Cooking: Vietnamese with Lisa Diep

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Learn to cook authentic Vietnamese food in this cooking class.

Come and prepare a vibrant, fresh and perfectly balanced Vietnamese meal with Lisa Diep who will share her recipes, secrets and passion for cooking from her homeland.

'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.'

On the Menu
  • Papaya Salad - with Prawn and Pork Belly
  • Chicken Pho Usually cooked over many hours, learn how to create this Vietnamese Classic in a pressure cooker
  • Banh Cuon
  • Vegetarian Banh Cuon - filled homemade rice noodles with mushroom and tofu
  • Vietnamese dipping sauces - Hoisin and Peanut / Ginger / Garlic
Course content

This 3-hour hands-on experience includes:

  • 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
About the Chef

Lisa was selected as a contestant for MasterChef 2018 season. Little did she know that she would experience one of the best culinary adventures in a lifetime – from masterclasses with Nigella Lawson, cooking a service challenge with Gordon Ramsay to cooking on Maggie Beer’s Farm in the Barossa Valley. Since leaving the show she has been busy with cooking demonstrations, cooking lessons & catering sharing her passion for South-East Asian cuisine. Her speciality lies in combining flavours of traditional Vietnamese cooking with a modern twist!


The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills
146 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills

Please note: Street parking is very limited nearby. You might try St Margaret’s Car Park at 417-435 Bourke Street, Surry Hills. It is a 5-minute walk from the venue, with casual parking rates after 5pm at approx. $4/hour.

On the day...
  • We’ve cut out disposable plastics, so please bring your own food containers to take any leftovers home
  • All participants must wear closed-in shoes
  • Aprons supplied, but dress appropriately for the kitchen, and tie back long hair
  • Arrive up to 15 minutes before the class start time
Booking conditions
  • Withdrawal from the course is not refundable or transferrable.
  • The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class without notice. In the event of a change, you will be contacted on the phone number and/or email address you provide.
  • We cannot accommodate dietary requirements in all cases. For more information, please contact The Essential Ingredient 02 9555 8300 prior to booking.

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