Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

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Yee Sang

Salad | Chinese
Teochew-style raw fish salad, traditional dish for Chinese New Year

CNY Reunion Dinner

Festivals / Specials | Chinese
The Chinese New Year reunion dinners held on the eve of Chinese New Year (the first day of the celebration). It is the most important meal as the whole family comes together preparing and eating the meal

Pan Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
Hokkien-style egg noodle soup and one of the few Chinese dishes that are served with Sambal Belacan

Char Kway Teow

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
Popular pan fried noodle dish with egg, vegetables, chinese sausages and cockles

Lok-Lok

snack | Chinese
a variety of meat, tofu and vegetable on sticks to dip in boiling water

Pasembor

main dish | Chinese, Indian
salad with vegetables and prawn fritters topped with a thick spicy-sweet peanut sauce

Cantonese Yee Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
crispy noodles with an egg-based sauce, meat, squid, prawns and veggies

Kopi Tiam

restaurant type | Chinese, Fusion, Indian, Malay
Chinese coffee shops, modern versions sell all kinds of Malaysian dishes

Steam Boat

food style | Chinese
similar to fondue where raw ingredients are thrown in a soup until they are ready to eat

Hainan Cham

beverage | Chinese, Fusion
hot drink made of combination of coffe, nescafe and tea

Fried Mee Hun

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
fried thin noodles with vegetables, shrimp and meat

Wantan Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
mee noodles with wantan (dumplings with minced meat)

Popiah

side dish, snack | Chinese
fresh spring roll

Bak Kut Teh

main dish, Soup | Chinese
popular Chinese pork soup with tofu and salad leaves

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Mangosteen

fruit |
the queen of fruit with juice and sweet flesh
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Thosai

snack | Indian, Mamak
southern Indian crepe made of rice and dhal
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