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Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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Lok-Lok

snack | Chinese
Lok-Lok, Lok-Lok stall in Jalan Alor, KL
Lok-Lok stall in Jalan Alor, KL
2012, photo: Scotty & Franzi
a variety of meat, tofu and vegetable on sticks to dip in boiling water
also known as:


Lok-Lok is something like a Steamboat street version with the exception that you deep the sticks in boiling water, not a soup. Lok-Lok carts generally have a huge amount of different types especially the Chinese version: sausages, ham, intestines, vegetable, century eggs, tofu (bean curd) and more. After boiling you deep it in a hot chili or peanuts sauce or mayonnaise.



ingedients:
anything edible that can be put on a stick

Lok-Lok, Lok-lok
Lok-lok


Lok-Lok, Lok-Lok stall in Jalan Alor, KL
Lok-Lok stall in Jalan Alor, KL
2012, photo: Scotty & Franzi


Lok-Lok, Seafood, fishball, mushrooms
Seafood, fishball, mushrooms
2012, photo: Scotty & Franzi


Lok-Lok, veggies and meat...
veggies and meat...
2012, photo: Scotty & Franzi






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similar to fondue where raw ingredients are thrown in a soup until they are ready to eat

Satay

marinated dices of meat on bamboo skewers grilled over charcoal fire, served with a spicy peanut sauce

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