Back from Malaysia

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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!

Ipoh dim sum

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!

Nasi lemak

RM1 Nasi Lemak from Kampar Market

Nasi lemak

Packed with half an egg and real banana leaf!

Sambal burger

Mini sambal burger

Fried bihun

RM2.50 made-to-order fried mee + bihun from Kampar market

Pandan pan mee

Pandan-flavoured pan mee from Bandar Baru Kampar

Kampar fish ball noodles

Kampar fish ball noodles (dry) from Kampar market

Curry Chee cheong fun

Curry Chee Cheong Fun from Kampar market

Glutinous rice

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. :)

Tosai

Capati and Tosai from Restoran Ghany, Bandar Baru Kampar

Tom yam maggi

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.

Home cooked food

Home-cooked dinner

Stir fry prawns

My favourite stir-fried prawns

Choy keok

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. 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

Wantan mee from Puchong

Roast pork

Roast pork and chicken rice

Chilli pan mee

A different version of chilli pan mee

Prawn mee

Prawn mee

We also had some opportunity to meet up with our friends and my ex-colleagues, which meant more food!

Suki-ya

Sukiyaki at Suki-ya

French toast

French toast at Kim Gary

Cheese baked rice

Cheese-baked rice at Kim Gary

Kim Gary fried chicken rice

Fried chicken with mushroom rice at Kim Gary

Marutama Char siu ramen

Char siu Ramen at Marutama Ramen

Marutama Char siu ramen

Springy ramen

Ajisen 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!!!

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Comments

  1. says

    I had a great time in NZ, eating and enjoying all the very nice (and expensive) Mat Salleh food…but I would not give up these for the world!!! East-west, home is best!

  2. says

    i am you sure are not gonna miss all the great food of malaysia!! this is such a long list, but i am also sure you have also missed out a lot of other nice food.. where are char koay teow, laksa, hokkien fried noodles etc etc?? hahaha..

    • says

      Oh yes I had char kuey teow and laksa as well, forgot to take pictures of them! Haha so much more in my list – nasi kandar, lor bak, satay, rojak… next trip!!

  3. says

    wow, what a loooooooong line of delicious food photos! and ooh, i didn’t realize you were from kampar; i had quite a few university friends in USM penang who were from kampar too. i’ve only been to kampar once, but it was nice and peaceful. anyways, hopefully you make a full recovery by the end of this week, ya :D

  4. says

    Malaysian food is still the best!! Haha! But a lot of them are not very healthy, maybe that’s why you developed cough and flu. Get well soon! : )

  5. says

    Thanks for sharing and I really missed malaysian food….kaana curry house, Penang CKT, Puchong YTF, Malacca Nyonya Food….malaysian style korean and jap food…can’t wait to go home.

  6. says

    Welcome back to Malaysia!! Really missed all the good food here, huh.. that is the only thing Malaysia is good for.. FOOD and more Tasty Food.. other than that, hmmmm…
    Anyway, eat and enjoy all you can while you are here.. :)

  7. says

    Wow…this is truly a Malaysian food gastronomic.ahahahah. I bet the best is still home cook food, all the lovely dishes cook from heart. So heart warming.

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