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Pickles blog is a journey of culinary discovery. Learn more about pickles and spices from the perspective of a Malay cook.

This blog tells surfers of current addition on this web site.  Whenever a new page is published or an old page is edited, you may see the description here.  It is similar to your personal diary or a logbook where you record daily activities of your life or your work.

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Jul 09, 2014

Cooking Traditional Food Class with Nazlina in Penang.

Cooking Traditional Food Class with Nazlina in Penang will cover both the city center and the peaceful countryside.

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Apr 10, 2014

Manager

I really have no Great Story, in 1987 I was Tupperware's # 1 new Dealer, I only sold Tupperware for a few months , and i moved away to a town with not

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Dec 10, 2013

Cooking Class for Children with Nazlina.

Children Cooking Class at Tropical Spice Garden is a good skill for the youngsters to be practical in life.

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Jun 29, 2013

Tim Tye wrote a nice page about my cooking class

Tim Writes: "PENANG FOOD AMBASSADOR: NAZLINA HUSSIN

Today I introduce another friend who cooks and is bringing the best of Penang food to visitors from all over, Nazlina Hussin. I've known Nazlina for many years, though our paths seem to cross every now and then. At Nazlina Spice Station along Stewart Lane, she shares her skills in preparing Malay, Nyonya and Indian cuisine."

Penang Cooking Class

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Dec 20, 2012

Nyonya dessert that is very easy to make - Sweet Potato in Ginger Syrup.

Nyonya dessert that is very easy to make - Sweet Potato in Ginger Syrup.

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Sep 30, 2012

Location of Nazlina Spice Station

I found it important to add a map for you because you might want to come by and say hello. Or you want have a look before your class starts where it is. So here it is... the location on Google Maps ...

Nazlina Spice Station

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Sep 29, 2012

Some recommendations in the press of the Penang Cooking Class

Here are some recommendations of the Penang Cooking Class:

With Chef Wan

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Sep 28, 2012

Rempah in Nyonya Cooking

Nazlina explains what sambal and rempah in Nyonya cooking mean.

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May 05, 2012

List of Pickles and Spices Recipes

List of Pickles and Spices Recipes Available on Pickles and Spices Website

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May 05, 2012

Tupperware Products.

Tupperware products-how to determine the best product for your needs.

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May 05, 2012

Tupperware Manager is your expert and friendly advisor who will tell you all about the products, warranty, replacement and also the best deals.

Tupperware Manager is your expert and friendly advisor who will tell you all you need to know about products, replacement and warranty as well as becoming a Tupperware Distributor.

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May 05, 2012

Malay Recipe Cards Order Form

Malay Recipe Cards Order Form

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May 05, 2012

Malay Recipe Cards by Nazlina Spice Station are on sale now!

Malay Recipe Cards by Nazlina Spice Station are on sale now, order your copies here.

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May 04, 2012

How to throw a Tupperware party to maximise your sale, especially for beginners.

How to throw a Tupperware party to maximise your sale.

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Apr 30, 2012

Kopi Tiam

Malaysia's kopi tiam restaurants are unique in the world. Any visitor to Malaysia should have at least once during the visit eat at a kopi tiam place.

It's an extremely busy place, especially around lunch time. Food is seldom disappointing though not always the cheapest. But it is a must to experience.

kopi tiam furniture
Classic marble-topped furniture at a kopi tiam.

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Apr 28, 2012

How to Store Spices

So, how do you store spices? What are the conditions to keep your precious spices fresh? Here's the answer:

custom kitchen planner modular mates
My favorite custom kitchen planner. The Modular Mates by Tupperware.

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Apr 25, 2012

Organic Herbs and Spices

Find out about organic herbs and spices, why they are different and where you can purchase them.

Organic Food Store
Special organic food section at a supermarket

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Apr 24, 2012

Malaysian Pastry

One of the great things to pick up on the road side is typical Malaysian pastries.... fresh made and always tasty, either curry puff, spring roll, pineapple tarts... try them out when you're in Malaysia!

Big sized karipap

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Apr 23, 2012

Malay spices in a nutshell.

Wonder no more. The mysterious spices of Malay cuisine are revealed here. This extensive article gives you a head start on what to buy when you start learning about Malay spices.

Rempah in Nyonya cuisine

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Apr 22, 2012

Basic Malay Ingredients

Ready for typical Malay cooking? Don't forget to search the typical Malay ingredients. Check your local market, the best is to get it all fresh!

