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Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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Tandoor Oven

food preparation | Indian
Tandoor Oven, Tandoor-oven
Tandoor-oven
clay oven found at Indian restaurants, used for making Tandoori and Naan bread

The Tandoor oven is usually in use in the evening and at night.
A tandoori oven can be used for: tandoori chicken, fish tandoori, chicken tikka, variations of naan (plain, garlic, cheese, kashmiri)



Where to find?
at bigger Mamak stalls and Indian restaurants

Tandoor Oven on Wikipedia:

A tandoor is a cylindrical clay oven used in cooking and baking. The tandoor is used for cooking in India, Afghanistan, the Transcaucasus, the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asiaas well as Pakistan and Bangladesh. The food is cooked over a hot charcoal fire or wooden fire . Temperatures in a tandoor can approach 480°C (900°F), and it is common for tandoor ovens to remain lit for long periods of time to maintain the high cooking temperature. The tandoor design is something of a transitional form between a makeshift earth oven and the horizontal-plan masonry oven, and is used almost exclusively for live-fire, radiant heat cooking.

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Tandoor Oven
Tandoor-oven



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Tandoori Chicken

indian roasted chicken dish

Mamak Stalls / Restaurants

Mamak stalls are restaurants in Malaysia run by Muslim Indians.

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