Curry Laksa & Satay


Curry Laksa is listed in Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Eatlist book lists as the second best food experience in the world. The soup is made from spices and coconut milk; while the ingredients include  noodles, fried tofu, cockles, long beans, and chicken. It’s a complicated dish that’s why it’s so delicious!

When you order a bowl of curry noodles, the cook will ask whether you want egg noodles (mee) or rice noodles (mihun), and whether you want cockles or not. Cockles is a kind of marine mollusc; Malaysians like to eat them half-cooked and sometimes bloody. It’s an acquired taste; so this is something we won’t use in our class.

We will make the curry paste from scratch using tropical herbs such as lemongrass, galangal, and candlenut. Though this is a curry noodle and should be spicy enough, Malaysians still eat it with a side of chilli: Shrimp Sambal Chili. We have a many types of chilli sauce in Malaysia, this particular one is made with dried shrimps.

Satay is a Malaysian meat skewers made with heaps of local spices like lemongrass and galangal. We will then thread into bamboo skewers and pan-grill them until it’s slightly charred. In Malaysia, we always dip our satay in in sweet Peanut Sauce. The sweetness of the sauce comes from gula melaka, a local name for our palm sugar.

These dishes goes well with Asam Limau Boi, a refreshing drink made from calamansi limes and salted plums.


In this menu, you will learn to make:

  1. Curry Laksa
  2. Shrimp Sambal Chili
  3. Chicken Satay
  4. Peanut Sauce
  5. Calamansi Lime Juice

You will learn how make curry paste from scratch using 10 different local spices. We will then make fish paste from a whole fresh fish and stuff them into fresh vegetables.

Our homemade curry laksa contains heaps of tropical spices
Make satay served with a side of peanut sauce
Make a glass of refreshing drink to pair with spicy curry


Morning class

  • 9:00 am – Meet at my home. Have breakfast and flower tea from our organic garden
  • 9:20 am – Garden tour
  • 9.45 am – Cooking Class
  • 12:15 pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm –  Session ends

Note: Market tour (at an additional price) starts at 8 am 


  • Your booking will be confirmed via email within 48 hours
  • Payment of RM 400 (~USD 100) is then made via Paypal or Bank Transfer
  • Additional charge for market tour RM 150 (~USD 33)

*Additional charge or 6% for transactions via Paypal


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

TRAIN: My home is just 20 minutes train ride away from the city centre (Bukit Bintang MRT Station). Take a train to Taman Connaught MRT Station and exit at Gate C. We will pick you up there. Ticket fee: ~USD 1

PICK-UP: We also offer pick-up from and back to your hotel at an additional price of USD 50/ RM 200.

New Malaysian Kitchen
No.2, Jalan 11, Taman Lensen,
Cheras, 56000,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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!

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