Pickles, Spice and Cooking

Before start booking, we will bring you to visit Penang market as part of the experience. The sight, smell and sound of the wet markets are quite an eye-opener. Here, you can mingle with the locals and see how day-to-day activities are carried out.

Note: tour is not available on selected local festive seasons.

Malaysian Home Cooking

Malaysian Home CookingWe would like invite you to join Malaysian Home Cooking Class and bring back an authentic taste of Malaysia!

Malaysian cuisine is a unique fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Baba-Nonya flavors, drawing upon our country’s rich history as an historical crossroads for explorers and traders from around the globe.

We will allow you to bring Malaysian cooking back to home and share our family recipes, which we have savored and perfected over generations.

Hands-on classes are available from Monday to Saturday and presented in English by entertaining Malaysian instructors. Different menu is available on each day of the week, and provide detailed explanations of ingredients and cooking methods. You will prepare 3-course lunch individually at your own cooking station, usually consisting of an appetizer, main course, side dish, and dessert. 

This Malaysian Home Cooking class nestled in the jungle just outside of Kuala Lumpur city centre  and overlooking the lush Penchala Hills, with roosters crowing and monkeys scampering through the distant canopy, our cooking school has the feel of a kampung / village.

Note: cooking class not available on local festive season, such as Chinese New Year & Eid Al-Fitr

Yuit Cheong Coffeeshop Kota Kinabalu

Established in 1896, Yuit Cheong was one of the few shops found in Jesselton (now known as Kota Kinabalu). Yuit Cheong is considered one of the oldest coffee shops in town.

Yuit Chong remains a popular coffee shop for those looking to enjoy a quick cup of kopi O and home made buns especially during tea time. Yuit Cheong is also known for its satay, with a selection of chicken or beef. The tender skewered meat is not complete without the peanut sauce which complements it perfectly.

For individuals are just looking for a light tea time snack, there is always roti kahwin (you can order it freshly sliced or toasted). Roti kahwin (which literally translates to ‘married bread’) is a basic sandwich prepared with generous portions of butter and kaya (coconut jam). But the real magic is in the bread itself: a homemade recipe made from scratch – a family recipe that dates back to 1904!

Pair your food with their delicious Teh C (tea with milk) or Kopi C (coffee with milk). The taste of their Teh C and Kopi C is just right where you can taste the bitterness of tea or coffee and the mixture of the creamy milk. Other snacks that you can find in this coffee shop are the soft red bean paste pastries and ‘Lao Po Bing’ (sweetheart cake or wife cake).

Yuit Cheong is all about authentic kopi, family-owned recipes and a true local kopitiam feel that spans generations.

Address: 50, Jalan Pantai, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Tel: (6) 088-252 744
Business hours: Daily 6am – 7pm

The Breeze Beach Club

Located at the poolside of the Pacific Sutera Hotel. The Breeze’s menu ranges from freshly baked breads, which are known to be some of the best in town; and grilled specialities to Spanish cuisines and refreshing ice-cold mocktails.

Specialities of The Breeze include its many types of breads which are rarely available elsewhere, such as the Moroccan bread that goes really well with a serving of hummus. If you fancy finger foods while waiting for dinner, opt for a plate of delectable tacos or tapas with guacamole.

A lounging session by the seaside can never be complete without a glass of refreshing fruit juice. Do try The Breeze’s Slushy Granitas that consist of yummy fruit drinks such as the blueberry apple drink and other fruity mixes. Can’t get enough of sweetness? Be sure to order a side of dessert, like the mango sago pudding with vanilla ice cream on top!

Address: 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Tel: (6) 088-318 888
Business hours: Daily 11am – 11pm

Restoran Jeti

There are many ways of cooking a perfect dish, the secret in at Restoran Jeti is to combine the freshest local seafood, ingredients and 20 years of cooking experience by their chef.

A crowd puller is none other than a generous platter of crabs. Please have them to prepare it to your liking once you haveve selected your crabs. If you are not fan of crabs, you can opt for White Prawns, Mantis Prawns or Tiger Prawns. Other signature dishes include the HK Style White Clam Soup and King Lobster which you can enjoy raw, baked or cooked with cheese.

If you want fish as part of your feast, try their Sizzling Hot Plate Eggplant, which is deliciously stuffed with fish. To accompany your meals, order the Fried Rice with Salted Fish & Diced Chicken.

