Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School

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Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School

Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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. Though the menus follow authentic and traditional methods they are taught in such a way that you are able to recreate the delicious dishes at home.
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Sara
Leicestershire, UK52 contributions
Couples
My partner and I have done cookery classes in Istanbul and Barcelona so wanted to do one in Penang while here visiting his dad. After research, he picked Tropical Spice Garden and we weren’t disappointed. Beatrice, our eco friendly guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable about all the variety of plants and spices in the abundant garden. We spent about an hour with her and then were shown to the cookery school that is in the grounds.
Jamie (without the Oliver) is very friendly. She’s got a masters in politics from Reading University so understands British sense of humour!
We each had a cooking station so were able to all make our own lunch - unlike other places where you make part of a bigger meal. She was always on hand with tips and encouragement and very knowledgeable too.
We all sat down at the end and ate the meals we had prepared.
She changes the menu every week so you get a variety of dishes. I would highly recommend it if you want to find out more about Malaysian food - which is very much part of life here.
Written February 27, 2020
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Tanya
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Couples
We booked in an afternoon class on a Sunday and were lucky enough to enjoy a garden tour with only one other person - the guide was fantastic, very informative and moved at a good pace for our liking - didn’t drag anything out too long. Our cooking class which followed was only us and the guest cook Faten. Absolutely loved the whole experience & ready to cook the recipes again!! 😍
Written May 3, 2019
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Dear Tannethy, Thank you so much for the kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your time spent with us in this Hidden Eden. Till we meet again, happy travels! Spicy greetings, The TSG Team
Written September 4, 2019
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Ollivier G
Tiong Bahru, Singapore11 contributions
Couples
We had one hour tour of the garden followed by cooking class. we learnt about platns and spice and then cooked for a good two hours. The instructor was fun and knowledgeable. All in all was very good for us.
Written August 7, 2017
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LtDonnyD
Adelaide, Australia67 contributions
Couples
My wife and I like to do things like a cooking schools to learn about different combinations of flavours and foods, we did this one for the same reason....but didn’t really get much from it.
The staff were great but it was a very transactional experience where we just kept throwing the next pre-prepared ingredient into the pan. There was nothing in the way of ‘education’ about the spices and the whole experience was less than inspiring. The meal we cooked was also quite bland and lacked any real impact either visually or in regards to taste.
You may have a better experience but we have done much better cooking schools elsewhere.
Written September 5, 2019
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Alexander A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands11 contributions
Family
The Spice Garden and its affiliated cooking school was a one of a kind experience! First we spent 1 hour hour roaming through the spice gardens and understanding all of the different herbs, plants, and spices that make SE Asian food wonderful. Then we had a wonderful instructor Bea teach us how to make Assam laksa from scratch. Bea was great at guiding us and answering our questions. She was also wonderful to our kids (ages 4, 1) who accompanied us to the class. Highly recommend to anyone stopping by food paradise, aka Penang!
Written June 15, 2017
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Sian T
Monmouth, UK5 contributions
Family
I attended the cooking school with my two daughters and we had a brilliant morning. After a warm welcome we were given a tour of the garden by a very knowledgeable and interesting guide. Upon entering the cooking school, we put on the special aprons (which we were allowed to keep) and spent the morning cooking a Malay salad, Prawn curry and banana fritters. Huge fun and highly delicious! Our teacher was excellent and took us through the dishes with lots of enthusiasm and patience, we had recipe sheets that we could keep enabling us to recreate the feast at home. At the end of the cooking we were led to an area where we ate what we had cooked, washed it down with nutmeg juice, then we visited the shop to buy some of the spices that we had used when cooking. Can thoroughly recommend this activity!
Written September 25, 2017
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sunicicle
Edmonton, Canada18 contributions
Friends
After an interesting tour through the spice garden our group of women did a cooking class. It was lots of fun and we had a good time and enjoyed our delicious meal outside afterwards.
Written December 18, 2016
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Carlene D
Perth, Australia10 contributions
Friends
Started with spice garden tour - this was fantastic and was well worth it. Our guide was so knowledgable and was very friendly. We had a brief encounter with a visitor to the garden who showed us photos of local birds and monkeys and the most amazing water monitor coming out of the water with a catfish in its mouth. We then did the cooking clas with Bee and her 2 assistants. WOW - Bee was an amazing teacher and we cooked the most delicious meal and ate it at the patio area with the most beautiful view!! Bee knew her stuff - how to maximise flavour with spices and 'see' the food. She obviously loves her job and food. I would highly recommend her to others.
Written November 25, 2016
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CarolD-SA
South Africa5 contributions
Couples
One of the best interactive and knowledgeable cooking classes we have done. We travel extensively and always try and do something offered locally. Our chef was Rohanna Turner and her knowledge of Malaysia and being able to do meals from her birth country was fantastic. She has excellent interpersonal skills and both my husband and myself had loads of fun in the class. Thanks Rohanna for your time and enthusiasm offered.
Written August 30, 2016
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Stuart U
London, UK10 contributions
Couples
My partner and I enjoyed a great day at the tropical spice garden. After a guided tour round the grounds with our knowledgeable and friendly guide, we had a go at the cooking class. Luckily we got the teacher (the wonderful Bee) all to ourselves and tried our hand at making Sambal (spicy shrimp paste) and loh bok (spiced chicken wrapped in beam curd sheets - nicer than it sounds). We'll definitely be trying to cook them again at home now we have the recipe!
Written August 29, 2016
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