Penang Homecooking School
Penang Homecooking School
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9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Sign up for my cooking classes and learn secrets and tips for authentic Malaysian cooking. Daily classes except Sunday is in my home. Visit the market and learn to use fresh produce. You prepare and eat together with other food obsessed people! . Please leave message in my mobile if you need too and i will reply the message after class. Difficult to handle calls duirng cooking class.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Jess Q
    Rochester, United Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best cooking class ever!
    This cooking class was amazing!!! Me and my partner had an amazing time with Pearly who is a fantastic chef and a really lovely, friendly person to be around! The tour around the market was so much fun and really interesting as well! The amount of choice on what to cook is brilliant and all the food is really tasty! Also decent portion sizes so you're not too full afterwards as well!
    Best guest ever, love you for the chats too. Positive, interesting chats will make the cooking so easy. You are the best!
    Written 23 May 2023
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    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 March 2023
  • lottiencol
    Nightcliff, Australia32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Number One Cooking School
    Pearly is a natural teacher and caters for all levels. I returned to her class after doing a class with her six years ago and she is still as energetic and encouraging. Her cooking studio is well set up and her recipes easy enough to repeat at home. She provides a vast array of recipes from which to choose (if you book in advance) and all the dishes we made were delicious. Make sure that you don’t eat breakfast before the class! Thanks Pearly for the great learning experience!
    I am so humbled, happy you have returned to cook with me. Thank you for telling me I am still so enrgetic,lolol. I am getting so old! Better come again soon!
    Written 23 May 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 March 2023
  • Danielle Barnett
    Guernsey, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMAZING! Highly recommend! So much fun and learned so much 🥰
    What an experience! Not only did we learn how to cook amazing Malaysian food, we had some delicious snacks in the market, we also learned about the culture, techniques of cooking, different Malaysian spices, root and food. Pearly shared many tricks and knowledge and had so much fun as well. I hope we’ll be able to recreate these amazing dishes at home. So glad we were able to put Guernsey on your map Pearly! We highly recommend and will be back next time we’re in Penang! 💗
    So happy to have the Guernsey people as guest. Thank you kindly for the review.!
    Written 23 May 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 April 2023
  • Katharina R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing cooking experience
    We really enjoyed the culinary delight of cooking with Pearly. She shared her secrets to a healthy life, went with us to the market and explained the variety of vegetables that will change your inner life to the better :) The dishes were amazing and so tasty thanks to Pearlys wisdom. We had such a good time - Thank you!
    Very humbling, thank you. Both of you are so teachable! Love you heaps.
    Written 23 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 May 2023
  • LCW
    Tokyo, Japan2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ll be back!
    I did Pearly’s cooking class with a friend for our 50th and we agreed it was a highlight of our trip. There were six in the class, including a cooking novice who had no trouble keeping up. We were able to cook our preferred dishes (roti canai with chicken curry, and assam laksa) - they were fresher and tastier than anything we ate at hawker stalls. We were wise to skip breakfast but didn’t realise we’d also be too full for dinner! Pearly was energetic, entertaining with the food knowledge we were hoping for - which she also shared during the intro wet market tour. Her new classroom facility was well organised and air conditioned. She was a natural at providing personal touches - even a round of ‘Happy Birthday’ for me and my friend. If I return to Penang, I’ll definitely look to do another class with Pearly! Tip for Aussies: if you want to bring back ingredients, clearing them through Customs was fine as long as they were packaged and had a bar code).
    Love you guys, was so much fun with you and yr friends. Waiting eagerly for you to come back!
    Written 23 May 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Written 15 May 2023
  • Jack_Ryan64
    Sydney, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience
    Food is such a big part of visiting Penang, and there's no better way to gain an appreciation of it than taking a cooking lesson with the wonderful Pearly. Starting with a visit to local markets, we were then taken to the kitchen where we prepared 2 delicious dishes from scratch. Pearly is not just an expert in local food, but is very entertaining as well. Overall, a fabulous experience.
    lol, Jack you were awesome too. Thank you for the wonderful review.
