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Malaysia
Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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Laksa Terengganu

noodle dish | Malay The Terengganu version of Laksa comes with a thick fish-coconut gravy

Budu

sauce | Malay Budu is a dipping sauce from the eastcoast (Terengganu, Kelantan) and Southern Thailand made from fermented anchovies

Nasi Kerabu

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

Otak-Otak

snack | Indonesian, Malay a grilled snack of spicy fish paste wrapped in banana leaf

Laksam

noodle dish | Malay Laksam is a rice noodle dish from the east coast of Malaysia with a white thick fish-coconut gravy and Sambal

Soto

noodle dish, Soup | Indonesian, Malay Soup with meat and vegetables which is originated in Indonesia but also commonly found in Malaysia

Ayam Masak Merah

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

Keropok

snack | Malay snack based on fish, squid or prawn, can be prepared as crackers (Keropok Keping) or sausage (Keropok Lekor)

Malay Nasi Campur

food style, restaurant type | Malay Nasi Campur, literally Mixed Rice, is a buffet-style arrangement of various Malay dishes

Satay

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

Kopi Tiam

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

Malay Tom Yam stalls and restaurants

restaurant type | Malay Malay stalls or restaurants serving thai-style food

Bergedel

side dish | Indonesian, Malay mashed potato patties with vegetables (sometimes also meat)

Ayam Masak Kicap

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

Nasi Lemak

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

Rendang

side dish | Indonesian, Malay Minangkabau specialty with beef cooked with coconut and spices for hours

Kuih Ketayap

dessert | Malay dessert with sugar and coconut flakes in a green rolled up pancake

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Sizzling Yee Mee

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

Hainan Cham

beverage | Chinese, Fusion hot drink made of combination of coffe, nescafe and tea

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