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Host: John

Montreal, Canada

USD
$46-$84 per person

Delicious Dim Sum with a Native of Mauritius

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet John

John is a passionate home cook who loves exploring the flavors of his home country of Mauritius. He developed this love of cooking from his grandmother who worked as a chef. John's unique flavors come from the diversity of the island and his own background - his mother is from Mauritius and his father is Chinese. His cooking is a true mixture of Creole, Indian, Middle Eastern, Chinese, French and English cuisine. John has lived all over the world, and after studying in France, moved to Montreal to further develop his love for cooking. Sharing a meal with John is a culinary adventure, and gives you access to experience flavors unique to Mauritius. John and his wife are very warm and gracious hosts who will make you feel right at home.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Join your host John at his apartment in Montreal's Hochelaga neighborhood for a Mauritian-inspired dim sum meal. Begin your experience with a welcome beverage and snack, and then sit down together to enjoy a variety of dim sum with Mauritius-inspired flavors. John will prepare a selection of different dim sum from chicken to pork to shrimp to vegan. Be sure to ask him if you have any favorites you want to try!

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join your host John at his home kitchen to learn to cook a traditional Mauritian meal from recipes passed down from his grandmother. Your cooking class will last about one hour during which you will learn to make two to three different dishes. You will learn to cook dim sum or local Mauritius dumplings as well as spring rolls. Learning about the techniques that go into making the perfect Mauritius-inspired dim sum before you sit down together to enjoy the meal you helped prepare.

Notes: Your host is happy to accommodate vegetarian requests. This experience is family and kid friendly.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Dim sum selection: Chicken, Pork, Shrimp, Beef, or Vegan or Dumplings
  • Spring rolls
  • Chicken with 5 spicies
  • Green papaya salad

Traveler reviews

5.0 (2)
We loved our time with John and his wife Monica. The food was amazing and the hosts even better. John did a great job of accomodating my son's wheat allergy. My kids also loved the experience. My son said he loved how welcoming they were and my daughter loved the food.
- Seaside July 20, 2022
Whoa! John and his wife Monica are supremely awesome Meal Sharing hosts. They hosted my family and I while traveling from Chicago during Thanksgiving. The food was absolutely incredible. Since John is from Mauritius, it was flavors I have never experienced before. Also, they were super kind, and warm people. I would definitely mealshare with them when I am back in Montreal.
- Jay November 01, 2016
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John

$46-$84 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$62 $54 $46
Cooking Experience + Meal
$84 $72 $64
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$62 $54 $46
Cooking Experience + Meal
$84 $72 $64
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
6:00pm-9:00pm

Meet John

John is a passionate home cook who loves exploring the flavors of his home country of Mauritius. He developed this love of cooking from his grandmother who worked as a chef. John's unique flavors come from the diversity of the island and his own background - his mother is from Mauritius and his father is Chinese. His cooking is a true mixture of Creole, Indian, Middle Eastern, Chinese, French and English cuisine. John has lived all over the world, and after studying in France, moved to Montreal to further develop his love for cooking. Sharing a meal with John is a culinary adventure, and gives you access to experience flavors unique to Mauritius. John and his wife are very warm and gracious hosts who will make you feel right at home.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Join your host John at his apartment in Montreal's Hochelaga neighborhood for a Mauritian-inspired dim sum meal. Begin your experience with a welcome beverage and snack, and then sit down together to enjoy a variety of dim sum with Mauritius-inspired flavors. John will prepare a selection of different dim sum from chicken to pork to shrimp to vegan. Be sure to ask him if you have any favorites you want to try!

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join your host John at his home kitchen to learn to cook a traditional Mauritian meal from recipes passed down from his grandmother. Your cooking class will last about one hour during which you will learn to make two to three different dishes. You will learn to cook dim sum or local Mauritius dumplings as well as spring rolls. Learning about the techniques that go into making the perfect Mauritius-inspired dim sum before you sit down together to enjoy the meal you helped prepare.

Notes: Your host is happy to accommodate vegetarian requests. This experience is family and kid friendly.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Dim sum selection: Chicken, Pork, Shrimp, Beef, or Vegan or Dumplings
  • Spring rolls
  • Chicken with 5 spicies
  • Green papaya salad

Traveler reviews

5.0 (2)
We loved our time with John and his wife Monica. The food was amazing and the hosts even better. John did a great job of accomodating my son's wheat allergy. My kids also loved the experience. My son said he loved how welcoming they were and my daughter loved the food.
- Seaside July 20, 2022
Whoa! John and his wife Monica are supremely awesome Meal Sharing hosts. They hosted my family and I while traveling from Chicago during Thanksgiving. The food was absolutely incredible. Since John is from Mauritius, it was flavors I have never experienced before. Also, they were super kind, and warm people. I would definitely mealshare with them when I am back in Montreal.
- Jay November 01, 2016
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$62 $54 $46
Cooking Experience + Meal
$84 $72 $64
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$62 $54 $46
Cooking Experience + Meal
$84 $72 $64
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
6:00pm-9:00pm
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