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Host: Rosaline

Singapore, Singapore

USD
$116-$260 per person

Authentic Singaporean and Peranakan/Nyonya cuisine

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Rosaline

Rosaline, author of three cookbooks, "Grandmothers' Recipes - Tales from Two Peranakan Kitchens" and its sequels, is a retired banker and grandmother. She was born and raised in Singapore. Her culinary repertoire includes local Singaporean dishes from her Peranakan-Teochew family as well as the Peranakan dishes she learned through her Malaysian mother-in-law.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-10 guests) Gather at the table with Rosaline (and possibly her children if they are free) for a Singaporean and Peranakan meal. You might sample her beef rendang (beef cooked in a heady mixture of coconut milk and a paste of mixed ground spices), nyonya laksa (a spicy noodle soup with aromatic coconut milk), or chicken rice (a typical Singaporean dish loved by young and old), and, to finish, ondeh ondeh (a traditional Malaysian dessert made of golden palm sugar wrapped in glutinous rice flour and rolled in freshly grated coconut). After your meal, you can tour Rosaline's lovely organic herb garden.

Cooking experience: (1-10 guests) Your experience involves a cooking demonstration in Rosaline's kitchen designed for cooking instruction. Learn to cook some of the best Singaporean and Peranakan dishes from Rosaline’s family recipes, from dishes like beef rendang to her delicious nyonya laksa. You will then enjoy the meal with Rosaline as she regales you with stories about her experiences as an ex-banker, restaurateur, and a renowned cookbook author. After the meal if you are interested, you can also take a tour of her garden where she plants and harvests the organic herbs she uses for cooking.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

5.0 (8)
My experience with Traveling Spoon was exactly as I was idealizing since I read an article in Forbes in March 2014, a unique experience. I took my girlfriend birthday and that we just moved to Singapore as an opportunity to use Traveling Spoon for the first time.The food cooked by Rosaline Soon, our host, was delicious, the cooking class demo was exceptional, but what made us love the experience also was the opportunity to meet Rosaline and her husband. We enjoyed every moment of the conversation as well as every bite of the traditional Singaporean and Peranakan food. For me, travelling means knowing other cultures, meeting people and enjoying the traditional food with the locals, Traveling Spoon brought us all together in an unforgettable evening. I also would like to mention the extraordinary attention and service received by Hannah from Traveling spoon team, she shows genuine interest in every interaction we had during the booking process, she was excellent.
- José D September 25, 2017
Overall, Great! would do again.
- Melinda and Walker from Louisiana, USA October 20, 2016
Rosaline is one Kind of a host. Perfect cooking experience and great food. We had a splendid time with her and her children who had dinner with us. Very interessing peak into Singaporean culture and good Chats.
- Birger Sandmann September 12, 2016
Rosaline was a perfectly gracious host and selected specific recipes at our request. She was an experienced instructor who explained how to find and prepare local ingredients and guided us through the cooking process. Rosaline translated and hand-typed numerous recipes and made helpful notes about how to find foods back home. She works very well with experienced and novice home cooks alike. As judged by a native Singaporean, her Peranakan food is delicious! Finally, conversation with her is a delight. This was a wonderful experience and if you are traveling through Singapore, a class with Rosaline is not to be missed!
- Matt and Jeremy July 18, 2016
This is the best idea ever. It was a great way to experience authentic Singapore cuisine. Rosaline and her family made us feel and home, and we had a fun time learning to cook 4 great recipes.
- March 03, 2016
My husband and I discovered Traveling Spoon through our friend Ravi. It was a memorable experience. Our host Rosaline was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. She is an amazing cook. Delicious food made with love. Rosaline and her family explained the history of the food and the special ingredients in each dish. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely do this again!
- Meena September 07, 2015
What a wonderful concept to be welcomed to a home and entertained by a wonderful host and chef. Rosaline and her family where very warm and the food was truly amazing. I range of different Singaporean dishes reflecting the deep culture and history of the peninsula and the many immigrant communities. A great evening and recommended for anyone with a soul, a gut and a penchant for intimate experiences.
- July 29, 2015
My experience with Traveling Spoon was exactly as I was idealizing since I read an article in Forbes in March 2014, a unique amazing experience. I took my girlfriend birthday and that we just moved to Singapore as an opportunity to use Traveling Spoon for the first time. The food cooked by Rosaline Soon, our host, was delicious, the cooking class demo was exceptional, but what made us love the experience also was the opportunity to meet Rosaline and her husband. We enjoyed every moment of the conversation as well as every bite of the traditional Singaporean and Peranakan food. For me, travelling means knowing other cultures, meeting people and enjoying the traditional food with the locals, Traveling Spoon brought us all together in an unforgettable evening. I also would like to mention the extraordinary attention and service received by Hannah from Traveling spoon team, she shows genuine interest in every interaction we had during the booking process, she was excellent.
- José July 08, 2015
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Rosaline

$116-$260 USD

per person
100% VETTED
Learn more
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $130 $116
Cooking Experience + Meal
$260 $170 $150
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $130 $116
Cooking Experience + Meal
$260 $170 $150
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm 5:00pm-8:00pm

