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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.

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Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.

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Malay Nasi Campur

food style, restaurant type | Malay
Malay Nasi Campur, Malay Nasi Campur
Malay Nasi Campur
Nasi Campur, literally Mixed Rice, is a buffet-style arrangement of various Malay dishes
also known as:
Nasi Campur, Mixed Rice

Malay restaurants usually served Nasi Campur for lunch. Depending on the size of the restaurant the buffet can have from 10 up to 100 different dishes. The ingredients for the dishes are bought early in the morning in the wet market and are cooking during the morning. The dishes include everything from meet (chicken, beef, lamb), fish, vegetable, eggs and more cooked in different styles. You get your plate of white rice (nasi putih) and add whatever you like to the plate. The price depends on the amount of different dishes added to the plate. To spice up the meal there are different types of sauces which can be added to the side of the plate or in a little bowl. The most popular sauce is the super spicy Sambal Belacan, which is made of shrimp paste, chilies, lime and vinegar.
Traditionally, Nasi Campur is eaten with the right hand but spoons and forks are also available for those less adventurous. It is been said that the food will have a better taste when eaten by hand.



ingedients:
everything and anything, many dishes are based on coconut milk, curry, soy and/or oyster sauce

Where to find?
Malay restaurants and stalls during lunch hours

Malay Nasi Campur
Malay Nasi Campur



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