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Romantic Getaway / Honeymoon Culinary Experience

Be our guest! Discover Penang, Asia’s food haven in its most magical form. Our couple cooking classes are designed to be intimate and meaningful. Work together with your partner to create a 3 course Malaysian meal from scratch, consisting of 1 starter, 2 mains to share, and 1 dessert, all with the help and guidance of Chef Samuel. No matter your ability or cooking experience, you’ll fit right into our couple cooking class. Take advantage of this offer, as we’ll also capture beautiful photos of you whilst you cook, making it a perfect gift and treasured memory. We’ll also make sure that you end up bringing some serious cooking skills back to your own home! View Penang island from a different perspective during our farmer’s market stroll. This is the ideal choice for travellers and expats seeking an extra special local experience while in Penang.

DURATION5 hours
STARTS AT8 am or 2 pm
FROMRM 380 per pax
FOR2 pax Private

Our Guest Reviews

  • Andrew M
    2019-11-16

    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
    2019-11-20

    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
    2019-12-04

    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.

  • Lcambr
    2019-11-06

    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!

What we’ll Learn

A bespoke 3 course romantic menu for our couple cooking class


Starter

Otak-Otak
Grilled fish cake with spices

Kerabu Sotong
Squid salad with roasted chilli sauce

Jiu Hu Char
Stir-fried yam bean with shredded cuttlefish in lettuce wraps

Kuih Pai Tee
Thin crispy pastry tart shell with spicy sweet mixture thinly sliced vegetables and prawns filling

Tempeh Goreng
Curry fried tempeh with sweet chili sauce


Mains

Rendang
Malay dry-spiced chicken stew

Asam Pedas
Nyonya sour spicy fish stew

Xio Hu / Ikan Bakar
Portuguese grill fish with ladyfingers

Nasi Lemak
Malay coconut milk rice platter

Asam Laksa
Penang sour spicy fish broth noodle soup

Hokkien Mee
Penang prawn bisque noodle soup

Curry Mee / Curry Laksa
Spicy coconut curry broth noodle soup

Satay
Grilled meat with spices marination, served with peanut sauce

Roti Canai with Dhal
Tandoor flat toss bread with dhal curry

Roti Jala with Kari Ayam
Lace doily bread with chicken curry

Ayam Tandoori with Naan
Naan bread with tandoor baked chicken in spices and yoghurt

Claypot Chicken Rice
Marinated chicken rice casserole with lap cheong and salted fish

Hainanese Chicken Rice
Poached chicken and seasoned rice, served with chilli sauce

Nasi Goreng Kampung
Malay fried rice with anchovies and kangkung

Nasi Ulam
Nyonya mixed herb rice with assorted spices


Dessert

Putu Piring
Round steamed rice cake filled with palm sugar

Ondeh-ondeh
Pandan flavoured rice balls filled with liquid palm sugar and coated in grated coconut

Kuih Koci
Glutinous rice dumplings stuffed with coconut fillings and palm sugar

Kuih Kosui
Saucer shaped rice cake flavored with pandan, served with grated coconut

Kuih Dadar Gulung / Kuih Ketayap
Sweet coconut rolled pancake with grated coconut

Kaya Toast
Toasted bread with coconut palm sugar spread

What you’ll Expect

  • Market Tour

    Gather and learn unique local ingredients
    Sightseeing the bustling locals’ lifestyle

    AT AYER ITAM for morning session
    Penang busiest wet market

    AT BATU LANCANG for afternoon session

  • A Quick Brekkie

    Enjoy local hot/iced coffee
    Sample authentic Penang breakfast

    AT KOPITIAM nearby
    Traditional Penang Hawker Coffee Shop

  • Enjoy the View

    ARRIVE AT MY
    COOKING STUDIO

    Take a minute to indulge breathtaking
    George Town cityscapes and seaview

  • Have a Sip

    Taste a local fruit – NUTMEG Juice
    Sample other Nutmeg finger snacks

  • Lesson Time

    Explore significance of each dish as a theme

    Learn the FUNDAMENTALS
    Discover soul of each Ingredients

    Grasp ESSENTIALS of culinary arts
    Learn to balance each Elements
    Recreate exceptional finest Malaysian dishes

  • Time to Cook

    You cook while I guide you through

    Each Dish STEP BY STEP
    Until you’ve hit mastery level

  • Leave a Memory

    We’ll take pictures together with the food in my private cooking class

  • Makan Together

    Enjoy what you prepared over meaningful conversations

What I’ll Provide

3-course Menu
Ingredients
Recipes
Individual Work Station
Transport

Hawker Breakfast
Complimentary Free-flow Nutmeg Juice
*Exclusive candid cooking memoirs photoshoot from my romantic Couple Cooking Class

Where I’ll Pick Up

Georgetown

Inclusive
Pick up at 7:30am / 2:00pm sharp

Area: George Town

Outside Georgetown

On demand (+RM20)
Pick up around 7:15am / 1:45pm sharp

Area: Batu Ferringhi / Teluk Bahang only

Do remarks your hotel name during checkout.

Check Availability

aged 13++

Choose Your Dish

* Only available to non-vegan / non-vegetarian

Starter * 

Mains * 

for him

Mains * 

for her

Dessert * 

Are you a vegan?

Let me understand more so I could customise further for you

Pick up From

I will come to pick you up personally

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