ABOUT 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.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN
In this menu, you will learn to make:
- Curry Laksa
- Shrimp Sambal Chili
- Chicken Satay
- Peanut Sauce
- 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.
- 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)
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