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Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is a small island located only about 6km off Marang in the east coast state of Terengganu (about 1h north of Kuala Terengganu). It has quite and relaxed atmosphere because it is bypassed by the majority of the backpacker circuit looking for a more remote place like the Perhentian Islands. Pulau Kapas only get fairly busy on the weekends when locals come to island. There are a few good snorkeling spots around the island. All accommodations and beach are on the west coast facing the mainland. The west coast is the weather side has no sand beach, only rocks - it can be reached after a short walk through the jungle. Pulau Kapas shuts down during the monsoon season between November and February.

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.

Sign at Buddhist Temple in Penang

Asam Laksa

main dish, noodle dish, Soup | Fusion, Nonya
Asam Laksa, Asam Laksa
Asam Laksa
sour-spicy fish-based soup with noodels
also known as:
Asam Jawa

Besides Asam Laksa there are many varitions of Laksa like Laksam, Laksa Penang, Laksa Johor, Laksa Sarawak, Curry Laksa and others



ingedients:
shredded fish, cucumber, onions, red chilli, pineapple, lettuce, mint and thick rice noodles

Asam Laksa on Wikipedia:

Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup from Peranakan culture also known as Baba and Nyonya, which is a merger of Chinese and Malay elements found in Malaysia and Singapore.

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Asam Laksa
Asam Laksa



related entries:

Laksam

Laksam is a rice noodle dish from the east coast of Malaysia with a white thick fish-coconut gravy and Sambal

Tom Yum

sour and spicy soup originating from Thailand

Green Curry

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

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

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snack | Indonesian, Malay a grilled snack of spicy fish paste wrapped in banana leaf

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