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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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Description: 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. Skills passed down to me through the generations. The class is in my home, where we prepare and eat together with other food obsessed people!
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Where to start - amazing!

The course has everything, pick up and drop off, an eye opening trip to the "wet market" who knew chicken could be black? As well as a fantastic host Pearly and teacher. This is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The course has everything, pick up and drop off, an eye opening trip to the "wet market" who knew chicken could be black? As well as a fantastic host Pearly and teacher. This is not to mention the food which is wonderful! My advice is to not hesitate and book straight away!! The best cooking course my partner and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was the first cooking class I had attended and I don't know how it will be beaten. Awesome from start to finish. The tour of the market alone is worth it - add to that the warmth, hospitality and knowledge of Pearly and Chandra and this makes for a memorable part of a trip to Penang! I'm a complete... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was my first cooking class in Malaysia and I fear nothing will be as good. Thank you Pearly and Chandra for a great day of cooking and laughing. The food we cooked was so tasty. The trip to the wet market and her garden was so informative about food as medicine. We had a good size group of 8.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Tom and I had our best, most hilarious, day in Penang, learning to unlock the secrets of Nonya cuisine with Pearly as our, bubbly and informative guide and 'mistress'. After a curb side pick up, we alighted from the taxi 'we speak correct English here in Penang', Pearly declared, when we ooohed at her, at the local wet markets. The... More 

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

Dear dear Simon and Tom, Truly, I must say both of you are unforgettable. You made us feel very encouraged to share our heritage food. I am glad you find our recipe book, tips and techniques useful. Do come again. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I'm not really sure what I can add to all the wonderful things that have been said already, other than to say I agree wholeheartedly with them! As a keen foodie I booked the cooking class with Pearly after reading other TripAdvisor reviews, and it didn't disappoint. Pearly and Chandra are fantastic hosts, from pickup to dropoff and everything inbetween.... More 

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

We love having you and as a foodie, you are very inspiring. Chandra and I felt so encourage by your wisdom and advise. We are great food lovers like you. Thank you for choosing us. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My sister and I chose the Nyona class, and from the minute we were picked up by our 'chauffeur' Chandra, we had a wonderful time. Chandra and Pearly are excellent hosts, and keep the pace moving very briskly through the morning. The visit to the wet market was interesting, but I would have enjoyed a few more tastes of the... More 

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

I am glad your sister and you had a great time. We did too. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

What a great way to spend a day in Penang! From pick up to drop off a day to remember. The day began with a visit to a local market where we joined the other "chefs" to have a tour and insight to how real locals shop for the raw ingredients. The sights and sounds backed up by Pearly our... More 

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

I love your whole family, it was a fun day for Chandra and I too. Your daughter in law, grand daughter and wife is such fun. I am glad your family enjoyed the cooking and food. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I contacted Pearly before coming to Penang as I wanted to learn how to make char kway teow, a favourite street food from my childhood growing up in Penang. We agreed on a couple of other dishes to add and made arrangements for the class. On the day Pearly's husband, Chandra, picked me and other students up from our hotels... More 

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

You are so much fun, easy to teach and great student! I am so glad you enjoyed the class. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class with Pearly and would definitely recommend it. Chandra, Pearly's husband , picked us up promptly from our hotel and took us to meet Pearly to take a tour of her local market. This was a great place to learn and taste lots of different ingredients ,some of which we used in the cookery class.... More 

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

Chandra and I am pleased you enjoyed our class, food and time. We too treasure our great cooking session with you. More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was an excellent course. Pearly is a great teacher and I learned so much from it. I can't wait to get home to England and to try and source some of the fresh ingredients if I can. My husband came with us because he is wheelchair bound and we couldn't leave him behind. Chandra, Pearly's husband was most helpful... More 

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

Your son is so wonderful. He is such a model son. I am so glad the whole family including your husband had a great time. Do come again. More 

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