malaysian mondays #01

August 31, 2009

I have been home sick with a stomach bug. It is a pitiful state to be in, especially for someone who enjoys (nay, craves) the edible as much as I do. So I supplemented. A stint with Maeve and Food Safari. A flick through a magazine or two. And a proper sit-down-and-remenisce session with my photos from Malaysia amazon musik herunterladen ordner.

There were so many highlights to that trip – both personal and edible – that I want to share with you. So, in a bid to actually get them all out there and on the interwebs, I’m initiating Malaysian Mondays. And what better day to start it all than Merdeka Day?

From now until I’m finally done, each Monday will be a smogasboard of Malaysian edibles (and not so edibles) whatsapp free for laptop. (Hell, I might even throw a little bit of my China trip in there too, just for kicks.)

Day One saw our arrival in Malaysia, an early morning nasi lemak run (“This is the best one in the area – I’ll call him to order” “You have your nasi lemak man’s hand phone number?” “Of course!”), a whirlwind trip through Kuala Lumpur (for the shopping and the eating!) and a long dinner at “the hawker store that sits just off the freeway”.


the nasi lemak truck

the nasi lemak truck

nasi lemak for breakfast

nasi lemak

Nasi Lemak is collected from the local truck download n24 movies. I am told that there will be a queue there at all times between about 7:30am and 9:30am. My aunty (who is the go-to lady when it comes to food) has pre-ordered five serves to take away. They come wrapped in a fresh banana leaf and a sheet of waxed brown paper – just as they have been for years and years… and years.


roti jala at KLCC RM5.50

roti jala at KLCC RM5.50

The mother & I are not very good at sticking to the three-meals-a-day rule on normal occasions, much less when we are holidaying in Malaysia download netflix windows 7. A pre-lunch snack is called for. Lacey roti jala and a bowl of chicken curry for the stomach rumblings. A plate of kuih for eyes that pop open at the sight of anything green. A giant glass of A&W root beer – because a trip to Malaysia is not complete without a glass of A&W root beer.


mee java at pavilion food court

mee java at pavilion food court

assam laksa at pavilion food court

assam laksa at pavilion food court

Pavilion, whilst beautiful, is not the place to spend your hard earned dollars – the cheaper and more interesting finds are down the road herunterladen. Unless, that is, you are in for a feed. We cab it over here from the twin towers for a plate of mee java and some assam laksa. We are tempted (but unmoved) by slices of thick kaya toast. Only just, though. And only because we had eaten pre-lunch.


“A quick dinner!” we decide, as there are 5:30am flights to catch in the morning herunterladen. My mother & her sister are as most Malaysian siblings, and each sneaks off at random intervals “Just to look!” and each feigns innocence as plate after plate of food arrives at the table. All the better for me, who is too tired to think of what to eat… and quite happy to just partake in the eating.


lor mee (egg noodles in thick braised meat broth)

The Lor Mee is declared a fail by both mother and aunt youtube videos com. They urge me not to try any, not to take pictures – and I, ever the stubborn, wish I had listened. For it is oh-SO-fail…


yong tau fu (vegetables stuffed with tofu in soup)

The Yong Tau Fu is firm fish tofu stuffed into layers of fried bean curd skin, eggplant, okra and other assorted vegetables and served up in a clear broth. The broth has a linger bitter flavour, imparted from the bittergourd whose essence has leaked through. It is cleansing and warming.

beef and chicken satay

beef and chicken satay

Beef & Chicken Satay are nicely charred, but nothing to write home about herunterladen. The peanut sauce is wonderfully crunchy, though a touch thin.

fried blue swimmer crab

fried blue swimmer crab

Dinner chuffs along with a plate of fried blue swimmer crab. The crabs themselves aren’t spectacular, but that sauce! Oh that burnt, caramelised, salty-sweet sauce! We grabbed an extra couple of bread rolls to eat it up with, giving up on our attempts to extract the meat from the too-hard-to-break shells adobe xd.

lor mai gai (steamed glutinous rice with chicken)

lor mai gai (steamed glutinous rice with chicken)

We are full, and my memory kicks in. It was just under two years ago when I last came here, and I suddenly have flashbacks of the lor mai gai. Glutinous rice is steamed with pieces of chicken until both are plump and flavoursome download avery for purpose. We must have some – even if it pushes me past fullness to slight discomfort. It is my first night in Malaysia, after all, and I will not miss out.

ice kachang

ice kachang

So full are we that we have no room for ice kacang. Or so we think. The battery has died and so, while we await our rescuers, a final dish is ordered. Split between three it is the perfect end to an exhausting first day. Beany, slippery, icy.

