Malaysians are known for their hospitality and their love for good food. When in Malaysia, one of the best things to do is to attend cooking classes to learn to make local cuisine. Here are some recommended cooking classes in Penang and Kuala Lumpur.
1. Penang Home Cooking School by Pearly Kee
A comprehensive cooking class by Pearly Kee, a Nyonya and author of a few cookbooks. It includes pick up from hotel, wet market tour, garden tour in Pearly’s house and cooking class with individual work stations. Guest will also be served a complimentary seasonal fruit drink.
2. Penang Cooking Class by Nazlina
At Nazlina’s cooking classes, you’ll learn to make four to five items. Learn to make local dishes such as Char Koay Teow, Nasi Lemak, Sambal ikan bilis, Sweet porridge and Chicken Curry.
3. The Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School
“Tucked away in a secluded corner of the Tropical Spice Garden, the cooking school is surrounded by jungle trees and wildlife, a small herb garden and a glimpse of the Andaman Sea. Morning classes begin at 9am with a complimentary guided tour of the Spice Terraces . Once the tour is over, you will be taken to the cooking school where you will learn to prepare an array of delectable dishes from scratch.”
Address: Tropical Spice Garden, Lot 595 Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, 11050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Fees: ~ RM 235
1. Masak-Masak at B.I.G
Masak-Masak in Malay means “to play cook”. It’s located in B.I.G Supermarket at Publika. There are a variety of classes such as Nyonya Cuisine and Japanese baking.
Location: B.I.G Supermarket, Publika
Fees: ~ RM 150
Cooking classes at Lazat is conducted in a traditional Malay House at Penchala Hills. They specialise in Malaysian food such as Otak-Otak, Chicken Curry and Roti Jala. The classes are held Monday to Saturday and presented in English by entertaining Malaysian instructors. Students individually prepare their 3-course lunch at their own cooking station, usually consisting of an appetizer, main course, side dish, and dessert.’
Address: Lot 3197, Jalan Seri Penchala, Kampung Sungai Penchala, 60000 KL
Phone: +60 19-238 1198
Time Table: http://www.malaysia-
Fees: RM 200 – RM 290
3. Sarang Cookery
Sarang Cookery is a cafe-cum-cooking school located smacked in the middle of Bukit Bintang. It’s run by ‘Christina whom also established Sarang Vacation Homes for almost 20 years. Christina is a great cook herself and is always hosting cook and dine sessions in her home for her guests and friends. It has also been a dream for Christina to have a cookery school one day and to share her cooking experience and knowledge on Malaysian cuisines.’
4. The Cooking House
Strategically located in Bangsar, The Cooking House offers cooking classes for adults and kids.
Fees: RM 30 – RM 190