Cooking with Chef Samuel
Cooking with Chef Samuel
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I'm a chef with over a decade of experience in international renowned hotels like HardRock, St Giles Wembley and Genting Resorts Group. I have a deep passion for cooking, and pursue culinary since age 17. I left corporate kitchen 5 years ago. I wish to spread happiness through food and advocate Malaysian cooking, a cultural heritage which is facing threat of extinction once our forefathers were proud of.
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61A-38-8, Solok Thean Teik 1, George Town, Penang Island 11400 Malaysia
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Dreamteam
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We definitely enjoyed our private cooking class with Chef Samuel, the food was superb, we learned a lot about Penang cuisine and on how to improve our cooking skills and also about the different cultures in Malaysia. We had the chance to ask a lot of questions because of the personal setting which was a huge plus for us compared to the usual group cooking classes. The visit to the market to buy some ingredients was very interesting and a nice activity.
On the down side, unfortunately we were missing a friendlier atmosphere during the whole experience. At the market we felt a bit left alone and had to hurry to keep up with him. We asked for a recommendation for breakfast at the market but were told it depended on us. We would have enjoyed knowing what options there are and what might be typical to have there. For us, he seemed a bit stressed and we felt rushed at times. During the class we felt that some comments or responses were rough and harsh which surprised us having read the other reviews.
The booking process and also the tips on food and traveling in Malaysia were excellent, we appreciate all the recommendations and his wife, Jacqueline, was very heartwarming. Thanks for the overall wonderful experience!
Written 25 January 2024
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David P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Personalised experience which commenced with Samuel meeting our family at the local markets where we bought produce, had a bite and drink at the local street cart and then went back to Samuels studio to cook our dishes. The views over Georgetown from Samuels studio were stunning. Our kids (aged 10 and 12) really liked making the Roti Canai. The number of fresh spices and herbs we used to make our chicken rendang was amazing. Samuel was also very accommodating to make an extra dish as my wife is vegetarian. We were then dropped back in Georgetown at the end, with a few suggestions on restaurants yo try for the remainder of our trip.
Written 15 April 2023
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Jessye
Sioux Falls, SD88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Me and my boyfriend took this class with Chef Samuel and had so much fun. We loved the food in Malaysia, but it seemed so mysterious to us because of the unfamiliar ingredients and preparation methods. Chef Samuel walked us thru everything and gave us lots of great cooking tips, flavor breakdowns, and more. You even get to go to a famous local market to buy the supplies! It was a lot of hard work, but we felt really proud of ourselves at the end and are definitely going to try and recreate these dishes with the recipes he made. Overall, what an awesome experience in Penang!! I totally recommend it!
Written 15 April 2020
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Jennifer
Schupfheim, Switzerland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This was definitely one of the best things we have done in Malaysia! We have learned so much about different asian cuisine, cooking styles and culture. It was a truly rememberable experience! Samuel is a very passionate, inspiring and yet humble person who will treat you more like you are his guests than customers. ☺️🙏🏻 Do not miss out on having a private cooking class with him! You won‘t regret it
Written 5 February 2020
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Sophiachen
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Inspiring cooking session with Chef Samuel. Chef Samuel shares his passion for cooking local Pernankan cuisine during his culinary classes. He is very knowledgeable in the balance of his spices and ingredients and was very creative with his recipes.

One of the best cooking experiences I ever had, his apartment has an amazing view of Penang. I had the chance to cook spicy ikan Bakar and Kuih Koci in an relaxing environment. Chef Samuel was patient to explain the importance of each ingredient. I could appreciate Pernankan cuisine so much better.

Chef Samuel also prepared a take-home recipe for me to recreate these dishes with my family and friends. Definitely the highlight of my trip!
Written 20 January 2020
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Carlotta C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Outstanding private cooking class experience, informative, interactive and fully enjoyable. Chef Samuel has a deep knowledge of Malaysian food culture and a great enthusiasm to share with its guests. Perfectly organized and punctual, you can chose which dish you want to learn from his many delicious recipes.
Written 4 December 2019
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tgallard2017
Wollongong, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My wife and I are an older couple and we completed a cooking class with Chef Samuel two days ago which we enjoyed very much. The cuisine for Chef Samuel changes daily and for our class, we cooked southern Chinese food which was complex, spicy and delicious. While not a private class, we were the only two people on the day and Chef Samuel was attentative to our needs and with his very good English, could answer any of our many questions. His email communications with us before and after our class was fantastic and it included a number of recommendations for locations for different foods in Penang. We learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We would both highly recommend a class with Chef Samuel as an enjoyable and informative experiece that was also good value for the price.
Written 20 November 2019
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Joe Lu
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Great experience with parents. They are fluent in English and Mandarin and are truly food-serious people.
Written 1 November 2019
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Veronika
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
If you would like to experience cooking class in Penang you are definitely on the right place because there’s no greater way to experience the culture and history of Penang than by feasting on our glorious food and there is no better choice than Samuel's cooking class. In the morning we have started with a little tour through the markets, we have tried local breakfast and Samuel told us a lot about history, culture etc. Then we experienced class at his home (you will have the most stunning view from the balcony), it was a lot of fun and easy to do for people of all culinary abilities. Eating the food you made yourself at the end was the highlight for us. Highly recommend
Written 27 October 2019
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Jo Smith
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We spent a very enjoyable and informative afternoon with Chef Samuel. We were made to feel very welcome and he made our cooking experience fun and tasty. Now to recreate them at home! If you’re looking for a cooking course this is the one to book!
Written 13 October 2019
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