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Host: Nithia

Singapore, Singapore

USD
$42-$170 per person

Authentic Singaporean-Indian homecooking

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

Meet Nithia

Nithia is a Singaporean of Sri Lankan and South Indian heritage and was educated in the UK. Her cooking style reflects the mix of cultures she inhabits in her daily life, relying on South Indian and Sri Lankan dishes, Singaporean favorites and South East Asian flavors. Nithia lives with her mother in a comfortable apartment in a residential neighborhood outside of central Singapore. Her home is decorated with care and filled with the aromas of her cooking.

Having lived overseas for many years, Nithia can provide expert guidance on how to substitute ingredients that might be difficult to find in your home grocery store. She loves experimenting with new cuisines and ingredients and even runs a small supper club that organizes themed dinner events. She is a passionate supporter of the arts and can give recommendations on events that are occurring during your visit. When she's not in the kitchen Nithia works as a freelance marketing communications professional.

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: (1-6 guests) Share a home-cooked meal with Nithia at her table. The menu will include traditional Indian dishes, prepared in the Sri Lankan and Singaporean styles. She might serve her Sri Lankan chicken curry, prawns cooked with green chilies and coriander, fish head curry (a classic Singaporean-Indian dish), laksa, or Malay dishes such as nasi lemak (coconut rice served with a variety of garnishes) or Malay curries such as rendang. She is adept at vegetarian cuisine and can also do stir fry vegetable dishes and local noodle dishes.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Nithia in her kitchen to learn to prepare an authentic Singaporean-Indian meal. In your hands-on cooking lesson you will learn to prepare 2-3 dishes which will be served with other dishes that Nithia prepared in advance. You can expect your cooking lesson to last about 1.5 - 2 hours.

Market visit: (1-4 guests) The markets in Singapore are best visited early in the morning, before the heat of the day, when the produce is at its freshest. At 7:00am, meet Nithia at Tekka Market, located on the edge of Little India, where you will to explore the bounty of regional produce for sale. She'll take you through this heritage market and teach you about Singapore's cultural and culinary history. After picking up a few ingredients, Nithia will take you to a small local eatery for a snack and coffee to give you a taste of Singapore's cafe culture. Your market visit will conclude around 8:00am and the remainder of the morning and afternoon are at your leisure to explore Singapore.
At 5:00pm this evening reconvene at Nithia's apartment to cook dinner together in her kitchen.

Notes: The apartment does not have air conditioning but it is located on the top floor and stays cool.

Languages spoken: English

PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

Nithia welcomed me at her beautiful house with a set table and an amazing smell coming from the kitchen and spreading quickly through the house. Nithia walked me through the menu of a selection of Indian dishes, some of them made at the traditional Sri Lanka style as well as Singaporean. We move quickly to the open kitchen where she taught me how to make a traditional Indian raita. Nithia made me fell very welcome during my visit and it was a pleasure to talk about any topic with her. It was a fantastic experience to meet her and her delicious food at her beautiful house.

Jose, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

I had a great day today visiting Nithia and her mother! They welcomed me into their lovely HDB apartment, which had a nice garden terrace that overlooked the city. Nithia and her mother are both very sweet and friendly. Nithia can cook a variety of different types of cuisines and today she cooked a few different tasty Indian dishes. Out of all the dishes she prepared I think my favourite was the thunder bread (also known as idiyappam) with vegetable gravy.

Christa, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Singapore Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
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Nithia

$42-$170 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • 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
$80 $62 $42
Cooking Experience + Meal
$126 $106 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$170 $140 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$80 $62 $42
Cooking Experience + Meal
$126 $106 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$170 $140 Not offered
*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
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
7:00am-11:00am 6:00pm-10:00pm

Meet Nithia

Nithia is a Singaporean of Sri Lankan and South Indian heritage and was educated in the UK. Her cooking style reflects the mix of cultures she inhabits in her daily life, relying on South Indian and Sri Lankan dishes, Singaporean favorites and South East Asian flavors. Nithia lives with her mother in a comfortable apartment in a residential neighborhood outside of central Singapore. Her home is decorated with care and filled with the aromas of her cooking.

Having lived overseas for many years, Nithia can provide expert guidance on how to substitute ingredients that might be difficult to find in your home grocery store. She loves experimenting with new cuisines and ingredients and even runs a small supper club that organizes themed dinner events. She is a passionate supporter of the arts and can give recommendations on events that are occurring during your visit. When she's not in the kitchen Nithia works as a freelance marketing communications professional.

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: (1-6 guests) Share a home-cooked meal with Nithia at her table. The menu will include traditional Indian dishes, prepared in the Sri Lankan and Singaporean styles. She might serve her Sri Lankan chicken curry, prawns cooked with green chilies and coriander, fish head curry (a classic Singaporean-Indian dish), laksa, or Malay dishes such as nasi lemak (coconut rice served with a variety of garnishes) or Malay curries such as rendang. She is adept at vegetarian cuisine and can also do stir fry vegetable dishes and local noodle dishes.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Nithia in her kitchen to learn to prepare an authentic Singaporean-Indian meal. In your hands-on cooking lesson you will learn to prepare 2-3 dishes which will be served with other dishes that Nithia prepared in advance. You can expect your cooking lesson to last about 1.5 - 2 hours.

Market visit: (1-4 guests) The markets in Singapore are best visited early in the morning, before the heat of the day, when the produce is at its freshest. At 7:00am, meet Nithia at Tekka Market, located on the edge of Little India, where you will to explore the bounty of regional produce for sale. She'll take you through this heritage market and teach you about Singapore's cultural and culinary history. After picking up a few ingredients, Nithia will take you to a small local eatery for a snack and coffee to give you a taste of Singapore's cafe culture. Your market visit will conclude around 8:00am and the remainder of the morning and afternoon are at your leisure to explore Singapore.
At 5:00pm this evening reconvene at Nithia's apartment to cook dinner together in her kitchen.

Notes: The apartment does not have air conditioning but it is located on the top floor and stays cool.

Languages spoken: English

PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

Nithia welcomed me at her beautiful house with a set table and an amazing smell coming from the kitchen and spreading quickly through the house. Nithia walked me through the menu of a selection of Indian dishes, some of them made at the traditional Sri Lanka style as well as Singaporean. We move quickly to the open kitchen where she taught me how to make a traditional Indian raita. Nithia made me fell very welcome during my visit and it was a pleasure to talk about any topic with her. It was a fantastic experience to meet her and her delicious food at her beautiful house.

Jose, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

I had a great day today visiting Nithia and her mother! They welcomed me into their lovely HDB apartment, which had a nice garden terrace that overlooked the city. Nithia and her mother are both very sweet and friendly. Nithia can cook a variety of different types of cuisines and today she cooked a few different tasty Indian dishes. Out of all the dishes she prepared I think my favourite was the thunder bread (also known as idiyappam) with vegetable gravy.

Christa, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Singapore Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$80 $62 $42
Cooking Experience + Meal
$126 $106 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$170 $140 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$80 $62 $42
Cooking Experience + Meal
$126 $106 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$170 $140 Not offered
*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
11:00am-2:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
7:00am-11:00am 6:00pm-10:00pm
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