Chinese New Year in Malaysia - In Person

Sunday, January 15, 2023 4:00pm to 8:00pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A hands-on in-person cooking class culminating in a dinner served with wine and beer. This class is limited to 12 students. Review our registration and cancellation policies here. Masks are recommended, and proof of full vaccination is required upon entry.

Gong Hei Fat Choy! To ring in the new lunar year, we're taking inspiration from Linda's childhood in Malaysia. The Chinese diaspora in Malaysia is mostly of Southern Chinese descent—Fujianese, Cantonese, Hakka, Teochew. Linda fondly recalls a few dishes she often ate at her friends' "open house," a custom where you drop by someone's house during the festive period and they will always feed you. Without needing to leave our 18th St. Kitchen, we'll cook up our own new year celebration spread! 



Popiah—Soft Spring Rolls filled with Jicama

Ngo Hiang—Five Spice Pork Spring Rolls

Lor Hon Chye—Buddha's Delight

Yu Sang—Prosperity Salad

Ang Ku Kueh—Red Tortoise Mochi 


This menu contains the following common allergens: Fish, Shellfish, Soy, Peanuts, Wheat. If you have allergies or dietary restrictions that concern your ability to cook along, please e-mail before purchasing a ticket.

Let’s Cook Together! 



Linda Tay Esposito is a teaching chef whose food represents a tribute and commitment to the authenticity of the cuisines of the Pacific Rim. For the last 18 years, Linda has shared her passion and knowledge of East & South East Asian cuisines through Bay Area cooking schools - Cavallo Point, Sur La Table, Parties That Cook and Whole Foods Market. Linda’s teaching philosophy is to make these cuisines approachable to the home cook, while respecting the cuisine’s heritage and authenticity in taste. Besides 18 Reasons, Linda also shares her Nyonya food passion with Milk Street Kitchen and leads a community culinary program on Asian vegetables for Radical Family Farms.

An all-around food professional, Linda’s consulting work centers around helping food businesses flourish through the intersectional lens of food, sustainability and equity. Her past experience includes growing Hodo Foods from an artisanal producer to nationwide distribution, and building inclusive food places. Most recently she led the development of La Cocina Municipal Marketplace – using food as a creative approach to economic development by offering affordable, healthy food options and safe spaces while providing accessible business opportunities for low income, immigrant, women food entrepreneurs. Linda is a member of the Good Food Foundation advisory board and serves on their Equity Task Force. Linda lives in San Francisco. In her free time, she plants Asian herbs at the community garden at Fort Mason. Follow her on Instagram @flavor_explosions


Photo credit: Linda Tay Esposito