Cook and Wrap Nasi Lemak - Malaysian Cooking Class

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3 hours
1 - 3 travelers
Booking notice
1 day
Standard price
MYR 180.00

I speak English, Malay

Come learn how to cook Nasi Lemak and wrap them into banana leaf pyramids with Sara Khong, author of four cookbooks, in this cooking class. You will pair this with another popular dish called Ayam Goreng Berempah.

If you have ever seen those mini green pyramids in stalls across Malaysia, you would know that they contain Nasi Lemak, which is fragrant coconut milk rice, with spicy sambal, cucumber, and boiled egg. Back then, people would wrap them in a "bungkus" or packet, so that they can be transported by paddy field workers. The banana leaf also adds a unique fragrance to the dish.

In this class, you will visit an edible garden with over 50 species of local plants such as lemongrass, turmeric, and laksa leaves. You will then learn how to cook two dishes with some produce from the garden, and try the technique of folding banana leaf into mini pyramids.

Afterwards, you will enjoy a meal with Sara and listen to stories about the Malaysian way of life. You could also bring home the food you made and a printed recipe so you can recreate them at home.

Main activities:

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Day 1

09:00 AM

Cooking class and edible garden tour


Enjoy a glass of tea before we stroll around my edible garden. There are over 50 herbs, spices, and flowers that can be 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. I'll introduce the produce that will be used in our class such as lemongrass, ikan bilis (anchovies), and belacan (shrimp paste). You will prepare, hands-on, two authentic Malaysian dishes at your individual cook station.

Edible garden tour
Malaysian local spices

12:00 PM

Class ends


Nasi Lemak Bungkus
Ayam Goreng Berempah (Crispy Spiced Fried Chicken)

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.

★★★★★ 5

1 Reviews
  • Khen
    Reviewed in November 2018

    I came for the 9 am class and was blown away. Cooking class was easy to follow and interactive. I explored Sara's edible garden, smelling all the fresh ingredients was almost as good as tasting the resulting lunch. I also learned the step-by-step for wrapping the "Nasi Lemak Bungkus" and it was extremely fun! Lastly, everyone can get a recipe book to take home as well - best value for money!

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Cooking ingredients
Welcome drink
Meal - Nasi Lemak (coconut rice) and Ayam Goreng Berempah (Spiced Fried Chicken)
Recipe Booklet

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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.