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Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

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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Nasi Lemak

main dish | Malay
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Nasi Lemak
Malaysian signature dish with coconut rice - a must try
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Nasi Lemak is a famous local dish, sometime it is even called the national dish of Malaysia. The rice is cooked in coconut milk and is served along with sliced cucumber, roasted peanuts, dried anchovies (ikan bilis), half a hard-boiled egg and a spicy sambal sauce. Often Nasi Lemak is served with rendang chicken. A simple version of Nasi Lemak wrapped in a banana leaf or newspaper can be found at road side stalls or restaurants as a take-a-way breakfast in the morning.



ingedients:
rice, sliced cucumber, roasted peanuts, dried anchovies (ikan bilis), half a hard-boiled egg, a spicy sambal sauce

Nasi Lemak on Wikipedia:

Nasi lemak is a dish sold in Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Southern Thailand. In Kuala Lumpur, it is called the national dish, a national heritage of Malaysia. The version sold in the east coast of Malaysia, Terengganu and Kelantan is called Nasi Dagang although both dishes can usually be found sold side by side for breakfast. There is a similar dish in Indonesia called nasi uduk.

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Nasi Lemak






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Rendang

Minangkabau specialty with beef cooked with coconut and spices for hours

Satay

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

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