Di Zi Gui Cooking Workshop


Course Objectives

Many participants in the past commented that the vegetarian food at  our school (Mahans) was remarkably delicious. As the saying goes, “It’s not what you cook, but how you cook that matters”. At Mahans we cook with the “Di Zi Gui principles.” There are 7 chapters in the Di Zi Gui book, starting with Respecting and Loving our Parents at Home, Interacting with Others Away from Home, Being Mindful in Daily Life, Being Trustworthy, Loving All Being, Being Close to Kind and Virtuous People, After Doing the Above, the Arts Come Next. In this workshop, we will focus on the practice of “Being Mindful in Daily Life”. Information technology is well developed and recipes can easily be found from the internet, but in this workshop, we will learn how to cook with Di Zi Gui principles, learning new skills to cook and serve your family and friends.

19 March
Vegetarian Nasi Lemak with Curry Rendang and other condiments
18 June
Vegetarian Hainan mock Chicken and Roast Pork Rice
17 September
Vegetarian Lasagne and Roast Vegetable Salad
9:30am – 10:00am
Talking about the Di Zi Gui principles
10:00am – 12:00noon
Cooking activities
12:00noon – 12:30noon

* Date may subject to changes


About the Instructor: Khoo Sui Siang

Age 33, Khoo was born in Melaka, Malaysia. He graduated from Monash University with a degree in Mechatronics Engineering, and was trained as a commercial cook at Holmesglen Institution. He practiced commercial cookery at several café and restaurants in Australia from 2009 to 2016. When he came back to  Melaka, he worked as a Chef De Partie, a chef in charge of the hot and cold food of Bica & Co courtyard cafe of Rosa Hotel in Melaka, and eventually served at the F&B department at Malaysian Hans Studies. To deepen the wisdom of his ancestors, he began to study in the Department of Academics in 2020, and applying what he is learning from Di Zi Gui into his cooking experience.



  • 15 years old and above.
  • No cooking skill required.
  • Must attend all three classes.

Registration Process

  1. Registration Commencement
  2. Registration Deadline
  3. Admission Notification

Course fee

  • RM50

Update oct 2022