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Pickles & Spices Cooking Class

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Address: Nazlina Spice Station | 2, Campbell Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 12-453 8167
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7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm

Pickles & Spices cooking classes are held at Nazlina Spice Station...

Pickles & Spices cooking classes are held at Nazlina Spice Station daily except on Sundays. The market tour covers both Campbell Street market and Chow Rasta market. Nazlina conducts the cooking classes while her partner Peter conducts the market tour. As market tour is only available in the morning, people who opt for the afternoon class may join the morning tour and then come later for the afternoon cooking session. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Hats and sunglasses are recommended. Bring umbrellas or water proof jackets if it rains. During reservation, please advise any dietary requirements or allergy if applicable. Rate is RM225.00 Per person (USD50.00). Please note that only clients who paid for the experience are allowed to join the market tour and the cooking class to be fair to other clients. Partners or friends who wish to join for breakfast as well as the market tour and later for lunch that cooking class students made can do so at an additional cost of RM50 per person (USD11.10). This option can be requested in advance when you make your reservation. Thank you.

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great market tour and introduction to local food and techniques

nazlina and peter were great hosts. we first toured a couple of local markets with peter and got introduced to lots of new foods (and smells). the cooking class with naslina was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
jenna s
Lahaina, Hawaii
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

nazlina and peter were great hosts. we first toured a couple of local markets with peter and got introduced to lots of new foods (and smells). the cooking class with naslina was informative and fun. we worked with mortal and pestle and made the tastiest sambal i've ever tasted. we chopped and fried and stirred our hearts out. it was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Attended Nazlina's cooking class. Firstly we walked the markets and it was explained to us the many types of produce required to cook Malaysian food. After stopping at a coffee shop it was time to start preparing our lunch. The highlight of the day was the Laksa. The flavours and aromas were wonderful. Nazlina was the perfect host. If you... More 

Thank lvross
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Had a great morning with Nazlina and Peter, really enjoyed the market trip and learning about the different foods, how they're used and how it all ties into George Town's food industry. If you go in the morning do not bother with breakfast before you go,you really don't did it. There is coffee and breakfast first thing and then once... More 

1 Thank Reenie30
Batemans Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Don't have breakfast!!!!! There will be plenty to eat and boy will it be tasty! The morning started with a coffee upstairs while we waited for everyone and then Peter took us all on a very informative trip around the markets. Some of the previous reviews had me concerned a little but Peter was friendly engaging and very knowledgeable about... More 

1 Thank kelllips
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Lovely hosts. Great market tour. Amazing food. Learnt some tips on making my fav rendang and mee goreng. My partner who never normally cooks loved it and wants to cook everyday now :-) Thank you Naz

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I am thrilled about my entire experience with this cooking class, the genius of a lovely pair of hosts. We arrived at the shop at 7:30am, and they took us next door to order a lovely local breakfast of banana pancakes with a tomato-based sauce on the side which you could add on. Then Mr. Peter - a Dutchman -... More 

2 Thank kelly b
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The day started with a 7am pick up from our Hotel before meeting with Peter and 2 other 'chef wannabes' for breakfast at a local eatery. After breakfast we toured the markets for fresh ingredients for the mornings cooking. While Nazlina left with the perishables, Peter toured with us describing differents fruits and vegetables and a little history about local... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We took an afternoon class where there was only 3 of us. We got straight into the lesson where Nazlina explained about the different types of food and its heritage. After this explanation we all got to contribute to the prep of the food. We made Dahl curry, roti and some verminchilli salad. We are ate the salad first as... More 

1 Thank LukeytaO
Nazlina, Owner at Pickles & Spices Cooking Class, responded to this review

Hi LukeytaO, Thanks for spending the time to write the review. I am happy that you enjoyed the class, however I would like to clarify that there is a line on the page where the booking form is that states that: "there is no market tour for all PM classes". The reason is because there is no market to go... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Started with light breakfast with Peter then Nazlina joined us. We discussed what we'd like to make in the cooking classes. Then wandered the markets learning so much along the way from Peter while Naz bought the fresh ingredients we'd need later. The cooking class upstairs in Naz's shop was all hands on! Cutting everything up finely was easy with... More 

1 Thank flismar
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Visited with a couple of friends in mid April, and were fortunate enough to be the only people booked on the course. I've been on a few cooking classes over the years, so when one of the first things Nazlina said when we met her by the market for coffee and roti was "what do you want to cook?" I... More 

2 Thank AndyH2810

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