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Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School

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A first of it’s kind in Penang, the school is custom-made with individual purpose-built workstations that allows for a memorable hands-on cooking experience.As classes are limited to 10 persons, chefs are able to provide a personalised approach...more
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Lot 595 Mukim 2 Jalan Teluk Bahang, Teluk Bahang, Penang Island 11050, Malaysia
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+60 4-881 1797
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The experience was very wholesome as we started off with a tour of the spice garden, then had some cat whiskers tea and ended with a cooking class. CE Tan was our guide at the spice garden and she was very engaging. In the end,...More

Thank bemyguesslola
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful garden experience. We caught a Grab car RM25, as it was a 30 minute car ride as opposed to a 1hr 20 minute bus ride. Plus we had a great driver who was very conversant and told us a lot about Penang. Audio tour...More

Thank HelenHasAHoliday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Half day at the Tropical Spice Garden was a highlight of my trip to Penang. The tour of the spice garden was really informative and interesting, and the cooking class led by the incredible Jamie was amazing. Jamie really knew her stuff and was encouraging,...More

Thank Joanna S
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Enjoyable class with Rohana who was a great teacher. We were lucky that we ended up having a private class as we were the only too students. We made lamb curry, stir fried vegetables and finally Onde onde for dessert. The kitchen and class and...More

Thank Tracey L
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Very enthusiastic tour guide. Learnt a lot. Cooking experience was also very enjoyable and brought my cooking skills to the next level!

Thank Alasdair S
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I came here on a friend's recommendation and really enjoyed it! Before the class, you spend about 60-80 mins touring the actual spice garden. Our guide was super knowledgeable and did really well answering the questions that all the kids on the tour had. Then...More

Thank Kissie326
tropicalspicegarden, Guest Relations Manager at Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! We're glad you enjoyed your time here!

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We joined 7 others from around the world to learn how to cook Malay style. Bee our head chef lead us through the class in a relaxed and pleasant way. We learnt the art of using a clay pot to make chicken curry. For desert...More

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tropicalspicegarden, Guest Relations Manager at Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Hey Linda, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. We're glad you had a memorable time - and we're happy you chose to spend a morning with us. Take care! :)

Reviewed July 18, 2018

I would have had given Tropical Spice Garden 5 stars if I did not get really angry at one of its employees at the gift shop. I visited the gift shop 4 times after first taking a guided tour of RM49/per person. I also had...More

Thank Lilyislucky
tropicalspicegarden, Guest Relations Manager at Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Hello EvainBeijing, we're really sorry to hear about your experience. We'll be sure to look into it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and for visiting us.

Reviewed July 15, 2018

The tour was very informative and we loved learning about all the spices. It's great applying what you learn to the cooking class. Jamie, our cooking instructor, is awesome! She's so down to earth and fun to cook with! Thanks for the awesome class guys!

Thank rafalsweek
tropicalspicegarden, Guest Relations Manager at Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for spending the morning with us Rafal - we're glad you had a blast! :)

Reviewed May 13, 2018

It was fun to cook together with our chief Jamie and learn more about the local dishes and cooking styles. We got a lot of explanations with the recepie and had a great dinner at the end. Also the garden tour with all its explanations...More

Thank Thomas L
tropicalspicegarden, Guest Relations Manager at Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

We're glad you had a great time, Thomas. Thanks for the visit and for leaving a comment. It was a pleasure!

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Nancy E
June 30, 2018|
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Response from tropicalspicegarden | Property representative |
Hi Nancy, Thanks for writing in! Sorry, but we don't. We'd recommend either taking the RapidPenang bus or to book a Grab - they're cheap and convenient. Looking forward to your visit!
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susancF6048GG
May 25, 2017|
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Response from tropicalspicegarden | Property representative |
Hi Susan, You and your friend's husbands can come join for lunch at a price of RM53 per person. The cooking portion is meant for 1 person only and should there be another dining guest joining, we will increase the portion... More
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Susan W
February 23, 2017|
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Response from tropicalspicegarden | Property representative |
Hi Susan, The rate per person are RM235 inclusive of live guided tour in the Spice Garden, ingredients for the class, recipes and an apron to take home
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