malaysia 2010: the hypermarket

December 17, 2010

One of my favourite things to do in Malaysia (apart from all the eating and seeing family – hi cousins!) is to go shopping altes ios herunterladen.

And not just the usual clothing / electronics / accessories shopping either.

Grocery shopping legal music. Especially hypermarket grocery shopping.

This may sound weird to those of you who hail from countries like Australia, where grocery shopping is a chore saved for Sunday afternoons as a sobering shot back into the working week, but here in Malaysia (wah lau!) there are these fantastic places called hypermarkets where everything and anything can be bought in a warehouse-style setting whatsapp sticker ios herunterladen.

Including, for example, Milo!

hello tinned malty goodness!

 South East Asian Milo (or mee-lo as it is pronounced here) is a standard drink that is served at almost all food and beverage outlets, including McDonalds feuerwehr spiele kostenlos herunterladen. Served either hot or over ice, it tastes maltier than the Australian version and has a wonderfully savory aftertaste.

No wonder, then, that it is sold by the bucketload at the local hypermarket playstore apk herunterladen. behold the wall of mee-lo!

I also love wandering down the confectionary and snack aisles. Asian countries have so many more interesting flavours than can be found in Sydney applausen. Take, for example, the ubiquitous snack food, pringles.

(Behold whatsapp kostenlos herunterladen und installieren! The wall of pringles!)

Featuring flavours such as seaweed, soft shell crab and roasted shrimp, this wall of Pringles is not to be laughed at herunterladen.

Even less laughable (or should that be more ?) are the special edition flavours I found in a pallet herunterladen. Fruit and Nut pringles for RM3.99 (approx A$1.40)? It might be worth a try for some, but I opted for the slightly safer route and picked up some soft shell crab instead ebook bücher kostenlos downloaden.  Will let you know how they  taste 🙂

Other finds included sticks of squishy “chocolate” – perfect for those who love that chocolatey flavour, but hate getting the necessarily sticky fingers associated with chocolate and the Malaysian climate.

Not into funky snacks? Perhaps the breakfast cereal aisle is more to your liking! One year, after eating more than our fair share of our cousin’s cereal (sorry cousins!) the Bean carried a box of Honey Stars back to Australia with her in her hand luggage. Such is the power of honey flavoured star shaped puffs.

What I’m interested in is how tiny cookies could possibly fall into the category of “breakfast cereal”. Breakfast, possibly, but cereal?

I’m going to have to sneak a mini six pack home to try this out for myself.

I’ve been eating a whole heap of fantastic food, including a giant dinner at a real live mamak.

Til next time!

S x

it’s mee-lo and me!


  • #1
    December 20th, 2010

    Hypermarket?? Because it’s grander than “super”??

    Anywho… OMG! Choki choki!! I haven’t had them since primary school! The “sweet” pringles are very odd indeed but soft shell crab flavour? HAHAH Only in asia..

    Wow… That’s alot of Milo, I would like to know how this tastes compared to the one we have here in Oz.

    Good to know you are having a good time. Happy eating!

  • #2
    Dan Lim
    December 21st, 2010

    Grocery shopping at Giant, Cold Storage and Jusco is the best thing abt Malaysia! Haven’t tried soft shell crab buy have had seaweed flavor on the bus back from Genting. It was a bit odd

  • #3
    December 21st, 2010

    Amazing!!! I never would have thought there would be such a bid pringle market in Malaysia!! And MILO! Obviously we don’t consume nearly as much as our neighbours.

    Have fun eating your way through Malaysia, I am very envious. 🙂

  • #4
    December 21st, 2010

    bucket loads of milo (mee-lo)? That’s my ultimate dream!

  • #5
    December 21st, 2010

    Now that’s grocery shopping! Will have to put that on my itinerary for souvenir shopping 😉 Fruit and nut Pringles, anyone?

  • #6
    December 21st, 2010

    I am an Australian living in KL and I still don’t understand the Malaysian fascination with Milo. It’s everywhere. They even put it into their agar jellies.
    I’m more of an Ovaltine girl. I would eat heaping spoonfuls of Ovaltine or Ovalteenies as a kid.

    Good thing Malaysians like Nutella too.

    Oh, and the cornflakes taste different here too.

  • #7
    December 21st, 2010

    I wish we had the variety here, I feel so deprived.

  • #8
    December 24th, 2010

    How I miss the hypermarkets in Malaysia. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family, Shez!

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    December 30th, 2010

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  • #10
    January 1st, 2011

    Love it! