From our annual 50 best dishes, to the best any-kind-of-cafe you could want (cat cafes, fashion cafes, wifi cafes, you name it), we put together where to have the best food and drink in Hong Kong. This time, we put together the best places where you can learn some of the skills to make Hong Kong's gastronomic magic, with your own two hands!
It’s always such a delight when you order a cup of latte with an exquisite leaf or heart drawn in foam at the top. Espresso Alchemy, a true neighbourhood staple, has taken to offering personalised (eight people max) classes where the instructor Jacky Wong (who also happens to be head barista at Espresso Alchemy) attentively demonstrates how to create heart, rosetta and tulip patterns for coffee lovers. Time is sure to fly when you’re creating latte art!
For a true market-to-table experience, join the Home’s Cooking cookery tour and lesson, where you can visit Hong Kong’s bustling wet market, select your ingredients and learn how to prepare three traditional Chinese dishes from scratch. Dishes include mushrooms with white gourd soup and steamed rice in lotus leafs. This is both a cultural and culinary interactive experience! Each session costs $600 per person and runs for three hours.
If you want to learn how to cook like a pro, then the Hong Kong Culinary Academy is a good starting point. The school offers a wide variety of full-time and part-time cooking courses, specialising in French cooking techniques. Next time, tackling a crème brûlée will literally be a piece of cake!
If you call yourself a dessert enthusiast but lack the skills to back it up, take yourself to Flavors, Hong Kong’s first DIY pastry and cake studio. Summon your sweet tooth to work as you grasp the secret to making perfect gingerbread men, macaroons and cake pops, complete with Miffy or Santa-themed embellishments. This academy has everything you need at your disposal, including professional baking instructors and innovative cake decorating services right at your fingertips so you can bake away with ease!
Martha Sherpa’s cooking school caters to everyone from the foodie, who only knows how to eat, to the culinary professional with years of experience. Discover marinating techniques used by the professionals, master the wok and spatula, and learn the secret to making your vegetables crisp and prawns crunchy. The Thai cookery class gives you the ins and outs of using herbs and spices and even how to make your own curry paste and dipping sauces using only the choicest ingredients.Via appointment only.