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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.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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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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Asam Laksa

main dish, noodle dish, Soup | Fusion, Nonya sour-spicy fish-based soup with noodels

Roti Canai

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

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