And I am so, SO, full…

  • #1
    September 1st, 2009

    Oh my, soo many fooood! and they all look so yummy!!
    Malaysia is definitely my next travel destination for sure.

  • #2
    September 1st, 2009

    Oh yummy! It’s almost dinner time and I was hungry already, but all those pics have made me ravenous now! =)

  • #3
    September 1st, 2009

    can you believe it, during my trip i didnt touch one single ice kachang! I was simply too busy with other food! LOL

  • #4
    September 1st, 2009

    We just can’t get enough of Malaysian food!! Hope you didn’t catch the bug form sat 🙁 Get well soon!!

  • #5
    September 1st, 2009

    nas lemak truck! omg let me at it! roti jala looks amazing too, and ha, love the idea of a pre-lunch. hope you feel better soon!

  • #6
    September 1st, 2009

    I have the biggest craving for malaysian food, reading this post is definitely not helping

  • #7
    September 1st, 2009

    Despite your best efforts to downplay several dishes, everything looks scrumplicious! And oh, the only thing better than the giant glass (must be glass, no paper cup pls) of A&W root beer is the A&W root beer float, of course…

  • #8
    September 1st, 2009

    i like how the balance the sauces on the chopsticks for the lor mee. looks like a great feast. awesome photos!

  • #9
    September 1st, 2009

    love the idea of malaysian mondays! sounds like the perfect first day of feasting! the blue fried swimmer crab and lor mai gai sound amazing!!

  • #10
    September 1st, 2009

    Holy moly! You’re making me tear up a little. So many things I just realised that I miss! Thanks for sharing. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  • #11
    September 1st, 2009

    Hee hee write to me about the satay tho! I r cravinnnnggg mmmmm and omg ice kachangg!!!

  • #12
    September 2nd, 2009

    happy merdeka day! heh im hoping to see a plastic bag with sugarcane juice!

  • #13
    September 2nd, 2009

    um yeah we need a nasi lemak truck in Sydney pronto!

  • #14
    September 2nd, 2009

    Everything looks so delicious – I’m seriously craving Malaysian food now after reading your post!!

  • #15
    September 2nd, 2009

    Happy Merdeka Day! The ice kacang, souop noodles and plates remind me of Singapore holidays. And those prices? How brilliant.

  • #16
    September 2nd, 2009

    Aiyo! Why? Why? Why? Now I miss Malaysia even more. Got to try and re-create the mee java here

  • #17
    September 2nd, 2009

    OMG, this is your most tempting post ever!!!

  • #18
    September 3rd, 2009

    @Yas: And that was just the first day! Go go gooo!

    @Mowie: I can only imagine – I was starving after I finished editing them 🙂

    @Billy: I only ate two! TWO! But I have a manual ice shaving machine at home, so I can eat it just about anytime.

    @Ellie: Oh no – I think it may have been Sunday’s food court lunch. Grossness 🙁

    @Helen: Thanks muchly. Feeling A-OK now 🙂 And OH-the-possibilities! I’m imagining you with a little bell driving the streets of Sydney :p

    @Linda: *sigh* if only we could have it often, and as cheap as it is in Malaysia!

    @Chik: Would you believe I’ve never tried it? I normally only get one shot at the root beer & I’ve been too scared to pass it up for something different!

    @Simon: Thanks heaps dude 🙂

    @Betty: Oh hooray! I’ll make sure I keep it up.

    @Y: I was all ready to pack my bags and head off again after going through my photos. The more I visit, the more I miss everything… *sigh*

    @FFichiban: Y’know, I found better satay in Sydney? It’s crazy but true.

    @Chocolatesuze: Noooo! I missed out on the pasar! I fell asleep! FAILLL 🙁

    @Howard: Maybe you and Helen can start something up? I’ll come visit?

    @Rilsta: I could go a breakfast of nasi lemak right now. And it’s not even breakfast time!

    @Lorraine: Isn’t it just?

    @bigbite: Ok. You recreate and I will taste test. Deal?

    @Anh: Haha! It’s no wonder I put on the weight in Malaysia that I did – the food was all so good!