My husband and I met Sara several years ago and I recently learned she was teaching virtual cooking classes during the Covid-19 lockdowns. Since we live on the other side of the world, we never thought we’d have the opportunity to take a class in person, so this was a great opportunity to learn from her about Malaysian cuisine!
We attended Sara’s Nasi Lemak and Fried Chicken class. From the moment we signed up, Sara was attentive and thorough in our planning via email, assuring we had proper cooking tools, could find ingredients or alternatives in our local stores, and had appropriate technology to join the meeting, even accommodating multiple time zones!
Sara educated us on the cultural significance of the dishes we cooked while demonstrating techniques that were easy for us to follow. She adjusted to the virtual setting by offered tips on how to adjust flavors and assure proper cooking based on color, texture, and smell, and we successfully created and plated delicious meals!
Afterword, we agreed that the garden tour and Q&A session she offered while we were frying chicken was our favorite part of the class— like a mimi-vacation during a time when we cannot travel!