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Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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Otak-Otak

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

Apam Balik

dessert, snack |
Apam Balik is a pancake or more like a waffle that is usually filled with sugar, corn and peanuts but there can also be many variations from chocolate fillings to even Durian.

Keropok

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

Lok-Lok

snack | Chinese
a variety of meat, tofu and vegetable on sticks to dip in boiling water

Vada

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

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

Ramly Burger

snack | Fusion, Western
Malaysian street burger

Roti Plaster

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

Paper Tosai

snack | Indian, Mamak
crispy version of a Tosai

Popiah

side dish, snack | Chinese
fresh spring roll

Chapati

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

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Cendol

dessert | Indonesian
traditional Javanese dessert with shaved ice, coconut milk and starched noodles
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Lok-Lok

snack | Chinese
a variety of meat, tofu and vegetable on sticks to dip in boiling water
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