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Pickles & Spices Cooking Class

Address: Nazlina Spice Station | 2, Campbell Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 12-453 8167
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Ranked #7 of 22 Activities in George Town
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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Owner description: Pickles & Spices cooking classes are held at Nazlina Spice Station daily except on Sundays. On Wednesdays, it is held at Straits Quay but the wet market tour is still done at Campbell and Chow Rasta Market. Monday and Thursday cooking classes are conducted by Chef Pin with Nazlina leading the market tour. On other days, Nazlina conducts both market tour and cooking classes. Nazlina Hussin is also a certified city guide with a license from the Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia. During reservation, please advise any dietary requirements or allergy if applicable. Rate is RM160.00 Per person (USD50.00).
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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I took part in this experience this morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. The group I was in consisted of a Canadian, an American, two Germans and two Australians and the multicultural makeup helped make the day. Breakfast was good at the coffee shop across the road, relaxing and it helped us ease into the day. OK so Peter the Dutchman... More

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Dublin, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have to say it was a really enjoyable course. I learned a few bits and the tour before hand was nice. The dishes we cooked were nice and recipes will be used again for sure. The free breakfast was also appreciated. Two grievances though. 1. I think the price point is a bit crazy. For €40 I would expect... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Loved the market, and cooking by the beach couldn't have been prettier! I would definitely would do this class again and recommend it to all my friends!

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We really loved the entire day she. We did this class, early start and having traditional breakfast was a nice bonus (included in price) so was the taxi out to her home after the market tour. Nazlinas home is modern and spacious and a great place for a cooking class. It's true that you don't prepare solely your own fish... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We started off with some yummy Roti for breakfast and then hit the markets to buy all our ingredients. This was very fascinating! Her new space is great and convenient. However you don't get to cook your own meals like other classes may offer you. You all contribute to making the dishes. She is a lovely lady and explained everything... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We won't recommend this cooking class to anybody. Last year we experienced a fabulous cooking class in Thailand and this one couldn't live up to it. We started at a local market were Nazlina showed us the local food and herbs, very interesting, although you need a very strong stomach to bare all the senses and animal slaughtering at 7h30... More

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washington, dc
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37 reviews 37 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We just wrapped up a great cooking class with Nazlina in her new facility. Directly opposite the wet market, it's a great location and well set up for cooking classes, with eight cook stations and a long communal table for prep work and eating. Our class felt semi-private: just me, my wife, and two other travelers. We made chicken rendang,... More

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Sydney, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I enrolled my mother and myself in a cooking class with the lovely and talented Nazlina Hussin the creator of this wonderful experience. We toured the wet markets and observed Nazlina purchasing the ingredients for our cooking class and she explained to us all about the different spices, fruit and food in the market. The tour included a lot of... More

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Launceston, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

After breakfast and a visit to the wet markets in Campbell Street, we travelled to Nazlina's house in Balik Pulau on the western side of the island. Nazlina showed us what needed to be done to prepare the three dishes - char kuey teow, curry chicken Kapitan and fresh spring rolls (I can't remember their proper name). We were all... More

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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We started the tour for a morning breakfast where we discussed what different recipes we would like to try. This was very difficult as there were 14 people in the course (including 2 children). We did a basic tour of the wet food markets that was okay. It was very difficult to hear because they are very busy places and... More

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