    Written 26 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • angelina r
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Penang Homecooking School
    My husband and I attended an incredible cooking class with the incredible Pearly in early July (based on the recommendation of a work colleague in Australia). Our day began with a walk through the vegetable market (and wet market). This was fascinating and we both learnt much here. Pearly introduced us to some vendors and we were able to sample some of their delicious food : peanut pancake (which was almost crumpet like) and a steamed hopper filled with coconut and jaggery. We returned to Pearly’s extremely well set up cooking school. The food we prepared, cooked and ate was delicious (we cooked street food at our session). Pearly is both fun and good natured and methodical in her instructions. I learnt so much from this day and my husband (who came along but wasn’t sure) left a fan. I had seen Pearly’s cookbooks on sale at a number of shops in Penang but asked her if she had one for sale (She didn’t mention her cookbooks) and she signed one for me. Food culture is such an essential part of Penang. This for me is a must do if you are considering a visit. A ride from our hotel via grab to meet Pearly at the market was only 6MR. Thank you Pearly for sharing your knowledge and expertise with us. You are an incredible teacher.
    Thank you for the review. I am humbled by your insight.
    Written 26 November 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
  • James H
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating insight into Nyonya cooking and culture
    Pearly was a fantastic teacher and taught us about culture, fresh food and cooking techniques. We started with a market tour which was fascinating before heading to the cooking school. Pearly is a fountain of local knowledge and is happy to ask any questions. We had the best time and left with full bellies. It has been the highlight of our trip to Penang so far.
    Always a joy to have willing guest wanting to learn and interact. My role is to share. Thank you for a wonderful review.
    Written 26 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 July 2023
  • AM L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable food & fun
    Pearly is a vibrant person who teaches with passion and cooks with love. Whether you are an amateur or home chef, you will leave the class a better cook and with handy tips. Pearly’s experience in Peranakan food is a living treasure in a time of convenient takeaways and cheap eats! Thank you Pearly for a most memorable time!
    You are most welcome and thank you for a wonderful review. Great cooks think alike, you are one!
    Written 26 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Naofumi Itoh
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent traditional Penang cooking class with passion & fun
    Pearly sensei is passionate and wonderful teacher with lovely sense of humor. I am honor to attend her class while i was staying at Penang. Great to study real traditional food from the scratch with care. Her Indian Mee Goreng and Laksa Lemak has excellent flavor and lots of layers. ( great food has always many layers and long taste finishing )
    Thank you for a great review. I am indeed humbled by your wanting to join the class. You are already a great cook yourself.
    Written 26 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 24 July 2023
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candela f
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We had an amazing morning with Pearly. Super fun and we learn some delightful dishes. Her kitchen is not only beautiful but professional. Each person gets its own working station with everything you’d need to cook. Her instructions are easy to follow and she teaches you useful skills. We had a market tour, try local delicacies and had breakfast before the class. After the class we ate what we cooked and it was wonderful. Do not hesitate taking a morning with Pearly!
Written 12 February 2024
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Gary WH H
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I recently attended Pearly's Nyonya cooking class, and it was an absolute delight! Pearly, our instructor, was not only kind and passionate but also incredibly knowledgeable about Nyonya cuisine. Her enthusiasm for the culinary arts made the entire experience engaging and enjoyable.

Throughout the class, Pearly not only taught us the intricacies of Nyonya cooking but also shared valuable insights into the origins of the dishes. It was a cultural journey that went beyond the kitchen, allowing me to appreciate the rich history behind each recipe and the effort put into crafting them.

Pearly's kindness extended beyond the cooking lessons. To my surprise, she generously offered to give us a ride back, showcasing her genuine care for her students' overall experience. This personal touch added an extra layer of warmth to the entire class.

Thank you so much, Pearly, for an enlightening and enjoyable cooking class. I left not only with new culinary skills but also with a deeper appreciation for the cultural and historical aspects of Nyonya cuisine. Highly recommended for anyone eager to learn and savor the delights of Nyonya food!
Written 22 January 2024
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Dear Gary, It was an absolute delightful day when I get guest who are eager to learn! I am so happy both you and your lovely wife had a great time. I love that you totally enjoyed the cuisine, tales and sharing. Do come again to your mothers homeland.
