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Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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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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