Char Kway Teow & Satay Cooking Class in Kuala Lumpur

Join me for a home-style cooking class and dining experience at my family home! Together we can make char kway teow, satay, and three other popular Malaysian food.

You will learn how to make a plate of delicious char kway teow (one of the many secrets is using lard) and make satay with peanut sauce from scratch!

char koay teow class


  • Make 4 delicious local dishes
  • Cook in a small group of maximum 6 people
  • Take home your own recipe book
  • Explore a tropical edible garden
  • Cook and dine in a real Malaysian home
  • Learn traditional cooking & the local way of life

MENU: Malaysia's Hawker Favourites

Char Kway Teow (Fried Flat rice Noodles)

Sate Ayam + Kuah Kacang (Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce)

Ondeh-ondeh (Glutinous Rice Balls with Coconut Flakes & Palm Sugar) OR Sago Gula Melaka (Sago Pudding with Palm Sugar and Coconut Milk)

Teh Tarik (Pulled Tea)


Start your morning at a Malaysian home just 20 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur city centre. I will welcome you with a glass of flower tea from the garden and a traditional Malaysian breakfast. Before we cook, we will explore my organic edible garden with over 50 herbs, spices, and flowers used in everyday Malaysian cooking.

We will see, touch, smell, and taste a variety of local plants like blue flower, curry leaves, and turmeric. Depending on availability, we may even harvest kucai a type of local chives that we will use in our cooking!

In the kitchen where my family cooks, we will learn how to make char kway teow, satay, and three other popular Malaysian recipes. I will introduce you to essential produce for our cooking such as lemongrass and coconut flakes.

With my expert guidance, we will pound spices with a pestle and mortar belonging to my grandmother, thread satay into bamboo sticks, fry noodles on a wok with high-flame, and pull tea with two mugs. You will learn tips and tricks on authentic Malaysian cooking.

Finally, it's time to enjoy a delicious meal we made together and chit-chat about Malaysian food, culture, and lifestyle. You will leave with a full stomach, knowledge of Malaysia's food and plants, cooking skills, and a recipe booklet so that you can cook Malaysian food for your family and friends back home!

Learn how to make delicious char kway teow
Learn how to make delicious char kway teow
Cook in a Malaysian kitchen & get a recipe booklet
Cook in a Malaysian kitchen & get a recipe booklet
Cook satay with peanut sauce
Make satay served with a side of peanut sauce
Put on straw hats to explore my edible garden
Put on straw hats to explore my edible garden
Pull teh tarik, Malaysia's most popular beverage
Pull teh tarik, Malaysia's most popular beverage


Morning class

  • 9:00 am: Meet at our home. Enjoy traditional breakfast & a glass of flower tea from our organic garden
  • 9:20 am: Garden tour
  • 9:45 am: Cooking Class
  • 12:30 pm: Eat!
  • 1:00 pm: End of session

Note: Market tour (at at additional price of USD 33/RM 150) starts at 8 am 


My home is just 20 minutes train ride away from the city centre. Take a train to Taman Connaught MRT Station and exit at Gate C. Ticket fee: ~USD 1 (RM 3.10)

For convenience, take a GRAB taxi (like UBER) directly to the school (recommended). It's about 20 minutes ride from the city. Taxi Fee: ~ USD 6 (RM 25)

We also offer pick-up from and back to your hotel at an additional price of USD 50 (RM 200).


I’m Sara Khong, a professional cook and author of four cookbooks: Malaysian Meals In 30 Minutes, One Pot Wonders, 3 Ingredient Recipes, and Slow Cooker Recipes.

I'm passionate about making authentic Malaysian cuisine and growing herbs and spices in my edible garden. I look forward to share with you Malaysia's most popular dishes made in my family's kitchen!


What's included?

  • Tea from the garden
  • Light breakfast
  • Garden tour
  • Recipe booklet
  • Cooking materials
  • Lunch

How to make payment?

  • Book a date using the below form
  • Your booking will be confirmed via email within 48 hours
  • Make full payment via Paypal* or Bank Transfer
  • We will make 100% refund if 3 days notice is given

*Additional charge or 8% for transactions via Paypal, and 2% via Wise


TIME: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


DURATION: 4 hours

CAPACITY: 2 - 6 people

PRICE: RM 500 (~USD 110)

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