What you'll do
We'll meet at my family home, just 20 minutes train or taxi ride away from Kuala Lumpur city centre. Begin with a glass of tea and appetiser before we explore my edible garden with over 50 herbs, spices, and flowers used in everyday cooking. We will see, touch, smell, and taste a variety of local plants like curry leaves and turmeric. Then, we'll proceed to the kitchen to make Malaysia's National Dish: 1. Nasi Lemak (Coconut rice with spicy sambal) 2. Ayam Goreng Berempah (Spiced Malaysian Fried Chicken) 3. Teh Tarik (Pulled Tea) I'll introduce the produce that will be used in our class such as fresh coconut milk, lemongrass, ikan bilis (anchovies), belacan (shrimp paste), etc. You will prepare, hands-on, authentic Malaysian dishes in a real Malaysian kitchen. You will also receive printed recipes so that you could cook Malaysian dishes for your family and friends back home. Lastly, enjoy a delicious meal together with me and my family while hearing stories of the Malaysian way of life.
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Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
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Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
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I’m Sara Khong, a professional cook and author of four cookbooks: Malaysian Meals In 30 Minutes, One Pot Wonders, 3 Ingredient Recipes, and Slow Cooker Recipes. You can check out some of my favourite recipes at my food blog, New Malaysian Kitchen (www.newmalaysiankitchen.com). I'm passionate about making authentic Malaysian cuisine and growing herbs and spices in my edible garden. I look forward to share with you Malaysia's most popular dishes made in my family's kitchen! TIPS #1: Come on a Wednesday. Why? After class, you can visit Malaysia's longest night market (Connaught Night Market) just 5 minutes away from my home. TIPS #2: Message me before booking. I can give you some travel tips to and from my home.
3 dishes that we'll make: Nasi Lemak, Spiced Fried Chicken, and Pulled Tea
Flower tea from my garden
Recipe Booklet and Wi-Fi
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Where you'll be
We will be touring my edible garden with over 50 species of local plants such as lemongrass, turmeric, and laksa leaves. You will be able to see, smell, touch, and even taste local plants. Depending on availability, we may even harvest plants that we will use in our cooking. We will also be cooking in a real Malaysian kitchen using fresh ingredients from the garden and market.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…
I suggest taking GRAB taxi (like Uber). You can also take the MRT to Taman Connaught Station (10 - 15 minutes walk away). At Malaysian home, we always take off our shoes.
Cook Malay Meal & Tour Tropical Garden