Eating is a national pastime and a favourite leisure activity for Malaysians. Here, all of Asia has converged, gastronomically speaking, to offer the best of each region. Besides learning to prepare a traditional Malaysian home-cooked meal, this cooking tour will also allow you to gain an interesting insight into the cultural and social composition of the country.
The tour begins with a visit to the local wet market. Enjoy a unique experience as you are guided through the market, interacting with the local sellers and learning about the rich variety of ingredients used in Malaysian cooking. Later, leave the market and arrive at the cooking school set in a friendly home environment. Make sure you take the time to enjoy the herb garden within the compound, which is alive with local herbs such as bird's eye chilli, turmeric, lemongrass, curry leaves, kaffir lime, wild pepper leaves and more.
The cooking class begins with a short introductory and safety briefing. Menus for each class will rotate on a daily basis at the discretion of the school. Each class will have a selection of dishes for starters, accompaniments, main course and dessert. The preparation of each dish is explained and demonstrated step by step. After each demonstration, it is your turn to prepare your own meal using the individually allocated, fully equipped cooking stations. All the necessities will be provided, such as modern and traditional cooking utensils, stove, aprons and ample assistance.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn to cook a variety of traditional and special festive Malay, Chinese, Indian and some Thai dishes. Pointers will be given on Malaysian cooking etiquette as well as some valuable tips and tricks of authentic Malaysian cooking. Precious family recipes passed down from generation to generation will be shared with you.
Each class is kept small between two to ten guests to ensure proper supervision and optimal learning.