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.

Ipoh

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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Ayam Masak Merah

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai
Ayam Masak Merah, Ayam-masak-merah
Ayam-masak-merah
Malay dish with tomato-based sauce, literally means red cooked Chicken
also known as:
Ayam Merah

Masak Merah is one the types of Thai-influenced Malay cookings usually available on the dinner menu in Malaysia. It is prepared after you order the dish contrary to the buffet-style Mixed Rice (Nasi Campur) dishes that are usually offered for lunch in the Malay kitchen.



ingedients:
chicken, tomato sauce, veggies (baby corn, onion, kailan, cauliflower etc.)

What's good?
fresh vegetable and good quality chicken

What's not good?
too sweet

Where to find?
Malay restaurants and some Indian Mamak restaurants (with Malay or Thai cooks)

Ayam Masak Merah, Ayam-masak-merah
Ayam-masak-merah






related entries:


Ayam Masak Kicap

fast prepared dish based on soy sauce and chili sauce with chicken and veggies

Malay Tom Yam stalls and restaurants

Malay stalls or restaurants serving thai-style food

Mamak Stalls / Restaurants

Mamak stalls are restaurants in Malaysia run by Muslim Indians.
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