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Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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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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