Cook the Book: Burma Superstar
$165 per person
Our Cook the Book classes celebrate some of our favorite chefs and restaurants through their cookbooks. We select a signature dish from their cookbook, adapt it for the home kitchen, and build a menu around it to bring the book to life. These events are less instruction-based than our other cooking classes and make for an enjoyable night out.
About This Class
Burma Superstar has been serving its signature Burmese dishes in the Bay Area since 1992, but it wasn’t until the mid-2000s when people began to line up out the door for its famous tea leaf salad. The Burma Superstar cookbook digs deeper into the food of this country — now called Myanmar — giving readers a peek at the deep flavors of this southeast Asian country.
This class focuses on the fundamentals of a complete Burmese feast. We’ll start by making a classic pork curry with green mango pickle. As that simmers, we will also make a relish of caramelized onions, tomatoes, garlic, and dried shrimp, which will be served with crisp slices of cucumber. With a refreshing salad of cabbage, pickled ginger, and crunchy fried garlic, we’ll also dig into what makes Burmese salads so unique. Coconut rice rounds things out while semolina cake ends the meal with a sweeter note.
Tomato Shrimp Relish with Raw Vegetables, Pork Curry with Pickled Green Mango, Ginger Salad, Coconut Rice, and Semolina Cake
- Wine included
- Full meal served in class
- Work in teams
- Ages 18+
All students must show proof of vaccine before entering school and will be required to wear a mask unless eating/drinking.
We understand and respect that lifestyle decisions during Covid are an individual choice. If you test positive for Covid while the class is in session, you will be asked to send a friend in your place until you have a negative test. Classes will not be rescheduled, credited or cancelled. Once the class session starts the class is non-refundable. This was our policy pre-Covid and continues to be our policy today. We hope you find this policy acceptable and understand that this policy is required for a small school like SFCS to operate and open our kitchens for great food experiences.
The average duration of our current cooking classes is 4 hours, which is predominately hands-on work. You will be standing for the majority of class, cooking at your work station as your instructor demonstrates techniques and walks around providing individual feedback. Most of the time you’ll be working with a partner or small group on a few different recipes.
Doors will open 10 minutes prior to class starting and we will begin promptly on time. Students will be asked to queue up outside the door of the school to have their vaccine cards checked the first week of class (these will only need to be checked once).
Please arrive at the school with your own mask on. New, disposable masks are available should you need to replace yours while in class.
Wear comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes (remember, you’ll be on your feet cooking). The kitchens at SFCS are fully equipped with everything else you need, including clean aprons.
You will sit down with your classmates to eat what you’ve all prepared, along with some wine. We do suggest you have a small snack before class as dinner does happen towards the end of each session.
Wear casual clothing you can easily move around in, and comfortable close-toed shoes. Long hair must be pulled back and masks are required while in the building.