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Malaysia
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.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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