Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Brunei

Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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Tandoori Chicken

main dish | Indian, Mamak
indian roasted chicken dish

Teh Tarik

beverage | Indian, Mamak
most popular drink in Malaysia made of black tea and condensed milk

Murtabak

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

Mamak Stalls / Restaurants

restaurant type | Indian, Mamak
Mamak stalls are restaurants in Malaysia run by Muslim Indians.

Vada

snack | Indian, Mamak
spicy southern Indian snack made of potatoes, dal and spices

Maggie Goreng

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

Nescafe Tarik

beverage | Fusion, Indian, Mamak
hot drink with nescafe and condensed milk

Roti Bom

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
a variety of Roti Canai with margarine added to the dough

Roti Canai

snack | Indian, Mamak
popular southern Indian dish made of ghee, flour, egg and water

Roti Pisang

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
variety of Roti Canai with Banana inside

Roti Telur

snack | Indian, Mamak
variety of Roti Canai with egg

Roti Tissue

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak
very creative type of Roti Canai - cripsy and sweet

Thosai

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

Roti Plaster

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

Paper Tosai

snack | Indian, Mamak
crispy version of a Tosai

Chapati

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

Mamak Rojak

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

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Laksa Terengganu

noodle dish | Malay
The Terengganu version of Laksa comes with a thick fish-coconut gravy
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Tom Yum

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