Penang Homecooking School

Penang Homecooking School, George Town: Hours, Address, Penang Homecooking School Reviews: 5/5

Penang Homecooking School
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Sign up for my cooking classes and learn secrets and tips for authentic Malaysian cooking. Daily classes except Sunday is in my home. Visit the market and learn to use fresh produce. You prepare and eat together with other food obsessed people! . Please leave message in my mobile if you need too and i will reply the message after class. Difficult to handle calls duirng cooking class.
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mapipem
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia118 contributions
Pearly is a gem
Jan 2021
My husband and I did a cooking class today with Pearly and it was great. She started by taking us around her local wet market, introducing us to many unusual ingredients, and often tasting things on the way. And we had great local coffee and breakfast in the food court at the market. Then she guided us through cooking 3 delicious dishes at her home's cooking stations (outside and Covid safe), using produce from her own garden. Pearly is full of tips and tricks to create wonderfully tasty Nyonya dishes. She is also full of advice on health benefits and ethical choices with our food. Her lovely husband Chandra helped too. As we cooked, we also learnt so much about Penang history and culture. Of course we ate our dishes on completion with the local nutmeg drink. Pearly is a gem and we highly recommend her classes.
Written 5 January 2021
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My My My, Pip and Mary, I missed you guys already. Send my warmest to Ian, your brother and thank you for a very kind review. See you again soon.
Written 5 January 2021
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akwaaba1970
Johannesburg, South Africa175 contributions
Cannot recommend this cooking school experience highly enough!
Dec 2020
Pearly was an extremely informative and highly entertaining teacher. I learned so much from my visit to the market with her - from which of the 5 types of ginger to use for curries to how to keep the kitchen god quiet over Chinese New Year! She also had a lot of great dietary advice. Pearly and her husband Chandra gave me a quick tour of their local area while we cooled off in the AC of the car, including the "Beverly Hills' of Penang and the Botanical Gardens. The lesson on how to cook Penang Laksa and Char Kuey Teow was excellent, with Pearly sharing several tips and processes that will be useful when cooking many recipes. The resulting food was very tasty and I took a couple of portions home for my family to try! This is a must-do experience on a trip to Penang or for any ex-pats living here who want to cook more local food - or even just want to find out what goes into their favourite food court dish!
Written 23 December 2020
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I am humbled by your review. You have stayed here long enough to enjoy our local cuisine and still take time to want to learn more. See you again and have a great time in our lovely island.
Written 5 January 2021
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Bill M
Cambridge, UK16 contributions
Superlative experience
Sep 2019
Pearly's homecooking school is absolutely superlative. My family first met Pearly in 2010 through her cooking class in the Spice Garden. Since then I have been a regular guest and student at her private homecooking school. Pearly and Candra are a wonderful team who have so much to share with their guests. The market tour is an absolute gem as one learns so much not only about the tropical fruits, vegetables and other produces, but also the stories behind them. The friendship she has with everyone in the market and the whole community in general is absolutely heartwarming. The hawker food tour is endlessly fascinating. If there is nothing else I would do in Penang, the homecooking experience is something that I would keep on doing. The cooking instruction is perfectly clear and demands certain discipline and mindfulness. The final products, whether it is curry mee or "Jiu Hu Char", the signature Nyonya dish with dried squid, are probably some of the most delicious things one can find on this planet. I am so grateful for not only the opportunity to learn to cook these wonderful dishes, but also to become friend with these two very good people that Malaysia should be very proud of.
Written 10 August 2020
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Dearest Bill, We always look forward to see you whenever you flew through Asia. We feel very priviledged that you never left us out when you are visiting. I have learned a good word from you - mindfulness in cooking. As a young girl growing up, that was strictness Having practised mindfulness in every aspect in our way of life, has made me a better person. I always believe my market people are the food ambassador and they shine when you made effort to talk to them. They flourish and to me they made my day.
Written 12 August 2020
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Baba Jerry Kong
Penang, Malaysia22 contributions
A MUST VISIT HANDS-ON COOKING CLASS IN PENANG, MALAYSIA
Jul 2020
We had a great afternoon with Nyonya Pearly Kee and her lovely husband Mr Chandra. We had a great lesson in making rice dumplings but the best part was the stories, tips and techniques. Pearly is a meticulous teacher and having said that, this is a trait of a true-blue Nyonya when it comes to cooking. This ol'skool Nyonya cook from her heart and she is so knowledgeable about the cooking techniques especially all the natural ingredients available in her garden and around. Chandra has a great personality and always warm our hearts with his jokes. We can see these love birds working towards a common goal of happiness sharing the culture and cuisine. Everything was well explained, so that you don't need to be an excellent cook to attend this class. Pearly has the patience to guide us through making sure our final product a success. Just listen to her and over the conversations, much tips are shared. The tips are useful for our daily cooking. Just listen to her and you may also learn a lesson or two about life. If you like cooking, this is it! Friendly atmosphere, high quality lessons from people who respect and love what they do. This is truly the most fun we've had cooking. Great experience, great couple and positive atmosphere. We highly recommend this place and this is A MUST VISIT HANDS-ON COOKING CLASS IN PENANG, MALAYSIA. Don't miss this!
