Five of the Best – the Secrets of Chinese Spice

Five Spice mix is an essential ingredient in almost all of traditional Chinese cuisine. Exquisitely balanced between bitter and pungent, spicy and sweet, sour and salty, a well-made Five Spice mix is truly a “wonder powder” that lifts your cooking into the stratosphere. You can use it a rub, in a marinade, as a cooking … Read more

Soya Sauce Factory Visit – More than just Salty

Mr. Cheah, third generation owner of Jin Chang Soya Sauce Factory treated a bunch of foodies and us from the gardens to a fantastic morning at this factory in Permatang Pauh. His various sauces are on the shelves under the Ayam Piru Brand. Mr. Cheah shared some of his secrets of achieving good quality and … Read more

The G Sisters – Ginger & Galangal

Same botanical family but so different in taste and use in cooking various Asian dishes! There are around 400 members of the ginger family grown wild in the tropical Asia but these 2 particular variety is the one universally  known as Ginger & Galangal.   A young ginger has a very thin skin, is pale yellow and has … Read more

TSG -Cooking School Open Day

Tropical Spice Garden’s much acclaimed Cooking School is now having an Open Day, filled with fun activities for both adults and children! Delicious cooking classes and tantalising cooking demos to excite a foodie’s tastebuds! Food vendors galore to whet your appetite 😀 Please register for the cooking classes as spaces are limited: only 10 personal cooking … Read more

Feature Chef : Nyonya Su Pei

The new year 2016 sees Chef Nyonya Su Pei hitting the ground running as she is being carried forward by the momentum of success she was catapulted into after last year’s incredible George Town World Heritage Eat Rite Festival. With her increasing popularity, Nyonya Su Pei is being kept busy and she laments that last … Read more

SPICING UP THE GREEN LIFE!

Going ‘green’ seem to be a fast-growing trend in the light of current environmental issues but are you as confused over the variety of areas and options and ways as we are? Fear not, for the next month or so we are here to help!   Pamela Nowicka, a staunch supporter of environmental friendly pursuits, will … Read more

Chef Nurilkarim | Jawi Peranakan Cuisine

This 4th August 2015, TSG Cooking School will be having a Jawi Peranakan cuisine cooking class conducted by one of our guest chefs, Chef Nuril. Jawi Peranakan refers to a community of Muslims with South Indian and Malay parentage born in the port cities of the Straits of Melaka; namely Penang, Malacca, and Singapore. It … Read more

Cooking Demo : Thai Inspired Party Food

  Throwing a party at home? Besides from drinks and cocktails, party snacks and finger food is a must! TSG Cooking School will be hosting a Cooking Demo on Thai inspired party food by our very own in-house cheft- Devi Nadarajan. Learn how to make simple Thai snack dishes like the ‘Pandan’ Chicken, Money Bag, Green … Read more

Jawi Cuisines at it’s best with Chef Nuril

Introducing our new guest chef at TSG Cooking School starting February 2015- Chef Nurilkarim Razha. Nuril will be conducting cooking classes on Jawi Peranakan cuisines, which we believe he is the most suitable candidate to do so because of his astonishing background and experience in the industry. He will be having his very first class at TSG Cooking … Read more