Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways

Learn how to make Asian-style buns from bao to dim sum at this London cooking class.



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 2 to 12

label £70 - £80 (£70 for Public, £80 for Select-Time or Weekends)

Are you looking for unique gift, or want to make different twist for parties? Looking for cool things to do in London this weekend? Come and discover the deliciously comforting world of Asian buns.

In this Asian cooking class in London, you will learn how to make three different types of buns; bao buns, steamed buns and pan-fried buns.

Bao buns are increasingly popular in the UK with thanks to bao restaurants. Not only are they delicious, but they're also easy to make at home for a quick snack or party food.

Steamed buns are a popular dish in Chinese dim sum history along with pan-fried buns. In this dim sum cooking class, you will learn to make tasty fillings and learn intricate bun-wrapping skills.

You will find you are usually in small classes in a spacious shop with air conditioner, more often gets private class if booking in weekdays. You will get full attention from tutors and your questions will be all answered.

You'll learn:

  • Difference among different flour and different dough.
  • Roll flour dough to the desired shape for the pastry.
  • Prepare wrappings.
  • Prepare mince.
  • Wrap buns.
  • Cook buns.
  • Eat buns.

This class is designed for beginners focus on wrapping, the most important stage. If you like to knead dough and chop mince by hands, you can book the add-on classes.

Add-on Classes
All Add-ons are in the same class. It is to save your time and make the class more fun. Please allow extra time, 30 minutes to 1 hour. You can always contact us before booking to find out more details.

It is a good value to select add-on classes since you already travelled to us. Plus you receive a huge discount comparing to book the classes separately.

If you would like to learn more flavours, you can add running custard buns for sweet, or spring onion buns for savoury. Please allow extra 30 minutes for each.

Also add Xiao Long Bao class, the mini steamed buns with soup inside, if you want to learn the classic steamed mini buns at the same time. This will take extra 1 hour.

Additional classes require extra time, please allow extra 30 minutes to 1 hour for each add-on classes.

At the end of this deliciously fun London cooking class, you'll have three homemade Asian-style buns to dig into along with the skills and know-how you need to make more!

This class could be held online as well as at client site. Please send us a message to discuss the details.

Please note:
  • If you have special dietary or allergy requirements, please get in touch with your teacher after booking your class.
  • Pork is the authentic filling in Chinese DimSum. If you don't eat pork, don't worry. Our vegetable filling (shiitake, Chinese leaves and carrots) is the second best to the pork filling. It is suitable for vegans. Please let us know when you booking the class.
  • Please do not bring your own drinks or food to the class.

Refund and Reschedule
Please book the date you definitely can attend to help other customers' bookings.
  • There is no refund for cancellation.
  • Later than 15 minutes to agreed time will see booking cancelled with no refund or reschedule.
  • Possibility of Reschedule is very limited and will be charged £50 per booking.
Thank you for your understanding.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Have one cup of Bubble Cocktail (Alcohol) (£10)
  • Knead Dough by hands (£15)
  • Chop mince by hand (£15)
  • Add Spring Onion Buns Class (£15)
  • Add One Special Tea Tasting (£15)
  • Add Soup Buns (Xiao Long Bao) (£70)
  • Add Running Custard Buns (£50)
  • Festival Special (£15)
  • Add Festival Special Drinks (£10)
  • Thermomix Demo (£10)
  • Private Class (£10)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
  • Beginner-friendly.
  • Cut nails will help.
  • Children under 18 are welcome as long as with paid adults. Every one requires a ticket. Children are learning better when parents participate.
  • A person under 18 cannot attend the class alone. We will ask for valid IDs if you look very young. You class will be cancelled without refund if failed to provide proofs. It is for your safety and required by insurance policy. If we don't follow it, this class will not be allowed to carry on. Thank you for your understanding.
What you'll get
  • Your delicious buns to eat or take home.
  • Compliment tea during the whole class.
  • Recipe following up in an automatic email after the class.
  • Can purchase ingredients from the shop if want to practise it after the class.
What to bring
  • Food containers if want to take food home.
  • Thermal bags in the summer. We have free ice packs for you. Our thermal bag is £15 each.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hen do.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 14 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

Oriental Food, 126 Junction Road, London, UK, N19 5LB

This venue is within walking distance of Tufnell Park and Archway tube stations

Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways location
Your teacher
Simon and Hanna's Foodie Kitchen
Simon and Hanna's Foodie Kitchen

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We are a wife-and-husband team running a small shop called Oriental Food in North London.

