Cooking: Malaysian Street Food

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Learn how to prepare authentic Malaysian street food with our cooking courses in Sydney.

Malaysian Cuisine is rich in heritage and heavily influenced by its surrounding countries like India, China and Thailand. In Penang, the streets are covered with food carts offering all sorts of dishes ready for you to eat on the spot from steaming bowls of noodles, rice dishes wrapped in banana leaf to sizzling chicken satays cooked from a makeshift grill.

Join this class as Wanitha Tanasingam shares her Malaysian Street Food memories from her childhood in Penang.

Course content

  • Chicken Curry
  • Roti – just perfect to mop up that the flavoursome curry sauce!
  • Fried Rice Noodles
  • Chicken Satay and Peanut Sauce
  • Rojak – the famous Malaysian Spicy Fruit Salad

Venue

The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills
146 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Public transport
From Central Station, you can either walk up Foveaux Street (an easy up hill stroll that takes less that ten minutes, depending on your speed) or catch the 374 or 376 bus from Eddy Avenue and alight at the intersection of Albion and Crown streets. From there, it’s an easy walk and there’s plenty of Surry Hills action to take in on the way.

Car parking
Street parking is very limited nearby. You might try St Margaret’s Car Park at 417-435 Bourke Street, Surry Hills. It is a 5-minute walk from the venue, with casual parking rates after 5pm at approx. $4/hour.

Please bring to class

  • We’ve cut out disposable plastics, so please bring your own food containers to take any leftovers home
  • All participants must wear closed-in shoes – no high heels please!
  • Aprons supplied, but dress appropriately for the kitchen, and tie back long hair
  • Arrive a little early as the class will start on time

About the chef

Growing up in Penang, Wanitha moved to Australia in 1982. She learned the art of cooking from her father, who he was the Head Chef of the Kedah Royal Family in Malaysia. Wanitha later started her own restaurant and cooking school. She is a real goddess of flavours and spice and with her engaging personality, her positive energy and her incredible knowledge of food she will show you the secrets of Thai cooking.

"Food is togetherness, creating deep connections between people, place and soil, linking the globe across time and culture. Cooking is history. Every dish tells a story."

Other information

  • Withdrawal from the course is not refundable or transferrable. If you can’t attend on the day, you may send someone in your place.
  • The Essential Ingredient reserves the right to alter or cancel a class without notice. In the event of a change, you will be contacted on the phone number and/or email address you provide.
  • We cannot accommodate dietary requirements in all cases. For more information, please contact The Essential Ingredient 02 9555 8300 prior to booking.

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