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Chef Samuel's Private Malaysian Cooking Class provided by Cooking with Chef Samuel

Chef Samuel's Private Malaysian Cooking Class

Chef Samuel's Private Malaysian Cooking Class
5
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RM 377.18
per adult
About
Ethnic lays the foundation of Malaysia's diverse food culture. Get hands-on cooking with a professional local chef while learn 3 signature dishes of your choice from scratch. Immerse in different ethnic culinary such as Malay, Chinese, Indian, Mamak, Nyonya & even Penang Street Food. After I pick you up, we'll visit Air Itam Market to gather and learn unique local ingredients while sightseeing the bustling locals' morning lifestyle. We'll also have an authentic breakfast and enjoy coffee at a famous nearby Kopitiam. Along the class, you'll taste nutmeg juice, which is a Penang native-grown produce famous for spice trade in the past. Rest assure you will be fully taken care of as we'll be able to customize for vegetarian & vegans. Let us know in advance of your any dietary restriction too.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Embark on a customized 3-dish hands on Malaysian cooking experience at our high rise home, inclusive of a highlight visit to the busiest morning market in Penang, an authentic local breakfast and a stopover at Ghee Heang, my no. 1 spot for local pastries!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 192031P1
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
Private transportation • Customized recipes • Lunch & Breakfast • Drink
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Private transportation • Customized recipes • Lunch & Breakfast • Drink
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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evontour
uk16 contributions
Best Christmas gift ever
Dec 2020 • Couples
My husband surprised me with a private cooking class for Christmas and Samuel and his wonderful girlfriend make the whole experience absolutely perfect.

We started with a visit to the wet market, then breakfast at a hawker market which was scrumptious. My husband had chosen some of our favourite Malaysian dishes for us to cook, Nyonya Laksa, Ikam Assam Pedals and Lor back. Samuel is a very knowledgeable chef and having one to one teaching meant we really understood the process. His girlfriend is also knowledgeable about Penang and is history which was an added bonus.

It feels weird to say that the food we cooked was delicious but it absolutely was. One of my favourite laksas in Malaysia and the fish was delicious.

Samuel's studio is Ayer Iran at the base of Penang hill and they have a great view of the city as well.

