Summary Malaysian Street Food with Norman Musa

Join chef and writer Norman Musa as he guides you through the vibrant street food of Malaysia.

Featuring a demonstration of techniques and tips for wok cooking, and plenty of advice on flavour pairings and seasonings, this promises to be an energetic and eye opening workshop for all food enthusiasts.

You will learn to cook popular dishes taken from his best-selling cookbook Amazing Malaysian.

Typical recipes include:

  • Malaysian Curry Puff - Famous Malaysian crispy, pasty recipe, 'Karipap', inherited from Norman’s late mum.
  • Beef Rendang - A blend of aromatic herbs and spices cooked with beef pieces, roasted coconut and kaffir lime leaves.
  • Mango Salad - Julienned mango seasoned with dried shrimps, fish sauce, lime, chilli and topped crushed peanuts and coriander.
  • Steamed Sea Bass with Lemongrass & Ginger - Fillets of sea bass steamed with herbs, oyster sauce, lime and kaffir lime leaves, garnished with spring onions, chilli slices and coriander.
  • Coconut Rice - Norman will share his technique of how to cook easy coconut rice with cinnamon, green cardamom, pandan leaf, coconut and ginger.

Please note, recipes may change.

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Class structure

Cooking with your classmates is an integral part of your Leiths experience. You will cook some of your recipes in pairs, and some independently – whatever the ratio, there is always more than enough food, and often food to take home too.

Your day will comprise of a mixture of hands on cookery and demonstrations performed by the chef who is running the session. The exact format will vary from class to class depending on the style of cuisine and, in the case of visiting chefs, their individual teaching style.

Unless otherwise stated, you will be eating the food that you have cooked for lunch, usually with wine or elderflower cordial around a communal table. If your class does not involve cooking lunch you will enjoy delicious sharing platters prepared by the school.

Allergies and dietary restrictions

Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. You can read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

Practical info Malaysian Street Food with Norman Musa

What is included:

  • Refreshments on arrival
  • A recipe booklet
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance
  • Lunch of your own making or sharing platters prepared by the school, both with Louis Latour wines
  • We do the washing up!

What you need to bring:

  • Flat soled shoes
  • Long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable

Allergies and dietary restrictions:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days' notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

Norman Musa

Norman Musa

Norman Musa is one of the most exciting and engaging chefs in the UK, passionately promoting his native Malaysian cuisine. With various TV appearances on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, BBC’s Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes and MasterChef Malaysia, he has achieved a lot since giving up his full time career as a quantity surveyor in 2006. His third cooking show, filmed in the UK in 2017, was aired on Malaysian TV in 2018.

He was the chef for the Malaysian Formula One team in 2010, finalist for Malaysia’s National Outstanding Achievement Awards in 2011, UK’s Young Asian & Oriental Chef of the Year and Hospitality Guild's Young Hall of Fame Award in 2013; and Kuala Lumpur's Food Ambassador in 2015 to mention a few of his achievements. 

His cookbook, Amazing Malaysian, won the Gourmand Book Award in 2016. He has been teaching at Leiths since 2014 and his has proven to be one of our most popular classes.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).


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