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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.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Murtabak

main dish | Indian, Mamak
Murtabak, Murtabak
Murtabak
Indian pancake filled with garlic, egg, onion, mutton or chicken
also known as:


Murtabak can be a very filling dish and is usually served with curry sauce and sometimes marinated onions.



ingedients:
dough, egg, onion, garlic, meat

What's not good?
when there are pieces of bones in a Murtabak Ayam (Chicken Murtabak)

Where to find?
in Malaysia at Indian Mamak restaurants or night markets (pasar malam)

Murtabak on Wikipedia:

Murtabak or Mutabbaq (Arabic: مطبق) is a dish which is commonly found in Saudi Arabia (especially the Hejaz region), Yemen, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. Depending on the location, the name and ingredients can significantly vary. The name mutabbaq (or sometimes mutabbag) in Arabic means "folded". In Malaysia, where it is called "Murtabak", it is sold by Mamak salesmen, and usually includes minced mutton, along with garlic, egg and onion, and is eaten with curry sauce. Murtabak also usually includes mutton in Yemen. In Indonesia, particularly Jakarta, it is called "martabak", and has two versions: a sweet one, and a savory one.

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Murtabak, Murtabak stall in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur
Murtabak stall in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur


Murtabak, Murtabak stall in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur
Murtabak stall in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur






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Roti Telur

variety of Roti Canai with egg

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southern Indian crepe made of rice and dhal

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