Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Nasi Kerabu

main dish, rice dish | Malay
A Malay rice dish specialty from the east coast (Kelantan, Terengganu), liturally it means "Rice Salad"

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

Green Curry

main dish | Thai
classical spicy thai dish with a thick soup of green curry and coconut milk

Tandoori Chicken

main dish | Indian, Mamak
indian roasted chicken dish

Pan Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
Hokkien-style egg noodle soup and one of the few Chinese dishes that are served with Sambal Belacan

Char Kway Teow

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
Popular pan fried noodle dish with egg, vegetables, chinese sausages and cockles

Ayam Masak Merah

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai
Malay dish with tomato-based sauce, literally means red cooked Chicken

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

Cantonese Yee Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
crispy noodles with an egg-based sauce, meat, squid, prawns and veggies

Fried Mee Hun

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
fried thin noodles with vegetables, shrimp and meat

Maggie Goreng

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

Ayam Masak Kicap

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai
fast prepared dish based on soy sauce and chili sauce with chicken and veggies

Tom Yum

main dish, Soup | Thai
sour and spicy soup originating from Thailand

Wantan Mee

main dish, noodle dish | Chinese
mee noodles with wantan (dumplings with minced meat)

Nasi Lemak

main dish | Malay
Malaysian signature dish with coconut rice - a must try

Asam Laksa

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

Mamak Rojak

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

Bak Kut Teh

main dish, Soup | Chinese
popular Chinese pork soup with tofu and salad leaves

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CNY Reunion Dinner

Festivals / Specials | Chinese
The Chinese New Year reunion dinners held on the eve of Chinese New Year (the first day of the celebration). It is the most important meal as the whole family comes together preparing and eating the meal
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Bak Kut Teh

main dish, Soup | Chinese
popular Chinese pork soup with tofu and salad leaves
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