Category: Culinary News

Valen-Thai Tiffin Picnic by the garden

Valentine’s Day is just a week away. Still wondering on how to surprise your partner? Forget about the chocolates and flower! Do something special this year. How about cooking side by side with your Valentine and make this 3 beautiful Thai dishes with your beloved one on this memorable day and dine amidst our luscious garden. […]

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CNY ‘Kuih’ Making Workshop

It’s the season of gift and joy again.. Noticed that the Aunty opposite your house starts to sit in the porch with the charcoal burning and some metal clips on it.. that familiar noise from the metal clips.. that buttery yet a little bit burnt smell in the air.. CHINESE NEW YEAR IS APPROACHING!! For […]

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Thai on the Menu

      Devi Nadarajan discovered her passion for cooking soon after getting married (which we can see is very true by the increasing weight of her husband, Raymond).   Specializing in authentic Thai cuisine, Devi, has been improving herself regularly by learning and trying out different cuisines, and definitely having a good time sharing […]

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Tantalizing Thai with Bee Lee Tan

Our former guest chef Bee Lee returns with a brand new menu! Learn to cook classic Thai favourites such as Tom Kah Khai, Green Curry Chicken and Pad Thai here at TSG Cooking School. Renowned for her culinary skills and meticulous attention to detail, thanks to her Nyonya heritage, Bee Lee has authored recipes books […]

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Introducing our new Guest Chef – Rohana Turner

Specialising in Modern Malay cuisine, Rohana puts a lot of thought into ingredients, techniques and preparation to ensure quick and easy meals, “I want to share my knowledge but I also want the guests to be able to cook these dishes at home.” The former air stewardess who learnt to cook at the age of […]

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Remembering Penang’s Culinary Heritage

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“It all started when I was collecting my mother’s recipes and putting them together,” explains Dr Ong Jin Teong when asked about the inspiration behind his culinary biography Penang Heritage Food. “I made a list of all the family dishes that I could recall and that is how the book developed.” “There were modifications of […]

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**PENANG HERITAGE SPECIAL**

Tropical Spice Garden will be hosting a “Book Launch and Cooking Demo” with Dr Ong Jin Teong on September 8 (Saturday) at 10am Price is RM120 per person and includes a complimentary, signed copy of Penang Heritage Food and goodie bag. To reserve, kindly call 04 – 8811 797 (Eleanor/Evelyne). As places are limited, a […]

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A clove story

Resembling tiny torches, cloves (derived from the Latin word clavus which means nail) are an ancient and venerable spice that was much sought after for their versatility and medicinal value as far back as 1721 BC. In fact, during the Han Dynasty (206BC to 220AD), courtiers in the Emperor’s court would put cloves in their […]

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Brand New Cooking School in Penang

We are absolutely delighted with Tropical Spice Garden’s new Cooking School [if we must say so ourselves]! Here we provide a sneak preview into the school layout prior to the official launching this Friday. The new school can accommodate up to 10 students and all abilities are welcome. We have put together a fantastic class […]

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