Written 23 January 2024
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Terry Q
North Fremantle, Australia247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had an amazing morning with Pearly, she is a great cook, teacher and personality. Started off with a visit to the local fresh market, then we were back to her cookery class and cooked up three delicious meals. Learnt some new tips and had fun on the way. Fully recommended.
Written 9 January 2024
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Awesome meeting all of you. I am so pleased you enjoyed the class.
Written 14 January 2024
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Pioneer23320009101
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Pearly showed us through the markets where we tried a few local snacks then we moved to her cooking school where we prepared and cooked 3 delicious meals.
She was informative and entertaining. Food was delicious. Highly recommend. Thank you from the Dobbie family, Newcastle, Australia.
Written 6 January 2024
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Loved you guys. I too had alot of fun sharing jokes and cooking tips. Do come again.
Written 14 January 2024
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Shelley R
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I had an amazing time with Pearly today. We first experienced the local markets, leant about the different ingredients and even sampled some tasty snacks! We then went back to Pearly’s cooking school and made some of her recipes. The whole experience was incredibly interactive. I learnt so many helpful cooking tips but also learnt about Pearly and her family. Thank you for this experience Pearly - it was truly unique and memorable! Highly recommend.
Written 4 January 2024
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You are awesome too. Very engaging, confident and positive. Great sharing tradition and culture and family with you.
Written 14 January 2024
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LisaCBrambles
Bristol, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great experience with the very knowledgeable and experienced Pearly Kee. Chef, teacher, cookery books, TV personality. I wasn’t feeling well (dodgy tummy & fever) but Pearly put me at ease and gave me something to settle my stomach so I could enjoy the rest of the class. Learnt so much & the food we cooked tasted delicious. Thank you Pearly
Written 1 January 2024
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Thank you Lisa and Kieron for a great cooking fun time with both of you. It was easy for me as both of you are so encouraging.
Written 14 January 2024
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Brandon C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This was so great, fun, interactive. Pearly was so sweet and knew everyone on the tour. Food was so delicious and different as my family is from the states. Would do this again 100%
Written 24 December 2023
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Unforgettable family. It was so good to see parents bonding with adults kids, cooking and joking away. Yes, agreed Dad and mum are great cooks.
Written 14 January 2024
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Sarah D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Absolutely loved taking this cooking class during my visit to Penang. Pearly is full of passion about the local cuisine and an absolute joy to meet. All I can say is sign up, grab your apron, and have a blast cooking with this Nyonya legend!
Written 19 December 2023
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Ha ha, You are yourself a wonderful friendly personality. I had an awesome time with you too.
Written 14 January 2024
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Janpet
East Sussex, UK347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I love cooking and Pearly was highly recommended to me for her Penang cookery classes. I'm English so Chinese, Malay, Nonya cuisine is new to me. I was lucky to secure a place on one of her classes this morning
My fellow students were 3 lovely Chinese ladies. We had a tour of the local market where I discovered many vegetables and fruits that I'd never heard of. Pearly explained their uses both in cooking and their medicinal properties. Then we went to Pearly's school where we learnt how to make two popular dishes, Assam Laksa and Curry Mee. It's hands-on lessons, preparing and cooking fresh ingredients in the local style. We then sat together to eat our morning's work. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. It was all carried out in an informative and convivial atmosphere and I came away feeling that I'd picked up a lot of useful knowledge. I would definitely book another course if I returned to Penang. If you enjoy cooking then I would highly recommend Pearls classes
Written 18 December 2023
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Thank you very much for coming to the class. I am so blessed to have met you. You are easy to teach, ha ha ha. Very positive happy person, you get along with everyone.
Written 14 January 2024
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Hannah F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This was one of the best things we did in Malaysia. Pearly is an excellent cook and we couldn't believe how good the food tasted - or that we had made it! Everything was very well explained and informative, we also had a tour of the market and snacks from some of the street food stalls included in the tour. We made the five spice pork rolls and a vegetarian version - these were absolutely delicious and one of the best things we ate, as well as a fish curry (made with fish that Pearly's cousin caught when deep sea fishing), and spicy and sour tofu. All delicious and with flavours, ingredients and techniques we wouldn't normally use. Thoroughly recommend.
Written 15 December 2023
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I am so glad you had a great time. Do come again.
Written 14 January 2024
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