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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.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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Kuih Ketayap

dessert | Malay
Kuih Ketayap, Kuih-ketayap
Kuih-ketayap
dessert with sugar and coconut flakes in a green rolled up pancake

The pancakes is made with the classic ingredients water, sugar, egg and flour. The green colour comes from pandan leaves and food colouring. The filling consists of caramalised palm sugar (Gula Melaka), brown sugar and coconut flesh.



Where to find?
most commonly found at the road-side stalls selling take-away breakfast snacks

Kuih Ketayap on Wikipedia:

Kuih ketayap is a cylindrical shaped kuih with caramelised grated coconut flesh inside and a green pancake skin wrapping it. This is done first by rolling the pancakes around the coconut filling, then folding the sides and finally rolling it again to form cylindrical parcels.

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