We started offer cooking classes to commercial clients since 2012. Then it is soon became very popular in general public as well.

Currently we have more than 20 different cooking classes focus on authentic and traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean food. Also have more than 5 different tasting sessions. The sessions let customers explore the traditional style of dishes before deciding which class to learn.

Come along and let us share with you our authentic cooking techniques as well as modern culinary trends. That's right, you can make the perfect Chinese, Japanese and Korean food too!

Verified reviews

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George Brown Griffiths Dec 2023


Great teachers, we really learned about the history of the food and how to make it. Would certainly consider doing another class in the future

Teacher's response

Thank you, George, for your wonderful review!

We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience in our class and learned about the history of food and how to make it. Our teachers are passionate about sharing their knowledge and it's fantastic to hear that you found them to be great teachers.

We would be delighted to have you join us for another class in the future. We offer a variety of classes that delve deeper into different cuisines and cooking techniques, so there's always something new new learn.

Thank you for choosing us. Please visit the long list cooking classes, https://classbento.co.uk/t/jh8
and we hope to see you again in the future for more culinary adventures!

Christine Wah Nov 2023


Lovely warm relaxing environment. Really enjoyed the session. Generous teaching. Friendly and yummy Baos of three kind. Fabulous for office dos. Great for team building. Thank you!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Christine, for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you found our environment lovely, warm, and relaxing. Creating a comfortable and welcoming space for our customers is important to us, so we're glad to know that it made a difference during your session.

It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the teaching and found it generous. We strive to provide informative and engaging lessons, so it's great to know that you found value in what we shared with you.

We're also glad that you enjoyed our Baos of three kind. The variety and flavors of our dishes are something we take pride in, so it's always a pleasure to hear positive feedback about them.

We're grateful that you chose us for your office dos and team building activities. Creating a fun and enjoyable experience for groups is always a priority for us, so we're happy to know that we met your expectations.

We appreciate your kind words. Please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen
and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Hellen Stack Nov 2023


Both Simon & Hanna are really helpful and encouraging, great teachers

We really enjoyed the bao bun class
Really tasty food and new skills
Also Simon gave a lot of history of the bun throughout different time frames

Teacher's response

Thank you, Hellen, for your kind review.

We are thrilled to hear that both Simon and Hanna were helpful and encouraging teachers. Our team takes pride in creating a positive and interactive learning experience for our students.

It's great to know that you enjoyed the bao bun class and found the food to be tasty. Learning new skills is always exciting and we're glad that you were able to gain some valuable knowledge from the class.

Simon's passion for the history of the bun shines through and we're happy that you appreciated his informative talks about the bun's evolution over different time frames.

We are glad that you enjoyed the class and appreciate your kind words. Please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen
and we look forward to seeing you again soon

Jorin Perry Nov 2023


Hannah and Simon were fantastic teachers! Was so much fun and really learned so much, especially the history which was fascinating! Great venue and will definitely be looking into doing more classes here!

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, Jorin, for your enthusiastic review!

We are thrilled to hear that Hannah and Simon were fantastic teachers and that you had a blast while learning. It's great to know that you found the history portion fascinating - it's always important to connect with the rich backstory behind the subject matter.

We're glad you enjoyed the venue and had such a positive experience that you're considering taking more classes with us. We would be delighted to have you back and help you expand your knowledge even further.

We appreciate your kind words. Please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen
and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Gabbie Lapompe Oct 2023


Great class, great instructors. The food was amazing and it was lovely and intimate with enough attention on each person. Would 100% recommend and try another type of class with them.

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, Gabbie, for your glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience in our class.

It's great to know that you found our instructors to be excellent and that you enjoyed the intimate atmosphere. Our team takes pride in providing individual attention to each participant, ensuring that everyone has a valuable and enjoyable experience.

We're also delighted that you loved the food! We believe that good food is essential in creating a memorable cooking class, and we're glad it met your expectations.

