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Cooking Traditional Food Class in Penang

The only Cooking Class in Penang!!

Nazlina's class gets international attention

Malaysian TV, BBC TV, USA Today, UK's Daily Telegraph, Malaysia Airlines Inflight Magazine, several Australian Magazines including here in this article, certainly all pay attention to Nazlina's Cooking Class  ...  certainly a result of the high quality of her cooking class! 

Nazlina's Traditional Food Class in Penang teaches you how to prepare a great traditional Malay and/or Nyonya meal. Every class starts with a visit to the local wet market where you will be introduced to local vegetables, meat (if applicable, vegetarian classes can be arranged) and local spices.

The venue for Nazlina's cooking class is held at:

  • Mon-Sat @ Nazlina Spice Station

We will spend 1.5 hours at the market before cooking at Nazlina Spice Station which is located at:

2 Campbell Street (Lebuh Campbell) - Opposite of the Campbell Street Market
10100 George Town, Penang

Cooking at home in Balik Pulau

Everyone is invited to sign up for her class but there is a maximum of attendants of 12 per class. Classes start at 7.30AM with the market tour and around 9-9.30 AM you will start your preparations and cooking.

Cooking at Straits Quay

The fees vary depending on the kinds of food being cooked.

Penang Cooking Class

John and Janice did a class with Nazlina

Just a quick email to say many thanks for a great day at your cookery course. It was one of the highlights of our holiday. You are clearly passionate about your food and culture and this is passed on through your classes. We would never have ventured into the food Market by ourselves! (original post plus photos of John and Janice here)

"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."

"We will have fun using the traditional methods for grinding spices", says Nazlina and looking at the photos, she is right.

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

Cooking at home in Balik Pulau

Debbie Beevor from the UK says: I attended Nazlina's cookery course in November 2009. I booked for my first day in Penang as I guessed that other people there would be like minded foodies and so my holiday would start off on a good footing.

I was right.

The class was great, the recipes learned were delicious and the company delightful .. add to that the perfect setting overlooking the sea and the experience can't be bettered.

I have recommended this class to anyone who will listen!

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 is fun and educational.

So, come and join Nazlina. 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. The maximum number of students is 12. Though the class is scheduled on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, odd days can be catered too if the number of participants exceeds eight people per session.

Please fill up the form below or send text messages (SMS) to Nazlina at +6012-4538167 to book your session.

Wet market, cooking class Penang
Nazlina explains at the wet market

Others who talk about Naz' class:

Nazlina has her own Penang Cooking Page at Facebook. If you are not impressed yet, you will be after visiting here Facebook or her own Pickles and Spices website.

Nazlina's cooking class is a must do if you want to understand the food craziness of the people of Penang!

Teambuilding cooking class

Teambuilding: Intel Group Penang in their Teambuilding Cooking Class at Nazlina Spice Station

Please fill up the form below or send text messages (SMS) to Nazlina at +6012-4538167 during office hours (daily). 

Rate for each class: RM160/adult, RM110/child (between 6 and 16 years old)

Cooking traditional food class starts is held on

  • Mon-Sat @ Nazlina Spice Station, 2 Campbell Street, George Town (Incl. Market Tour)
  • Afternoon: optional: Advanced classes, 3PM-8PM (RM 350 pp)

Starting time for Penang Cooking Class: 7.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. (We have to start early to catch the wet market vendors!)

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.
First Name*
Last Name*
E-Mail Address*
Which Date You Want To Sign Up The Class?
How Many People Are Coming With You?*
Do You Need Transfer From Your Hotel?*
If Yes, Please State Hotel And Room Number for the transfer service.
Is This A Team Building Exercise?
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Daily Telegraph June 24, 2010

Nazlina's cooking class in the UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph

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More photos of the cooking class, dishes and market tour

I joined Nazlina several times in her class. Over the last 2 years I made many photos of her dishes and market tours. Here is a small selection to give you an impression what to expect.

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Photos of Nazlina's dishes and market tour

More photos of dishes, cooking and the market tour

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Nazlina's cooking class in Penang