Vibrant Night Market Vegan
Penang nightlife is full of vibrant street food!
Learn some of Penang’s signature street dishes that is packed with action like Char Koay Teow, open-fire Penang styled grilled stingray named Xio Hu, and an in-demand favourite Belacan Fried Chicken which you’ll often see in famous night market around.
Chef Samuel’s Vegan Street Food Cooking Class
The food haven’s nightlife is full of vibrant street food!
Learn to cook some of Penang’s action-packed street food dishes, such as Char Koay Teow, open-fire Penang-style grilled brinjal known as Xio Kio, and an in-demand favourite, Belacan Tofu Goreng, which you’ll often see at many famous night markets.
With a winning blend of cultures, Penang is a perfect location for fusion-styled cheap eats & bites. Penang night market is held at different locations every day on the island, usually starting from 6pm, with the same moving vendors and food trucks. This makes it possible to cater to residents living across 4 major district cities. Mingle around roadside corners in Georgetown at night, and you’ll also notice street hawker stalls selling a wide assortment of mini dishes, that are often just as fulfilling!
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 vegetarian street food cooking class is yours to enjoy.
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What we’ll Learn
Char Koay Teow
Hawker’s favourite Stir-fry Flat Noodles with Egg and assorted condiments
Penang-style Grilled Brinjal with Spices and Tangy Sauce
Belacan Tofu Goreng
Penang deep-fried Fried Tofu marinated in vegetarian Belacan paste
Char Koay Teow has made it to number 14 of the world’s 50 best street food dishes, also consistently rated number 18 by CNN Travel. This dish has often been mentioned alongside Pad Thai, as the two jewels of stir-fry heavenly noodles. This is Chef Samuel’s best-selling dish, with students looking forward to learning the inner secrets of how this dish is prepared, as they’ve tasted the very same noodles elsewhere but nothing beats the Penang version. Xio Kio on the other hand, is often sold on stalls specifically serving grilled items. Belacan Tofu Goreng is an insanely savoury flavourful chicken dish, due to its Belacan marinade, a knock-off version of fermented shrimp paste deep fried into heaven.
What you’ll Expect
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
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
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
Enjoy what you prepared over meaningful conversations
What I’ll Provide
Individual Work Station
& memorable photos from my Penang Vegan Street Food Cooking Class
Where I’ll Pick Up
Pick up at 7:30am / 2:00pm sharp
Area: George Town
On demand (+RM20)
Pick up around 7:15am / 1:45pm sharp
Area: Batu Ferringhi / Teluk Bahang only
Do remarks your hotel name during checkout.