Cooking Traditional Food Class in Penang with Nazlina
Location: Nazlina Spice Station at no. 2, Campbell Street, 10100 George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Please DO NOT BOOK AT THE LAST MINUTE. I really do not want to resort to charging more for people who book at the last minute. But if this trend persists, we have no choice but to start charging our rates like Air Asia. When you book at the last minute with all kinds of requests, it is difficult for us to plan our logistics. This is not like a cinema where you simply buy a ticket and walk in. We spend hours preparing for each session to make sure that all dietary requirements and/or requests are met.
Also please read ALL details on this page before making your booking. Thank you.
It is at the corner of Campbell and Carnarvon street in front of Campbell Street market. Please refer to Google Map below for directions. Tell taxi drivers, it is opposite Campbell Street market because most of them really DO NOT like to look up for the address. Everyone has a smartphone nowadays. Google map and Facebook can pinpoint our location easily. Nazlina Spice Station, Nazlina's Cooking Class and Penang Cooking Class will point you to the right direction.
I would like to thank you for the interest in my cooking class. I have been running traditional cooking classes for 7 years since June 2009. My cooking class is unique and incomparable with others that you have been or seen (on TV or on the Internet). I subscribe to Slow Food philosopy to prepare good, clean and fair food.
Classes are held in such a way that they are interactive. The more you participate, the more value you get. The more you ask, more ideas and tips will be revealed.
People commonly ask, if they get their own cooking station. In the beginning I get really annoyed with such questions, because a good cooking class depends on so many other thing besides "your own cooking station".
My answer, "if it is a curry or a laksa or a noodles dish with many ingredients, we will prepare the ingredients together and cook the whole batch in a big wok to be shared later for lunch. If it is a stir fry noodles dish like char koay teow, or roti jala, or roti canai, or capatti, yes, you will knead your own dough, shape it and cook it. You will fry your own plate of noodles BUT not necessarily everyone fries the noodles at the same time.
I also would like my students to watch the process many, many times. So we can learn from mistakes, or praise those that are done beautifully and know what to avoid when you cook it yourself back home.
Still reading? Good.
Classes are available daily except on Sundays. Meet in front of Campbell Street market at the corner of Campbell Street and Carnarvon Street at 7.30 a.m. If you stay within 10-20 minutes walk to the area of the meeting point, please refer to the map in order to get there on foot. Transfer request to the venue is chargeable. Use UBER for a cheaper rate.
Class approximately lasts for 5 hours. We are going to make a minimum of four items in each session. Sometimes we make five items. Some items are simpler to make, some take longer than others. Nazlina will decide what is appropriate, given the time and resources that we have.
Please do not compare our classes with the others, because there is nothing like it.
The price in Lonely Planet guidebook stated it is RM160, but then, at this price, we only made 3 items and no dessert.
Now we make 4 to 5 items including dessert (sometimes even six) per session, at RM225.00 nett per person. I would like to assure you, it is a truly value for money experience.
We do not offer discount. We do however, can personalize your sessions if your group is 12 pax or more for a team building experience.
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Telephone number to SMS/WhatsApp your query or reservation including name and your email address to: (+6012-4538167). Those who fail to adhere to this rule will not be entertained. Many people simply send Whatsapp messages at the last minute and have all kinds of demands. Bookings are closed at 8pm for the following morning's class.
Please DO NOT call. I simply cannot answer calls when I hold classes. Besides, by writing a query by email, all details are recorded so that everything will be in black and white.
More questions can be forwarded through the contact form below. Thank you.
By reservation only. Please indicate in the contact form which session you prefer. The menu for Jan-Mar 2017 are listed below. For future months, they will be announced as the date is nearer.
RM 225.00 NETT per adult. RM110.00 nett per child between 5- 12 years old.
RM 180.00 NETT per adult for the afternoon class without the market tour for the vegan or vegetarian class. RM 90.00 per child for PM class.
RM 200.00 NETT per adult for the afternoon class without the market tour for non-vegan or non-vegetarian classes.
Payable via Paypal to nazlina.hussin @gmail.com (Please ensure the transaction cost is covered (about 5% for Paypal).
)or via Maybank2u.com.my online payment or a cash deposit machine. Details about each payment method will be emailed accordingly.
Advanced full payment is required for all reservations ESPECIALLY for the afternoon class. Ingredients are bought fresh in the morning. There will be no refund for no-shows. Payment can be brought forward to another date at our discretion if enough notice is given. Please ensure the transaction cost is covered (about 5% for Paypal).
Looking forward to seeing all of you soon. I sound worse (from what I wrote above) than I truly am because I have to filter people who come to my classes so that only those who are serious and can understand the value of what I do will find it a worthy experience.
Even though the menus are advertised here, they are not set in stone. They are flexible. you can request in advance or when we meet up for breakfast. We will let you know if it is possible to cook the menu of your choice and we can always compromise with the rest of the group joining a particular session.
There are no market tours for all PM classes but participants are welcome to join the morning class' group for the market tour and breakfast at 7.30 am and come later to cook at 2.00pm. For this option it is RM225.
Please indicate food allergy or dietary requirement when filling up the form below.
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