The class was paced well and Robin made sure we had enough time to converse, cook, and eat. I’m originally from Japan and live in Singapore for about 8 years and decided to join this experience to cook local cuisine myself as circuit breaker (similar to “lockdown” in other countries) reduced outside food options and taught us how important it is to cook at home. For mains, we chose Sayur Lodeh for myself as I’m vegan and Laksa for my partner and we also cooked Kueh Dadar as dessert. The recipes are simple enough for us to try cooking at home. Robin taught me some local facts about ingredients and a few things to note in cooking our chosen dishes. I’ve never cooked curry in coconut milk so it was my first experience to cook local curry. In hindsight, we could’ve chosen something other than laksa as a non veg option for my partner as ingredients and recipes are similar for laksa and sayur lodeh. Nevertheless, my partner is a Singaporean and she loved laksa very much and claimed it tasted more natural and flavorful with more spices and better fragrances than those that are diluted and loaded with MSG in hawker stalls. I also liked the convenient location that is also in a cultural area of Singapore. Partially thanks to travel restrictions, the class was private and I didn’t see any other guests. The experience was personable and memorable. Thank you, Robin!