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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.

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.

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Thosai

snack | Indian, Mamak
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southern Indian crepe made of rice and dhal
also known as:
dosa, dhosa, dosay, dosai, dhosai, tosai,

Thosai is a popular snack that usually comes with curry and dhal and often a coconut chutney to dip into. Just like with Rotis, most Mamak stall won't serve it between 11am and 5pm.
There are many various of Thosai besides the plain one: egg thosai, onion thosai, masala thosai and many more...



ingedients:
rice, dhal, yeast, ghee, butter, salt, sugar

What's good?
when it comes with chutney to have a third dipping choice

What's not good?
when it is not crispy enough

Where to find?
Mamak stalls and Indian restaurants

Thosai on Wikipedia:

The Dosa or Dosay is a South Indian delicacy originated in Karnataka. Dosa is made from rice and black lentils. It is a typical South Indian food, eaten for breakfast or dinner, and is rich in carbohydrates and protein.

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related entries:


Paper Tosai

crispy version of a Tosai

Roti Canai

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

Murtabak

Indian pancake filled with garlic, egg, onion, mutton or chicken

Mamak Stalls / Restaurants

Mamak stalls are restaurants in Malaysia run by Muslim Indians.
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