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Mamak in Action Vegetarian

RM270.00

Mamak food is a symbol of unity in Malaysia.

It is so ubiquitously popular worldwide, probably you knew it from the queue on streets of London & Melbourne. Mastering Mamak’s cooking, involves not only skillet & quick wok skills, but also the understanding of Asian dough-making skills.

Chef Samuel’s Mamak Vegetarian Cooking Class

EverySaturdays

Mamak food is a symbol of unity in Malaysia.

Mamak cuisine reflects the mix of Indian and Muslim cultures in Malaysia, and has gained worldwide popularity. This cuisine has become a long-lasting cult favourite of both old and young generations alike. Mastering Mamak cooking not only involves skillet and quick wok skills, but also the understanding of Asian dough-making.

Mamak stalls are not just a place for food, but also a communal area for Malaysians to hang out. Many football matches and other sports tournaments take place here. This is made possible by its customer- friendly cuisine, which is free of both pork and beef, catering to a wider palette and those with dietary requirements. Therefore all communities, such as Malay, Chinese and Indians can gather and eat together at the same table. Unravel the beautiful harmonious equation of tasty Malaysian flavours in this Mamak cooking class where you’ll learn to cook: Roti Canai, Malaysia’s toss flying flatbread that’s fully packed with action; an accompanying Kari Ayam, a Mamak-style chicken curry; and a show-stopping Mee Goreng Mamak, a flavourful stir-fry noodle dish with a legendary potato sauce that is savoury, tangy, sweet and spicy, all at the same time!

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 Mamak vegetarian cooking class is yours to enjoy.

Our Guest Reviews

  • 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.

What we’ll Learn

Roti Canai
Malaysia Signature Toss Flying Flatbread

served with Dhal Kari
Mamak’s Dhal Curry

Mee Mamak Goreng
Mamak-style stir fried Spicy Yellow Noodles with fried bean curd, boiled potato and fritter

This action-packed Mamak menu is Chef Samuel’s personal favourite, and best represents the different cooking methods that have led to Malaysian cuisine being loved by so many people, especially in regions such as Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Mamak food has become part of Malaysia’s signature street food culture, made popular by all the flipping and stir-frying action. Experience an unforgettable 5-hour culinary journey where you’ll learn hands-on, not just rolling and cutting, but how to cook everything from scratch! This is a Malaysian culinary adventure you won’t forget in your lifetime.

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

    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 Indian cooking class

  • Makan Together

    Enjoy what you prepared over meaningful conversations

What I’ll Provide

Ingredients
Recipe
Individual Work Station
Transport

Hawker Breakfast
& memorable photos from my Mamak Vegetarian 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.

Book in Advance

Every

Saturdays

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