Penang Cooking Class

A Fabled Journey Through Malaysian Cuisine

Penang Cooking Class


the East meets West

There’s a certain magic to this voyage, combining a culinary adventure with a cultural suitcase. Walkthrough old bustling market narrow walkways, your never-seen exotic Southeast Asian ingredients and criss-crossing heavy morning traffic. Sip local coffee as you meander hawker’s breakfast routine and arrive at a quaint cooking studio with lush bird eye views of Penang. Some journeys deserve to be savoured.

Penang Cooking Class

Street Quick Wok


Penang Cooking Class

Romantic Course


Private Course


A Visual Journey

Take a closer look on this culinary voyage you’re about to take

Penang Cooking Class

Bespoke your own Menu

Select from a wide variety of Malaysian dishes & cuisine

Most of the dishes can be made Vegan/Vegetarian with appropriate substitute. Ask ahead.

A Family-Friendly Activity

Travelling With Elderly or Baby/Kids? Make this a memorable yet fun activity for your travels

Avoid the HOT SUN

Majority time will be spent indoor in our kitchen. While we DON'T have any air-conditioning, our cooking studio are equipped with fans and nice breeze.

Fuss Free Baby-Sitting

Peace of Mind for parents to fully immerse in cooking experience while your baby is playing in my play room. I have Indonesian nanny and my wife Jacqueline who will look after them.

Meet my Family

An Excellent Toddler Playmate. Enjoy making friends, let them mingle and busy playing functional montessori toys together.

Family Friendly Activity in Penang | Cooking Class | Georgetown

Hands-On for Kids

Kids above 6 years old can join the fun (with adult accompanyment), too! Build some basic confidence on their Asian cooking skills.

Penang Cooking Class

Our Guest Reviews

You can’t miss a word from our past travelers

  • We would give this class a 6 stars review but Google won’t allow us to do that 🙂 This exceeded expectations and was a really special experience. It was so well organized, professional and well thought through. You can tell this is Chef Samuel's passion and it really shines through in his teaching and attention to detail. We love Malaysian cuisine and its complex flavors and appreciated having Samuel educate us on all of the ingredients, the stories behind the dishes, the techniques and so much more. His place is the ideal setup and is just the right balance of a professional cooking space while feeling intimate in a personal home. Also, my wife has a gluten and dairy intolerance and Samuel was very accommodating. And of course, all of the food was so delicious, it was the best food we've had in our 1 month stay in Malaysia and we've had a lot of delicious food! I look forward to making those dishes at home one day to share with friends and family. Thank you Chef Samuel!

  • What an awesome day spent with Chef Samuel!! We got to see local markets in action while gathering all the ingredients for the afternoon, once back at Chefs home we were ready to start cooking and get an understanding of the differences between Malaysian, Thai and Indian cooking and curries. We had a great afternoon where cooking was genuinely fun and didn't feel like a chore. Also dishes we had been afraid of or that felt complicated now seem much easier and we are armed and ready to show off our new dishes to family and friends. We would definitely cook with Chef again on our next visit and hope to see you both in Australia one day

  • This was my second cooking class in South East Asia and I was really amazed of how different it was from my first experience. You have your private chef who teaches you exactly how to prepare the dishes step by step so you will also be able to make them from scratch back home. Samuel's passion and knowledge for the Malaysian cuisine is outstanding. It also gives you a nice introduction in a locals daily life, which was also super interesting. Thanks for everything.

  • Great learning experience, exceeded my expectations. Definitely will give it a shot at home and mimic the recipes for the family. Huge professionalism and passion from chef Samuel. Jacquelin is a great host too. Recommended!!

  • I’ve taken several cooking classes throughout Asia from cooking schools to private classes like this. I have to say that this was my favorite private class by a wide margin. The common problem with private classes is that they lack the preparation and available course materials that larger schools offer. Chef Samuel does an EXCELLENT job of both by providing clear recipes and instructions. In addition he provides excellent personal instruction in his comfortable home. I really can’t heap enough praise on him and the professionalism he brings to his work. If I’m back in KL with some free time, I would absolutely book another class with a different menu. Signed a hard to satisfy but very satisfied customer JJ

  • joeluxizhi

    Great experience with parents. They are fluent in English and Mandarin and are truly food-serious people.

  • Lcambr

    My husband and I did a private course with Chef Samuel - I'd already done one with friends and enjoyed it so much I wanted to go back! We chose to cook the curry mee, roti canai with dal, nyonya fish stew and curry chicken. The wet market visit is great and very informative - we asked about how to identify the freshest produce and Chef Samuel was happy to talk us through this. We learnt lots - from basic knife skills to how to make and fry a curry paste properly. Lots of professional cooking tips, tips on how to substitute ingredients when back home in the UK and you get the recipes to make notes on and take home. The Roti Canai flipping was fun, although it's going to take a lot of practice to master! Chef Samuel is very friendly and he even demonstrated how to make an extra dish for the kids, which they loved. I'd highly recommend booking this private course and will definitely be making the dishes when we get home!

  • Andrew M
    Andrew M

    This will rank as a real highlight of my trip to Malaysia. Samuel is a young, passionate chef, determined to help those he meets experience the best of the country's cooking. He taught me to cook five dishes, and I've come away with recipes, ideas and confidence. He teaches in his 28th floor apartment, which is an experience in itself as you gaze over the city, and he introduces you to a vibrant, hectic Chinese-style market early in the morning - an experience most travellers/tourists would probably never get...or if they did, they'd feel like voyeurs rather than participants. When it's all over, he delivers you safely back to your hotel, tired and happy. I can't think of a better way of getting inside the culture, and the price is so reasonable. It's an intense session, but very cool - and you get to eat the food you've cooked. I really recommend.

  • tgallard2017

    My wife and I are an older couple and we completed a cooking class with Chef Samuel two days ago which we enjoyed very much. The cuisine for Chef Samuel changes daily and for our class, we cooked southern Chinese food which was complex, spicy and delicious. While not a private class, we were the only two people on the day and Chef Samuel was attentative to our needs and with his very good English, could answer any of our many questions. His email communications with us before and after our class was fantastic and it included a number of recommendations for locations for different foods in Penang. We learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We would both highly recommend a class with Chef Samuel as an enjoyable and informative experiece that was also good value for the price.

  • CarlottaC407

    Outstanding private cooking class experience, informative, interactive and fully enjoyable. Chef Samuel has a deep knowledge of Malaysian food culture and a great enthusiasm to share with its guests. Perfectly organized and punctual, you can chose which dish you want to learn from his many delicious recipes.

  • jenniferrenggli

    This was definitely one of the best things we have done in Malaysia! We have learned so much about different asian cuisine, cooking styles and culture. It was a truly rememberable experience! Samuel is a very passionate, inspiring and yet humble person who will treat you more like you are his guests than customers. Do not miss out on having a private cooking class with him! You won‘t regret it

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