Karine Carrier – Singapore
Just a quick note to let you know how much I loved your class today. Spending my afternoon in the kitchen, handling beautiful ingredients with very nice people couldn’t bring me more joy. Thank you so much for sharing your passion with us. Cannot wait to come back to learn more, and explore the other themes. In the meantime, I am going to practice the recipes from today’s class.
Kate Thorne – Jane Goodall Foundation, Singapore
Thank you for such a delicious and delightful meal. Everyone was thrilled with your selection, presentation and quality. We were fed body and soul.
Shawn Alwani – Something Fresh HK, Hongkong
When developing the concept of Something Fresh, we knew we needed a consultant chef with a real passion for sustainable, healthy eating while also having a strong creative flair to bring a sense of life to the meals we were providing. Shalu’s dishes not only received fantastic customer feedback but also tremendously outperformed other items on our menu in terms of flavour, design and ultimately sales. Her recipes and advice were extremely easy to follow and tailored perfectly for our needs. Shalu’s friendly personality and professional service made her an absolute pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend her to anyone interesting in learning the meaning of truly great food!
Rodney B, Singapore
Chef Shalu’s cooking was fantastic. We never knew vegetarian food could taste this good. Faizal was very meticulous and attentive. We had a wonderful evening with both of them.
Chef Shalu is an accommodating host & excellent chef with a personal touch. My colleagues loved the food, presentation and epicurean tastes of the evening. We’d dined on appetizers watching the sunset sipping Champagne, followed by dinner & desserts at the dining room. Chef Shalu had advised me on the wine matching at dessert to serve the Muscato after, and it was indeed too sweet to go with, kudos on keeping the charming dinner palatable. This is the first time I’d had a personal chef cook for us at home and now an indelible memory of enjoying my first ever vegetarian meal in my life turn out more delicious than I’d hoped for, Thanks for a great party!
Markus K, Singapore
It is with great pleasure to share that we had a delightful evening with Chef Shalu. She is a wonderful person and of course an excellent chef. We loved her food and would recommend her any time. Even our kids indulged in her dishes, which is the best recommendation we can give. My special thanks go to you to make this lovely evening possible. I will certainly come back to your services any time soon.
Atsumi & Jose, Singapore Jose and Atsumi, Singapore
The recipes are accessible to non-professional cooks and mouth-watering! We very much enjoy the hands-on training and the explanation of ingredients, including where we can get them locally. We plan to take more classes. Thanks Shalu!
Stephanie Furrer, Singapore Stephanie Furrer, Singapore
Shalu is an amazing vegetarian cook/chef and has the fabulous ability to teach the delicious recipe to her students. I’ve joined two classes so far and will do many more. Her classes are all hands-on so that you can get out the most of it – very easy to follow and all steps are written down. I can strongly recommend her. I still love to cook her recipes!
Samuel, corporate class with Singapore Prison Service
We had a great time with Shalu today! The class was informal & relaxed and the environment was condusive. We felt right at home and the food was truly authentic and tasty. Shalu was also very informative and helpful, we look forward to coming back again.
Shalu is a very good teacher whose explanation is clear and comprehensive. I appreciate her patience in answering the many quetsions we had, some very inane! The lesson is very well-organised and timed, with everyone having time to be sufficiently involved. Something I take away which is probably quite unique to Shalu’s classes is the healthy, wholesome meals made out of just vegetables. For a meat-eater, this is something I didn’t imagine I would enjoy…but I did!
Chloe Tan, Shanghai
I really love the open and very comfortable style of learning, with the encouraging of questions and the home-styled cooking. The food is exquisitely chosen and I think it is very well taught with a lot of background information and any questiones that are asked will be answered. Thank you for the unique experience!
Wendy Xu (aged 11), Shanghai
I really learned a LOT from this lesson, as well as different exotic recipes and cooking skills. I can now cook these dishes for my family, thank you very much!
Christine (aged 11), Shanghai
Absolutely fantastic! I loved everything about the class. It was very fun to learn about the different spices since they are all very unique. Thank you. Everything was great.
Jake Tan (aged 8), Shanghai
Oh my gosh! After cooking your own food and eating your food that you make, it’s AWESOME! p.s. Try it 🙂
Luis Sanchez, Singapore
Delicious dishes, really easy to make but exhuberant and full of flavours. Class was really entertaining but also very professional, adequate for all levels of expertise in the kitchen. Very positive experience.
Jim Kee, Singapore
Shalu, you have shown me hoe easy it is to prepare and cook my own plant-based meals. It tastes unbelievably great! It’s well worth the investment in time and money! Thank you so much.