Lemongrass, lime and bird's eye chilies

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Apr 21, 2012

The Story of Four Italians - One of my best times being a cook.

An amazing experience I had with four Italians. Read on and see how it becomes such an unforgetable experience.

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Apr 20, 2012

Barbecue Techniques

Malaysians love barbecue. We are using several different techniques to get different tastes...

BBQ Ayam Percik

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Apr 19, 2012

What is spicy curry?

Spicy curry comes in many forms with a blend of numerous herbs and spices. Every region in Asia has its own version of curry. From the Middle East to China, we find many types of curry. The ingredients usually consist of curry powder, onion, garlic, ginger, tamarind and coconut milk or yogurt. Read more ...

A typical lunch with spicy curry.
A typical lunch with spicy curry.

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Apr 18, 2012

Malaysia seafood

The Malaysian cuisine has it's own way of preparing seafood. It's not surprising that the Malaysians love seafood as in the whole country seafood is so easy available and always fresh!

Malaysia Sea Food 

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Apr 18, 2012

Seafood Recipe - Crab in Pineapple Curry

This is a wonderful tasty dish! One you really want to try out for yourself. Recipe includes photos what it will look like.

remove crab shell
Remove top shell by lifting it away by hand

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Apr 16, 2012

Malay traditional food

Malay traditional food made by Malay people in Malaysia. There are some interesting facts that you might not know yet.

kuih
A myriad of kuih-muih (sweet and savory cakes)
originally from the Malay people. The Nyonyas
also claim some of these and they are known as
"Nyonya kuih" too. Even though they may look alike,
there is a subtle difference in terms of colors,
taste and also the kind of ingredients used.

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Apr 15, 2012

What is briyani? What are the types of Briyani

As I write on my briyani page ... There are many types of briyani (also spelled biryani or biriyani). Briyani is an elaborate rice dish from India which came from the influence of the rich tradition of Moghul dynasty. Here is a lot more:

Briyani

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Apr 14, 2012

Homemade Kaya

Kaya? Kaya! Popular in Malaysia. But what is it? It is a rich custard made with coconut milk, sugar and eggs and everyone loves it!

kaya
Beautiful, rich homemade kaya.

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Apr 14, 2012

Penang Market Tour

The Nazlina Spice Station offers a great cooking class but before you start cooking preparation is needed. So, we visit first the wet market and learn about the local customs and what there is to get at the market in Penang.

dried good sellers at Chow Rasta market
Under these colorful umbrellas, you can buy almost
anything to brew a nutritious soup.

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Sep 25, 2011

Grand Opening Nazlina Spice Station in George Town

The opening of Nazlina Spice Station at 71 Stewart Lane in George Town was a great success. Prof Dato Anwar Fazal, director, Right Livelihood College, Universiti Sains Malaysia together with Mr. Chow Kon Yeow (representative of the Penang Government) officially opened the new location for her Penang Cooking Class by offering Nazlina a flag of her class and breaking the coconuts.

Here are more photos of the opening:

Opening Nazlina Spice Station

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Sep 17, 2011

Pickles and Spices Updates Newsletter

Finally, it took me a long time but here we are back again with another issue of the Pickles and Spices Updates. This time I want to have your attention for the opening of my Cooking Class location at Stewart Land in George Town. Read more here:

Nazlina Spice Station

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Apr 03, 2011

Types of rice you can find on the supermarket shelves.

Types of rice: long grain, short grain, broken rice, Jasmine? Read on to find out more.

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Apr 03, 2011

Methods of grinding spices - now and then.

Methods of grinding spices are discussed in some details, involving the old practices in South East Asia.

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Mar 21, 2011

Cooking Demo in Penang organized by Nazlina. Local clubs may organize similar events.

Cooking Demo in Penang organized by Nazlina for Yoga Group at Penang Swimming Club. Have a look at our report and photos here.

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Nazlina's Cooking Class in Penang

cooking class in penang

Attend my cooking class to learn making traditional food.

  • Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat @Nazlina Spice Station.

The morning class includes Penang Market Tour.

The Friday afternoon class includes Little India Tour.

PLEASE NOTE:

No classes are available between 20th-23rd Dec '13.

New format and fees for 2014 will be released soon.


Herbs and Spices

What is the difference between herbs and spices?  Find out here.


How to make biryani

Learn to make biryani step by step with photos.

It is a good practice for you to learn about these spices.


How to store spices

More tips for storing spices here.

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