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Nazlina Spice Station

2 Campbell Street, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-453 8167
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What a great experience!

After reading such great reviews, we booked the morning class in advance online. Such good value at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris Q
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great local malaysian cooking class in Penang!

Nazlina Spice Station location is so near to the wet market and i enjoy so much the market tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nazlina's cooking classes are held at Nazlina Spice Station daily except on Sundays. The market tour covers both Campbell Street market and Chow Rasta market. Nazlina conducts the cooking classes while her partner Peter conducts the market tour. As market tour is only available in the morning, people who opt for the afternoon class may join the morning tour and then come later for the afternoon cooking session. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Hats and sunglasses are recommended. Bring umbrellas or water proof jackets if it rains. During reservation, please advise any dietary requirements or allergy if applicable. Rate is RM225.00 Per person (AM class) and RM180.00 per person for the afternoon class (without breakfast or market tour). Please note that only clients who paid for the experience are allowed to join the market tour and the cooking class to be fair to other full paying clients. Nazlina has been featured in New York Times' 36 Hours in Penang, on the BBC good food channel, as well as several in-flight magazines. She built the business single-handedly, starting with renting out garden spaces to hold her classes and now the proud owner of a 100 year old shophouse in the heart of the heritage zone in George Town. All equipment in the cooking area are of the best quality such as German made stainless steel pots, steamers, pans and woks. Knives are sharpened by our local knife sharpener at the market. Partners or friends who wish to join for breakfast as well as the market tour and later for lunch that cooking class students made can do so at an additional cost of RM50 per person. These options can be requested in advance when you make your reservation. Deadline for booking is at 8pm before the day, or 12 noon for the afternoon class. We would appreciate if you observe this deadline and book ahead so that it is easier for us to plan the logistics. Thank you.
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2 Campbell Street, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
+60 12-453 8167

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After reading such great reviews, we booked the morning class in advance online. Such good value at £90 for the two of us which includes a delicious breakfast of roti canal (Malaysian flatbread with spicy sauce) in the kitchen at 7.30am for introductions and a...More

Thank Chris Q
Nazlina, Owner at Nazlina Spice Station, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Chris for a lovely review. We enjoyed having all of you at our lunch table. Exciting conversation and great company. Hope to see you both again one day. best regards, Nazlina

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nazlina Spice Station location is so near to the wet market and i enjoy so much the market tour with other tourists from all over the world who join the class as well.I never took any cooking class so i like her cooking class.She is...More

Thank murnie916
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nazlina Spice Station is the real deal. Her recipes are authentic and Malay. Best part is she doesn't seem to have adjusted her recipes to fit foreigner's palate which is great. You will see her using a lot of different herbs and spices in her...More

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Nazlina, Owner at Nazlina Spice Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear KCMP, we were truly pleased to host you at our cooking class and market tour. Thanks so much for spending some time to write a review. Till we meet again next time. -Nazlina and Peter.

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great morning, breakfast local Roti Canai, market tour included sampling local hawker food - biscuits, peanut pancake, pickled nutmeg , jack fruit juice & fresh coconut milk. Then onto cooking, Nazlina gave good instructions and insights into why things are cooked a certain way. Explained...More

Thank Rhonda H
Nazlina, Owner at Nazlina Spice Station, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thanks Rhonda H for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your experience cooking with us.

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

To eat is to believe ! It is a must to try Nazlina 's laksa if you are in George Town. Her Laksa creations just burst into your palates with intense flavour.... leaving you satiated and hungry for more at the same time!

Thank Tze K
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Thank you to Nazlina and Pieter for a special day! WHOA this food was good - Nazlina is the real deal! One of my favorite cooking classes ever, and I've taken probably 50+ all over the world. Pieter thank you for giving us your passion,...More

Thank U2Gator
Nazlina, Owner at Nazlina Spice Station, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Dear U2Gator, thanks for the review. We were happy you enjoyed the session with us. Yes, please do come again ;-) best regards, Nazlina & Peter

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Nazlina's cooking class was easily the highlight of my 3-day stay in Penang. The class starts with a wonderful tour of the neighborhood's markets and vendors. Naz infuses the tour with more than just information about food. She provides interesting (and often amusing) historical anecdotes....More

1  Thank Kris N
Nazlina, Owner at Nazlina Spice Station, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Dear Kris, thanks for the feedback, we are truly happy you enjoyed the cooking and market tour with us. Even more, it became the highlight of your trip to Penang. Till we meet again. best regards, Nazlina

Reviewed 2 February 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect, having read Nazlina's site - she comes across as fairly brusque, but in person she is enthusiastic, passionate and warm, open to sharing her experience and knowledge. She was making a tapioca cake at the request of one of...More

Thank Sarvegetable
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

If you wish to sample and learn how to cook authentic local cuisine, Nazlina's spice station is not to be missed. We started with breakfast followed by an informative tour of the local wet market, where we sampled different fruits and fresh coconut milk. Nazlina...More

Thank Chillin1963
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was a terrific experience!!! We met, chatted, had breakfast, went to markets, & cooked. We learned a lot of interesting info about the local food & culture while walking around & I really like the way the cooking class was organized. We were asked...More

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