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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.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

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Rendang

side dish | Indonesian, Malay
Rendang, Rendang-beef
Rendang-beef
Minangkabau specialty with beef cooked with coconut and spices for hours
also known as:


Because of the time-consuming preparation rendang is often found at festive occasions such as weddings or Hari Raya.
In Malaysia it is common to have rendang chicken with nasi lemak.



ingedients:
coconut, ginger, galangal, turmeric leaf, lemon grass and chillies

Where to find?
festive occasions, some nasi campur (mixed rice) buffets (usually at food courts)

Rendang on Wikipedia:

Rendang is a dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia, and is now commonly served across the country. One of the characteristic foods of Minangkabau culture, it is served at ceremonial occasions and to honour guests. Also popular in Malaysia and Singapore, rendang is traditionally prepared by the Malay community during festive occasions. Though rendang is sometimes described as being like a curry, and the name is sometimes applied to curried meat dishes in Malaysia, authentic rendang is nothing like a curry.

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Rendang, Rendang-beef
Rendang-beef






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Nasi Lemak

Malaysian signature dish with coconut rice - a must try

Bergedel

mashed potato patties with vegetables (sometimes also meat)

Malay Nasi Campur

Nasi Campur, literally Mixed Rice, is a buffet-style arrangement of various Malay dishes
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