Baba Nyonya cuisine workshop in Malacca - Orangutravel
  • Duration: Half day (about 4 hours)
  • Starts in: Malacca
  • Ends in: Malacca
Join a Malaysian chef  and learn to cook traditional Malaysian food in the food heaven of Malacca!
  • Cooking class of Peranakan recipes
  • Learn to recognize authentic Baba Nyonya food
  • Get to eat delicious food
What's included
  • Transfer from Hotel in Malacca to cooking class
  • Fully equipped cooking stations
  • Ingredients and meal
Baba Nyonya cuisine workshop in Malacca
Any amount of people can join.

      Peranakan culture originated by Chinese people who established themselves in the Straits of Malacca centuries ago. By mixing with the local – predominantly Malay – population, the resulting melting pot was a mixture of Chinese and Malay traditions and lifestyle. Culinary habits were influenced as well and the Peranakan – also called “Baba Nyonya” – became famous for their cuisine among Peninsular Malaysia. Malacca was one of the first ports to host a large community of Chinese, followed by George Town (Penang) and Singapore much later and Peranakan food is widely available in these locations even nowadays.

      If you are a food lover and kitchen enthusiast, you may want to learn more about Peranakan cuisine and take a cooking class with Malaysian chef, home of the Baba Nyonya culture. At his workshop you will learn to cook dishes such as Ayam pong teh (chicken potato stew) or Udang lemak nenas (prawn and pineapple stew) and local desserts such as Kuih apam balik (Nyonya style pancakes). 

      There are two classes per day, one in the morning, one in the afternoon, organised by professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Among foreigners, there are Malaysians too that join this workshop and so it’s also an occasion to make new friends who share same interests! You can also combine this travel idea with a visit to the city of Malacca upon request or you can come straight from Kuala Lumpur and have transportation and other services arranged by us.


      1 Malacca
      Learn about Peranakan recipes with chefs from Malacca, the place where Baba Nyonya culture originally started. This workshop assumes you are already in town (if you're not and need help to get there just let us know!) - you'll be brought from your hotel to the cooking workshop premises. The place is well equipped and there are plenty of kitchen tools and ingredients. You'll be in company of professional chefs and food enthusiast for this course. If you wish, you can take the course in the afternoon, starting at 3 pm (15.00).
      20150223 09:30Pick up at your hotel in Malacca.
      20150223 10:00Greetings with the Chef.
      20150223 10:30Hands on session.
      20150223 12:00Lunch.
      20150223 13:30Getting back at your hotel.
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