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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.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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Thosai

snack | Indian, Mamak
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southern Indian crepe made of rice and dhal
also known as:
dosa, dhosa, dosay, dosai, dhosai, tosai,

Thosai is a popular snack that usually comes with curry and dhal and often a coconut chutney to dip into. Just like with Rotis, most Mamak stall won't serve it between 11am and 5pm.
There are many various of Thosai besides the plain one: egg thosai, onion thosai, masala thosai and many more...



ingedients:
rice, dhal, yeast, ghee, butter, salt, sugar

What's good?
when it comes with chutney to have a third dipping choice

What's not good?
when it is not crispy enough

Where to find?
Mamak stalls and Indian restaurants

Thosai on Wikipedia:

The Dosa or Dosay is a South Indian delicacy originated in Karnataka. Dosa is made from rice and black lentils. It is a typical South Indian food, eaten for breakfast or dinner, and is rich in carbohydrates and protein.

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related entries:

Paper Tosai

crispy version of a Tosai

Roti Canai

popular southern Indian dish made of ghee, flour, egg and water

Murtabak

Indian pancake filled with garlic, egg, onion, mutton or chicken

Mamak Stalls / Restaurants

Mamak stalls are restaurants in Malaysia run by Muslim Indians.

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