Friday, March 24, 2017


Food never fails to bring people together. For that reason, the PTA organized a series of cooking class throughout March and April. In order to ensure that everything runs smoothly, a pilot cooking class was held on Feb 15th, 2017 with five participants.


The participants learned how to make one of Malaysia’s famous food; nasi lemak. Nasi lemak is rice cooked in coconut milk and aromatics. It is served with sambal tumis (hot and spicy chilli paste), turmeric chicken and various other condiments.


Participants are expected to be hands on and are encouraged to take notes, snap photos of the various stages of the cooking process and most importantly ask questions. A demonstration and step by step guide is provided. 

Making sambal tumis


Finishing off the sambal tumis by scooping out the excess oil. Nothing is wasted. Tips are dispensed such as keeping the chilli oil for drizzling on eggs or salad for a spicy taste. 

Marinating the turmeric chicken.

The nasi lemak just out of the rice cooker.

After working hard at preparing the delicious food, the table is laid and everyone had a wonderful lunch. The discussion over the food eaten continues.

The spread.

Nasi lemak.

Sambal tumis and turmeric chicken.


Top right: fried dried baits. Bottom right: Fried peanuts. Left: cucumber slices and halved boiled eggs.


This is how nasi lemak is served. Itadakimasu!

You don’t need to have any prior cooking experience. All you need is your interest in learning something new!

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