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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.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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Soto

noodle dish, Soup | Indonesian, Malay
Soto, Soto Ayam
Soto Ayam
at Ayam Penyet Ria restaurant, Kuala Lumpur
Soup with meat and vegetables which is originated in Indonesia but also commonly found in Malaysia
also known as:
sroto, tauto coto

ingedients:
noodles or rice cakes, bean sprouts, hard-boiled egg, chicken or beef - spices: shallots, garlic, turmeric, galangal, ginger, coriander, salt, pepper

Soto on Wikipedia:

Soto, sroto, tauto or coto is a common dish, found in many regional variations of Indonesian cuisine. It is a traditional soup mainly composed of broth, meat and vegetables. There is no clear definition of what makes a soto, but normally many traditional soups are called soto, whereas foreign and Western influenced soups are called sop. Soto is sometimes considered Indonesia's national dish, as it is served from Sumatra to Papua, in a wide range of variations. Soto is omnipresent in Indonesia, available in many an open-air eateries and on many street corners.

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Soto, Soto with mashed potato balls
Soto with mashed potato balls
at a cafeteria in Putrajaya


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