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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.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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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



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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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Steam Boat

food style | Chinese similar to fondue where raw ingredients are thrown in a soup until they are ready to eat

Thosai

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

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