Learn to cook two of Malaysia's most popular street food - Char Koay Teow and Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce - with Sara Khong, author of four cookbooks.
Char Koay Teow literally means 'fried flat rice noodles'. Typically fried with pork lard on high heat and umami-rich local seasonings, this dish is a favourite among Malaysians, cooked with accompanying ingredients of chives, bean sprouts, prawns, Chinese sausage, and crispy pork lard. In this class, you will learn how to cook this delectable Chinese street food.
This dish will be paired with satay, another well known street food which consists of seasoned and grilled meat. Learn how to marinade the chicken with spices and poke them into bamboo skewers, then make a lemongrass brush to oil the satay and give it extra fragrance during grilling. You will also receive printed recipes so that you could recreate these at home.
Lastly, enjoy a delicious meal together with Sara while hearing stories of the Malaysian way of life.
Cooking class and edible garden tour
Begin with a glass of tea 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 two popular Malaysian dishes, with some ingredients from the garden. Lastly, enjoy a delicious meal together with me while hearing stories of the Malaysian way of life.
Morning class - 9:00 am: Meet at our home. Enjoy a glass of flower tea & appetiser from our organic garden - 9:15 am: Garden tour - 9:45 am: Cooking Class - 12:30 pm: Eat! - 1:00 pm: End of session
Dishes that you will learn includes
- Char Koay Teow (Fried Flat rice Noodles) - Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce (Chicken Skewer) - Rojak (Malaysian Fruit & Vegetable Salad) - Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritters) or Sago Gula Melaka (Sago Pudding with Coconut Milk and Palm Sugar) - Teh Tarik (Pulled Tea)
It is 20 minutes train ride from the city. I suggest taking Grab. You can also take the MRT to Taman Connaught Station, which is 10 minutes walk away. This is a private residence, location will be shared individually upon confirmation the day before this event.