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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.

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

Char Kway Teow

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
Char Kway Teow, Fried kway teow
Fried kway teow
Popular pan fried noodle dish with egg, vegetables, chinese sausages and cockles
also known as:
Fried Kway Teow, Char Kueh Tiao , Kuetiau Goreng

Chinese fried noodles dish using kechap manis (thick sweet soya sauce). 2 types of noodles are usually used egg and white rice noodles.



ingedients:
egg and rice noodles, kechup manis, chilli sauce, bean sprouts, chinese sausage, cockles

What's good?
Fresh cockles, slight charred

What's not good?
Bad shellfish

Where to find?
most hawker centres

Char Kway Teow on Wikipedia:

Char kway teow, literally "fried flat noodles", is a popular noodle dish in Malaysia and Singapore. The dish is made from flat rice noodles of width approximately 1 cm or slightly narrower, stir fried over very high heat with light and dark soy sauce, chilli, prawns, cockles, egg, bean sprouts and Chinese chives.

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Char Kway Teow
Fried kway teow



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