Cook Malay Meal & Tour Tropical Garden

Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Sara

3 hours, Hosted in English and Chinese (Simplified)
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Up to 5 people
Malayasian cuisine
Includes food, drinks and equipment

What you'll do

We'll meet at my family home, just 20 minutes train or taxi ride away from Kuala Lumpur city centre.

Begin with a glass of tea and appetiser before we explore my edible garden with over 50 herbs, spices, and flowers used in everyday cooking. We will see, touch, smell, and taste a variety of local plants like curry leaves and turmeric.

Then, we'll proceed to the kitchen to make Malaysia's National Dish:

1. Nasi Lemak (Coconut rice with spicy sambal)
2. Ayam Goreng Berempah (Spiced Malaysian Fried Chicken)
3. Teh Tarik (Pulled Tea)

I'll introduce the produce that will be used in our class such as fresh coconut milk, lemongrass, ikan bilis (anchovies), belacan (shrimp paste), etc.

You will prepare, hands-on, authentic Malaysian dishes in a real Malaysian kitchen. You will also receive printed recipes so that you could cook Malaysian dishes for your family and friends back home.

Lastly, enjoy a delicious meal together with me and my family while hearing stories of the Malaysian way of life.
Other things to note
I suggest taking GRAB taxi (like Uber). You can also take the MRT to Taman Connaught Station (10 - 15 minutes walk away). At Malaysian home, we always take off our shoes.
We'll meet at my family home, just 20 minutes train or taxi ride away from Kuala Lumpur city centre.

Begin with a glass of tea and appetiser before we explore my edible garden with over 50 herbs, spices, and flowers used in everyday cooking. We will see, touch, smell, and taste a variety of local plants like curry leaves and turmeric.

Then, we'll proceed to the kitchen to make Malaysia's National Dish:

1. Nasi Le…

What's included

  • Food
    3 dishes that we'll make: Nasi Lemak, Spiced Fried Chicken, and Pulled Tea<...
  • Drinks
    Flower tea from my garden
  • Equipment
    Recipe Booklet and Wi-Fi

Meet your host, Sara

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m Sara Khong, a professional cook and author of four cookbooks: Malaysian Meals In 30 Minutes, One Pot Wonders, 3 Ingredient Recipes, and Slow Cooker Recipes.

You can check out some of my favourite recipes at my food blog, New Malaysian Kitchen (www.newmalaysiankitchen.com).

I'm passionate about making authentic Malaysian cuisine and growing herbs and spices in my edible garden.

I look forward to share with you Malaysia's most popular dishes made in my family's kitchen!

TIPS #1: Come on a Wednesday. Why? After class, you can visit Malaysia's longest night market (Connaught Night Market) just 5 minutes away from my home.

TIPS #2: Message me before booking. I can give you some travel tips to and from my home.
I’m Sara Khong, a professional cook and author of four cookbooks: Malaysian Meals In 30 Minutes, One Pot Wonders, 3 Ingredient Recipes, and Slow Cooker Recipes.

You can check out some of my favourite recipes at my food blog, New Malaysian Kitchen (www.newmalaysiankitchen.com).

I'm passionate about making authentic Malaysian cuisine and growing herbs and spices in my edible garden.

I look forward to share with you Malaysia's most popular dishes made in my family'…
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Where you'll be

We will be touring my edible garden with over 50 species of local plants such as lemongrass, turmeric, and laksa leaves. You will be able to see, smell, touch, and even taste local plants.

Depending on availability, we may even harvest plants that we will use in our cooking.

We will also be cooking in a real Malaysian kitchen using fresh ingredients from the garden and market.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Levinash
June 2019
Had a great time learning to cook Nasi Lemak and fried chicken with Sara. Sara was welcoming, took us on a tour of her edible garden and made the experience quite interactive. The dish turned out great and had an authentic flavour. Wonderful way to spend a couple of hours immersed in a Malaysian household
Aldana
December 2018
The cooking experience with Sara was beyond my expectations. She is an adorable person, a very didactic and patient teacher, and an excellent and passionate cook. Sara, thank you so much for being so welcoming and for sharing your passion and experience with us! I will definitely reproduce the recipes we have learned today when I get back home, and I will continue to explore others shown up in your books. You have really opened up my appetite and curiosity for Malaysian cuisine!! Thank you again Love Aldana
Janaronson
December 2018
The overall experience from pre-communication to the eventual class was great. The welcome tea and appetizer was a pleasant surprise. It was a very homely feel. Sara showed passion in what she does and was patient in guiding me and walking me through some questions I had while preparing to cook and the cooking itself. She also went above and beyond in preparing a recipe which I thought of learning cook. I was glad we were able to share common topic of discussion about food and return with a nice recipe booklet.
Sahar
November 2018
We loved Sara’s class! We got to cook two dishes and learned a ton about the different herbs and plants in her garden (many medicinal plants plus other edible herbs and fruits). The food was delicious too, so come hungry!
ChenHsu
September 2018
Sara is truly a food enthusiastic, and devoted for Malaysian food and culture heritage preservation. We explored her lovely garden where have lots of plants and herbs she grew. I actually taste and smell each of them. During the cooking session Sara always guide me with kind reminders, answer all the questions I ask. And we finish two courses I chose together. It was really fun and inspiring, and I'd highly recommend this course to any food lover or anyone who wish to learn the heart of Malaysian foods. I will definitely come back and learn more dishes in the future!
Bryce
July 2019
Great experience, and a big thanks to Sara and her mum for making us feel welcome. Would highly recommend.

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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 an accommodation.

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. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Light & comfortable clothing