Please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen
and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sophie White Oct 2023


Simon and Hanna were fantastic hosts and teachers. The class was so well facilitated and explained. Simon and Hanna judge well went to step in to help or let you work it out. It was super fun and will be booking another class. Thank you.

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, Sophie, for your wonderful review!

We are thrilled to hear that Simon and Hanna were fantastic hosts and teachers during your class. They truly enjoy facilitating and explaining the material, and it's great to know that their efforts didn't go unnoticed. We appreciate your kind words about their ability to judge when to step in and help, or let you work it out on your own.

We're so glad that you had a super fun time in our class and that you're already planning to book another one. We can't wait to have you back! Thank you for choosing us as your hosts and teachers.

Please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen
and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Manjyot Ghataora Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A amazing class, great friendly people, and happy to answer. Any questions loved it so much. I stayed for the next class couldn’t help myself definitely a good experience. Definitely go back to learn morex

Teacher's response

Thank you, Manjyot, for your wonderful review!

WeWe thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience in our class. Our friendly and knowledgeable instructors are always happy to answer any questions you may have. We We glad that you enjoyed the company of the other participants, and that you couldn't resist staying for the next class - it truly speaks to the quality of our lessons.


Please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen
and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Eleonore Siegel Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I highly recommend. The teachers spent time with us to show us in detail. They are very patient and friendly

Teacher's response

Thank you, Eleonore, for your wonderful review!

We are thrilled to hear that our teachers took the time to show you the details and were patient and friendly with you. We believe that personalized attention is crucial in making sure our students understand and enjoy the learning process.

It's great to know that our teachers made you feel comfortable and supported throughout your time with us. We pride ourselves on creating a warm and welcoming environment for all of our students.

Thank you again for recommending us, Eleonore. We appreciate your kind words and please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen
and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Angharad Kolator Baldwin Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Hanna and Simon were amazing teachers. Very patient and very knowledgeable.
The kitchen was well equipped and was a great learning atmosphere with all the materials we needed to make our buns.
We learned how to make 4 types of buns as we did an add on class, which worked well. And then we got to eat them, which we enjoyed a lot! We would certainly recommend this class to others and look forward to doing future classes.

Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways review by Angharad Kolator Baldwin - London

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, Angharad, for your kind words.

We are thrilled to hear that you found our teachers to be patient and knowledgeable. They are dedicated to providing a great learning experience for all of our students.

We take pride in our well-equipped kitchen, and we're glad that you found it to be a great learning atmosphere. Having all the necessary materials on hand makes the cooking process easier and more enjoyable.

We're delighted that you enjoyed learning how to make four different types of buns in our add-on class. Variety is always a great way to expand your culinary skills. And of course, the best part is getting to eat your creations! We're glad that you enjoyed them

Please have a look the other classes.
classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen.
See you again soon.

Rachel Gerrard Oct 2023


This is a very fun and tasty cooking class.
Hanna is very good in terms of knowledge and skill. She is very patient teaching us.
The result might be not good looking as Hanna made but definitely taste very well.
The cocktail are very nice and make the class more relax as well.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Rachel, for your wonderful review!

We're thrilled to hear that you found our cooking class to be both fun and tasty. Hanna is indeed a skilled and knowledgeable instructor, and we're glad that she was patient in teaching you and your classmates. While the final result may not have looked as good as Hanna's creations, we're glad to hear that the taste was still delicious.

We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the cocktails, as we believe they help create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere during the class. We're glad you had a great time overall.

Please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen
and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Aaron Walker Sep 2023


Very friendly instructors, who are very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Asian food. The finished products were delicious.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Aaron, for your kind review.

We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with our instructors. Their knowledge and passion for Asian food truly shines through, and we're glad you found them friendly and approachable.

It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the finished products as well. We take pride in creating delicious dishes and it's always rewarding to hear that our customers enjoy them.

Please have a look the other classes.
classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen.
See you again soon.

Caroline Donnelly Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Booked The Buns Three Ways class as a surprise birthday gift for my partner, who is a much more experienced cook than me, but Simon and Hanna put as both at ease and were so sweet and supportive throughout. Will definitely book on for another class in future, and the bubble cocktails were delicious too.

