Malaysian National Meal (Chicken)


Nasi Lemak is Malaysia’s defacto national dish. Rice, a Malaysian staple, is cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf which gives it both taste and fragrance. It is accompanied by sambal, a spicy sauce made from chili and shrimp paste.

The coconut rice, sambal, and its condiments (eggs, peanuts, anchovies, and cucumber) is then wrapped with banana leaf into a pyramid, ready for sale and easy takeaway. Hungry Malaysians will top it up with a side of meat, the most popular being fried chicken.

You’ll see this dish everywhere – at the market, hawker stalls, coffee shop, or restaurants. Malaysian have it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s indeed one of Malaysian most beloved food. We dare say this: you haven’t been to Malaysia if you’ve never eaten Nasi Lemak!



In this menu, you will learn to make:

  1. Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice with Spicy Condiment/ 马来参巴椰漿飯)
  2. Ayam Goreng Berempah (Malaysian Spiced Fried Chicken/ 马来香料炸鸡)
  3. Kerabu Kacang Botol (Four Angled Beans Salad/马来四角豆沙拉) or Okra with Sambal Belacan (Ladies’ Fingers with Chili Prawn Paste) 马来参巴羊角豆
  4. Sago Gula Melaka (Sago Pudding with Coconut Milk & Palm Sugar/ 椰糖西米布丁) OR Ondeh-ondeh (Glutinous Rice Balls with Palm Sugar & Coconut Flakes/丝糯米球)
  5. Teh Tarik (Pulled Tea/马来拉茶)

We will introduced you to the many local spices used in Malaysian Spiced Fried Chicken; you may even harvest some from our garden. You will also learn how to wrap the coconut rice with banana leaves into packets of pyramids just like hawkers do.


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 minimum of 3 people.



  • Your booking will be confirmed via email within 48 hours
  • Payment of USD 75 (RM 300) is then made via Paypal or Bank Transfer
  • Additional charge for market tour (USD 25/RM 100) and hotel pick-up (USD 25/ RM 100)


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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