Rediscovering Tradition: Steamed Sponge Cake & Sweet Potato Ball Workshop with Auntie Helen
Embark on a heartwarming journey into the culinary heritage of Chinatown as you learn to craft Steamed Sponge Cake and Sweet Potato Balls with the guidance of the esteemed Auntie Helen. This workshop offers you the opportunity to dive into the art of crafting these beloved dishes, all while soaking in Auntie Helen's treasured tips and stories. Delight your senses as you savor your creations and carry home the recipes to create lasting memories with family and friends.
1. Expertly Guided Craftsmanship: Let Auntie Helen take you under her wing as she walks you through the intricate steps of crafting Steamed Sponge Cake and Sweet Potato Balls. Her guidance is infused with her years of experience and a touch of personal magic that transforms cooking into a journey of connection and tradition.
2. A Taste of Success: Savor the fruits of your labor as you indulge in the delectable Steamed Sponge Cake and Sweet Potato Balls you've crafted during the workshop. Experience the satisfaction of turning raw ingredients into mouthwatering treats.
3. Recipes to Impress: Take home more than just memories. With Auntie Helen's recipes in your hands, you'll have the power to recreate these dishes and share their stories with your loved ones, preserving tradition for generations to come.
4. Duration of Nostalgia: Dedicate two hours to immersing yourself in this culinary adventure. Discover the secrets behind these cherished recipes and the tales that make them special.
Secure your spot in this workshop that combines tradition, flavor, and storytelling. Whether you're a culinary enthusiast, a cultural explorer, or someone seeking to learn from the heart, this workshop promises a unique and enriching experience.
Duration: 2 hours
Max number of participants: 15 pax
Meet the incredible Auntie Helen, a culinary storyteller who conducts regular cooking classes at the Chinatown Business Association. Born in 1948 on Trengganu Street in the heart of Chinatown, Auntie Helen's connection to her culinary heritage runs deep.
Auntie Helen's journey with these dishes is steeped in memories. From preparing sweet potato balls with her mother every night from the age of nine to pushing a homemade wooden cart to sell her creations on Temple Street at 530am before school, every bite of these dishes holds a piece of her history. Her biggest customers pools were the Samsui women. Auntie Helen was selling two sweet potato balls for five cents and five for ten cents then.
As a child, Auntie Helen learned the art of making Steamed Sponge Cake from her grandmother, a tradition that she now lovingly imparts to others.