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, Caroline, for leaving such a kind review.

We're thrilled to hear that you booked The Buns Three Ways class as a surprise birthday gift for your partner. It's great to hear that Simon and Hanna were able to put both of you at ease and provide a supportive and sweet experience throughout the class. We believe that cooking should be enjoyable for everyone, regardless of experience level, and we're glad that your partner, who is a more experienced cook, still had a great time.

We're delighted that you enjoyed the bubble cocktails too! It's always nice to add a little extra fun and flavor to the class.

We would love to have you both back for another class in the future. There's always something new and exciting to learn in the world of cooking. Please have a look the other classes.
classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen.
See you again soon.

Cindy Chao Sep 2023


We love this cooking class very much.
Very nice, clean and cosy shop with friendly tutors. Small private classes helped us learning comfortablely.
Very delicious buns remind us the taste from home.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Cindy, for your wonderful review!

We are thrilled to hear that you loved our cooking class and found our shop to be nice, clean, and cozy. Our friendly tutors are dedicated to creating a comfortable learning environment for all our students, so we're glad that you felt at ease during the classes.

It's always a joy to hear that our delicious buns remind our customers of the taste from home. We strive to create dishes that are both tasty and nostalgic, and we're delighted that we were able to achieve that for you.

Please have a look the other classes.
classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen.
See you again soon.

Sean Rennie Sep 2023


One of the best team outings we’ve done in a while! Simon and Hanna’s passion, skill and enthusiasm for what they do really made the whole event. We learned to make three types of dumpling which we enjoyed eating at the end with provided condiments - the crispy chilli oil is the bomb!

Thanks for a wonderful evening.

Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways review by Sean Rennie - London

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, Sean, for your glowing review!

We're thrilled to hear that you and your team had an amazing time with the cooking class.
It is great to know that you enjoyed the buns as well as the condiments.

Please have a look the other classes.
classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen.

See you again soon.

Helen Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This class was a great experience and the girls really enjoyed learning how to make the buns from scratch, first the dough then the fillings then the steaming or pan frying. Hanna, the teacher was first class, kind and welcoming but above all very patient which with teenagers is a real plus point for Hanna, thank you.
We made and cooked two sizes of buns and then we were able to eat them with Hanna's homemade pickles kimchi and radish (you can buy to take home too) which were excellent.
The location is a little out of town, near Archway, but easy to find and there are 4 hour parking bays close by too. The classes are held in a professional catering kitchen, very well equipped and respecting all hygiene rules. We were provided with aprons and all the ingredients to follow the class.

Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways review by Helen - London

Teacher's response

Thank you, Helen, for leaving us such a wonderful review!

We are thrilled to hear that your class with Hanna was a great experience for you and the girls. Learning to make buns from scratch, including the dough, fillings, and cooking methods, sounds like a fun and educational activity. We are glad that Hanna's patience made the experience even better, especially with teenagers.

It's fantastic to know that you enjoyed the homemade pickles, kimchi, and radish with your buns. We take pride in offering high-quality and delicious accompaniments for our classes. Don't forget that you can also purchase them to take home if you want to enjoy them again.

We understand that our location may be a bit out of town, but we're glad it was easy for you to find. The availability of nearby parking bays for four hours is certainly convenient. Our professional catering kitchen is well-equipped and adheres to strict hygiene rules to ensure a safe and enjoyable cooking environment.

Thank you for mentioning the provided aprons and ingredients. We strive to make our classes as inclusive and hassle-free as possible, so it's great to hear that you appreciated these amenities.

Once again, thank you for choosing our class. Please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen
and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Fong Sep 2023


Very good cooking class with Hanna and Simon.
We learnt three different types of buns, from wrapping to cooking. Even how to eat them are also worth to learn.
Hanna's skill is very amazing. We probably need to practice many more to level up with her. Still proud with the buns we made.
Cannot recommend enough and definitely will book more classes with the lovely couple.

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, Fong, for your wonderful review!

We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time in our cooking class with Hanna and Simon. It's fantastic to know that you learned three different types of buns and even how to eat them. Practise more and let us know how you did at home.

Please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen
and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Nathalie Shellard Sep 2023


Really informative Chinese cookery class but more importantly the buns were delicious (don't eat beforehand as you will cook a copious amount of food

Teacher's response

Thank you very much Nathalie, for your great review!

