Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

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Steam Boat

food style | Chinese
similar to fondue where raw ingredients are thrown in a soup until they are ready to eat

Hainan Cham

beverage | Chinese, Fusion
hot drink made of combination of coffe, nescafe and tea

Vada

snack | Indian, Mamak
spicy southern Indian snack made of potatoes, dal and spices

Bergedel

side dish | Indonesian, Malay
mashed potato patties with vegetables (sometimes also meat)

Fried Mee Hun

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
fried thin noodles with vegetables, shrimp and meat

Fresh Orange

beverage |
drink with freshly squeezed oranges, syrup, water and ice

Carrot Susu

beverage |
drink with fresh carrots, milk and ice

Maggie Goreng

main dish, noodle dish | Indian, Mamak
common low-budget Mamak meal of fried Maggie noodles with vegetables

Milo

beverage |
popular beverage in Malaysia with chocolate and malt

Nescafe Tarik

beverage | Fusion, Indian, Mamak
hot drink with nescafe and condensed milk

Roti Bom

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
a variety of Roti Canai with margarine added to the dough

Roti Canai

snack | Indian, Mamak
popular southern Indian dish made of ghee, flour, egg and water

Roti Pisang

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
variety of Roti Canai with Banana inside

Roti Telur

snack | Indian, Mamak
variety of Roti Canai with egg

Roti Tissue

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
very creative type of Roti Canai - cripsy and sweet

Thosai

snack | Indian, Mamak
southern Indian crepe made of rice and dhal

Cendol

dessert | Indonesian
traditional Javanese dessert with shaved ice, coconut milk and starched noodles

Ayam Masak Kicap

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai
fast prepared dish based on soy sauce and chili sauce with chicken and veggies

Tom Yum

main dish, Soup | Thai
sour and spicy soup originating from Thailand

Sizzling Yee Mee

noodle dish | Fusion
Yee Mee noodles served on a hot plate with shitake mushroom, egg, kailan and chicken

Wantan Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
mee noodles with wantan (dumplings with minced meat)

Tandoor Oven

food preparation | Indian
clay oven found at Indian restaurants, used for making Tandoori and Naan bread

Ramly Burger

snack | Fusion, Western
Malaysian street burger

Nasi Lemak

main dish | Malay
Malaysian signature dish with coconut rice - a must try

Rendang

side dish | Indonesian, Malay
Minangkabau specialty with beef cooked with coconut and spices for hours

Roti Plaster

snack | Indian, Mamak
Roti Canai with an egg on top of it

Paper Tosai

snack | Indian, Mamak
crispy version of a Tosai

Popiah

side dish, snack | Chinese
fresh spring roll

Asam Laksa

main dish, noodle dish, Soup | Fusion, Nonya
sour-spicy fish-based soup with noodels

Chapati

side dish, snack | Indian, Mamak
basic flat indian bread made of dough, water and salt

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Food & Drinks
Cendol

dessert | Indonesian
traditional Javanese dessert with shaved ice, coconut milk and starched noodles
... more
Fried Mee Hun

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
fried thin noodles with vegetables, shrimp and meat
... more

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