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Penang Homecooking School

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Address: 85 Taman Berjaya | Pulau Tikus, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 16-437 4380
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sign up for my cooking classes and learn secrets and tips for authentic...

Sign up for my cooking classes and learn secrets and tips for authentic Malaysian cooking. Daily classes except Sunday is in my home. Visit and learn our fresh produce. You prepare and eat together with other food obsessed people! Emails will be replied after 6pm daily.

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You can learn so much in just 1 day!

I'm so happy that I took this cooking class. Pearly is a great host and she manages to give attention to all students equally. She explains and helps you learn from your mistakes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Nuremberg, Germany
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm so happy that I took this cooking class. Pearly is a great host and she manages to give attention to all students equally. She explains and helps you learn from your mistakes. The market visit was so insightful and new to me! Great cooking class, thanks Pearly! Signed: the Romanian ;))

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pearly was a fantastic host and instructor. The market visit was eye opening and a great start to the day. Getting to share the results of our efforts capped off the day

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apart from her amazing skills and knowledge, Pearly has a great sense of humour. We had such a laugh cooking with pearly and then got to eat delicious food at the end of it. The market tour is interesting too, I've done a few of these already but enjoyed seeing some new things this time. Look out for the black... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic experience, on an island renowned for its food this is a must do to gain an insight into how an expert buys, prepares and cooks genuine local dishes. The market visit was good and really interesting to learn what various foods are good for in Nyonya culture. We were rally lucky to be the only people... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

Chandra Kumar and I are so glad you enjoyed the market tour, cooking and most of all, our heritage food. You are very kind to want to learn our lifestyle and food. We feel very privileged. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pearly is such a sparkling character and has such a wealth of food knowledge, it’s hard not to get swept up in her enthusiasm for Nyonya cuisine. It’s no wonder that chefs from around the world stay with her for weeks to learn her kitchen secrets. However, for us amateurs, we started the day course with a really interesting, interactive... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind comments. We heard you about the apron. It is definitely with your confidence, we are planning an apron in the way some guest wants. Chandra and I are so glad, you like our little garden. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joining Pearly for her cooking class was a highlight of my time in Penang. We started the morning with a tour of the local market which brought to life so many of the spices and flavours that had featured throughout my trip. Pearly's house has a lovely sense of warmth and was an ideal set-up for the class. She came... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

I am indeed very privileged to have guest who are great attentive listener. Some even wrote email to confirm certain herbs I mention to eat. My time with my cooking guest is important, so I walk around to assist in whatever I can so you will take many tips and techniques home. As you are keen, you will gain alot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always have a cooking class when on Holiday. This one with Pearly was great. A very informative tour through the wet markets then a few great hours cooking three great dishes. The class is well paced, informative and fun. Pearly is full of stories and the whole experience is a must for any foodie.

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments. It means alot to me that you enjoyed your time with us. We loved having you with us. More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This class is a definite must. It was a very enjoyable learning experience for me. I don't usually cook but I definitely recommend this class. Pearly taught us the best authentic beef rendang you'll ever taste. She is very knowledgeable and very detailed in her explanation. She showed us useful tips at the local market then showed us secret recipes... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. I learn to cook from a very young age, made enough mistakes that I hope you need not have to make. So sharing with you tips and techniques and hoping you use them will make me very happy. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After an informative walk in Pearly's garden full of herbs and spices the cooking class started, and with the help of Pearly we prepared three delicious courses. Even for me -not really an advanced chef ;-)- the recipes were doable and fun to prepare. Pearly and her husband Chandra are fantastic hosts and we had a lot of fun; they... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments. We love having you with us. Fascinating personality. More 

Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pearly and Chandra were amazing We missed our class I had booked but she fitted us in later. My husband and I wanted to do an activity together which we could take back and recreate and Pearly has made sure we can. The tour of the market was insightful and the class was very enjoyable. Both Pearly and Chandra made... More 

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PearlyK, Owner at Penang Homecooking School, responded to this review

Amber, we care for all our guest. And you are so kind to us too. Coming to our lovely island and wanting to take a part of us back with you. We love sharing tips and techniques with you. More 

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