Chef Samuel's Private Malaysian Cooking Class

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From $116.46

15 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: malaysia, malaysia

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Ethnic lays the foundation of Malaysia's diverse food culture.

Get hands-on cooking with a professional local chef while learn 3 signature dishes of your choice from scratch. Immerse in different ethnic culinary such as Malay, Chinese, Indian, Mamak, Nyonya & even Penang Street Food.

After I pick you up, we'll visit Air Itam Market to gather and learn unique local ingredients while sightseeing the bustling locals' morning lifestyle. We'll also have an authentic breakfast and enjoy coffee at a famous nearby Kopitiam.

Along the class, you'll taste nutmeg juice, which is a Penang native-grown produce famous for spice trade in the past.

Rest assure you will be fully taken care of as we'll be able to customize for vegetarian & vegans. Let us know in advance of your any dietary restriction too.

What's Included

Customized recipes


Lunch & Breakfast

Private transportation

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 7 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 70

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • We will avoid the highlight morning market visit if there is casual contact of COVID-19 cases.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • We will avoid the highlight morning market visit if there is casual contact of COVID-19 cases.

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.


Must do in Penang
969vesnad, 04-09-2022
This was a great experience. It was a pleasure to learn a little bit about food in Malaysia from Chef Samuel! He thoroughly explained everything about the ingredients we used and the way we use them and combine them. My personal favourite of the dishes we made in this cooking class was Asam Laksa- the most delicious one we had in Penang. If you happen to be in Penang, and if you are a foodie, this cooking class is for you!
Can't-miss experience!
Hanson Q, 13-08-2022
I, my wife and daughter had a marvelous time with Chef Samuel. Once we signed up, Samuel sent us loads of information about Penang cuisine, and sights to see. Hardly any of his food places were on the list that I had generated from internet searches, so it was great to have this very local information from someone who knows best.

Chef Samuel trained in many cuisines during his time in culinary school, and spent 12 years in restaurants honing his craft. He really made an effort to share his knowledge about the foundations of cooking, how ingredients make a dish taste the way it does, and how to balance essential flavors. He explained the differences between different kinds of curry (Thai, Malay, Indian, Chinese, Japanese).

Our trip began in the early afternoon with a trip to a wet market where we picked up the ingredients for our chosen recipes, and then to a food center next door where got to sample a few select dishes, like popiah.

We made murtabak, kari ikan, and kuih ketayap, and all were more delicious than anything we had in restaurants during our stay! The flipping technique for the roti canai is tricky, but Samuel made it look pretty easy. We’ve been practicing at home, but still haven’t quite gotten it!

All this in an open kitchen in Samuel’s home on the 38th floor, with a view of Air Itam, Georgetown and the ocean rivaling Penang Hill.

Samuel was very welcoming and accommodating, even for the less experienced cooks in our group. He kept us on schedule, and made sure we were able to complete the dishes on time.

To top off the evening, we enjoyed the food we cooked, and had an engaging conversation with Samuel’s wife, learning about local culture and traditions, and getting to meet their infant son.

All in all, we’d do this again if we ever were fortunate enough to return Penang!
Kind experienced chef and pleasant experience
yasuotni, 07-08-2022
It was a really pleasant experience, with Samuel starting our journey at a local food court. There we had a taste of grass jelly and pasemburg and we had a nice talk. Afterwards, we had a quick walk through the market to get fresh coconut shreds and coconut milk, before we head to his house where the teaching started. Heally took the time to explain us and teach us the singularities of the spices, the vegetables, and also some of the malaysian dishes. With his whiteboard and all the ingredients that we could touch and smell, we really had a nice experience of cooking and felt like we could spend days with the chef without getting bored and learning as much as we could.
Learn to cook with the best!!
Fiona M, 04-08-2022
Samuel explained the difference between Indian and Asian curries, the taste triangle of sour : salt : sweet plus cooking techniques- with the why’s you do it a certain way.

The food was awesome, even if we do say so ourselves. And the fact that you cook four dishes of your choice from about a dozen options is also great.

So I would highly recommend it, and we will be back to learn our next four recipe choices
Fab cooking class!
Emma P, 22-04-2022
Such a brilliant class. My partner and I have done a few different classes now in different countries and this was by far the best one we've ever done. We both learnt so much, both in terms of techniques and the theory behind it. We cooked 4 different dishes, all of which were delicious. Thank you so much Samuel and Jacqueline for welcoming us into your home and sharing some fab recipes/food!

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