07 October 2013

Malaysia... Truly Asia! - Part II

Welcome back to the second part of my Malaysia Truly Asia segment.  

What is a trip back to Malaysia without the food?  Incomplete! Malaysia is truly a heaven for foodies. One can find food practically anywhere at anytime of the day.. seriously, anytime! The stalls or our version of al-fresco dinning can be found anywhere even at the wee hour of the morning.  If you are out clubbing and at 4 am feel like having a bite, no problem at all, you WILL find food.  The stalls serve all kinds of food - Malay, Chinese,Indian or even Western cuisine and they are prepared fresh, made to order and they cost nothing!  Eating out is still relatively cheap in Malaysia even in big cities like Kuala Lumpur.  Of course there are also fine dinning or in a more glamorous setting but I prefer the authentic Malaysian stall food when in town. 

Yong Tau Foo - healthy choice! 

Tip for eating at the stalls - Look for the line, the food must be super there! 

 One of my all time favorite, Char Kuey Teow

Hot dogs and burgers in many versions

 Char Kuey Teow

In a different setting at one of the seafood restaurants

 Roti canai!

 Oh, my!

 Noodles come in many faces here

 The street desert, Ice Kacang.  It is sweet, cool and refreshing! Perfect for the hot and humid weather in Malaysia

 Coconut milk base desert is heaven and the ultimate ripe mango over sticky rice!

And of course, what is a trip back home without my mom's home cook meal

Nothing like it, durian is truly one of a kind

This is the most gorgeous fruit of all, it is so bizarrely gorgeous that it is named the King of all fruits. It has thorny shell and segments of gorgeous yellow flesh covering huge seeds.  The taste I can describe it as creamy, very strong, almost fizzy and the smell is horrendous to some. It is like stinky cheese, you either love it or hate it and I love it!  Captain can tolerate it but not too much.  Tony Bourdain loves durian so much and he described it as  "...smell like your dead relative" ;)

There are many ways to eat durian - fresh (the best way to me),  as a desert over some sticky rice, fresh coconut milk and some sugar or cooked to become toffee like treat called Dodol.  There is even durian flavored ice cream for the least hard core.  The latest craze that hits Malaysia by storm now is durian crepes.  It is basically crepes filled with durian and whipped cream mixture.  The taste is heavenly and simply gorgeous!  Whatever it is, durian doesn't come cheap especially the ones of the best grade.  They normally has thicker flesh, stinks the most and taste super!

Durian crepes

I must thank my brother in-law (again) for some of these amazing images, he is obviously a better photographer than me.

* Please vote for me here for Top 50 Moms Who Blog about Fashion and Beauty. Much appreciated!


  1. I'd love to have some authentic asian dishes right now! I just love that cuisine.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  2. Interesting pics. Great day.


  3. Wonderful photo's .. everything looks totally mouth watering . . except for the durian which I've heard the either love it or hate it description. I'd give it a try though.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

  4. Wow! Such appetizing and awesome photos of food!! Loving them..

  5. BEAUTIFUL pics, I'm truly loving them all!

  6. I want to visit malaysia now! I love the smell of durian, it's one of my fave fruit :)


  7. Mrs C, you're killing me with all these food! Yum! I love Malaysian food and I had the best chicken wings ever in one of those night markets. Too bad, I don't like durian though. Have a great weekend!

    xo Jo

  8. the food looks delish!
    happy weekend dear!

  9. So funny, I was just in Malaysia! Should have hit you up beforehand for recs on where to eat... all these pics look amazing!
    I love Asian street food

    The Marcy Stop

  10. Girl you are making me hungry for food so much, especially since I love Asian cuisine. I am particularly loving the lobster & dessert dishes though everything looks delish!

  11. I didn't realize you were Malaysian! Char Koay Teow has long been my favorite for supper, and I love any type of roti! Sometimes I dream about it... lol!

    1. How can anyone not like Roti Canai, right? Recently I was in a Malaysian fusion restaurant in San Francisco and every other table in that packed place had Roti Canai on them!


Say your thoughts!