Malaysians are known for their hospitality and their love for good food. If you’re visiting Malaysia, why not attend a cooking class and learn to make delicious local cuisine? Even if Malaysia is your home, why not spend your free time learning to cook new dishes?
Here are some recommended cooking classes in Penang and Klang Valley.
1. Penang Home Cooking School by Pearly Kee
A comprehensive cooking class by Pearly Kee, a Nyonya and author of a few cookbooks. The package includes pick up from hotel, wet market tour, garden tour 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. Dishes includes 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
KUALA LUMPUR/ SELANGOR
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
2. Sarang Cookery
Sarang Cookery is a cafe-cum-cooking school located smacked in the middle of Bukit Bintang. It is 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.’
3. 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
4. The Cooking House
Strategically located in Bangsar, The Cooking House offers cooking classes for adults and kids.
Fees: RM 30 – RM 190
5. ABC Cooking Studio
ABC Cooking Studio is located at level 7 of Pavilion Elite, one of Kuala Lumpur’s latest luxurious megamall. ABC Cooking Studio originates from Japan and provides cooking, bread, cake and wagashi lessons. They is also a ‘Kid Course’ designed to teach children basics of cooking.
Location:Pavilion Elite Lot7.102, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Fees: RM 95 for trial and up to RM 6000 for a full course. Click for price list
6. New Malaysian Kitchen Street Food Cooking & Garden Tour
Learn to Malaysian most popular hawker food with Sara Khong (me!) – author of four Malaysian cookbooks – at her family home. Dishes offered includes nasi lemak, char koay teow, and wantan mee.
Explore an organic edible garden with over 50 herbs, spices, and flowers. You will cook, hands-on, five Malaysian food of your choice & receive printed recipes so that you could recreate it at home. Lastly, enjoy a delicious meal together with a local family.
Fees: RM 200+