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Vietnamese with Lisa Diep – Surry Hills

Presented by The Cooking School at the Essential Ingredient Surry Hills
About the class

Last year, we were introduced to the lovely Lisa Diep on MasterChef 2018, where she showed us her talent and passion for cooking particularly flavours and recipes from her homeland, Vietnam.

For this class, Lisa will share her in-depth knowledge of this cuisine learnt from her life preparing meals with her family. 

‘Friday evenings in Lisa’s family can often be described as enjoyable chaos. Her mother prepares a sit-down dinner for more than 20 family members, as the close-knit group gather to celebrate the end of a working week.’

The Menu

Papaya Salad with Prawn and Pork Belly

Chicken Pho (Pressure Cooker style)
Usually cooked over many hours, Lisa is going to show you how to create this flavoursome Vietnamese Classic in a pressure cooker, you will be amazed at how easy it is

Banh Cuon – Filled homemade rice noodles with pork and mushroom
Learn the art of making these rice noodles from scratch, prepare batter, create delicate thin sheets ready to fill and eat!

What’s does this course cover?

       A 3-hour hands-on experience that exposes you to key knife skills

       How to use a Pressure Cooker, see how useful it can be in the everyday kitchen to help create amazing flavours

       Lisa’s knowledge and passion for Vietnamese cuisine and her knowledge of the fine art of balancing these delicate flavours

       A delicious Vietnamese feast and a glass of wine


To do list!

Wear closed toed shoes (no 6-inch heels ladies!)

Please tie back long hair

Arrive early as the class will start on time (there’s a lot to fit in!)

Save the environment and bring a container in case of leftovers

We love Planet Earth

The Cooking School believes in recycling, reducing waste and reusing where possible. All food waste is collected by an organic recycling company that converts the waste into reusable energy.


St Margaret’s Car Park at 417-435 Bourke Street, Surry Hills is a great option for parking with 80 spaces available and a 5-minute walk from the Cooking School. Casual parking rates after 5pm are $4/hour.


Booking Conditions:

  • Cancellations are non-refundable.

  • A change in personal circumstances does not entitle a ticket holder to return or exchange a ticket.

  • All bookings are confirmed on receipt of full payment and if a seat is available.

  • Reservations may be transferred to other classes with 30 days notice.

  • If you are unable to attend a reserved booking, you are welcome to send someone else in your place.

  • Reservations for classes and events close 30 minutes prior to the start time.

  • All classes and events require closed-in shoes.

  • The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class. Every effort is made to contact and accommodate guests in the event of alterations or cancellations. If a class is cancelled or moved to a date and/or time you are unavailable, you are entitled to a full refund.

  • Please inform staff of any dietary requirements whilst making a booking, we will attempt to accommodate you to the best of our abilities. Please contact us on 02 9555 8300.

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About the presenter

The Cooking School at The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills offers a variety of cooking classes hosted by dedicated local and international chefs in a relaxed and friendly environment.


February 9
10:30 am - 1:30 pm


146 Foveaux Street

Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
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