Meet Rosaline

Rosaline, author of three cookbooks, "Grandmothers' Recipes - Tales from Two Peranakan Kitchens" and its sequels, is a retired banker and grandmother. She was born and raised in Singapore. Her culinary repertoire includes local Singaporean dishes from her Peranakan-Teochew family as well as the Peranakan dishes she learned through her Malaysian mother-in-law.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (2-10 guests) Gather at the table with Rosaline (and possibly her children if they are free) for a Singaporean and Peranakan meal. You might sample her beef rendang (beef cooked in a heady mixture of coconut milk and a paste of mixed ground spices), nyonya laksa (a spicy noodle soup with aromatic coconut milk), or chicken rice (a typical Singaporean dish loved by young and old), and, to finish, ondeh ondeh (a traditional Malaysian dessert made of golden palm sugar wrapped in glutinous rice flour and rolled in freshly grated coconut). After your meal, you can tour Rosaline's lovely organic herb garden.

Cooking experience: (1-10 guests) Your experience involves a cooking demonstration in Rosaline's kitchen designed for cooking instruction. Learn to cook some of the best Singaporean and Peranakan dishes from Rosaline’s family recipes, from dishes like beef rendang to her delicious nyonya laksa. You will then enjoy the meal with Rosaline as she regales you with stories about her experiences as an ex-banker, restaurateur, and a renowned cookbook author. After the meal if you are interested, you can also take a tour of her garden where she plants and harvests the organic herbs she uses for cooking.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

5.0 (8)
My experience with Traveling Spoon was exactly as I was idealizing since I read an article in Forbes in March 2014, a unique experience. I took my girlfriend birthday and that we just moved to Singapore as an opportunity to use Traveling Spoon for the first time.The food cooked by Rosaline Soon, our host, was delicious, the cooking class demo was exceptional, but what made us love the experience also was the opportunity to meet Rosaline and her husband. We enjoyed every moment of the conversation as well as every bite of the traditional Singaporean and Peranakan food. For me, travelling means knowing other cultures, meeting people and enjoying the traditional food with the locals, Traveling Spoon brought us all together in an unforgettable evening. I also would like to mention the extraordinary attention and service received by Hannah from Traveling spoon team, she shows genuine interest in every interaction we had during the booking process, she was excellent.
- José D September 25, 2017
Overall, Great! would do again.
- Melinda and Walker from Louisiana, USA October 20, 2016
Rosaline is one Kind of a host. Perfect cooking experience and great food. We had a splendid time with her and her children who had dinner with us. Very interessing peak into Singaporean culture and good Chats.
- Birger Sandmann September 12, 2016
Rosaline was a perfectly gracious host and selected specific recipes at our request. She was an experienced instructor who explained how to find and prepare local ingredients and guided us through the cooking process. Rosaline translated and hand-typed numerous recipes and made helpful notes about how to find foods back home. She works very well with experienced and novice home cooks alike. As judged by a native Singaporean, her Peranakan food is delicious! Finally, conversation with her is a delight. This was a wonderful experience and if you are traveling through Singapore, a class with Rosaline is not to be missed!
- Matt and Jeremy July 18, 2016
This is the best idea ever. It was a great way to experience authentic Singapore cuisine. Rosaline and her family made us feel and home, and we had a fun time learning to cook 4 great recipes.
- March 03, 2016
My husband and I discovered Traveling Spoon through our friend Ravi. It was a memorable experience. Our host Rosaline was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. She is an amazing cook. Delicious food made with love. Rosaline and her family explained the history of the food and the special ingredients in each dish. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely do this again!
- Meena September 07, 2015
What a wonderful concept to be welcomed to a home and entertained by a wonderful host and chef. Rosaline and her family where very warm and the food was truly amazing. I range of different Singaporean dishes reflecting the deep culture and history of the peninsula and the many immigrant communities. A great evening and recommended for anyone with a soul, a gut and a penchant for intimate experiences.
- July 29, 2015
My experience with Traveling Spoon was exactly as I was idealizing since I read an article in Forbes in March 2014, a unique amazing experience. I took my girlfriend birthday and that we just moved to Singapore as an opportunity to use Traveling Spoon for the first time. The food cooked by Rosaline Soon, our host, was delicious, the cooking class demo was exceptional, but what made us love the experience also was the opportunity to meet Rosaline and her husband. We enjoyed every moment of the conversation as well as every bite of the traditional Singaporean and Peranakan food. For me, travelling means knowing other cultures, meeting people and enjoying the traditional food with the locals, Traveling Spoon brought us all together in an unforgettable evening. I also would like to mention the extraordinary attention and service received by Hannah from Traveling spoon team, she shows genuine interest in every interaction we had during the booking process, she was excellent.
- José July 08, 2015
Read More
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $130 $116
Cooking Experience + Meal
$260 $170 $150
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $130 $116
Cooking Experience + Meal
$260 $170 $150
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:30am-1:30pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
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FAQ

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    Have a flight or other tour planned and can’t make the timing provided? If the timing listed on the host’s profile doesn’t work for you, our hosts can often accommodate timing changes. Because all of our experiences are private our hosts are happy to tailor experiences to meet your travel needs. Simply note your request in the booking process.

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