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Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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.

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

Banana Leaf Rice

main dish, Vegetarian | Indian This typical southern Indian rice dish is served on a banana leaf with a variety of vegetable and gravies and, optionally, meat

Tandoori Chicken

main dish | Indian, Mamak indian roasted chicken dish

Teh Tarik

beverage | Indian, Mamak most popular drink in Malaysia made of black tea and condensed milk

Murtabak

main dish | Indian, Mamak Indian pancake filled with garlic, egg, onion, mutton or chicken

Pasembor

main dish | Chinese, Indian salad with vegetables and prawn fritters topped with a thick spicy-sweet peanut sauce

Mamak Stalls / Restaurants

restaurant type | Indian, Mamak Mamak stalls are restaurants in Malaysia run by Muslim Indians.

Kopi Tiam

restaurant type | Chinese, Fusion, Indian, Malay Chinese coffee shops, modern versions sell all kinds of Malaysian dishes

Vada

snack | Indian, Mamak spicy southern Indian snack made of potatoes, dal and spices

Maggie Goreng

main dish, noodle dish | Indian, Mamak common low-budget Mamak meal of fried Maggie noodles with vegetables

Nescafe Tarik

beverage | Fusion, Indian, Mamak hot drink with nescafe and condensed milk

Roti Bom

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak a variety of Roti Canai with margarine added to the dough

Roti Canai

snack | Indian, Mamak popular southern Indian dish made of ghee, flour, egg and water

Roti Pisang

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak variety of Roti Canai with Banana inside

Roti Telur

snack | Indian, Mamak variety of Roti Canai with egg

Roti Tissue

dessert, snack | Indian, Mamak very creative type of Roti Canai - cripsy and sweet

Thosai

snack | Indian, Mamak southern Indian crepe made of rice and dhal

Tandoor Oven

food preparation | Indian clay oven found at Indian restaurants, used for making Tandoori and Naan bread

Roti Plaster

snack | Indian, Mamak Roti Canai with an egg on top of it

Paper Tosai

snack | Indian, Mamak crispy version of a Tosai

Chapati

side dish, snack | Indian, Mamak basic flat indian bread made of dough, water and salt

Mamak Rojak

main dish | Indian, Mamak salad with vegetables, egg and prawn fritters topped with a thick spicy-sweet peanut sauce

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Fresh Orange

beverage | drink with freshly squeezed oranges, syrup, water and ice

Ramly Burger

snack | Fusion, Western Malaysian street burger

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