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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.

Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

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Satay

side dish | Indonesian, Malay
Satay, Satay
Satay
marinated dices of meat on bamboo skewers grilled over charcoal fire, served with a spicy peanut sauce

The satay skewer of chicken, beef and mutton (sometimes even liver, heart or fish) are served with a peanut based sauce (a complex mixture of various ingredients), onion, cucumber and sticky rice.



What's good?
well balanced taste of the peanut sauce (not too sweet)

What's not good?
meat too fat, or not tender

Where to find?
at different restaurants throughout the country (grills are usually set up by the road side), night markets (pasar malam), festivals and celebrations

Satay on Wikipedia:

Satay is a very popular delicacy in Indonesia and Malaysia; Indonesia’s diverse ethnic groups’ culinary art have produced a wide variety of satays. In Indonesia, satay can be obtained from a travelling satay vendor, from a street-side tent-restaurant, in an upper-class restaurant, or during traditional celebration feasts. In Malaysia, satay is a popular dish - especially during celebrations - and can be found throughout the country. A close analogue in Japan is yakitori, shish kebab from Turkey, chuanr from China and sosatie from South Africa are also similar to satay.

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Lok-Lok

a variety of meat, tofu and vegetable on sticks to dip in boiling water

Tandoori Chicken

indian roasted chicken dish

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