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Pickles & Spices Cooking Class

Nazlina Spice Station | 2, Campbell Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 12-453 8167
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Ranked #6 of 20 Activities in Georgetown
Type: Classes/Workshops
Traveler Description: Experience the hustle and bustle of the wet market, then cook local food from scratch, guided by a funny, knowledgeable local cook. Nazlina is also a... more »
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Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I highly recommend Nazlina's half day cooking class. This includes breakfast and visit to nearby markets to choose groceries for your class. The fee you pay Nazlina includes everything for the morning. She was a great teacher and fun to be around. Very knowledgeable and clearly known and liked by the local merchants. At breakfast she asked us what we... More

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