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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

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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Keropok

snack | Malay
Keropok, Keropok Lekor
Keropok Lekor
snack based on fish, squid or prawn, can be prepared as crackers (Keropok Keping) or sausage (Keropok Lekor)
also known as:
Keropok Lekor, Keropok Keping, Krupuk

In Malaysia Keropok Lekor is a specialty in the east coast state of Terengganu. The "fish sausages" are cooked first and later deep-fried and are best to be eaten while still hot with sweet chili or Sambal Belacan dip.
A completely different kind of Keropok is Keropok Keping and it comes in different flavours : fish, squid and prawn. Here the Keropok is shaped into even bigger tubes and cut into thin slices to let it dry in the sun.



ingedients:
Fish (Ikan Parang or Ikan Kembong) or Squid or Prawn, Sago Flour, Salt, Water, Ice Cubes, Pandan Leaves.

What's good?
to eat it right after deep frying when it is still warm

Where to find?
virtually everywhere in Terengganu, otherwise at street stalls and Pasar Malams (night markets)

Keropok on Wikipedia:

Krupuk, kerupuk, or kroepoek in (Indonesia); Keropok in (Malaysia); bánh phồng tôm in Vietnam; prawn crackers in British English, shrimp chips or shrimp crackers in American English; is a popular snack in parts of East and Southeast Asia. Krupuk are deep fried crackers made from prawns and starch.

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Keropok, Keropok Keping
Keropok Keping
the crunchy Keropok (similiar to crisps / chips)






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Nasi Kerabu

A Malay rice dish specialty from the east coast (Kelantan, Terengganu), liturally it means "Rice Salad"

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