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Cooking Traditional Food Class in Penang with Nazlina

Location: Nazlina Spice Station at no. 2, Campbell Street, 10100 George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Please read all information below carefully. If you still cannot find the info you seek, please fill up the query box at the end of this page.

This is Nazlina Spice Station

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.

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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.


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.


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.

Please DO NOT call. 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 August to October 2016 are listed below. For future months, they will be announced as the date is nearer.



A.M. Class

7.30 am-12.30pm (Includes Breakfast And Market tour)


P.M. Class

2.30pm-5.30pm (no market tour); may join the morning class tour and breakfast in the morning.

Examples of other recipes you may request (at an additonal cost or replace the item from the original menu):

(If not in the list, you can always ask)

August 2016

Nasi Lemak

Sambal ikan bilis

Prawn and long beans (or petai) sambal

Chicken and black fungus salad

Char Koay Teow


Tang Yuen (glutinous rice balls in ginger syrup)

Vegetarian Biryani

Carrot and cucumber raita

Vegetarian Korma

Mango achar

Rose sarbat (a sweet cold drink)

Mee Goreng Mamak

Char Koay Teow

Chicken Curry Laksa

Mee Siam (Vermicelli)

Asam laksa

Chicken curry laksa


September 2016

Nasi kerabu set:

Blue rice (rice colored with butterfly pea juice)

Chilies stuffed with fish and coconut and steamed incoconut milk (solok lada)

Ayam percik

Sambal Belachan and ulam

Fish fried in batter


Red Ruby (chinese water chestnut with red jelly in syrup)

Paad Thai

Thai Green Curry

Tom Yam Kha

Peanut Sauce

Mango or Papaya salad (som tam)


Beef in black sauce

Chicken curry kapitan

Chicken/Fish Curry

Fish Head Curry

Yellow Sauce Curry

Curry Kapitan



Nasi Lemuni

Fish in sambal and curry leaves

Beef in black sauce

Pineapple and Cucumber salad

Pulut inti (dessert)

Naan bread

Pineapple curry

Aloo Sabzi

Potato and carrot stir fried in masala and mustard seed

Ginger Chai


Rice dishes:

Nasi ulam

Nasi minyak

Nasi tomato


Nasi lemak

Nasi Lemuni

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. RM 90.00 per child for PM class.

Payable via Paypal to nazlina.hussin @gmail.com 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. Please ensure the transaction cost is covered (about 5% for Paypal).

*I will be away to Europe 16th Sept to 2nd Oct 2016 (no class available during the period)

*Morning class for 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th Aug are fully booked. But you can still join the market tour at 7.30 am, and come to cook in the afternoon. Please fill up the box below for more information.

*On 13th and 20th August 2016, we have special Indian vegetarian classes with 6 extensive items to learn. 5 pm - 8pm. Please type Indian Vegetarian in the query box when you fill up the form below, to attend. RM225 without market tour.

Looking forward to seeing all of you soon.

Thank you.



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.

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