Chinese Cooking Class: Moon Cake

Learn to make some delicious Chinese festival food at this cooking class in London.



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 6     label £80 - £100 (£80 for Public Class, £100 for Private Class)

Dive into Chinese culture with this celebratory London cooking class and learn to make a festival favourite food – moon cake!

There are hundreds of varieties of moon cake across China and the flavour is a combination of sweet and savoury. In your cooking class, you'll learn to make the style of moon cake most popular in Shanghai (上海肉月饼). Your finished moon cake will be much different to the varieties you'll see in most Chinese stores.

Moon cake (月饼)is enjoyed during the Chinese mid-autumn festival – a celebration widely observed around the world by Chinese communities. Learn more about this festival and the unique food that accompanies it in this fun cooking class.

Guided by your expert cooking teacher, you'll learn how to make a tasty moon cake. Moon cake has many beautiful stories behind it and you'll learn all about them as you chat with your experienced teacher.

During your cooking class, you'll learn to:

  • Make the cake's pastry.
  • Put together the pork mince filling.
  • Wrap your cake.
  • Bake your cake.

This style of moon cake doesn't require baking tins, moulds or craft knives meaning it's easy to create again at home once you've learnt the process.

The moon cake recipe used in this class traditionally includes lard and pork meaning that it isn't suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

If you'd like to learn about Chinese culture and make a traditional celebratory moon cake, or if you're keen to explore new cooking styles and recipes, this London cooking class is a brilliant way to spend some time. By the end of your class, you'll have learnt some fascinating stories about the history of moon cake and you'll have your very own moon cake to enjoy!



What you'll get
  • All the ingredients you need to make your own moon cake to eat or take home.
What to bring
  • A container if you'd like to take your moon cake home.
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

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

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.


Simon Wang has had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

Up to 6 persons in one class to give comfort distances between each other.

No extra charge for private classes to make you comfortable.

We had two jabs and self-tests in weekly basis.

We ask all guests to wear masks unless drink or eat.

Washing facility is free to use all the time.

Free to reschedule if you and close contacts tests positive.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Location

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

Your teacher

We are a wife-and-husband team running a small shop called Oriental Food at north London. Shop sells cooking ingredients mainly focused on Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

The shop is not big enough to be a one-stop shopping destination. Therefore we choose the food we like to introduce to local community.

For a while, we found out some cooking books misunderstand or not clear explained lots ingredients. It made customers confused. We started to cook dishes and sell in the shop. All ingredients are used from the shop. All dishes are followed authentic tastes. If customers like the dish, we will show them what have been used.

We enjoy to share our cooking skills with customers. As the dishes get popular, we started selling fresh prepared bentos in Oriental Food. Now we are also doing local delivery and you can find us on UberEats, Deliveroo, etc.

More and more people come to ask how to cook the dishes. Here comes the cooking classes. Customers can learn how to make the most popular bentos in Oriental Food now. We are lovely to talk with. We share our authentic cooking techniques as well as modern trends. So you can make a perfect Chinese, Japanese and Korean food too.

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