Happy New Year 2013! First of all, I have to apologize for the long hiatus of my blog. I was back in Malaysia for 2 weeks during the Christmas holidays and vowed to myself not to be distracted by blogging and to just focus on enjoying the good food and great company with my family. I have since been back to Sydney last Sunday but as luck would have it, I was struck with the flu/cough virus just a few days before I left. And I have been coughing my lungs out since then, until now. Gosh, I wonder when will this ever end. I wish there was a device for me to suck out all my nasty phlegm and mucus so that I don’t have to cough so often. Anyway, as the first post of 2013, I would like to do a picture post of most of the food that I had during my 2-week break in Malaysia, ranging from Kampar food to home cooked food to KL food! Boy, now that I look back at these pictures, I’m starting to crave for them all over again!
First meal of the weekend at Ming Court dim sum, Ipoh
The rest of the time I was in Kampar, breakfast was a pretty routine thing. Routine being it always started with my RM1 nasi lemak and RM2.50 fried noodles, with additional side dishes now and then. But these two items had been my staple during breakfast. Kampar market still has the best value for money food!
RM1 Nasi Lemak from Kampar Market
Packed with half an egg and real banana leaf!
Mini sambal burger
RM2.50 made-to-order fried mee + bihun from Kampar market
Pandan-flavoured pan mee from Bandar Baru Kampar
Kampar fish ball noodles (dry) from Kampar market
Curry Chee Cheong Fun from Kampar market
Glutinous rice / Lor mai fan from Kampar market
During the night after dinner, my family and I would usually go out for supper. Sometimes, it would be mamak food, other times it’d be Taiwanese desserts. But to me, mamak food still topped the list.
Capati and Tosai from Restoran Ghany, Bandar Baru Kampar
Tom yam with maggi noodles – super delicious!
Apart from all the street food, I also had a good share of home-cooked food by my loving grandmother. We feasted like kings and queens every night with at least 8 dishes! The picture below showed one of the dinners we had at home, and it continued like this for about a week. I don’t know how she did it, it’s amazing! Home cooked food is always the best.
My favourite stir-fried prawns
Delicious Choy Keok / Vegetable stew with leftovers
After a week in Kampar, I went down to KL to spend the rest of my time with my in-laws. Kuala Lumpur is very crowded during the holiday season. I recommend to anyone who is planning a visit during the peak season to book Kuala Lumpur hotels ahead of time just to ensure a place to stay. By the time I reached KL, I started developing a sore throat and mild cough so I sort of cut down on my food binging. My breakfast affair:
Wantan mee from Puchong
Roast pork and chicken rice
A different version of chilli pan mee
We also had some opportunity to meet up with our friends and my ex-colleagues, which meant more food!
Sukiyaki at Suki-ya
French toast at Kim Gary
Cheese-baked rice at Kim Gary
Fried chicken with mushroom rice at Kim Gary
Char siu Ramen at Marutama Ramen
Final meal – Ajisen Ramen at Changi Airport, Singapore
That’s pretty much the gist of my 2-week break in Malaysia. There’s still a couple of Malaysian food posts that I’d like to share, but I think this post will be a good reference for me if anyone asks me what is Malaysian food like. Anyway, there are still so much more Malaysian food that I didn’t get to try, so I’m hoping to go back again end of the year or early next year! Otherwise, you kind people out there, eat more on my behalf! Have a great 2013!!!