For a quick introduction to Peranakan cuisine (sometimes called Baba-Nyonya), put Pearly Kee on your speed dial. The Penang Homecooking School derives from her passion and love for authentic Peranakan cuisine. Pearly is always chirpy and beaming, so expect your class to be a fun learning experience. Here, cooking classes are customised to cater to her client’s individual needs and wants, and if you’re allergic to a certain category of food, feel free to let her know. The class begins with a tour of the wet market where you’ll join Pearly in tasting and buying a medley of ingredients. Back in the kitchen, you’ll learn the basics of peeling, chopping, dicing, frying and sautéing ingredients before mixing it all together for a Peranakan meal. There are several packages to choose from, and some of the earlier classes have featured assam laksa, fish tumis, kerabu pineapple, nyonya lor bak and sambal udang.