Full Day: Thai & Vietnamese | £99

Lilian Hiw at The Food Hub…

Lilian Hiw is a cookery teacher, private chef, food stylist, cake designer and baker based in Bury St Edmunds. Lilian grew up in Singapore and was inspired by the bold, fragrant and exotic international food culture. Her resume includes some of the top international hotels in Asia. While her true passion is in the kitchen, Lilian gained invaluable experience in sales and catering while working at the renowned Raffles Hotel Singapore; one of Asia’s most celebrated hotels. Lilian combines a deep-rooted passion for food with a wealth of experience in cooking and catering to bring a bespoke, delicious and unforgettable Asian dining experience to you.

Course Details…

Lilian has combined some signatures dishes from Vietnam and Thailand on this course. The ingredients and flavours of these two neighbouring countries are so similar, the freshness from herbs like mint leaves, coriander, lemongrass and basil; the citrus of lime, the heat of chilli, the aroma of garlic and ginger; and the fifth element of taste, the umami flavour from fish sauce.

Thai food is generally richer and spicier with more use of coconut milk and bird’s eye chilli. Vietnamese food tends to be lighter and less spicy, with some French influence. You will learn how to balance the flavour combinations of Sweet, Sour, Salty, Spicy, Bitter and the ultimate Umami; and experience the exotic smells and taste of herbs and spices of the Orient, transporting you to the streets of Thailand and Vietnam!

Lilian’s courses are fun, informative and interactive; with detailed easy to follow recipes to replicate at home using ingredients that are readily available.

Recipes on this course may include:

  • Vietnamese Style Crisp Fried Spring Rolls 
  • Nuoc Cham sauce
  • Lemongrass Pork Skewers in French Baguette
  • Pad Thai Noodle Salad
  • Pad Thai Dressing
  • Thai Green Chicken Curry
  • Fragrant Jasmine Rice

The course will run from 10.00am until 3.00pm and includes practical and demonstration cookery sessions, lunch and refreshments. All the ingredients, equipment and the recipes for the day will be provided.


Gift vouchers cannot be redeemed through our online booking system, to book a place please call 01728 862062 or email thefoodhub@kentonhallestate.co.uk.