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Malaysia
Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (or Redang Island)  is a beautiful tropical island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. Most travellers visiting Redang come on pre-booked packages from one of the resorts on the island. It is a more up-market destination than Perhentian Islands.

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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Chapati

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

Sizzling Yee Mee

noodle dish | Fusion Yee Mee noodles served on a hot plate with shitake mushroom, egg, kailan and chicken

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