Faces of
Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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 .

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Nasi Kerabu

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

Banana Leaf Rice

main dish, Vegetarian | Indian
This typical southern Indian rice dish is served on a banana leaf with a variety of vegetable and gravies and, optionally, meat

Green Curry

main dish | Thai
classical spicy thai dish with a thick soup of green curry and coconut milk

Tandoori Chicken

main dish | Indian, Mamak
indian roasted chicken dish

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

Ayam Masak Merah

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai
Malay dish with tomato-based sauce, literally means red cooked Chicken

Murtabak

main dish | Indian, Mamak
Indian pancake filled with garlic, egg, onion, mutton or chicken

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

Fried Mee Hun

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

Maggie Goreng

main dish, noodle dish | Indian, Mamak
common low-budget Mamak meal of fried Maggie noodles with vegetables

Ayam Masak Kicap

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai
fast prepared dish based on soy sauce and chili sauce with chicken and veggies

Tom Yum

main dish, Soup | Thai
sour and spicy soup originating from Thailand

Wantan Mee

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

Nasi Lemak

main dish | Malay
Malaysian signature dish with coconut rice - a must try

Asam Laksa

main dish, noodle dish, Soup | Fusion, Nonya
sour-spicy fish-based soup with noodels

Mamak Rojak

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

Bak Kut Teh

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

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Chapati

side dish, snack | Indian, Mamak
basic flat indian bread made of dough, water and salt
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Roti Plaster

snack | Indian, Mamak
Roti Canai with an egg on top of it
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