Address: No. 138, Gaya Street, 88820 Kota Kinabalu
Tel: (6) 088-264 369
Business hours: Open daily from 11:00am to 10:30pm (Monday to Saturday) and 9:30am to 10:30pm (Sunday)

Old Farm City Park Seafood Restaurant

Old Farm City Park Seafood Restaurant is situated in an open air area, Old Farm seats approximately 200 people at a time. Other than being highly accessible to all, Old Farm City Park also offers a wide range of delicious Chinese-style seafood dishes.

With live seafood such as lobster, tiger prawn, garoupa fish, shellfish and more, you can rest assured that the dishes served are fresh. Plus, you can pick and choose the specific seafood you like from the restaurant’s live seafood tanks.

Heavily influenced by Hong Kong-style Chinese cooking, must-try dishes include the JianCai (spinach) with century eggs, homemade tofu, Xue Ying seafood with scrambled eggs, congee with sliced fish, crispy fried soft shell crab, stir-fried beef with crunchy beansprouts and Hong Kong-style fried beef with flat rice noodles.

Address: Jalan Tugu, KK City Park,88000  Kota Kinabalu  Sabah
Tel; (6) 012-861 8633
Business hours: 12pm to 10pm daily

Kampung Nelayan Floating Seafood Restaurant

While you are dining in the Kota Kinabalu’s only lakeside floating seafood restaurant set within a lush botanical park – Kampung Nelayan Floating Seafood Restaurant, you will witness, experience and take part in live traditional dance performances and ritual performed and demonstrated by the “1Malaysia Cultural and Variety Show”.

Picturesque by day and breath taking at night, the traditional Malay architecture adds to the charm of the floating restaurant. It serves an abundance of only the freshest seafood, meat, vegetable and wine, as well as beautifully arranged and well prepared ala-carte and steamboat set menus, all served by attentive and friendly staff.

Although Kampung Nelayan Floating Seafood Market Restaurant is an open air eatery, VIP rooms complete with KTV facilities are also available upon request and advanced booking.

Yellow Cafe Langkawi

Yellow Cafe Langkawi is an interesting all-day dining option that transforms into a cosy bar after the sun sets over Pantai Cenang. The vibrant Yellow Cafe clearly stands out for its hip and unpretentious decor, with chairs, walls and even hammocks all in varying shades of yellow.

Yellow Cafe is divided into three dining concepts: the Steak House Restaurant is comprised of an indoor section with dark wooden furnishings; the Cocktail Bar offers large comfortable sofas, while the Beach Front Lounge is perfect for lounging with a number of triangle Thai pillows, plush beanbags, and hammocks.

The menu focuses on affordably-priced local and western fare such as salads, croque madame (grilled ham and cheese sandwich served with fried egg), chicken wings, satay sticks, steaks, pastas and pizzas.

With a winning combination of sumptuous food and casual ambience, Yellow Cafe Langkawi is definitely worth heading over for those looking to mingle with the locals and travellers or to simply unwind and enjoy a relaxing evening by the beach in the cafe’s many hammocks and beanbags.

Yellow Cafe Langkawi is located next to Langkapuri Inn in Pantai Cenang. Free parking spaces are available in the vicinity as well.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 – 01:00
Address: Pantai Cenang, PO Box 121, 07000 Langkawi
Tel: (6) 012 459 3190

Hole in the Wall Langkawi Restaurant & Fishfarm

Hidden in a mangrove forest the Hole in the Wall is a unique spot where you can combine a pleasant seafood lunch or dinner with nature & lifestyle.

There are plenty of fantastic restaurants in Langkawi but none of them is floating on river. This stream is part of the amazing scenery of the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and its surrounding is so impressive that it is hard to describe only with words.

The Hole in the Wall Restaurant & Fishfarm is catering for international guests, be it yacht people, tourists, business people, wedding- or birthday groups, politicians, actors, singers or royalties since many years.

Address: Kilim River, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman.

Orkid Ria Seafood Restaurant

Orkid Ria Seafood Restaurant, a Chinese open-air restaurant set along Jalan Pantai Cenang, it is a great place to visit if you enjoy cracking open a chilli crab or enjoying some steamed tilapia.

The kitchen brings together the best of the island’s locally grown produce (okra, bitter gourd etc.) with super fresh seafood selections to create blackboard specials that are truly inspirational.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 15:00; 18:00 – 23:00
Address: Lot 1225, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Tel: (6) 04 955 4128