Jasper - Taiwan

  • Jasper-Taiwan: Online Experience #1 (Vegan)
Experience Schedule (menus below):
Saturday Sept 26 5:30pm-7:00pm
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Jasper-Taiwan: Online Experience #1 (Vegan)
Saturday Oct 10, 5:30pm-7:00pm
20 spots available
Jasper-Taiwan: Online Experience #1 (Vegan)
$25.00 Sign up now
Wednesday Oct 28, 5:30pm-7:00pm
20 spots available
Jasper-Taiwan: Online Experience #1 (Vegan)
$25.00 Sign up now
Wednesday Oct 25, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Sorry, workshop is full!
Jasper-Taiwan: Online Experience #1 (Vegan)

Online experiences are 1.5 hours in duration with lots of time for questions and conversation. The online experiences are hosted on zoom.  If the dates or time don't fit your schedule, please let us know as we may be able to accommodate you outside of the posted schedule.

Recipes:  recipes are sent to you along with your zoom event information the day before your online experience.  Ingredient lists are sent to you shortly after you register.

Technology:  connect with the host using zoom on your computer, mobile device or tablet.  If you have a tv in your kitchen try the screen mirroring feature on your device!

If you would prefer to book your culinary experience over the phone or would like to book a private group experience please email us at info@inmykitchen.ca  

Cook with Jasper in your kitchen, online via zoom.   A great activity to do with the whole family as it is price per device.  We may not be able to travel right now, but share a family experience learning about a new culture and cuisine with our online culinary adventures.  Also a great date night!

This is a great opportunity to sample what our culinary adventures are all about without committing to the four hour experience.   

Our online culinary experiences are moderated by In My Kitchen founder, Paula Mohammed.

Immersion experiences are a 4 hour experience in the Host's home.  Includes a light snack upon arrival, approximately 2.5 hours of "in the kitchen" time, learning the recipes and participating in making the dishes, a full dinner shared together, and a booklet of recipes and in-depth culinary info.

All experiences are informal, warm and welcoming.  IMK experiences are suitable for families.

Cooking with Jasper

This experience is for the culinary adventurer, regardless if you are vegan or not.  Jasper is passionate about eating healthy and sharing her love for Taiwanese (Hakka) cooking.  You will learn to cook with Taiwanese ingredients and create dishes that would be difficult to find anywhere else.  

Jasper-Taiwan: Online Experience #1 (Vegan)

O-Wa-Jian (Taiwanese Oyster Omelet) - Vegan version

O-Wa-Jian is an oyster omelet that is typically found in the Taiwanese night street markets.  I make this with straw mushrooms instead of oysters and no egg, it provides a healthy vegan alternative.  We will make a delicious sweet and spicy sauce to go with the our O-Wa-Jian.  A sauce that you will want to keep in the fridge and use for many dishes.

Get to know Jasper

I was born in Taipei, Taiwan.  I moved to Montreal after I finished high school and I went to university.  I then moved to Quebec and my family immigrated to Canada.

Can you tell us a little bit about the history of your family?

My family is many generations from Taiwan and we are Hakka which is a specific culture and food.  My mother and father were business owners and my mother was also busy cooking for the family.  When I was little I would follow her to the market, and I was curious about what she would buy and what she would cook.

Hakka culture is when people come to our home, they are considered as a guest, and we always have something there for people to eat.  If someone arrives around noontime we assume someone has to eat, we prepare food together and share with our guests.

When and how did you develop a love for cooking?

I learned to cook from my mother and my mother in law.  They both were passionate about cooking for people.  But I really developed a passion for cooking and food at University.  I received a nutrition degree and then I went to Taiwan to study at the Seven Day Adventist Christ Christian church  for nutrition and health (similar to Buddhism).

How do you express your love for cooking and culture?

I see food as something to strengthen the family, use cooking together as a family to create harmony and to create compassion.

What do you love most about cooking?

I love creating.  I am always looking for colour in my cooking, it will stimulate an appetite, colour means nutrition.  In Chinese cooking colour is emphasized and it is believed different colours benefit different organs.


“I see food as something to strengthen the family, use cooking together as a family to create harmony and to create compassion”