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Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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Tom Yum

main dish, Soup | Thai
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Tom Yum
sour and spicy soup originating from Thailand
also known as:
Tom Yam

Tom Yum is one of the most famous thai dishes but is also widely available in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Tom Yum can be extremly spicy (and sour) so you will be sure to get sweaty. So it might not be the best dish to have in the middle of a hot day. Traditionally Tom Yum comes with seafood (shrimp, prawns, squid) but can also  be order with chicken, beef or mixed. It is common to have Tom Yum with with rice but you can also order it with noodles already in the soup. The lemon grass and lime leaves in the soup that will not be eaten.



ingedients:
lemon grass, lime leaves, young ginger, chilli, lime juice, fish sauce

Where to find?
at Thai restaurants, Malay, Mamak and also some Chinese restaurants

Tom Yum on Wikipedia:

The less popular variety of tom yum is tom yum nam khon (Thai: ต้มยำน้ำข้น), where coconut milk is added to the broth. This is not to be confused with tom kha or tom kha gai - where the galanga flavor dominates the soup. Tom yum nam khon is almost always made with prawns, whereas chicken is often used in tom kha. Its other cousin is less well-known outside Thailand - tom klong. Sometimes Thai chili jam (Nam Prik pao, Thai: น้ำพริกเผา) is added: this gives the soup a bright orange colour and makes the chili flavor more pronounced.

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Tom Yum






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