The Nanyang Chinese

From: RM270.00

Chef Samuel’s Nanyang Chinese Cooking Class


Nanyang describes the Chinese people who originated from the South of China; arriving in Malaysia once before the 1700s and again during the British industrial revolution. At the time when the colonial British Empire was in rule, tin was mined from the central states of Malaysia, such as Perak and Selangor, therefore requiring a large amount of “coolie” workers. Upon arriving in Malaysia, the Chinese people brought their own food culture with them, modifying the style in order to suite the hot, sunny climate. Many of the dishes were noodle soups, containing thin shredded pieces of meat that evolved into a wide variety of Chinese dishes around the region.

Starting with a complimentary pick up service from your hotel or residence, in the morning we’ll visit Ayer Itam market, one of the oldest and busiest wet markets in Penang. Here you’ll learn more about fresh local Malaysian produce while wandering through the stalls of this otherwise hidden market area. Enjoy a cup of local Penang coffee, and sample an authentic hawker breakfast in a nearby kopitiam (coffee shop), before we head back to our cooking studio to continue your culinary adventure. With a refreshing nutmeg juice at your side and breathtaking bird’s-eye views of Penang, this authentic Nanyang Chinese cooking class is yours to enjoy.

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What we’ll Learn

Char Siew
Nanyang Chinese BBQ Roasted Barbeque Pork Loin

Wantan Noodle
Tok-tok Thin Egg Noodle with Dry Sauce & blanched Kailan

Deep-fried Wantan
Deep-fried Brushed Egg Pastry wrapped with Pork filling

This selection is a trio combo, usually seen in authentic Cantonese restaurants in Malaysia. It might look easy at first glance, but looks can be deceiving! Many detailed skills are required to perfect the dishes. As Chef Samuel’s favourite and best-kept secret recipes, he enjoys cooking them a lot as his staple dishes.

This menu is available in option of:-

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


    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 Indian cooking class

  • Makan Together

    Enjoy what you prepared over meaningful conversations

What I’ll Provide

Individual Work Station

Hawker Breakfast
& memorable photos from my Nanyang Chinese Cooking Class

Where I’ll Pick Up


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

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