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Cook and Wrap Nasi Lemak - Malaysian Cooking Class

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
14 December, 2018
3 hours
1 - 3 travelers
Booking notice
1 day
Standard price
MYR 180.00/Pax
Sara I speak English, Malay
Come learn how to cook Nasi Lemak and wrap them into banana leaf pyramids with Sara Khong, author of four cookbooks, in this cooking class. You will pair this with another popular dish called Ayam Goreng Berempah.

If you have ever seen those mini green pyramids in stalls across Malaysia, you would know that they contain Nasi Lemak, which is fragrant coconut milk rice, with spicy sambal, cucumber, and boiled egg. Back then, people would wrap them in a "bungkus" or packet, so that they can be transported by paddy field workers. The banana leaf also adds a unique fragrance to the dish.

In this class, you will visit an edible garden with over 50 species of local plants such as lemongrass, turmeric, and laksa leaves. You will then learn how to cook two dishes with some produce from the garden, and try the technique of folding banana leaf into mini pyramids.

Afterwards, you will enjoy a meal with Sara and listen to stories about the Malaysian way of life. You could also bring home the food you made and a printed recipe so you can recreate them at home.


  • Day 1
  • 09:00 AM Cooking class and edible garden tour
    Enjoy a glass of tea before we stroll around my edible garden. There are over 50 herbs, spices, and flowers that can be 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.

    I'll introduce the produce that will be used in our class such as lemongrass, ikan bilis (anchovies), and belacan (shrimp paste). You will prepare, hands-on, two authentic Malaysian dishes at your individual cook station.
    - Edible garden tour
    - Malaysian local spices
  • 12:00 PM Class ends
    - Nasi Lemak Bungkus
    - Ayam Goreng Berempah (Crispy Spiced Fried Chicken)
Local Living , Hands-on Fun , Food Hunter
Transportation during tour


  • Poor weather plan
    In case of rain, the class will carry on. Garden tour can be conducted using umbrellas or omitted altogether.
  • Outfit Recommendations
    Light and comfortable clothing. Wear socks.
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