Written 8 August 2020
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My goodness, Jerry...you are the young master yourself!!! And yes, sharing our love for cooking to wonderful appreciative younger generation people is sheer JOY. Thank you for wanting to listen, learn from this dapur goddess. he he he!!!!
Written 5 January 2021
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Shari A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia20 contributions
The Nyonya Kitchen Goddess!
Aug 2020 • Solo
Pearly is a fab teacher. She is so knowledgeable and is not stingy at sharing her tips and know-hows. I like her from the moment we met - great personality and warm (her hubs and little doggo were also so welcoming). The tour of the market was informative and it’s so good to know that there are so many people who are passionate about what they do and not just out to make money. Pearly’s class was fun and as long as your are open to what she has to offer, you will learn a lot!!! I so recommend her classes! I definitely would seek her again the next time I’m in Georgetown! Thanks so much, Pearly!!!
Written 7 August 2020
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My lover boy from KL but staying in China. I missed you alot. As a great teacher yourself, it is heartening to note your enthusiasm. Your warm, joyful personality inspires me to share some (dare not say all ) I know. ha ha ha. Come back and let us manja you!!!!
Written 5 January 2021
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Madelaine
1 contribution
Cooking class with Pearly
Feb 2020
My cooking class falling one week after the Chinese New year with Pearly , I have a very good time with her & her husband ( nice and kind couple ). Got picked up at the hotel , excited with the wet market with her and her husband ,, have some breakfast at the market , I have 4 course for cooking class at her cooking school , Nasi Lemak - Char Kway Teow - Ayam chicken & Pork satay ..... in 2 days ...she taught me a lot of cooking skill ,,, very good class and good time in Penang ,, will come back for her cooking class again for the next new year....Wish you all the best ...
Written 4 June 2020
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Thank you Trang for the lovely review. It is always a pleasing sight when you have very enthusiastic guest, loving to learned more. So I shared with you and you have great skills already. Food gets delish as you practiced and cook more. Do come again.
Written 5 June 2020
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Richardrw1402
Old Hunstanton, UK51 contributions
Excellent class
Feb 2020
We had a great morning with Pearly and her husband, Chandra. We were collected from our hotel by Chandra and taken to the market where we met Pearly. All the market stall holders greeted her like a friend as she explained all the different vegetables etc. We then went back to her house and cooked 3 dishes. Pearly is a great character and made the whole experience both informative and fun. She also shared her experience of growing up in a Nonya household where all had to play their part. Highly recommend both for her expertise and personality.
Written 13 March 2020
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Hi Richard, thanks for the wonderful review. It was very pleasing with both of you. It is good to be appreciated once in a while, keeps the world going round and round. haha
Written 5 June 2020
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Tim Halford
1 contribution
Cooking master class
Feb 2020
Booking this course on line was easy and communications were very good. This cooking experience was amazing and not only taught us about cooking techniques but also about the health benefits of the ingredients which we found very interesting. Pearly and her husband Chandra were great hosts. We would recommend this experience to anyone. Very enjoyable. We have done many cooking lessons around the world, but Pearly’s class in right at the top of the charts. Tim & Linda
Written 15 February 2020
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Dear Tim and Linda, It was shear joy sharing our cuisine with you. I too enjoyed listening to your experience round the world, the many communities you have been and stayed, you are so modest and humble. Do come again.
Written 20 February 2020
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Humpo
1 contribution
Cooking Class
Feb 2020
My partner and I loved spending our morning with Pearly and her husband visiting a local market before being escorted back to their house to cook the famous street food dish char kaoy teow and another dish beef rendang. Pearly is a fantastic teacher! A must do when visiting Penang
Written 12 February 2020
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Missing you guys, so much joy and fun with you too! Thanks for the review.
Written 20 February 2020
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Chris H
13 contributions
Penang treat
Jan 2020 • Solo
Chandra, Pearly’s husband, collected me from my motel, and after collecting the rest of the class, we met Pearly at the local market. Had a very interesting and informative tour, was able to taste some delicious food, and then went to her home to cook 3 delicious dishes. Was a very educational and enjoyable day, learning plenty but having a lot of fun doing it. And the nutmeg syrup is amazing
Written 3 February 2020
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Wow, happy to note you love the cooking class. Come again and let us pamper you.
Written 8 February 2020
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