Joo Eng, Singapore
I like the class size and the interaction. Shalu explained in detail the ingredients and cooking process. The hands-on element made the class extra interesting. I really recommend others to attend the class.
Very relaxed and friendly environment. Lovely to see all the fresh ingredients laid out. Helpful to get hints on other ingredients which would work well and ideas for where unusual produce can be obtained.
Lilian Kuo, Taipei
It’s really fun to be able to make Tom Yum soup, Green Curry and Pad Thai by ourselves. The green curry tastes especially amazing and is better than what I’ve tried in restaurants! Shalu also talks about different ingredients and how best to store them which is really useful knowledge.
Tshering Wangchuk, Bhutan
I like the style of cooking taught at Little Green Cafe. It’s healthy food for everyday life. I have had the opportunity to learn very fresh vegetarian cooking which I will teach monks when I go home so that they can cook healthy food.
Agnes Kwek, Singapore
Shalu’s recipes are yummy & pretty easy to make! It’s really geared towards busy people, and some recipes are kid-friendly. Plus she’s extremely welcoming, and entertained my kids who tagged along! The whole family enjoyed ourselves very much. Thank you, Shalu!
Cathleen Kee, Singapore
The food was great! The tofu cakes was a favorite for John. I’m really happy that I have new knowledge now. Thank you so much for the great class. Was really well done.
Jill Koh, Singapore
A good variety of dishes and choice of ingredients. Recipes are easy to prepare and nice on the palate.
Goh Chor Lim, Singapore
Good instructions and very clear. Shalu is very knowledgable and answers questions well, and is a very friendly and approachable chef. I love the fact it’s hands-on.
Natalie Radatt, Singapore
Thank you so much for a great afternoon of delicious food, expert tuition and good company. Highly recommended.
Vivica Xiong, Hongkong
It was a fun experience learning to cook with Shalu. She is patient, easy-going and very clear about the instructions. I was bale to get a clear picture of each step. It’s definitely one of the best cooking classes I’ve ever taken. I would only add it would be even nicer to add a trip to the wet market to buy the ingredients especially for tourists like me! Thanks Shalu!
Chang Ling Seow, Singapore
Fabulous dishes and fantastic coaching by Shalu. Very simple to cook yet tastes like “restaurant” standard.
Danielle Beaumont, South Africa
Absolutely awesome – loved it! Thank you. Definitely recommend Shalu’s cooking classes!
Adeline Chua, Singapore
Learnt a spread of different ethnic dishes that are easy, simple to prepare using common ingredients readily available and don’t require a lot of time. Also appreciated the little cooking tips & suggestions for variations along the way, plus troubleshooting any problems with recipes.
Nir Selamat, Singapore
Fun and enjoyable sessions with Shalu. The different themes of recipes each week make up an interesting variety. Also useful were the tips for alternatives, substitutes, add-ons etc. Recipes are simple yet tasty & suitable for preparing for guests.
Tan Wan Kee, Singapore
I like the format of the class where there’s lots of hands-on followed by a review/Q&A at the end of each session. Coupled with easy to follow recipes, it has been very empowering for a new cook like me. Love the variety of cuisines too! Also love how each set of recipes come together as a complete meal.
Monica Poh – corporate class with Equinix, Singapore
I really enjoyed the class; great recipes made really acheivable for simple home cooking; mostly because instruction was clear and calmly delivered. It made the class very enjoyable, most importantly it made the use of spice less daunting and a pleasant surprise, a delicious experience!
Tan Pei Ying – corporate class with Ministry of Development, Singapore
Who knew that making a wrap and a smoothie could be so much fun and the food is simply so tasty! We invited Shalu to our office for a simple healthy food making experience – she taught us how to use simple ingredients to make a wonderful lunch and shared with us many useful healthy tips. All in all we had a great time right from the start to the end, and we look forward to another class again sometime in the near future.
Jean Chau, Singapore
The class is easy to follow, simple and the food is delicious! Organised, nice and bright environment all adds towards a pleasant experience.
Nicky Williamson, Singapore
After discovering Vietnamese food on holiday recently, I was delighted to discover Little Green Cafe was offering a Vietnamese cooking class. The class was very enjoyable – well organised and small. I learnt how to make quick & healthy meals as well as useful tips about food preparation. Thank you Little Green Cafe. I will see you again soon.
Kosha Somaiya, Singapore
Never thought Thai cooking would be so easy to make….and delicious!
