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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.

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.

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Steam Boat

food style | Chinese
Steam Boat, Steamboat
Steamboat
similar to fondue where raw ingredients are thrown in a soup until they are ready to eat

A steam boat dinner can take several hours since are usually a wide variety of raw food served to be put into the soup like meat, fish, vegetables, eggs, tofu, noodles and so on. This leaves plenty of time to chat until the food is ready to eat and it is time to put in the next round of food. In Malaysia there usually 2 types of soups - regular soup and spicy tom yum soup. Some steam boat restaurants have special tables with a pot and stove already integrated.



Steam Boat on Wikipedia:

Steamboats refer to a variety of dishes eaten throughout East Asia, where ingredients are cooked in a simmering pot of broth at the table, usually communally, similar to a fondue. Typical steamboat ingredients include thinly sliced meat, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, tofu, noodles or seafood. The cooked food is either eaten with a dipping sauce, or sometimes as a soup.

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Steam Boat
steam boat style reunion dinner



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Lok-Lok

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

CNY Reunion Dinner

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

Satay

marinated dices of meat on bamboo skewers grilled over charcoal fire, served with a spicy peanut sauce

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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"

Steam Boat

food style | Chinese similar to fondue where raw ingredients are thrown in a soup until they are ready to eat

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