What a fantastic experience. This was our first cooking class and we’re already planning our next cooking adventure with Sticky Rice. Yukio is an excellent instructor. The menu was well planned. We had a lot of fun and learned so much. Thank you Yukiko and Daniel for all your hard work.
When a menu speaks to me…it’s like coming home. And with a name like Sticky Rice Cooking School it’s not hard to work out what food language we speak. So when I first set eyes on the menu at FRED Eatery I felt a massive hallelujah moment!
HAPPINESS IN A BOWL!
Barbecued pork belly, kimchi, chilli caramel, omelette with peanut & mint salad.
Lightly spiced scrambled free range eggs with roti, roasted cumin and snow pea tendril salad.
HOT & SOUR NOODLE BROTH
Poached chicken and a spinach, coriander salad.
STICKY BLACK CHICKEN
Yellow Thai curry dressing, coconut & lime leaf rice, Asian greens, pickled carrot & peanut salad.
CRISPY MASTERSTOCK PORK BELLY BURGER
Lightly pickled slaw, fried shallots, spiced coriander, Sriracha & lime aioli and a brioche bun.
need I say more?….well yes.. I will.
I recently went for a run with a friend, stopped for a cup of tea at FRED’S, got tempted by a delicious Persian tart with almonds and pistachios and had to run the long way home!
FRED Eatery is located in Aldgate Village in the Adelaide Hills so that’s about 22 mins from the CBD. Their approach is to provide fresh, vibrant comfort food, utilising locally sourced produce, in a welcoming contemporary setting. And it’s not just Asian fare people : It’s just me that skips over anything that is not.
FRED Eatery has basically been kicking goals since first opening over 4 years ago, getting 5 star reviews, keeping its menu interesting, its customers hooked and featuring heavily in Top Foodie Lists in South Australia. And that, my friends, is because it rocks!
Believe it or not there is no FRED behind the counter so I am tempted to ask who is FRED?
Is he a Chef, an Artist, an Interior Stylist or a Coffee Guru? Maybe he is all these things, because all of these qualities are reflected superbly in this eclectic café which simple states it serves all day breakfasts, casual lunches, sweet treats and our own house blend coffee! That’s a bit understated in my opinion.
In addition to daytime, you should know that they also do fantastic Friday dinners with even more surprises on the special boards and can cater for up to 100 guests either at your place or theirs.
They also regularly host Art Exhibitions and have a changing display of inspiring artefacts adorning the walls and mezzanine lounge, library space and private dining areas.
So yes, they do give me ‘Happiness in a Bowl’ but more than that the place and its people are as warm and welcoming as you could ever want from a home from home.
So you should go there and spend time with Fred… whoever he is.
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It was a great experience, learning some trade secrets to great cooking. Met some lovely people, a totally enjoyable afternoon. Cannot wait to do the next one!!!
Amazing experience thank you. Beautiful food, beautiful people, magical from start to finish
Best inspiration to be creative back at home!
We did the Japanese Essentials. excellent chef guide in Yukiko. food was excellent quality and class was a lot of fun. Daniel was a delightful host. We stayed in the Bali villa which was beautiful and relaxing. Wonderful get away.
I’ve done five classes so far. Great time, great repeatable recipes. Japanese cooking class was amazing. Going to repeat entire menu for family this week.
A great day at Sticky Rice Cooking School, Stirling yesterday – so enjoyed “Sensational Seafood” with chef Tania. Fantastic food, flavours, cooking tips, wonderful host Daniel and new friends Trudy & Rachael. Thanks Claire for making your dream come true – such a beautiful place filled with happiness, love & care.
Fabulous Middle Eastern Cooking class with Genevieve Harris. Wonderful day cooking a delicious menu of Hummus and flat bread, Chermoula chicken, Harissa marinated Prawns,with a beautiful eggplant and tomato salad, and bbq lamb skewers marinated in Hilbeh served with baby spinach, pomegranate seeds and yoghurt sauce.
Then deep fried almond pastries with honey and orange blossom syrup.
All served with lovely wines or fruit juice and water.
Fabulous day, heaps of fun and staying at the villas made the walk home very easy.
Highly Recommended 5*****
It’s all hands on, all interacting with each other. The food, atmosphere and setting are just awesome. highly recommended.
Fantastic fun night out
The perfect Staycation ideas for these Adelaide Hills Luxury Villas. Stay and Play. Wellness, Adventure and Relaxation. Which Villa will you choose? Bali, Yoko or Zen
One of the standout features of group cooking classes is their inclusivity. Unlike non-hands-on activities that might alienate certain members, cooking classes create a level playing field.