Asian Cooking Courses

Learn How To Cook Amazing Asian Dishes

Learning how to cook authentic Asian cuisines or simply wanting to expand your confidence with easy, healthy Asian cooking recipes can now not be simpler! Why not join a Asian cookery courses on offer at Vanida’s Cookery School. Whether an enthusiastic beginner or a more confident cook looking to advance your skills, our courses will demystify the art of South East Asian food. Our kitchen is now larger and we can accommodate groups up to 30 people.

The Secrets Of Asian Cooking

With a rich variety of cultural food influences, and a growing interest in using new flavours in remarkable diverse regional foods from the sub-continent, the Vanida Asian Cookery School helps you to discover and learn to cook Asian Cuisine. Using spices and herbs that are much more suble and delicate than Western ingredients Vanida and her Asian Cooking Courses will show you how to prepare, cook and present inspirational dishes for everyday cooking. You will also get an insight into a few tricks of the trade such as how to cook perfect fluffy rice each and every time. Vanida’s recipes are as easy to follow as Piet Huysentruyt or Jamie Oliver but with an inspirational exotic twist.

Asian Cookery Classes

All our unique Asian Cookery Courses are held at Vanida Asia Shop, Koolskampstraat 121, 8810 Lichtervelde. Class bookings or information can be arranged by a simple call, (051/748.748 or 0486/52.51.53) or by e-mail.

Our cookery courses will dispels the myth that Asian Food is difficult and time consuming believing that you should never be put off by the cooking recipe with a long list of ingredients. A long list is usually made up with lots of spices and all of them play an important role in getting the taste balance just right.

Vanida Cookery School offers you:

– An opportunity to learn how to prepare authentic Asian cuisine from an experienced and native instructor
– Hands-on cooking experience
– A fun and enjoyable afternoon or evening out preparing an Asian meal amongst a small group of people in a friendly setting.
– Every class ends with everyone sitting down around the Cookery School table to taste the food that has been cooked.

Information about bookings:

– Booking is essential, either by phone or email
– Costs are €35 (excl. VAT) per person, which is inclusive of all ingredients.

An Asian Cooking Lesson – A Unique Gift Idea!

Or are you looking for a unique and unusual gift idea? There are many cookery courses to choose from, including Thai cooking, Phillipine cooking. Japanese to name a few, each with ‘hands-on’ involvement in every cooking class.

Give Vanida a call and book a course on 051/748.748. It’s as easy as that!

A Few Examples

Tom Yum Soup


This classic soup is hot and spicy, sour and aromatic all the same time. For many people around the world who love Thai food, Tom Yum Soup is a measure of the quality of the chef, and many people swear by this soup to clear their heads when they have a cold!

Green Curry, also named Kheang Kae Waan

Green Curry Cooking Courses Vanida Asia Shop

A favorite dish in Thai restaurants around the world, Kheang Kae Waan meens ‘Green Sweet Curry’, the sweetness deriving from the cocnut milk and palm sugar. It is also deliciously hot and aromatic thanks to the green chili, peppercorns, kaffir lime leaves, and sweet basil, and salty through the shrimp paste and fish sauce.

Green Papaya Salad, also named Som Tam

som tam

This healthy mixture of raw vegetables is now prepared by roadside vendors all over the country. Som Tam captures the essential flavors of Thailand: chili hot, redolent with garlic and fish sauce, and sour with lime juice.

Wok Dishes

thai cooking courses

Wok cooking combines the wonderful flavors found in Asian food, without all the calories. Cooking with a wok allows you to create healthy meals for your family that are not only easy, but incorporates exotic flavors aswell. It’s important to understand how to choose your wok and other wok cooking equipment. You must also understand how to prepare your ingredients and how to follow basic wok cooking techniques.


Sushi Cooking Courses Vanida Asia Shop

Sushi is the most famous Japanese dish outside of Japan, and one of the most popular dishes among the Japanese themselves. In Japan, sushi is usually enjoyed on special occasions, such as a celebration. During the ‘Edo period’, ‘sushi’ refered to pickled fish conserved in vinegar. Nowadays sushi can be defined as a dish containing rice which has been prepared with sushi vinegar. There are many different types of sushi.


Class bookings or information can be arranged by a simple call, (051/748.748 or 0486/52.51.53) or by e-mail.