Amelia M.

The Wokabout - Oaxaca, Chiangmai, Cuban, Malaysian & More

Amelia M. from Hong Kong


About the kitchen

Please Book 3 days beforehand for best flavors!
I sloo-ooo-oow cook authentic dishes learnt from local chefs and home cooks round the world, at a house with a Seaview and Garden in Tai Tam, Southside Hong Kong.
I use imported ingredients - sometimes hand carried myself from far flung countries - or the freshest local.
Honored guests can enjoy my large open kitchen, living and dining spaces.


  1. NameAmelia M.
  2. LocationHong KongTai Tam
  3. LanguagesEnglish, Cantonese, Malay, my Cantonese is that of a 5-year old!
  1. GuestsMinimum: 4, Maximum: 10
  2. MealsDinner
  3. House rulesWelcome to BYOB; but no smoking please. I have an old yellow Labrador who goes into her little home when guests are present.
  1. Bio

    I love soul and street food from around the world - intensely flavored dishes made with generosity of spirit and appreciation of cultures.
    I've roasted a whole pig over coals with a Havana landlord, stir fried with street cooks in Chiangmai and Hochiminh, made tortillas by hand at an art curator's home in Mexico City and ceviche in Peruvian kitchens. I've also lived with locals and taken classes in Oaxaca, Madrid, Lima, north (Rome,Tuscany) and east (Pesaro) Italy, Lisbon, Istanbul and Selcuk (Turkey) and Vancouver.
    I've made the BEST friends through cooking, eating and drinking with locals everywhere - so most of my dishes have affectionate stories. Being Malaysian means appreciating intense but also honest, balanced flavors and respecting the ingredients.
    Welcome to my spacious home and open kitchen - hope to see you here...

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Cassie N.

It is our second Plateculture experience with Amelia and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! We love the food and the portions are so generous! And Amelia is such a great host and so accommodating for our late dinner start! We highly recommend dining with Amelia!

Pinhui C.

We had a wonderful night at Amelia’s house with warm ambience, good music and delicious food! Amelia is super nice and accommodative and we would highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants a special night!

Catherine H.

Wonderful evening at Amelia's home. We had the Oaxaca menu and not only was everything delicious, but we also really enjoyed Amelia's stories of her many foody travels including to Oaxaca. She was a fantastic host who is clearly very passionate about food and cooking. We all enjoyed it so much and would love to come again to try another of her menus. Thank you!

Beverly L.

A very unique and cosy private dining experience indeed!

We tried the Chiangmai menu. Amelia is a very friendly, thoughtful and passionate chef/host. Most of the dishes are oil-free, but tremendously delicious! The choice of ingredients are thoughtful and creative. The ambience is cosy and comfortable. There are lots of interesting stories to hear from the adventurous chef as well!

It was a sensational experience. We will be back to try out the other menus for sure!

sook hyung p.

Amelia has perfected the art of combining fresh ingredients & spices to come up with a most delightful meal! Every dish she served was appetising not only to our eyes, but to our palate! Truly an unforgettable gastronomic experience with friends.
Josie W

Cecilia C.

It's the second time visiting Amelia and the foods are just so yummy! Amazed by the effort and innovation she put on designing the dishes. We enjoyed the foods, conversation and environment so much - will definitely visit Amelia again and try out another menu!

Ronnie C.

Incredible first experience with plate culture! Thank you again for the generosity and the superb food and cooking!

Reply from  Hi Ronnie - Would deeply appreciate if you vote for my entry into the Buddha Garden competition on plate culture- thanks!!! Amelia, The Wokabout

Simon A.

We came to Amelia’s place for a birthday celebration. Amelia is a very good host, she put a lot of effort into her dishes and they tasted great with quality ingredients. The roast pork was perfectly cooked, succulent with crisp skin. The setting is lovely and spacious and with nice views of the sea. We would definitely love to go back to Amelia’s place and try more of her food!

Boni L.

This is my second time at Amelia's. Amelia is just so wonderful, full of passion and full of interesting stories. We love her place, her food, her personality! Highly recommended!

