Char Koay Teow & Satay Cooking Class

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4 hours
2 - 5 travelers
Booking notice
2 days
Standard price
RM 350.00

I speak English, Malay

Learn to cook two of Malaysia's most popular street food - Char Koay Teow and Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce - with Sara Khong, author of four cookbooks.

Char Koay Teow literally means 'fried flat rice noodles'. Typically fried with pork lard on high heat and umami-rich local seasonings, this dish is a favourite among Malaysians, cooked with accompanying ingredients of chives, bean sprouts, prawns, Chinese sausage, and crispy pork lard. In this class, you will learn how to cook this delectable Chinese street food.

This dish will be paired with satay, another well known street food which consists of seasoned and grilled meat. Learn how to marinade the chicken with spices and poke them into bamboo skewers, then make a lemongrass brush to oil the satay and give it extra fragrance during grilling. You will also receive printed recipes so that you could recreate these at home.

Lastly, enjoy a delicious meal together with Sara while hearing stories of the Malaysian way of life.

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Cooking class and edible garden tour

Begin with a glass of tea before we explore my edible garden with over 50 herbs, spices, and flowers used in everyday cooking. We will see, touch, smell, and taste a variety of local plants like curry leaves and turmeric.

Then, we'll proceed to the kitchen to make two popular Malaysian dishes, with some ingredients from the garden.

Lastly, enjoy a delicious meal together with me while hearing stories of the Malaysian way of life.


Morning class
- 9:00 am: Meet at our home. Enjoy a glass of flower tea & appetiser from our organic garden
- 9:15 am: Garden tour
- 9:45 am: Cooking Class
- 12:30 pm: Eat!
- 1:00 pm: End of session

Dishes that you will learn includes

- Char Koay Teow (Fried Flat rice Noodles)
- Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce (Chicken Skewer)
- Rojak (Malaysian Fruit & Vegetable Salad)
- Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritters) or Sago Gula Melaka (Sago Pudding with Coconut Milk and Palm Sugar)
- Teh Tarik (Pulled Tea)
Char Koay Teow (Fried Flat rice Noodles)
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce (Chicken Skewer)
Teh Tarik (Pulled Tea)
Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritters)

Outfit Recommendations

Light and comfortable clothing. Wear socks.

Poor weather plan

In case of rain, the class will carry on. Garden tour can be conducted using umbrellas or omitted altogether.

Where we will meet

Taman Len Seng, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

How to get there

★★★★★ 5

3 Reviews
  • Céline M.
    Reviewed in April 2019

    I really enjoyed this experience and would 100% recommend it! Sara was incredibly nice and the cooking class was very educational and fun. It was great to learn not only how to cook these Malaysian dishes but also to learn more about the culture and history behind them. Sara was very knowledgeable, explaining everything in detail and allowing us to do everything ourselves so we could truly learn and be able to recreate everything at home. She also made sure to mention alternative ingredients in case we couldn't find certain things in our home countries which was great. I look forward to re-making these dishes at home for my family and friends using the recipe book she gave us and the new skills I learned. Thanks Sara for an amazing introduction to Malaysia and its food and culture! :)

  • TAN
    Reviewed in January 2019

    Like the garden guide tour to know more about edible food.

    Truly know about the ingredient and the atmosphere is very good. Clean and tidy. Good food and Sara is pretty and knowledgeable.

  • Jessica
    Reviewed in January 2019

    A wide variety of food in this cooking school. Very home feeling. Authentic taste with our own judgement of some of the taste e.g. amount of condensed milk in teh. Sara is very caring that when we cooked banana fritters, she demonstrated first and keep reminding us to be careful.

    Sara is also very opened to opinion and suggestion, you can join her class and suggest what to cook, she's very flexible.

Standard price
RM 350.00 /Pax
Booking details
Total MYR 0.00
Price including
Cooking ingredients
Welcome drink
Recipe Booklet
How to get there

It is 20 minutes train ride from the city. I suggest taking Grab. You can also take the MRT to Taman Connaught Station, which is 10 minutes walk away. This is a private residence, location will be shared individually upon confirmation the day before this event.