July Conant, New York City
The classes are relaxed but focused and purposeful. Questions abound and are answered clearly and knowledgeably by Shalu. Everything is hands-on; everyone chops and stirs and peels and pours. Shalu is clearly an expert in every aspect of vegetarian cooking as well as being a charming and humorous teacher. All classes are totally organised and materials ready. A fabulous and productive experience!
Kelly Reedy, Singapore
The Thai cooking class was excellent as it was organised in a clear and easy to understand fashion. Needless to say the meal created was delicious! Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Thai cuisine. You are a great teacher
Ulrike & Michael Raghunath, Singapore
I like the wonderfully structured way in which the classes are taught. The food we cooked today was fabulous. I also appreciate the many useful tips we got along the way, e.g. how to cut lemongrass. Thank you, Shalu, for a wonderful evening! It was certainly a great way to celebrate a birthday – a fantastic alternative to a birthday party.
Michael Kaus, Singapore
Had a great evening, learning a lot about the use of spices to create well-balanced Thai dishes. Tuition as well as hands-on experience were excellent. Shalu is a great, knowledgable and very friendly teacher. I will be able to use it in my everyday cooking and will definitely return for another class. Thank you.
Helen & Matt Roth, Singapore
We love Thai food so we were curious to learn about how to cook it. Shalu talked us through the process step by step and the dishes tasted delicious. It was not only a great evening of learning how to cook but also to reconnect with old friends. Thank you, Shalu.
Martin Henz, Singapore
The instructions were clear and given with much enthusiasm and charm. We participated with 8 friends and enjoyed cooking together, along with catching up and celebrating a birthday. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable evening, thanks to Shalu’s excellent Thai cooking class.
Eva Bernaat, Singapore
I really enjoyed the class! Shalu is great, very natural and nice person. I learnt a lot during the class. The level of cooking was not very difficult but those recipes – the simple ones – are the ones I will re-make at home.
Ilse van Rompaey, Singapore
What an eye-opener! I particularly appreciated all the background information on herbs, spices, vegetables etc that are not well-known by foreigners. I will definitely recommend you to friends. Thank you
Nadia Valori, Singapore
Explanation was very clear and there was a perfact balance between theory, “action” and tasting of the food. Very nice experience.
Kelly Wambeke – group class with Belgian Association, Singapore
Very nice class. The dishes are not too difficult to make so I will for sure make it at home. I am eager to learn more about vegetarian cooking. We will definitely come back with the Belgian association to do more classes! Thank you as well for the nice explanation.
Daniela Tragner, Singapore
I really enjoyed cooking with you. You are well-organised, the way you show and explain is just perfect, not slow or fast, just right! You give extra advice/expalin things, answer all our questions and were so friendly and open-minded. Thank you for a great evening – will recommend your cooking classes!
Jane Callahan, Singapore
I have taken cooking classes wherever I can on our travels: Indonesia, Malaysia, Borneo, Thailand, Vietnam, and here in Singapore. BUT the recipes I get from Shalu are the ones I cook at home. They are simple, easy, packed with flavour, and low in fat. In the class I learn where to source the ingredients, the nutritional plusses of the ingredients, variations on the ingredients. The classes are small and the talk around the table during class is invaluable to a newbie.
Claire Lee – corporate class with MOH Holdings, Singapore
Thanks very much for organising and helping to make our team building exercise a success! We had very good feedback from the participants and we hope we will have the opportunity to work with you guys again soon!
Louise Lineker, Singapore
Fantastic. Love the small class size – much easier to learn. Recipes are simple and well explained. Food delicious!
Rima Shrivasiava, Singapore
Loved the flavours and really enjoy the classes. Very relaxed and hands-on. Looking forward to more and being a vegetarian, I am really happy to be learning new cuisines!
Silke Becker, Singapore
Thank you for yet another yummy class! Each time not only do I learn a number of new dishes but also get numerous tips for how to work with the ingredients and where to best get hold of them. Definitely coming back!
Nathalie de Spiegeleire, Singapore
Absolutely wonderful class. We loved the recipes, will try them at home immediately. You were also wonderful with the kids, very patient and kind, my son absolutely loves you! Excellent ingredients, very original recipes.
Jane Schuller, Singapore
Thank you Shalu for showing our boys that vegetarian food tastes delicious!
Sasha Wiesser (aged 8), Singapore
I think that the food was very nice, the cooking was fun and Shalu is very nice. My favourite dish was the spinach salad. I liked cooking with my friends.
Mandy Oostveen-Kam, Singapore
Lovely mum and son cooking class. Always happy when my son is enjoying healthy food!
