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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 .


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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Nasi Kerabu

main dish, rice dish | Malay
Nasi Kerabu, Nasi-kerabu
A Malay rice dish specialty from the east coast (Kelantan, Terengganu), liturally it means "Rice Salad"
also known as:

shredded ingredients: mackerel, shallots, long beans, lemon grass, coconut, cucumber - sugar, white pepper, budu, keropok

Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Kerabu with Keropok
Nasi Kerabu with Keropok
home-made Nasi Kerabu

Nasi Kerabu, the salad (kerabu) ingredients of the home-made version of Nasi Kerabu
the salad (kerabu) ingredients of the home-made version of Nasi Kerabu

Nasi Kerabu, bean sprouts
bean sprouts

Nasi Kerabu, Cucumber, Daun Kesum, Lemongrass
Cucumber, Daun Kesum, Lemongrass
Daun Kesum is also known as Persicaria odorata or Vietnamese coriander

Nasi Kerabu, Shallots, Long Bean
Shallots, Long Bean

Nasi Kerabu, shredded mackerel
shredded mackerel

Nasi Kerabu, Budu sauce
Budu sauce
sauce made from salt and fermented anchovys

Nasi Kerabu, Keropok Keping
Keropok Keping

related entries:


snack based on fish, squid or prawn, can be prepared as crackers (Keropok Keping) or sausage (Keropok Lekor)


Budu is a dipping sauce from the eastcoast (Terengganu, Kelantan) and Southern Thailand made from fermented anchovies

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