Malaysian Favourite Hawker Food


Malaysia is famous for its good food, especially its hawker food. The best food in Malaysia is available on the street, where locals eat. You will see stalls and carts everywhere – at markets, back lanes, or along the highway.

Char Koay Teow is arguably Malaysian’s favourite noodle.Even tourists enjoy this food, as it has made it to Lonely Planet Ultimate Eatlist in 2019.

Literally translated to ‘Fried Flat-rice Noodles’, this dish is only considered by Malaysian food connoisseur to be authentic if its made with lard and fry on intense high-heat.

Another very popular street food is satay. The meat is marinated with spices, skewed into bamboo stickers, grilled, and then dipped in sweet peanut sauce.

A dish that is unique to Malaysia is Rojak, a mixed vegetable and fruit salad with shrimp paste, peanuts, and sesame seeds dressing. So popular is this dish that the word ‘rojak’ is also used to describe someone of mixed heritage.


In this menu, you will learn to make:

  • Char Koay Teow (Fried Flat rice Noodles)
  • Sate Ayam (Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce)
  • Rojak (Malaysian Fruit & Vegetable Salad)
  • 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)

You will learn how to fry the noodles in a wok on high-heat until the noodles caramelised but not burned. You will also poke marinated meat into bamboo sticks for grilling satay.



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

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

Afternoon Class at 2 pm is available with a minimum of 3 people.


  • Your booking will be confirmed via email within 48 hours
  • Payment of RM 350 (USD 85) is then made via Paypal or Bank Transfer
  • Additional charge for market tour RM 100 (USD 25) and hotel pick-up RM 100 (USD 25)


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 25.

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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