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Penang Homecooking School

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Address: 85 Taman Berjaya | Pulau Tikus, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
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+60 16-437 4380
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09:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sign up for my cooking classes and learn secrets and tips for authentic...

Sign up for my cooking classes and learn secrets and tips for authentic Malaysian cooking. Daily classes except Sunday is in my home. Visit and learn our fresh produce. You prepare and eat together with other food obsessed people! Emails will be replied after 6pm daily.

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Undoubtedly the best homecooking school in Penang

We did our office team building event in Pearly and Chandra's home. The entire team enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Pearly doesn't only teach cooking; she teaches Knowledge. She... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ben W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did our office team building event in Pearly and Chandra's home. The entire team enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Pearly doesn't only teach cooking; she teaches Knowledge. She shares the medicinal values of the spices used and the rationale on the steps. Thumbs up to this celebrity chef. Honour has been ours. Thank you, Chandra too.

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

Hi Ben, Thank you very much for taking time to review us. We are very happy to have met all of you. So much fun and full of laughter. You got an awesome team. They really help each other without being told. More 

Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Pearly! The way and personal spirit you put inside is awesome and has made this evening a remaining thing to remember. Awesome hosts, awesome location and - SUPERB FOOD!

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

Hi Alex,. Chandra and I are very privileged and happy to know all you. Your willingness to learn our cuisine is humbling. Till we meet again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we went for a cooking class with the management team. I can tell you; I am not a cook. But I learned a lot about ingredients, ways of preparing and we had a lot of fun! The food was excellent!!!! This is better than all these commercial cooking classes. You get invited in a Penang home and will be... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

You were wonderful in your cooking session. I hope you remember how to wrapped the Otak Otak, ha ha. I had so much fun! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my partner spent a wonderful few hours learning from Pearly's skills. We took the class in mid February and there were 5 of us. We pre-selected to cook Udang prawn, Curry Kapetan and Beef Rendang. Chandra picked us up from our hotel and took us to the market to meet Pearly. Then followed a very informative tour where... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

You made Chandra and I feel so privileged, thank you. Do come again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pearly and Chandra are gracious hosts and welcomed us into their home and hearts. The class size is limited well and all receive Pearly's quick attention so the class moves along swiftly. Don't worry about your proficiency; her guidance even worked for my novice husband! Her technique is traditional and the resulting dish is deliciously authentic - unlike anything i... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

Chandra and I are so glad you that both of you learn something. My happiness is when you cook what you learn. It will make me so happy. Do come again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many things have been said about Pearly, her enthusiastic way of doing the cooking classes and how she makes her cooking pupils Nonya kitchen addicts, and I have nothing new to add. So let me just join the Pearly fan-club and encourage other guests of Georgetown to invest some hours at Pearly and Chandra's place. It is fun, informative... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Thank you for suggesting the fan club. I will think about how to go about it, ha ha. Chandra and I always believed that sharing will make people be more aware of how you can take control of your lifestyle in this case, what you eat. We are indeed very privileged to live in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible experience! From being shown around the market and learning about all the varieties of vegetable, fruit, fish etc and how they are used in cooking, to the nutritional benefits for the human body. The icing on the cake, so to speak, is of course the cookery course itself. Even though I cook back in the UK, today's... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

Your husband is so fun, willing to learn at this age can sometimes be embarrassing. But he took it all in good stride. I love the look on his face when he was having lunch. The joy he cooked a delicious meal and it was n;t burn. ha ha. Chandra and I loves our people for their kindness in allowing... More 

Overijse, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't write many reviews, don't use a lot of superlatives and rarely give maximum notes as I'm rather (constructively) critical. I initially was a bit sceptical and reluctant to enroll for a cooking class as I thought RM 320 / person was relatively expensive. But my Italian companion Monica insisted I would accompany her and I'm so happy she... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

All of you cooked 2 street food meals and not 2 dishes, Popiah and Assam Laksa where you prepared everything from scratch. All ingredients are carefully selected and freshly purchased as we believe in wanting our guest to eat the freshest food in Penang. Chandra and I are happy both Monica and you are happy with the class. More 

Mainburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First i thought ~60EUR for a cooking class in Malaysia? Worth every dime! Pearly is a cooking celebrity with already 2 cookingbooks!!! Everything went smooth, fast email comunication, hotel pickup. The markettour was very interesting, an authentic experience! Big + : Everyone was allowed to cook the meals for themselves. We had a lot of fun on these day! Tip... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am sorry if I speak too difficult English for you to understand. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I can highly recommend going to Pearlys cooking class and market tour. It began with Pearlys husband Chandra picking me up from my hotel and he was very friendly and lovely to chat too. We met in a small group and started with a local market tour. This was very informative and there were so many different foods to discover... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

Dear Alison, Chandra and I totally enjoyed both of you. I am so pleased you are growing turmeric. They are gorgeous plants, cook the roots, use the flowers for salad and leaves for garnish in curries, ya. Thanks for the chocolates! More 

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