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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.

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.

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Tom Yum

main dish, Soup | Thai
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Tom Yum
sour and spicy soup originating from Thailand
also known as:
Tom Yam

Tom Yum is one of the most famous thai dishes but is also widely available in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Tom Yum can be extremly spicy (and sour) so you will be sure to get sweaty. So it might not be the best dish to have in the middle of a hot day. Traditionally Tom Yum comes with seafood (shrimp, prawns, squid) but can also  be order with chicken, beef or mixed. It is common to have Tom Yum with with rice but you can also order it with noodles already in the soup. The lemon grass and lime leaves in the soup that will not be eaten.



ingedients:
lemon grass, lime leaves, young ginger, chilli, lime juice, fish sauce

Where to find?
at Thai restaurants, Malay, Mamak and also some Chinese restaurants

Tom Yum on Wikipedia:

The less popular variety of tom yum is tom yum nam khon (Thai: ต้มยำน้ำข้น), where coconut milk is added to the broth. This is not to be confused with tom kha or tom kha gai - where the galanga flavor dominates the soup. Tom yum nam khon is almost always made with prawns, whereas chicken is often used in tom kha. Its other cousin is less well-known outside Thailand - tom klong. Sometimes Thai chili jam (Nam Prik pao, Thai: น้ำพริกเผา) is added: this gives the soup a bright orange colour and makes the chili flavor more pronounced.

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Tom Yum






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