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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 .

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

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