

 

Laymunada bi Rumman / Pomegranate Lemonade

Muhammara (Syria) / Walnut & roasted red pepper dip

Waraq Inab Bil Zeit (Lebanon) / Vine leaves stuffed with rice, tomato & parsley

Fateh Hummus (Lebanon) / Arabic bread layered with whole chickpeas & tahini

Barbecued Chicken with Lemon rind & Mint (Palestine) / Chicken roasted with onions & sumac

Koshari (Egypt) / Basmati Rice & Lentils with Tomato Dip & Green Chili Vinaigrette

Muhalabiah with Fresh Fruit Compote (Lebanon) / Creamy milk pudding with fresh fruits macerated in Orange Blossom water

Starts On:
Saturday November 9, 2019
3:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday November 9, 2019
3:00 PM
$160.00
Arabian Nights
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Saturday November 9, 2019
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Fish Tales! Demo Class

We are all different kettles of fish…

Cooking fish does not have to be complicated. Different types require different techniques. You can learn the basic rules and secrets of success to cooking different types of seafood. Master the various techniques – Marinating, deep-frying, grilling, poaching, roasting pan-searing – by taking this course and never be intimidated by cooking fish again!! 

 

Fish Tales!

 

Prawn Ceviche

Tempura Calamari w/ Spicy Salsa

Thai Seafood Salad

Poached Threadfin w/ Sauce Americaine

Roasted Whole Barramundi w/ Butter & Toasted Almonds

Pan Seared Red Snapper Fillets w/ Thai Asparagus & Hollandaise Sauce

Fresh Fruit Fritters w/Spiced Sugar

Starts On:
Saturday November 16, 2019
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday November 16, 2019
10:00 AM
$160.00
Fish Tales! Demo Class
Saturday November 16, 2019
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