I was in Penang for a week recently, and one of the things I did in order to prepare for the holiday (and survive a really stressful week) was book a cooking course. Penang food, to me, is the essence of Malaysian cuisine, and I wanted to learn all I could about it. I researched the various cooking class offerings and settled on Pearly Kee’s classes thanks to both the high rating on Trip Advisor, and because she’s published a cookbook, a Nonya Inheritance.
The cooking class was really great. Pearly is very knowledgeable about Nonya food, traditional medicine in Penang, and why fresh food is good for you. She clearly loves sharing her extensive knowledge of cooking with her students, and I highly recommend going to a class if you can manage it. While cooking three of the recipes in this book (one modified with instruction from Pearly), I remembered the experience of cooking in Penang, the freshness of the ingredients and how good it tasted at the end. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.