Make my day cooking lab was established in 2015. Wayne is our main chef/instructor, who started learning and cooking when he lived in Melbourne as an overseas student. He gained various cooking experiences culturally and technically, he’s main expertise is Italian cuisine and Taiwanese cuisine. At first, we only have classes for Taiwanese people teaching Italian dishes such as pasta, risotto, ravioli, steak and salads.
In late 2016, we designed a cooking class specifically for tourists. We interpret the meaning of “cultural exchange” into something more precise and valuable. We think not only cooking Taiwanese dishes is a must-do activity, but taking a stroll in a crowded traditional morning market, and shop and eat like local, as well as having a long pervasive conversation over the meal with the cooking teacher. Since then, we have received travelers, bloggers and foodies from all over the world and built our reputation on Facebook.
This is a fast-track, truly Taiwanese cultural experience from the streets to the dining table! Guided by our local chef, you will experience Taiwanese food just like a local.
We will start the …
During the market tour, we will let you try some of the traditional market food and drinks, such as Chinese Herbal Tea (Grass Jelly, Star Fruit tea…), Pig Blood Cake braised in sweet soy sauce, hand-…
We offer everything you would want from a cooking class and beyond! Guided by our local chef, you will be immersed in the fascinating food culture deeply rooted in Taiwan.
In this experience, you will…
I am still thinking about the braised pork over rice that we made... slowly getting the ingredients together so I can make it again!!! My husband was a big fan as well. I loved starting off the day touring the local market and getting the local perspective. Wayne is really kind and knowledgeable. His team member was great as well!! The 4 hours really fly by so fast...We left wanting more!!
We had such a fun day cooking and learning! Wayne is very knowledgeable and we got to try so many things from the wet market we wouldn’t have known to try. Thank you again for the great food and great times!
Perfect way to learn to immerse yourself in Tawain culture. Wonderful class and family experience.
First time travelling in Taiwan with my wife and her mum, we booked the cooking class as we wanted to do something different on top of all the regular tourist attractions. The class started with a tour of the day market, where we got to taste some food and traditional teas and discover local fruits. Then we went on to the studio which is a lovely place to get hands on with the cooking ! Wayne was very pedagogic and took time to explain and answer our questions, he also shared tips and history about dishes he was teaching us. The food was so yummy and tasted really authentic, we had loads as well and having lunch with Wayne was a lovely time getting to know more about him. It was a great experience for us, Wayne and Leona were so friendly and eager to share about their culture. We don’t speak Chinese so it was very interesting for us to ask and learn about Taiwan and Taiwanese people. Absolutely recommend spending some time with these guys you won’t regret it ! Thank you Wayne and Leona :)
Really enjoyed the class. Wayne really takes the time to show you the local area where he does his shopping, makes you test the products, and then shows you how it's done in his really nice studio. Also manages to keep the class really fun and entertaining while learning a lot, giving a lot of advice and tips. I highly recommend it if you stop by Taipei!