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Asian Home Food Cooking Experience

Auckland, New ZealandPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Shagen

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Malayasian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 5 people
Includes food

What you'll do

You can be as hands on or off as you wish. You will learn about spices and ingredients we use to cook the dishes and learn about the history of each dish and how it is significant to our culture and where it came from.

When you book, we will share with you the menu from which you can pick a dish/dishes (if you are on a private tour or if you are the only guest). If you are with other guests we will let you know in advance the dishes that we will be preparing together.

We will show you how to prepare the raw ingredients, what spices to add and what substitutes you can use. We will then show you how to cook each dish from start to finish. You are welcome to take notes, photographs or a video if you wish to recreate this when you get home.

Once the dishes are cooked, we will tuck in and enjoy! If you so choose, we will show you how to use various authentic methods to enjoy your meal as we do in Malaysia (depending on the meal, you can use chopsticks, fork and spoon or fingers).

Your dinner will come with a typical Malaysian drink. We cannot supply alcohol but you are welcome to bring a bottle of wine if you wish.

Other things to note
Make sure you come on an empty stomach as you will be taken on a gastronomical adventure to Malaysia, right here from our kitchen.

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You can be as hands on or off as you wish. You will learn about spices and ingredients we use to cook the dishes and learn about the history of each dish and how it is significant to our culture and where it came from.

When you book, we will share with you the menu from which you can pick a dish/dishes (if you are on a private tour or if you are the only guest). If you are with other guests we will let you know in advance the dishes t…

What's included

  • Food
    Food provided is cooked with or by the guests

Meet your host, Shagen

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Vera Ganason. Originally from Malaysia, now live in Auckland. Malaysians in general love their food and we are no exception. My husband and I started this experience to share our love of Malaysian food with the rest of the world.

Cooking has been a passion, since I can remember. Right from the early days, I was fortunate enough to learn from the accomplished and dedicated cooks around me – my mother, grandmothers and aunts. Later in life, from my father in law.

I am a descendant of early Chinese settlers to the then Malaya, who have partially adapted Malay customs in an effort to assimilate into the local community. We then came to be known as the Peranakan. Our food is a fusion of contemporary Chinese cooking using Malay cooking methods and spices.

Come and let us take you on a culinary adventure.
My name is Vera Ganason. Originally from Malaysia, now live in Auckland. Malaysians in general love their food and we are no exception. My husband and I started this experience to share our love of Malaysian food with the rest of the world.

Cooking has been a passion, since I can remember. Right from the early days, I was fortunate enough to learn from the accomplished and dedicated cooks around me – my mother, grandmothers and aunts. Later in life, from my father in law.

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Where you'll be

The cooking class will be held in our home. You will be enjoying your meal in a typical Asian household.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Helitha
May 2021
This experience was fantastic! Shagen and Vera prepared a wonderful and authentic three course meal for us over three hours. The food was nothing short of excellent - delicious, and rich in both flavour and culture. While Vera cooked, Shagen gave us some insight commentary about the history of Malaysia and how the cuisine came to be what it is today. I will no doubt be back in a few weeks time. As a side note, they cater to vegetarians as well. The overall experience was hands on, inclusive. Shagen and Vera were hospitable and generous. Thank you very much for having us! - Helitha & Nancy.
This experience was fantastic! Shagen and Vera prepared a wonderful and authentic three course meal for us over three hours. The food was nothing short of excellent - delicious, an…
Elena
March 2021
I had very high expectations but even they have been exceeded by far! This experience was a gift for my partner on his birthday to celebrate with me and friends. As we were leaving the lovely place, my partner said he couldn't wish for a better present. Everything was perfectly organized, and we fully enjoyed the experience. The food was absolutely delicious, the stories were catching and the hosts are just lovely! I honestly cannot think of anything to improve. It's was just great! Also, the best cooking experience I ever had ❤️
I had very high expectations but even they have been exceeded by far! This experience was a gift for my partner on his birthday to celebrate with me and friends. As we were leaving…
Sara And Peter
February 2021
we had a great time.

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Pescatarian
Vegetarian
Dairy-free
Egg-free
Fish allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.