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Malay and Nyonya Cooking Classes

Malay and Nyonya Cooking Classes Activity at Cooking school in Penanghave changed location. Now it's even more attractive to learn to cook in Penang:

  • Tues @Lone Pine,
  • Weds @E&O
  • Thu-Sat @Islamic Museum in George  Town.

The Nyonya and Malay traditional food is an essential part of the Penang heritage and as such I am happy to include a wet market tour as part of the experience.

With 3 different venues, you have the choice to cook where YOU want to learn all about Malay and Nyonya dishes.

Everyone is invited to sign up for the class. The class takes three hours and involves hands-on experience.

You will learn to identify the spices used and get involved in the cooking process. The fees also include a wet market tour.

If you have been wondering the correct ways to make curry or how do you get that special color and taste for the rendang, here is the perfect class that you should take up.

Malay and Nyonya cooking class
Before the actual cooking, Nazlina introduces you the ingredients used during the class.

We will have fun using the old methods for grinding spices.

Also how we extract fresh coconut milk manually. Learn the names of the spices, its smell, how to handle them and some obscure traditional tips that you may not find in any other cookbooks.

Wet Market tour before the Malay and Nyonya cooking class Penang
Traditional production
of spring roll bladder which you may see in the wet market tour before the Malay and Nyonya cooking class starts

Learn how to fold nasi lemak using the banana leaves. Discover how many types of ketupat you can make out of coconut leaves.

This cooking traditional food class should be fun and educational. Even children can enjoy it! We do have cooking class programs for children and teenagers. The class is also perfect for a team building exercise.

So, come and join us. Please fill up the form below. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. We need at least a day notice before the date of the class.

There is no minimum number of students. We still cater to one person on a scheduled date. However, unscheduled date can be requested if booked in advance.

Please fill up the form below or send text messages (SMS) to Nazlina at +6012-4538167 to book your session at least a day before. Nazlina will not be able to answer calls before 1 pm because she might be teaching at that time, so text messages and emails are preferred.

Rate for each class: RM135/adult, RM100/child (between 6 and 16 years old)

Menu for February 2011 at Lone Pine

  • Beef Rendang
  • Char Koay Teow

Lone Pine Hotel (March 2011) 

8th, 15th, 22nd March

Cooking traditional food class schedule in George Town

Time: 7.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (We have to start early to catch the wet market vendors!)

cooking class in penang at penang islamic museum
Typical springrolls created at the Malay and Nyonya Cooking class in George Town.

Eastern & Oriental Hotel (March 2011)

9th, 16th, 23rd March (Wednesdays)

Menu for March 2011 class at E&O

  • Asam Pedas Ikan (Fish in sour and spicy gravy)
  • Chicken Salad

Islamic Museum (March 2011)

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March (Thursdays)

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March (Fridays)

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March (Saturdays)

Menu for March 2011 class at Islamic Museum

  • Pajeri Nanas (Pineapple curry)
  • Nasi Kunyit (Yellow glutinous rice)

PLEASE NOTE: The classes for 5th March and 28th Dec 2011 are already fully booked.

Book for your Malay and Nyonya Cooking Class

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.
First Name*
Last Name
E-mail Address*
Cellphone number*
The date you wish to sign up for the class*
Venue: Lone Pine (Tue), E&O (Wed) or Islamic Museum (Thu-Sat)*
How many people including you? *
Do you need transfer from your hotel? *
Please state hotel and room number for the transfer service*
Is this a team building exercise?
Do you have other questions?

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