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nyonyapearl

nyonyapearl has written 25 posts for Penang Homecooking School

Ainsley Harriot in Penang

Last year, that is 2014 Ainsley was in Penang. His researchers through some local blogger sites bought him to a few locals who showed him around Penang. And I am pleased they think I am SO important for him to know. Hmmmm..the last of the Mohicans works fine here. Ainsley Harriot came from UK, but … Continue reading

Will Merrick in Penang.

When Will Merrick came in May 2015, I did not know much about this Scottish by birth, Australian speaking chef. I took him for our market tour like all guest I would do daily. He absorbed everything you tell him. He does it quite charmingly that it was easy to interest this well experienced chef. … Continue reading

Masterchef Judge John Torode in Penang

Our most influential celebrity was John Torode, the UK Masterchef judge. When he came to see me, it was nearly evening. Must have been quite a hectic day for him as Penang being hot and humid as usual. Tried as he might be, I could see he was exhausted but he keep his composure. We … Continue reading

Dine with Pearly in Fun Bee Park, Brunei

Cecilia Lee came to my Penang cooking class with some of her good friends from Brunei. I came to know this dynamic warm lady after spending a few days with her in Penang. Little did I know she sprung me a surprise call after 3 weeks returning to Brunei. I am inviting you over to … Continue reading

Dine with Pearly in Melbourne

For holidays in 2012, we went to Melbourne¬† to the home of pastry chef Janet. When Janet was on holiday in Penang, she told her husband, I am going to relax and enjoy my holiday but I would love to have a cooking lunch with Pearly. Her awesome husband made her wish come through. While … Continue reading

Food on Tap

Chandra and I had a great time during our holidays. Our holidays in 2013 was to go see Katrina and Fred of Pizzini Wines in King Valley, Victoria. We cooked, stay with Nonna Rossa who is in her late 80s. But let me tell you, she is so strong and healthy. I wrote about my … Continue reading

Australia Bordermail

We had so much fun when we went down to Pizzini Wine in King Valley, Victoria. Katrina and Fred Pizzini told us that if we ever landed in their state, we are to look them up. So with this invitation, we were excited to go to King valley.¬† I did not know what to expect … Continue reading

Australian Gourmet Traveller

We were privileged to be invited to take Pat Nourse when he was in our island Penang to discover us. A fun personable guy, he makes me laugh all the time. He loves making faces all the time so I am not sure whether he like the food we shared with him. So when his … Continue reading

Nyonya Food, Vegetable Dishes

We have some very refine vegetable dishes. Great dishes and very appetizing to eat. I remember when I was young, I do not get to cut vegetable for refined dishes. We have to observe the experience cousins using the knife to sliced very fine thin slices for certain dishes. The Nyonya always pride themselves saying … Continue reading

Nyonya Food, meat dishes

In this page, you can find some of the more popular dishes I taught over the years. Some of these recipes uses fresh ingredients like galangal, lemon grass, fresh turmeric, dried chillies, shallots, coconut cream and shrimp paste. Generally these are Nyonya meat dishes with Malay inspirations of Curry Kapitan, Beef Rendang, Bak Char Rempah, … Continue reading