Archive for the 'Malaysian food' Category

My two favorite drinks in Malaysia: 100Plus meets Zam Zam Cola from Iran

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

100Plus, one of best drinks in Malaysia or South East Asia No, this is not some sponsored commercial post, I wish it was. No matter, I still want to document 100Plus as it really has had a positive impact on my travels in South East Asia. It’s also my penultimate post about food and drink… Continue reading more »

Food from Malaysia: Nasi Lemak

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Nasi Lemak from Malaysia

Nasi Lemak, the national dish of Malaysia! Popular in Brunei, Thailand and Singapore, it’s Malaysia that lays full claim to Nasi lemak. And, perhaps there’s a reason for that. If cooked well, Nasi Lemak is downright great. What is nasi lemak made from? Nasi lemak means “fatty rice”. It get’s this name as the rice… Continue reading more »

Food from Malaysia: Gulab Jamun (milk balls in sweet syrup)

Friday, June 10th, 2011
Gulab jamun from Malaysia

Ever so sweet Gulab Jamun! There is sweet, and then there is gulab jamun. Few sweet treats can match the tooth shockingly good sweeter than sweet syrup soaked milk balls known as gulab jamun. Where does gulab jamun come from? Originating in the middle east gulab jamun quickly became immensely popular in the indian subcontinent is the… Continue reading more »

Food from Malaysia: Char Siu (barbecue honey pork)

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
Sweet Char Siu Barbecue pork from Malaysia

Char Siu, or Char Siew in Malaysia, is barbecue honey pork I don’t really have a taste for sweet meat. However, char siu, if made well, can really hit a good spot. Originally from China, char siu has many names including char siew, chasao, char siew rice, and chasao. I find in West Malaysia it’s more commonly… Continue reading more »

Food from Malaysia: Roti Canai

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Roti Canai from Malaysia

Roti Canai, one of the best travelers breakfasts ever … I like big filling breakfasts. The type of food that will keep me going throughout a long morning, or even into the afternoon. In South East Asia this has been a big problem for me as breakfasts are usually quite light. And, the bread in South East Asia is… Continue reading more »

Food from Malaysia: The best Tandoori Chicken in the world?

Thursday, May 19th, 2011
The best Tandoori chicken in Malaysia

Tandoori Chicken was never my favorite dish, until I had it in Penang, Malaysia Tandoori Chicken always tasted a little bland, sometimes sweet, and often times burnt, to me. I’ve had it in various parts of the world, including India / Pakistan. I keep going back to ordering it as every now and then though. For every… Continue reading more »

Food from Malaysia: Claypot noodles (without the claypot)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Claypot noodles from Malaysia

What is claypot noodle soup from West Malaysia? Traditionally clay pots were soaked in water, food placed inside them and then heated to cook the food. The process uses no fat, and due to the steaming process the food retains a lot of its nutrients. This technique dates back to Roman times, and is still used throughout… Continue reading more »