Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School

Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School

Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School
5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
A first of it’s kind in Penang, the school is custom-made with individual purpose-built workstations that allows for a memorable hands-on cooking experience.As classes are limited to 10 persons, chefs are able to provide a personalised approach. Though the menus follow authentic and traditional methods they are taught in such a way that you are able to recreate the delicious dishes at home.
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Erik en Alie B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We were cooking with our family. It was a great experience. First we went through the beautiful garden, then we got a cooking lesson. It was a good meal and the People are very friendly and helpful!
Written 20 August 2023
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SHARON G
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Attended the cooking class run by Faten Rafie today with my partner, we had no idea what to expect but within minutes of getting there we were at ease and feeling like we were a group of friends meeting up to do a little cooking, this was down to Fatens lovely infectious personality that made the whole experience special
The food was yummy and has spurred us onto cook more Malay dishes on our return home. Would definitely recommend, 5 Stars
Written 23 January 2023
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Dean6049
Lee's Summit, MO4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Our cooking instructor, Faten, was amazing! She gave individual attention to all of us, made the class fun and was totally engaged with us. There were eight of us all ages and Faten made everyone feel comfortable. I have been to several other cooking schools in my travels and this is by far the best!
Written 22 January 2023
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OBen
Hanoi, Vietnam3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Did this wonderful cooking session on a slow Saturday morning in Penang. Took the 101 bus from Chuila street (3.40R one way) and got a coffee from the Flora Cafe before hand. The gardens were lovely, we were able to go for a walk before and after the class.

The class itself was wonderful. There were four of us and it was really intimate. We cooked one dish, but the detail was so precise it was brilliant! And we got a few recipes to take home. The instructions were wonderful, the class was fun and the food was absolutely delicious… I didn’t realise I could cook so well!!!
Written 24 September 2022
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Sara
Leicestershire, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
My partner and I have done cookery classes in Istanbul and Barcelona so wanted to do one in Penang while here visiting his dad. After research, he picked Tropical Spice Garden and we weren’t disappointed. Beatrice, our eco friendly guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable about all the variety of plants and spices in the abundant garden. We spent about an hour with her and then were shown to the cookery school that is in the grounds.
Jamie (without the Oliver) is very friendly. She’s got a masters in politics from Reading University so understands British sense of humour!
We each had a cooking station so were able to all make our own lunch - unlike other places where you make part of a bigger meal. She was always on hand with tips and encouragement and very knowledgeable too.
We all sat down at the end and ate the meals we had prepared.
She changes the menu every week so you get a variety of dishes. I would highly recommend it if you want to find out more about Malaysian food - which is very much part of life here.
Written 27 February 2020
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vapole
Penang Island, Malaysia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
One of the best cooking classes ever. I've taken a lot of cooking classes in many countries in my life, and I must say that this one was really well organised. Each participant has their own cooking station so that you don't miss out on any of the fun.
I learnt how to make nasi lemak with rendang curry - a dish I'd been wanting to learn for a long time - from scratch. The original recipe called for chicken, fish and eggs, but the chef was able to veganize it for me, using tofu and tempeh instead. For dessert I learnt to make onde onde, glutinous rice balls rolled in shredded coconut. The food was absolutely delicious.
Thanks to Chef Rohana for her enthusiasm and for making the class fun. Thanks also and to the kitchen staff who helped between stages and kept us hydrated.
A truly enjoyable experience, highly recommended!
Written 25 February 2020
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carol p
Penang Island, Malaysia158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had heard good reports of the Malaysian cooking class at the tropical spice gardens, combined with a tour of the gardens. The tour of the gardens was certainly worthwhile - very informative and our guides English was very clear.
The cookery class was quite formal in the way we each had our own cooking station and the ingredients had been measured out for us beforehand. The young lady (she said everyone knows her as Jamie) was amusing and informative. She demonstrated then walked around giving help. A fairly pricey trip but we thought it was worth it.
Written 4 February 2020
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David C
49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Firstly the lady was incredibly nice and very kind.
It was disappointing however that there was no real link between the spices in the garden and those used in the cooking. We both came away feeling disappointed and underwhelmed by the experience. We have had lessons before in Asia and usually could not wait to try the recipes at home. I don’t think we will be using the recipes again in a hurry. It was also one of the most expensive we have done in Asia. Such a shame as the ladies working there were so so nice.
Written 24 December 2019
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Luke C
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
My Fiancé and I had an awesome time at the gardens! We were toured around by Danny who was both informative and hilarious. The cooking class was a lot of fun and easy to do for people of all culinary abilities. Eating the food you made yourself at the end was the highlight for us. We lucked out and had a great great crew with a few ladies from Australia and a Japanese couple. Having a meal with them and chatting with people from around the world was an extra bonus. Highly recommend for anyone.
Written 25 October 2019
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Wayne M
Durban, South Africa201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
After walking around the spice garden we then have the wonderful experience of participating in a lunchtime cooking class which was a great experience. The guides who led the class were very helpful.
Written 17 October 2019
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