Totally recommend this amazing class!
Written 29 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Len Cl
Hannover, Germany1 contribution
Amazing Cooking Class in the Heart of Penang
Jul 2020 • Couples
We had an amazing time cooking with chef Samuel! The day started with a visit to a local market to source the ingredients for our dishes. It was a beautiful experience to "shop like a local" while enjoying the view of the surrounding landscape and temples.
During the class, we learned to cook several local and popular Malaysian dishes while enjoying stunning view over the city of Penang. It was so much fun and on top of it we learned a lot about Malay culture!
Samuel is a highly experienced chef and a patient and encouraging teacher and we enjoyed every minute of the class!
I'd highly recommend taking a class with Chef Samuel if you're in Penang!
Thank you Chef for a beautiful and unique experience!!
Written 17 July 2020
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Nita Bonita
4 contributions
What a fun cooking cooking class!
Jul 2020 • Couples
If you like Malay food and you are in Penang, I highly recommend you to take a cooking class with Samuel. He knows what he is doing. He is a pro!! Not only will you learn how to cook Malay specialties but also learn about the history and culture at the same time! Plus you get to enjoy Penang city view from the kitchen! 😍
We loved it!!!
Thank you for sharing your passion Chef Samuel!
Written 17 July 2020
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rpalmer011
Leeds, UK5 contributions
Excellent food, fun and informative
Mar 2020
My husband and I did the private cooking class with Samuel whilst on our honeymoon and loved it. Samuel was great at communicating with us before the class which made it really easy to book and pick the dishes that we wanted to make. The morning trip to the market was great and it was good to have breakfast included, as it was a fairly early start. Cooking the dishes was fun and informative, with Samuel giving mini lessons on some of the ingredients as we cooked. The class is outside of Georgetown (in Air Itam) which would have been good to know beforehand as we would have driven there ourselves rather than using the free transfer as we'd planned to visit Penang Hill that afternoon which is very close. All the food we made was delicious and I think it was some of the best food we ate on our whole trip - would highly recommend!
Written 12 March 2020
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Chef4life
2 contributions
A Class Not To Be Missed!!
Feb 2020
Truly a passion for food, Cooking with Chef Samuel is a must to attend whether you are professional chef or just simply a foodie alike. Loved the early morning fresh market tour obtaining freshest ingredients followed by fantastic breakfast before heading to his humble abode for an experience of a lifetime. He started the class with an educational topic on MSG...yeah, little do I know about it except for that its not good for health...lol. I had a fantastic fun time cooking with Samuel while his lovely fiancé Jacqueline snapping memorable pictures. Finally, comes the end product. Nice presentation with simplicity in mind and more importantly, the TASTE is off the chain!!!
Written 23 February 2020
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Jackh.1988
2 contributions
Fantastic class for the serious cooks!
Jan 2020 • Solo
I would highly recommend this class.
Samuel is very knowledgeable and professional chef who took time to explain in depth about all the ingredients and methods we were using, some of which I had never used before!
His classes are held at his spacious apartment with breathtaking views of Penang.
I was also made to feel right at home by his Charming fiance Jacqueline who provided me with many glasses of the refreshing nutmeg juice drink.
Written 17 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Debbie
San Francisco18 contributions
So much fun plus the best meal we've had in Malaysia!
Jan 2020
This class 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, I have 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.
Written 11 January 2020
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Shan & Damo AU
9 contributions
Taking a taste of Malaysia home!
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.
Written 6 January 2020
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Andrew M
Chichester, UK51 contributions
Unforgettable - a great way to experience Penang...
Nov 2019
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.
Written 17 November 2019
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LisaL
6 contributions
Amazing experience - highly recommended Malaysian cooking class!
Nov 2019
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!
Written 6 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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jaseminsibo
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Ho jiak!
Awesome cooking experience by a professional chef in a comfy spacious home studio with fantastic sea views! Ho jiak
jessye3000
jessye3000
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Wonderful Cooking Class
Me and my boyfriend took this class with Chef Samuel and had so much fun. We loved the food in Malaysia, but it see
U3236XGemmaw
U3236XGemmaw
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Chef Samuel is the Best!
I originally booked for this class as the longer class was already booked out. Samuel was in contact with my straig
jenniferrenggli
jenniferrenggli
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Memorable experience!
This was definitely one of the best things we have done in Malaysia! We have learned so much about different asian
sophiachenyq
sophiachenyq
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Authentic Malaysian cooking experience
Inspiring cooking session with Chef Samuel. Chef Samuel shares his passion for cooking local Pernankan cuisine duri
CarlottaC407
CarlottaC407
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Outstanding hands on private cooking class
Outstanding private cooking class experience, informative, interactive and fully enjoyable. Chef Samuel has a deep
tgallard2017
tgallard2017
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Fantastic class with a chef passionate about good food
My wife and I are an older couple and we completed a cooking class with Chef Samuel two days ago which we enjoyed v
joeluxizhi
joeluxizhi
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Great cultural experience learning about food in Penang.
Great experience with parents. They are fluent in English and Mandarin and are truly food-serious people.
Verokohu
Verokohu
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Wish to have more stars, Samuel!!!
If you would like to experience cooking class in Penang you are definitely on the right place because there’s no gr
JoSmith62
JoSmith62
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An experience not to be missed!
We spent a very enjoyable and informative afternoon with Chef Samuel. We were made to feel very welcome and he made
lyw_aimer
lyw_aimer
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Great cooking class! Informative and substantial!
If you're tired of so-called "cooking courses" where the cook does 90% of the job and you just stir some pastes wit
Falco160
Falco160
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The best cooking class!!
Cooking with chef Samuel, and what an experience! We loved the cooking class. Getting the ingredients fresh from th
sarahlewi91
sarahlewi91
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Fun and Informative Cooking Class
My friend and I booked with Samuel for a private cooking class. We loved the market tour and breakfast then made 3
theodoreb795
theodoreb795
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Amazing experience
Me and my girlfriend participated to Samuel cooking class and I can say that we had an incredible experience. We
APisME95
APisME95
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If you want the best in Penang, cook with Chef Samuel!
My wife loves to take a cooking class whenever we travel, so of course we had to take a class in the foodie capital
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