Asian Cooking Academy, cooking teacher

Asian Cooking Academy

Asian Cooking Academy

location_on London

local_activity classes: Thai CookingCooking

5.0 (5)
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NORMAN MUSA - Malaysian Cuisine & Asian Fusion Cuisine
Born in Penang, Malaysia, Norman moved to the United Kingdom in 1994 to study Construction Management (Quantity Surveying). After graduated with Honours, he worked as the surveyor for 9 years before switching his career to a full time chef. His first restaurant was opened in Manchester in 2006 and York in 2012, followed by two more in Malaysia in 2014 and 2016.

​In 2010, Norman joined Formula One Lotus team as the race chef which embarked his vision to promote Malaysian cuisine to the world.

​Hailed by CNN as one of Malaysia's most famous exports, he was featured in Masterchef Malaysia, BBC’s Tom Kerridge Best Ever Dishes and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and has been on numerous magazines in UK and Malaysia.

He teaches Malaysian and South-east Asian cuisines at the top cookery schools in the UK and Netherlands, as well as being the co-creator and tutor for Wagamama Chef Academy training and inspiring young Wagamama chefs into panAsian cuisine.

YUI MILES - Thai Cuisine
Yui comes from a strong Thai family where cooking and eating have always been a focal point of family life. My parents had always cooked traditional Thai and Chinese inspired dishes throughout my childhood, which I helped prepare and cook from a very young age.

She has followed her heart and passion for authentic Asian cuisine showcasing her dishes on BBC’s MasterChef UK 2019 as a quarterfinalist, the winner on ICG (Inspiring Culinary Generations) national cookery competition 2020. She also appeared on Channel 4’s cooking game show called ‘Beat the Chef’ where she beats the chef with Thai dishes and won.
She works with Authority tourism of Thailand on many occasions, also work with The Office of Commercial Affaires, Royal Thai Embassy, London crating Thai recipes and cooking videos on social medias to promote Thai cuisine and Thai food products in the UK. She has also worked with many brands and supermarket like Sainsbury, Amoy creating unique Asian recipes for their website and social media.
Yui is a cookery teacher and has been teaching cookery classes since 2019. Her class is relaxed with clear and easy to follow recipes plus many tips to recreate the dishes at home with ingredients readily available from the local stores. She is also a private chef, has been doing many Thai private dining at clients’ homes, work cooperate events, supper clubs and pop-up restaurants.
Her first cookbook called ‘Thai Made Easy’ was recently released in September 2023, with clear, uncomplicated instructions and accessible, supermarket-friendly swaps for traditional Thai ingredients is the aim for her cookbook ‘Thai Made Easy’ to demystifies the process of cooking flavourful Thai dashes at home.

ANA ABDULLAH - Malaysian Cuisine
Born and raised in Malaysia, Ana is a founder of Lazat Cooking in Kuala Lumpur. The school was launched in 2007 and it is a top cookery school in the city which has been visited by various chefs from around the world to learn the authentic Malaysian cuisine.

Illustrating her cooking style Ana stated ’Cooking itself is an art and although we are taught the basics, the rest is our own individual interpretation on it. There are no limits to what we can achieve when we let ourselves be fluid in our knowledge and understanding.’

Ana’s motto that she is “Look, Laugh and Learn” and she lives up to it by making her classes as fun and accessible to everyone.

Currently based in Manchester, Ana is a regular tutor for local cookery school and her lively personality makes her classes as always interactive, knowledgeable and entertaining.





Ivan Wren Mar 2024

What a lovely day the course was well organised.
The pre course information was excellent.
The location was perfect and we were really made welcome by Norman and his team.
Norman is a friendly talented chief who made the day very relaxing and enjoyable.
I can’t wait for more course dates to become available so I can book them.

Great day thank you Norman, Raj and Howard.

Faye Hamilton Dec 2023

We cooked 4 delicious dishes. Two of them we ate during a break in the lesson and the other two we took home to share with our family. All were delicious and have inspired me to cook them again.
It was a fun, informative class with a bunch of lovely people.
I would recommend it!

Christina Evans Dec 2023

Great teacher with beautiful fresh fish learnt how to steam seabass & make a very tasty dressing.
The only problem was the room was very cold however this was being sorted just not for us.

Stefania Grbcic Dec 2023

The teacher was great as were his assistants. Learner a lot but one minus (not reflecting the teacher) was the venue as it was very cold and the air conditioning was blowing very cold air and we were not able to change the setting to blow warm air. Otherwise the course was fantastic and will highly recommend to friends

Diana Kitson Dec 2023

Norman is a wonderful teacher, with lots of tips to cook seafood well. The food was delicious, my favourite were the scallops.
The only problem was the air conditioning seemed to be stuck on freezing cold. There were no staff around to help. It did spoil the day.

Fish and Seafood Malaysian Cooking Masterclass review by Diana Kitson - London
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