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Asian Home Food Cooking Experience

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Cooking experience hosted by Shagen

3 hours
Malaysian
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You can be as hands on or off as you wish. You will learn about spices and ingredients we use to cook the dishes and learn about the history of each dish and how it is significant to our culture and where it came from.

When you book, we will share with you the menu from which you can pick a dish/dishes (if you are on a private tour or if you are the only guest). If you are with other guests we will let you know in advance the dishes that we will be preparing together.

We will show you how to prepare the raw ingredients, what spices to add and what substitutes you can use. We will then show you how to cook each dish from start to finish. You are welcome to take notes, photographs or a video if you wish to recreate this when you get home.

Once the dishes are cooked, we will tuck in and enjoy! If you so choose, we will show you how to use various authentic methods to enjoy your meal as we do in Malaysia (depending on the meal, you can use chopsticks, fork and spoon or fingers).

Your dinner will come with a typical Malaysian drink. We cannot supply alcohol but you are welcome to bring a bottle of wine if you wish.
Other things to note
Make sure you come on an empty stomach as you will be taken on a gastronomical adventure to Asia, right here from our kitchen.
You can be as hands on or off as you wish. You will learn about spices and ingredients we use to cook the dishes and learn about the history of each dish and how it is significant to our culture and where it came from.

When you book, we will share with you the menu from which you can pick a dish/dishes (if you are on a private tour or if you are the only guest). If you are with other guests we will let you know in advance the dishes t…

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What's included

  • Food
    Food provided is cooked with or by the guests
From £44
/ person
Book for a private group
Fri, 22 Jan
16:00 - 19:00
£44 per person
£44 per person
Sun, 24 Jan
16:00 - 19:00
£44 per person
£44 per person
Thu, 28 Jan
16:00 - 19:00
£44 per person
£44 per person

Meet your host, Shagen

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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My name is Vera Ganason. Originally from Malaysia, now live in Auckland. Malaysians in general love their food and we are no exception. My husband and I started this experience to share our love of Malaysian food with the rest of the world.

Cooking has been a passion, since I can remember. Right from the early days, I was fortunate enough to learn from the accomplished and dedicated cooks around me – my mother, grandmothers and aunts. Later in life, from my father in law.

I am a descendant of early Chinese settlers to the then Malaya, who have partially adapted Malay customs in an effort to assimilate into the local community. We then came to be known as the Peranakan. Our food is a fusion of contemporary Chinese cooking using Malay cooking methods and spices.

Come and let us take you on a culinary adventure.
My name is Vera Ganason. Originally from Malaysia, now live in Auckland. Malaysians in general love their food and we are no exception. My husband and I started this experience to share our love of Malaysian food with the rest of the world.

Cooking has been a passion, since I can remember. Right from the early days, I was fortunate enough to learn from the accomplished and dedicated cooks around me – my mother, grandmothers and aunts. Later in life, from my father in law.

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Where you'll be

The cooking class will be held in our home. You will be enjoying your meal in a typical Asian household.

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
Dairy-free
Vegetarian
Pescatarian
Fish allergy
Egg-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.