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Dining Under the Stars: A Nonya/Peranakan Food Experience

Host Sophia

$67.50 per guest

At a glance

Start time

Tuesday, Fridays


2.5hours Max

Group size

From 2 to 12 (Min spending of $528 per evening)

Class language


Meeting point

Near Tanah Merah MRT


Hi Everyone, I am Sophia, welcome to my home-dining experience!

Passionate about culinary experiences from all aspects ranging from hosting, experimental cooking to exploring new dining forms like  street food, cafes and Michelin starred restaurants both locally and globally. 

My foray into real cooking started way back during my undergraduate days in Australia where i was an overseas student living in the dormitory with 7 other housemates from different countries and cultures. As a child, I always watched mum in the kitchen and was mum's handy sous chef, so with some basic knowledge,  I naturally took on the role of the dorm chef. This meant handling the grocery funds to whipping up meals for 6-10 housemates almost daily whilst coping with project work during school term. It was challenging but I totally enjoyed the exploratory experiences and developed a mindset that food brings people together. My housemates and I would sit and chat over the food- exchanging feedback and tips on improving our next meal together.  It was also during these conversations that I learnt much about the diversity of our cultures and grew to appreciate the widespread menus that each culture offered.  But the most precious takeaways from the experience then was really the fact that food brought us together, and allowed us to built bonds and friendships accross miles that can withstand the test of time. Fast forward 20 years and nothing has really changed. Each time we meet up, we still enjoy a gathering of good food and great company, albeit with more finesse  now!

Over the years, I have hosted a multitude of informal sessions including cusines reflecting our Straits Chinese heritage, Singapore Local delicacies,  Korean BBQ and Samgetong (Korean Korean Ginseng Chicken broth), Japanese Ramen and all izakaya and loads of Singaporean Cantonese fare including Mad Hatters Fine Bone China settings

Given my propensity to personal branding, it is always my goal to ensure that my guest leaves my place with a multitude of memories of their food journey with me. 

It is my desire to allow each guest to have a full blown 360 degree experience that encompasses all the 5 senses thus allowing my guests to totally be immersed in this culinary experience.  

I take care to ensure that the set up is visually appealing. Food plating with the right mix of cutleries and crockey is as important to me as is the taste of the food and the quality of the ingredients used. The sense of touch- I like to engage my guest either through DIY or sharing of food experiences which puts my guest in the middle of the experience. This meal is for them and about them. The sounds and music then adds to the overall ambience and theme for the evening. 

The outcome is that  all 5 senses come together to creare a medley of wonderful experiences leaving one with memories to take home and treasure for years to come. 


The menu for the evening for Minimum 6 guest will include:
1 DIY experience + 2 mains (1 poultry+ 1 seafood) + 1 side + 1 DIY + 1 dessert+ Snacks.

1. Do-it-yourself
Kueh Pie tee dishes: A type of crispy cups "burrito". Here we invite you to Do-It-Yourself! Put on your chef hats and get your hands dirty and try out making this popular Singaporean dish yourself. Choose among the ingredients that we have laid out, and my family and I will teach you how to fill it up.

2. Starters: Chap Chye (Mixed stewed vegetables with Nyona seasonings- a must try and must have for each meal setting)

3. Mains (Meat): Rendang Chicken/Rendang Beef

4. Mains (Seafood): Sambal Udang/ Sambal Sotong (Chili prawns) / Fried Red Snapper with Sambal or Sweet and Sour Fish

5.Accompanied with PremiumThai Fragrant White Rice

6. Dessert: Pulot Hitam with Coconut ice cream dressed with Mint leaves or a Selection of Nyona Kuehs Kuehs

**Should you wish to incorporate the infamous 'labour of love' DIY Poh Piah (as shown in the picture it will cost an additonal $15 per head for min 6 or Nyona Mee Siam or Nyona Laksa.

**Please note that menu will change subject to fresh stock availability at the market on that day.

It's an amazing experience that will set you talking for a long time and truly worth the uptake.

**I have another setting for considerations. Please check!


Our home is in a peaceful, hilly side on the east of Singapore. Conveniently located at a 7 minute walk from Tanah Merah MRT station, you will walk alongside beautiful terrace houses to reach ours. When the weather permits, we dine in our garden.

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Passionate about culinary experiences from all aspects from: hosting, experimental cooking to




from Singapore

Perfect hosts and incredible food, best Nonya dishes I have ever had with beautiful plating. Comfortable setting with good conversation on food, life and everything under the sun. Sophia and Joseph loves to travel and they share many insights and food adventures they have had. Full marks!



from New York

Our experience at Sophia and Joseph's home was incredible. Scott and I were both getting tired after a long day of touring. Sophia's energy perked us right back to life; she and her husband have such a vibrance and passion for living which is infectious. The food was delicious. She truly went above and beyond and exceeded al expectations. Everything from the table settings, location in her yard, food, and dessert were incredible and level of spice was perfect. We loved hearing about their life and family. It was truly a huge highlight of our time in Singapore!

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