Glad you enjoyed the buns and all the information from your cooking class.

Please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen
and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Becky Rigby Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


We had the best time learning how to make three types of buns, bao, steamed and fried. Hannah was really patient and super friendly, provided guidance when we needed it. Highly recommend this class!

Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways review by Becky Rigby - London

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, Becky, for your wonderful review!

We're thrilled to hear that you had the best time learning how to make three types of buns with us. Hanna is a true gem, and we're so glad that she provided patient and friendly guidance throughout the class.

We appreciate your recommendation. Please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen. Hope to see you again soon for another fun and delicious cooking experience!

Steve Hatch Sep 2023


Great session, learnt a lot
Really helpful and calm teachers who really supported our efforts

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, Steve, for your great review. Glad to know you enjoyed the class and the buns you made.

Please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen.

We look forward to welcoming you back and offering you another fantastic cooking experience. Thank you for choosing us!

Anish Aug 2023


We had such a great experience making three different types of buns. Simon and Hanna were both incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and the buns were absolutely delicious, we can’t wait to re-create them at home!

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, Anish, for your glowing review!

We're thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional experience with us. Simon and Hanna are truly passionate about what they do, and their friendly and knowledgeable approach certainly adds to the overall experience.

We're delighted that you found the buns to be absolutely delicious! It's wonderful to hear that you're eager to recreate them at home. If you ever need any tips or tricks, feel free to reach out to us.

Please have a look our long list of cooking classes and tasting sessions, classbento.co.uk/t/simon-and-hannas-foodie-kitchen.

We look forward to welcoming you back and offering you another fantastic cooking experience. Thank you for choosing us!

Adam Back Jul 2023


Simon and Hanna were great teachers! I enjoyed the class and would recommend it. Thanks

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, Adam, for your kind review.

We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the class and that you would recommend it to others. We truly appreciate your recommendation!

See you again soon!

Ming Jul 2023


I love DimSum and Chinese steamed buns. Very glad Hanna teaches how to make it. She is very patient with us. Demo first and practice afterwards. Three types of buns. Loads of tips. Wow! We now can make them at home.

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, Ming, for your wonderful review!

We are thrilled to hear that you love DimSum and Chinese steamed buns, and that you had a great experience learning how to make them with Hanna. We strive to provide patient and thorough teaching, and we are glad that Hanna's demonstration-first, practice-afterwards approach worked well for you.

It's fantastic that you had the opportunity to learn how to make three types of buns and that Hanna provided loads of tips along the way. We're happy to hear that you now feel confident in making them at home.

Thank you for choosing our cooking class and for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

Evie Davies Jul 2023


This class was absolutely amazing, it was just the two of us in the class and Simon and Hanna were just brilliant teachers. Learning the different doughs, different cooking methods and the history behind them gave us such an in depth experience and we certainly learnt a lot! We will be returning for future classes that is for sure!

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, Evie, for your wonderful review!

We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience in our class. We're glad that learning about the different doughs, cooking methods, and the history behind them adds a whole new dimension to the culinary experience.

We're glad to hear that you found the class to be in-depth and educational. Our aim is always to provide a comprehensive learning experience, and it's rewarding to know that you gained valuable knowledge during your time with us.

We can't wait to have you back for future classes! There's always something new to explore and learn in the world of cooking, and we would be delighted to have you join us again. Thank you for choosing our class, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Sarah Eden Jun 2023


My 12 year old son is interested in cooking but doesn't like learning his parents' skills - teenagers amirite? The 2-hour course with Hanna and Simon was perfect for him. They had high standards, which was challenging, but they were patient and encouraging. The buns three ways came out delicious which was a great reward and my son was very proud of himself. Thank you!

Isabelle Tsai Jun 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Hanna and Simon’s were very welcoming. Their kitchen was immaculate and their cooking instructions were clear. They were very helpful and explained everything.

Cooking class review by Isabelle Tsai - London

Holly Tyler May 2023


We had a great time making buns three ways. The instructions were really clear and they were on hand to help the whole time. They also explained lots of the history and everything about the buns. It was very tasty and we had lots to take away as well as eat fresh.
Would happily go back and do another course there, maybe the kimchi one as that was delicious!

Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways review by Holly Tyler - London

Mandy Carr May 2023


This was a lovely course. Just us two and another couple so very personal tuition. We did the buns 3 ways course and ended up eating the 7 each we’d made. Highly recommended.

Cooking class review by Mandy Carr - London

Elena Hernandez Mar 2023


The class was amazing - the teachers were really nice and helpful, and showed me how to make 3 different types of buns. I’d definitely recommend this class !

Tallulah Gradwell Mar 2023


Amazing! I highly recommend booking a class at Oriental Food! Simon and Hanna are brilliant and so kind. They're really helpful and encouraging, and they also explain all sorts of history while making these fantastic dishes. Thank you Simon and Hanna for an excellent class.

Cooking class review by Tallulah Gradwell - London

Elisabeth Burmeister Mar 2023


Simon and Hannah are knowledgeable and encouraging and were great at turning my patchy dough handling abilities into something positive. Everyone has to start somewhere, and they were great at helping me feel like this is something worth pursuing.

Cooking class review by Elisabeth Burmeister - London

Kaitlin Mason Mar 2023


Loved it! It was a really nice afternoon and some yummy food Thank you again

Chanelle Jackman Mar 2023


Attended the ‘buns 3 ways’ workshop with my friend to celebrate her birthday and Simon and Hanna were the best teachers! Explained each step in depth with loads of laughter along the way too. I mistakenly forgot to specify our dietary needs via the website when booking, yet Simon sprung straight into action to provide us with a vegetarian alternative. Simon and Hanna both provided a very relaxed environment too and I highly recommended!

Kaitlin Wallace Dec 2022


I got my bestie an “Asian Buns Three Ways” cooking class for Christmas. We made plain baos, steamed pork and vegetable baos and pan fried stuffed baos! Simon was our teacher and he was so sweet and funny, he was also very informative and we got a whole history lesson on the foods we were making! I would highly suggest also getting the Bubble Cocktail add on, they were so delicious. 1000/10 would recommend to anyone who is interested in Asian cooking! :) Thank you Simon!

Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways review by Kaitlin Wallace - London

Jesse Arnst Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


So welcoming, great explanations and origins of dumplings. Would highly recommend to anyone to go.

Tricia Connolly Oct 2022


Wonderful experience! Such a great way to spend an afternoon and the buns were absolutely delicious.

Melissa Bailey Oct 2022


We really enjoyed making all the different types of buns - super fun, thank you and loved the shop too!

Cooking class review by Melissa Bailey - London

Andrea Marchini Oct 2022


Simon is really a good teacher and a nice person. I enjoyed our session together and quite appreciated the story behind the evolution of the food thorough the centuries.

Cooking class review by Andrea Marchini - London

Candace Sy Oct 2022


She was amazing and open in teaching all the finer details.
Couldn't have had better lessons! A gem!

Catherine McCubbin Oct 2022


Great class, made delicious buns! Simon and Hanna were really friendly and taught us loads about cooking, customs and history. Really good equipment. Will be recommending to my friends! Un-bao-lievable :-D

Tilly Dowman Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Hannah and Simon are great.

This is our second class with them!

They're both very patient and knowledgeable. And I love learning so much about the origins of what we made.

I will definitely be back ! :)

Chris Sep 2022


It was a very intimate cooking class, which was great ! Hannah and Simon were lovely and showed us everything in details. They had great stories about the history of buns. Highly recommended !

Patricia Macedo Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fantastic class with Simon and Hannah. They explained everything really well and made sure I had plenty of opportunities to practice making the buns. Everything was delicious. I will definitely take more classes with them
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Chantelle Otto Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Simon and Hanna were outstanding and would highly recommend them, I will absolutely be back for more classes.

Cooking class review by Chantelle Otto - London

Samantha Gibbon Jun 2022


Excellent class with kind and helpful teachers. I learnt a lot and hope to make the buns at home soon.

Akaash Patel May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Simon and family were great teachers. We learned how to prepare and cook three types of delicious buns and got to take home the ones we didn't eat there. Facilities were great and would definitely attend another class!

Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways review by Akaash Patel - London

Sabah Ahmed May 2022


Such a great class and the food was delicious! Simon and Hanna were so fun and helpful, they gave us load of tips and were very patient. We will definitely be back for another class.

Cooking class review by Sabah Ahmed - London

Gianluca Fontana May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Simon and Hanna were fantastic! Very attentive with tips and generous in offering glimpses of Chinese cousine history. Highly recommended.

Carina McWhinnie Apr 2022


The class was great, and the teachers helpful. We made a lot of food too.

Tuesday Reitano Apr 2022


We really enjoyed the class with Simon and Hannah. They are very kind, lovely teachers, and sprinkle in all kinds of extra interesting details about food and culture of Shanghai. You can’t do so much in 90 mins, so a lot was prepared, but we learned some good bao preparation techniques and really enjoyed eating our work at the end! When we come back we will do a longer class for sure.

Jordon Thompson Apr 2022


Would definitely recommend! Simon and Hanna were lovely, personable and delightful. The materials were provided and they were very helpful teaching us the techniques. The food was really delicious!

Natalie Curran Apr 2022


Hanna and Simon were great! They were so friendly and accommodating and we learnt so much. We had a private class for two because we were able to go mid week so we really got the chance to learn how to perfect the buns we made, which were all delicious! Hanna offered her amazing homemade fillings and dips too.
I would really recommend this class.

Alice Fishman Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Lovely hosts and attentive teachers. The buns we made were delicious and I will use these skills at home to create more bao buns.

Hatty Ruddock Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Great teachers, easy to find venue. Learnt how to make different bao buns and got the recipe as well as! Lovely people, cute little venue. Small group helps make sure you don’t go wrong - would do again!

Lydia Waller Apr 2022


Hannah and Simon were brilliant teachers, incredibly patient and friendly. It was just me in the class and they filled the room with their warmth and knowledge, answering all my questions and stepping in to help when I needed some extra guidance. I had such a lovely afternoon with them and feel confident to go home and make some steamed buns for myself and friends! They made me feel very at home, offering delicious green tea and homemade condiments to go with our buns. The venue was very clean and all the equipment made the class very easily to follow. Can’t recommend this class enough.

Cooking class review by Lydia Waller - London

Marion Della-Porta Mar 2022


Great class. Great chefs. The food was amazing and we got so much information about the history of the food and different regions which was amazing! Thanks for such a lovely time

Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways review by Marion Della-Porta - London

Francesca Heaver Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Really lovely class! Simon and hanna were really welcoming and knowledgeable! Great fun and finished very full at the end !

David Barnett Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Had a really good time and came away stuffed. The demonstrations and guidance by the teachers was very thorough.

Looking forward to trying to reproduce these at home.

Kathryn Freeman Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great experience with really friendly and helpful teachers. We felt really welcomed and had some delicious food! Would definitely recommend

Jyoti Sonagara Feb 2022


The class was okay but sadly for me not worth the £70. On the website it says that you will make the dough and prepare the filling etc. i didn’t do any of that as the dough and filling (veggie) were both prepared for me, and all I did was put then in the buns. Don’t get me wrong I got to learn a new skill.
I was the only one there it was over in 50 minutes. Such a shame as I had received this as gift and was SO excited for it and really wanted to try out their tofu class, maybe I will, let’s see.
Also I think there’s an error on the website as I chose a 1:30 class and then it clashed with another class at the same time and was asked if I can be moved to 4:30.

Yeu Pang Feb 2022


Simon and Hanna were wonderful, made us feel very welcomed. Fun class with delicious food! Would highly recommend

Michela Picardi Feb 2022


Simon and Hannah are lovely and was the best class ever. We learnt how to make bao and all the curiosity and the history about it. The result was amazing and the food DELICIOUS! THANKS :)

Cooking class review by Michela Picardi - London

Gary Sawers Feb 2022


Simon and Hanna are very friendly and informative teachers. Me and my partner attended the Chinese New Year bun making class and throughly enjoyed learning about the authentic techniques to making the buns and the background behind them. Highly recommend.

