I spent all of my first 16 years in Malaysia. I never knew how unique Malaysian cuisine is be it by the road side, food courts or restaurants and even bakeries until I was away from her.
My sisters and I yearn for the food every now and then.Thankfully my loving dad always try to satisfy our craving for M’sian food during weekends or on auspicious days. The following travel picture diaries were from 2004 to 2006 from the angle of new appreciation for M’sian food.
Let’s introduce the most famous hawker food in M’sian and S’pore. Char Keow Tiao (Hokkien pronunciation if I’m not mistaken) .
An ubiquitous dish seen in M’sia especially in Penang Island. It is stir fried flat noodles with eggs,clams & soy sauce, topped with Chinese chives and beansprouts. How delicious it is depends on the skills of the cook to bring the ‘wok hei’ (in Canto means breath of the wok) around.
Another phenomenal Ipoh dish is ‘Nga Choy Gai‘ (Cantonese pronunciation meaning Beansprouts Chicken) – It includes a plate of steamed chicken (choice of whole or half chicken), a plate of steamed & seasoned beansprouts alongside with a bowl of flat noodle in soup (the most slippery and smoothest version I found is in Ipoh). This shot is taken from the pioneering shop (Lou Wong) in Ipoh.
A set of stir fried flat rice noodles smothered in egg gravy from Tuck Gei shop in Ipoh.
My all time favourite Assam Laksa – hot and sour soup made of tamarind & fresh mackarel wth noodles and various fresh toppings. This version is from Ipoh. You could see the stuffed and fried soya bean skins served aside. Gorgeous! Salivating now…
‘Steamboat’ (called Celup, it’s like spicy crushed peanut based fondue, thick texture) with many fresh ingredients to be cooked in the deep pot. A popular touristy dish in Malacca, click here for a better introduction from a fellow M’sian blogger.
Of course, the ones shown above are just a few out of the million M’sian food and sceneries. My entry wouldn’t be able to do any justification. Perhaps, look at the bloggers from Malaysia for their culinary adventure. You will be amazed.