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Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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Rendang

side dish | Indonesian, Malay
Rendang, Rendang-beef
Rendang-beef
Minangkabau specialty with beef cooked with coconut and spices for hours
also known as:


Because of the time-consuming preparation rendang is often found at festive occasions such as weddings or Hari Raya.
In Malaysia it is common to have rendang chicken with nasi lemak.



ingedients:
coconut, ginger, galangal, turmeric leaf, lemon grass and chillies

Where to find?
festive occasions, some nasi campur (mixed rice) buffets (usually at food courts)

Rendang on Wikipedia:

Rendang is a dish which originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia, and is now commonly served across the country. One of the characteristic foods of Minangkabau culture, it is served at ceremonial occasions and to honour guests. Also popular in Malaysia and Singapore, rendang is traditionally prepared by the Malay community during festive occasions. Though rendang is sometimes described as being like a curry, and the name is sometimes applied to curried meat dishes in Malaysia, authentic rendang is nothing like a curry.

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Rendang, Rendang-beef
Rendang-beef






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Nasi Lemak

Malaysian signature dish with coconut rice - a must try

Bergedel

mashed potato patties with vegetables (sometimes also meat)

Malay Nasi Campur

Nasi Campur, literally Mixed Rice, is a buffet-style arrangement of various Malay dishes

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