Tom Schuller (aged 9), Singapore
I loved the food. The class was wonderful. Even though I like meat, I didn’t even miss it. I will definitely come back again!
Renuka & Anisha Kandan, mums & daughters class
I enjoyed the cooking, it was very fun. I loved the purple carrots and everything was easy to make.
Sohanaa & Apsara Oswal, mums & daughters class
This was probably one of the best cooking classes ever! Thank you so much! You rock!
Sheela & Marly Klein, mums & daughters class
What a wonderful afternoon – we had such a great time and I found it an invaluable experience, particularly for Marly. Will definitely do it again! It was extremely fun and I learnt a lot. My favourite part was eating the apple crumble.
Dipti & Millie Patel, mums & daughters class
It was a fun and lovely afternoon, lovely to learn how to make tasty vegetarian food. It was very fun and nice to cook healthy things on your own. I think you are the best cooking teacher!
Mangla Sachdev, Singapore
We all absolutely loved the dishes. My son who isn’t too fond of mee goreng from restaurants, absolutely loved the the one I brought home and he asked how many Michelin stars you had?
Shandon Anderson, U.S.A.
I really enjoyed the class and I truly appreciate your passion for food and your consciousness about the world around us. I’m thankful for you allowing me into your home.
Honorlee Bicking, Singapore
Thanks so much for the great cooking class last week. My mum and I had a fantastic time and my husband loved the leftovers! It was such a vibrant, informative and inspiring experience, a great introduction to Singapore. We made the mango and avocado salad again last night and it was delicious! I’m looking forward to joining another class soon.
Marie Schnapauff, Singapore Marie Schnapauff, Singapore
The private cooking class was an experience, me and my dad won’t forget. Thanks for showing us, how the Singaporeans cook 🙂 It was (and the leftovers still will be) most delicious. Great recipes and very well explained. Can’t wait for another class! Thanks, Ulli and Marie
Ho Shiang Lin, Singapore Ho Shiang Lin, Singapore
Planned this event as a birthday surprise for my bf and we totally enjoyed the session as it was very hands-on and the dishes cooked were all very interesting. Thanks Shalu for making this a memorable experience for us and going the extra mile of getting a birthday cake!
Mandy Beresford, Australia Mandy Beresford, Australia
I was lucky enough to experience Shalu’s cooking class last week with 3 friends, we had a great time and I have already recreated some of the dishes at home. They are simply delicious!
Hoda Harharah, Hong Kong Hoda Harharah, Hong Kong
Thank you for the private cooking class, me and my family thoroughly enjoyed it. Even though we are not vegetarians, we have started to eat vegetarian only on alternate days for health reasons. The recipes you showed us were easy to do and follow and your tips on how to make variations on each recipe are very useful and showed your passion and knowledge in preparing the dishes! On top of all that, they tasted fresh and very tasty.
Melanie Lee, Singapore Melanie Lee, Singapore
The recipes were simple and the food was delicious. Shalu is a knowledgeable, easygoing teacher who makes vegetarian food fun!
Susan Janssens, Singapore Susan Janssens, Singapore
The cooking course was wonderful, such fun and really delicious recipes. Great teacher, lovely lady
Mary-Elizabeth, Singapore Mary-Elizabeth, Singapore
We have already enjoyed the Keralan eggplant curry and the raita – Channa masala for dinner tonight! Luisa is loving your course and we the food!
Judy Millar, Singapore Judy Millar, Singapore
All the vegetarian dishes were great! We’ve been enjoying them very much.
Jennifer Orleow, Beijing Jennifer Orleow, Beijing
I really enjoyed your class today! Great recipes which I cannot wait to try at home. It was so nice to meet you and I really appreciate your tips and advice.
Caroline North, Beijing Caroline North, Beijing
Just wanted to say a big thanks for such a great night last night. Oscar was a little doubtful at first but after only about 10 minutes said what great fun it was to do a cooking class for his birthday.
Ciara Cogan, Beijing Ciara Cogan, Beijing
Thanks so much, had a great time yesterday and shall be cooking a “Shalu” for my guests tomorrow and Saturday
Lovisa Bergendal, Beijing Lovisa Bergendal, Beijing
I just want to thank you for the great cooking class! I made all three dishes last Sunday and they tasted great! I was so proud…
Kathi Levitan, Beijing Kathi Levitan, Beijing
We all had a wonderful time at the class. You really do a great job – everything, from the organization of the ingredients, through your clear instructions in a calm, lovely voice, and finally, the wonderful, beautiful, tasty food.