Hamish Priest Feb 2022


I had soooo much funHannah and Simon were so welcoming and patient. And very tasty buns! I'll be coming back soon

James Freeman Feb 2022


Simon and Hannah were fantastic hosts and teachers. They were incredibly welcoming and hugely informative. We learnt a great deal on how to make the buns, but also the history and culture surrounding them. We really enjoyed meeting them both and I would recommend the class to anyone considering it.
Thank you Simon and Hannah!

Yasmin Ali Jan 2022


Such a lovely couple to have a class with .hope to see you 2very soon .

Anna Herrmann Jan 2022


Simon and Hannah were both excellent teachers. Learnt a lot both in a group setting but also they spent time going around each of us to make sure we got the hang of bao making!

Max Bullock Jan 2022


We had an excellent and relaxed class with Simon and Hannah. Very friendly atmosphere, very knowledgeable and calm teachers and well equipped kitchen. Bao buns were also delicious! Highly recommended! Thank you!

Oliver Smith Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This was our second visit to Simon and Hanna’s classes and we will indeed be back for a third in the future. Wonderfully fun and always full of information. This coupled with great hospitality makes it a nice afternoon to share with a loved one. Would recommend to anyone interested in learning other cultures cuisines in a genuine and factual way.

We look forward to visiting again.

Ollie and Holly

Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways review by Oliver Smith - London

Geetika Obhrai Dec 2021


Simon and Hannah are great teachers and very kind people. We really enjoyed our class and left with some delicious food!

Foo Li Dec 2021


A really good interactive session. Everything was provided and organised before hand . You just have to turn up . The trainer was very welcoming and helped us throughout the process. We had a great time and left us confident that we could now fold baos better. Highly recommended and well worth it as they share the recipe for your newly learnt skills to make it at home.They also have different Asian supplies as well incase you want to pick up something.

Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways review by Foo Li - London

Robert Perdue Nov 2021


The class was such a good time. I can’t wait to try the recipes now that I know the secret ingredient to making proper Chinese dumplings…it’s Chinese dumpling flour…don’t tell anyone, okay?

The instructors were so good and kind. I kept messing it up and they kept encouraged me to try again and with their help I kept getting better. They talked to me all about the other ingredients, too. And explained some things about Chinese food culture. I can’t wait to make the fried dumplings And next time I’m in London I’ll take another class for sure

Piriyanga Thiru Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Simon and Hannah were great hosts and very informative and interactive. We will definitely be booking with them again!

Rebecca Fox Oct 2021


Such a lovely class! Han Yan created a really friendly and relaxed environment where we learnt lots of came away with a whole laid down delicious food! We will be back

Yan Alade Oct 2021


It was a lovely class, I really enjoyed myself. Both Simon and Hanna were friendly, sweet and passionate in what they do. I will definately like to take on another class again soon.

Joni Jorge Sep 2021


Great teachers, always engaging and with a smile on their faces.
Great teaching overall and very paciente
The venue is extremely clean and well presented, including the materials provided.
Do not forget to take the containers, you will make a lot of good food

Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways review by Joni Jorge - London

Abhishek Datta Sep 2021


Myself and my partner had a wonderful time making bao at Class Bento! We were shown very clear instructions, had help with our folding and the end result was a large supply of different Bao. We even got to take some home! We cannot thank them enough for being so accommodating and would recommend this class to anyone looking to leave a new skill. Thanks for having us!

Henry Pike Aug 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


The class was enjoyable, as I learnt to make three different kinds of bao. The end result was absolutely delicious! The couple who taught the class were very friendly and knowledgeable, and explained the method very clearly. I had fun talking to them while eating the prepared bao. Highly recommended!

Simon Chicane Aug 2021


The excess food that we didn't eat at the time, we took home and our family loved it.
My only development point is that it would be good just to know a little more about the preparation of the doughs involved and to see that being done. It was OK being presented with the ingredients in a ready to go state, but it sort of assumes you can make the dough and that, to me, would still be a challenge.
All in all however, a really excellent hour and three quarters of instruction. Will most likely go back and do some more corses.
Thanks!

Cooking class review by Simon Chicane - London

Gabriela Moreira Jun 2021


Great welcoming atmosphere, great skills, friendly teachers and delicious buns. Definitely would recommend. Thank you for great experience.

Asian Cooking Class: Buns Three Ways review by Gabriela Moreira - London

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