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Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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Apam Balik

dessert, snack |
Apam Balik, Apam Balik
Apam Balik
ready to eat
Apam Balik is a pancake or more like a waffle that is usually filled with sugar, corn and peanuts but there can also be many variations from chocolate fillings to even Durian.
also known as:
Terang Bulan, Ban Chien Kuih, Peanut pancake

Apam Balik liturally means "turnover pancake".
There is a thick version of Apam Balik but also crepe-like thin version.
In Indonesia it is also know as Terang Bulan.



ingedients:
batter: flour, baking soda, sugar, egg, milk, vanilla extract | filling: melted butter, sugar, crushed peanuts, sweet corn (this is the standard filling, but many other varieties exist)

Where to find?
Apam Balik can be found at road-side stalls and night markets (Pasar Malam)

Apam Balik, lorry converted into an Apam Balik stall
lorry converted into an Apam Balik stall
at TTDI Bazaar Ramadhan


Apam Balik, frying the mixture in the hot pan
frying the mixture in the hot pan
at Kampung Baru Bazaar Ramadhan


Apam Balik, preparing the batter
preparing the batter
at a Pasar Malam






related entries:


Kuih Ketayap

dessert with sugar and coconut flakes in a green rolled up pancake

Roti Tissue

very creative type of Roti Canai - cripsy and sweet

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