Margaret V.

Dining at The Wokabout was a wonderful experience, from the location to the hostess herself. The Chiang Mai Kickbutt Flavour menu truly lives up to its name. Each dish had its own bright & distinct flavours. The menu had a number of meat dishes & is great for all the meat lovers out there. We thoroughly enjoyed each of the dishes Amelia prepared. I felt full by the time I finished the 3rd dish (roasted chicken) but wanted to taste them all. The roasted chicken, pork sparerib & the passionfruit cheesecake were my absolute favourites.
Amelia is a fabulous hostess with great stories of her culinary journey & her extensive travels around the world. Some of the ingredients used in her recipes came from some of those places which makes the food even more authentic. We had a lovely evening in the little oasis of her home and will certainly come back to try Amelia's other Wokabout menus.

sook hyung p.

It was a wondrous food journey at Amelia’s, when she took us on culinary tour from her Tai -tam home to the cuisines of southern Mexico.

We started with a delightfully, and named salad, “50 Shades of Grains and Green”. Although I didn’t count them, it was definitely a wide variety of almost any crisp veggie you can imagine, with a range of colors, textures and flavours, all drizzled in a delicately light dressing with hints of natural sweetness.
The muscle, clams and fish soup featured a rich, creamy textured broth. The freshly caught seafood bounty was cooked just right to bring out the wonderful taste that pops out of their fresh nature juices.

The next surprise was handmade red bean paste with a smooth texture and naturally sweet taste, wrapped in a triangle of corn tortilla. A savory sauce with hints of jalepano salsa, added a twist to the dish, complementing the flavour of the redbeans.

Amelia is passionate about getting the freshest ingredients. Other flavours were from ingredients she hand carried from Mexico. Nothing from a can, nothing from a box, nothing from a jar… every bite featured lovingly Amelia- created special touch.

Overall, it was a memorable experience with the quality ingredients, the freshness of each course, and a delightfully artistic presentation of each and every dish.

This wonderful dining experienced enhanced by her dining room’s spectacular view out over the Tai Tam coast. Southern Mexico was sensational so I’m looking forward to Amelia’s next culinary destination: Chiang Mai

T B.

Amelia is a charming hostess, gracious and friendly. And, she is a wonderful cook. The dishes were fresh, interesting and unusual. The food was authentic and different than more typical dinners in Hong Kong. I would recommend Amelia 's dinner without qualification. It was a treat. We especially enjoyed the roasted corn salad and slow cooked beef.

Jas C.

It was my very first PlateCulture experience and what it left me feeling is wanting more!!

Never had I tried Cuban food to comment on authenticity so all I can say about the food was very tasty and satisfying. Tho with the host's passion on travelling and cooking, I'd imagine it being very close to original! Food aside, the environment was another highlight - very spacious with stunning view and simple elegant decor. Last but definitely not least, the hosts Amelia and Steve (and the special furry member Kina) were all very lovely - they shared their interesting travels which enhanced the overall dining experience and made a difference from a usual restaurant meal!

We will be back :))

Boni L.

We had such an amazing experience at Wokabout the World. We felt like I arrived at a surprising little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We got slightly lost before and finally found the location, and the host came out to welcome us and made sure we parked ok and showed us the way to their living room. The dining space was so comfortable with a spectacular view of the sea. It was my first time trying Cuban food, I didn't know what to expect really. The meal kicked off with fresh salad, followed by fresh shrimp flambe with saffron tomato sauce. The sauce really jazzed up the dish. Then my favourite dish came which was the pork belly slider! The pork belly was done to perfection, crispy skin and moist pork belly inside the lightly toasted bread. It was super yummy! The main course was the famous Ropa Vieja. I loved the fact that Amelia explained that the name meant old clothes in Spanish and the long strands of beef looks like strands of old clothes. The dessert was wonderful, the mini date pudding was full of flavours and aroma. After the meal, Amelia showed us the photos she took while travelling in Cuba which combined Cuban cuisine and her journey into a single story tale. It was a fabulous experience and highly recommended!