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Chef Samuel's Malaysian Cooking Class

George Town, MalaysiaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Chef Samuel

4 hours
Malaysian
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)

What you'll do

Ethnic lays the foundation of Malaysia's diverse food culture.

Embark on this ultimate 3-dish hands on cooking experience at our high rise home, inclusive of a highlight visit to the busiest morning market in Penang and a stopover at Him Heang, my no. 1 spot for local pastries!

After we pick you up, we'll visit Air Itam Market to gather and learn unique local ingredients while sightseeing the bustling locals' morning lifestyle. We'll also have an authentic breakfast and enjoy coffee at a famous nearby Kopitiam.

You will learn 3 signature dishes from an ethnic. Book for a week if you have ample time to explore every ethnic cuisine of Malaysia!

MON - The Little India
Roti Naan, Aloo Gobi & Tandoori Chicken

TUE - The Nanyang Chinese
Pork Char Siew, Wantan & Egg Noodle with Dry Sauce

WED - A Taste of Kampung
Nasi Lemak, Ayam Rendang & Cucur Ikan Bilis

THUR - A Nyonya Feast
Asam Pedas, Inche Kabin & Acar

FRI - Signature of Penang
Char Koay Teow, Belacan Fried Chicken & O Chien

SAT - Mamak in Action
Roti Canai, Chicken Curry & Dhal

SUN - Flavors of Malaysia
Asam Laksa, Ikan Bakar & Kuih Koci

Along the class, you'll taste nutmeg juice, a kind of refreshing fruit which is a Penang native-grown produce.

We will only accept up to a max. of 4 guest(s) per session, so rest assure you will be fully taken care of.
Other things to note
We do accommodate vegetarian - lacto, ovo, pesco diet & vegan menu. Message me to find out more and we can better personalize your experience.

We are currently unable to accommodate those with celiac diet.
Ethnic lays the foundation of Malaysia's diverse food culture.

Embark on this ultimate 3-dish hands on cooking experience at our high rise home, inclusive of a highlight visit to the busiest morning market in Penang and a stopover at Him Heang, my no. 1 spot for local pastries!

After we pick you up, we'll visit Air Itam Market to gather and learn unique local ingredients while sightseeing the bustling locals' morning lifesty…

Chef Samuel's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    3-dish menu
  • Drinks
    Nutmeg Juice
  • Transport
    Pick up to-and-from Hotel
  • Equipment
    Customized Recipe Handouts
From £51
/ person
Thu, 26 Nov
08:00 - 12:00
£51 per person
£51 per person
Fri, 27 Nov
08:00 - 12:00
£51 per person
£51 per person
Sat, 28 Nov
08:00 - 12:00
£51 per person
£51 per person

Meet your host, Chef Samuel

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 46 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a professional chef with 10 years of experience in international hotel chains. Mum's impressive home-cooking has sparked my culinary interest since childhood, and embarked me on this never-ending culinary journey!

I live in Penang, together with my fiancee, Jacqueline who herself is a local Penangites. Hailed as yummiest food places in Asia, I've mastered the skills into making em' and love to share all the Malaysian food culture wisdom with all food enthusiasts like you.
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Where you'll be

My high rise home has breathtaking bird eye Penang view of cityscapes and beautiful coastlines.

The other highlight is the historical Penang Air Itam Market which is the first wet market established in Penang. Back to 1900s, pepper estate and the high lands of Air Itam was developed for agriculture purposes for the British. On a daily basis, fresh produces were traded at Air Itam Market.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 46 reviews.

Aundréa
February 2020
This was such a beautiful experience. Chef Samuel is caring, attentive, and very knowledgeable in his craft. He helped my partner and I feel comfortable among the bustling street market while still being attentive to our questions. The view from his place is spectacular. And the food was delicious — couldn’t believe we prepared it ourselves lol. Would highly recommend his class!
This was such a beautiful experience. Chef Samuel is caring, attentive, and very knowledgeable in his craft. He helped my partner and I feel comfortable among the bustling street m…
Kaplan
February 2020
Lovely way how to spend morning and have a fantastic lunch cooked by ourselves! Love the randang, market, nutmeg lemonade was really nice, great view, transport included! Wonderful..
Erik
February 2020
This cooking class was great. A really fun and engaging way to explore local cuisine and get some insider knowledge. Chef Samuel & Jacqueline were wonderful hosts! Would definitely recommend this experience!!!
Susan
February 2020
We loved our experience with Chef Samuel and his partner. The tour starts off by going to a local market – off the beaten path from where tourist blogs tell you to go – where we got to try some great traditional breakfast dishes. Once at Chef Samuel's apartment, which is beautiful with great views, we got to try our hand at making curries and roti. The class is very informative and a lot of fun. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a personalized cooking class.
We loved our experience with Chef Samuel and his partner. The tour starts off by going to a local market – off the beaten path from where tourist blogs tell you to go – where we go…
Jon
February 2020
Amazing time with chef Samuel, thanks so much. Learnt a lot about the ingredients and the cooking process. The food was delicious too and the market visit great as well. Thanks again 😎 I'll be back to do another cuisine with you next week for sure.
Amazing time with chef Samuel, thanks so much. Learnt a lot about the ingredients and the cooking process. The food was delicious too and the market visit great as well. Thanks aga…
宁华
January 2020
很棒~

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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.
Tree nut allergy
Pescatarian
Peanut allergy
Vegetarian
Fish allergy
Egg-free
Shellfish allergy
Dairy-free
Vegan

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 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend.