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Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .


Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Asam Laksa

main dish, noodle dish, Soup | Fusion, Nonya
Asam Laksa, Asam Laksa
Asam Laksa
sour-spicy fish-based soup with noodels
also known as:
Asam Jawa

Besides Asam Laksa there are many varitions of Laksa like Laksam, Laksa Penang, Laksa Johor, Laksa Sarawak, Curry Laksa and others

shredded fish, cucumber, onions, red chilli, pineapple, lettuce, mint and thick rice noodles

Asam Laksa on Wikipedia:

Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup from Peranakan culture also known as Baba and Nyonya, which is a merger of Chinese and Malay elements found in Malaysia and Singapore.

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Asam Laksa, Asam Laksa
Asam Laksa

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Laksam is a rice noodle dish from the east coast of Malaysia with a white thick fish-coconut gravy and Sambal

Tom Yum

sour and spicy soup originating from Thailand

Green Curry

classical spicy thai dish with a thick soup of green curry and coconut milk

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