Ker & Downey’s Malaysian Food Tour is a journey that indulges all of your senses with private cooking classes, visits to local markets, and gourmet dining options. It includes a couple nights in Singapore to compliment an incredible food tour of diverse flavors.
Malaysia hosts a variety of different cultures, each contributing different flavors to favorite dishes to create distinct and vibrant cuisine that reflects the eclectic influences and traditions carried throughout its history. Home to a cultural melting pot of Chinese, Malays, and Indians, its beloved cuisine utilizes an exciting blend of spices, flavors, and cooking techniques. You can expect to find dishes heavy on spices like lemongrass, turmeric, coriander, kaffir lime, and ginger.
Ker & Downey’s Malaysian Food Tour begins in the vibrant streets of Kuala Lumpur, a treasure trove of cultures and flavors. With your private guide, you’ll navigate the markets, sample a traditional breakfast dish, and prepare family recipes in a local home. A visit to food hawker courts and street food vendors is a top highlight of Malay cuisine, and truly represents its heritage and culture. Generations of family members use only the best ingredients and secret recipes to create amazing dishes and superb treats, both savory and sweet. Some all-time-favorites include rich curries made with spices and coconut milk, savory noodles either sautéed or in soup, charcoal grilled smoked meats and tender seafood, and divine desserts (some made from exotic fruits like durian, jackfruit, and nutmeg juice).
In Penang, you’ll have a cooking class at the Tropical Spice Garden cooking school, beginning with a guided tour of the spice garden surrounding the school. You’ll learn to prepare local favorites including Nasi, Lemak, Assam Laska, Chicken Tandoori from experienced chefs specializing in Nyonya, Malay, and Indian cuisines. The lessons are specifically designed so that you will be able to recreate the wonderful dishes at home.
You’ll conclude your Malaysian Food Tour with four days in Singapore – a country with a diverse population and its own melting pot of flavorful styles of cuisine. At your hotel, the Raffles Singapore, you’ll get the chance to mix its signature cocktail – the Singapore Sling, invented at the hotel.
Throughout the journey you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the regional cultures and cuisines and gather recipes to add to your own recipe book. The journey starts at $8,130 per person. Airfare is not included. We recommended taking Singapore Airlines for your journey. It’s consistently ranked as one of the best airlines in the world.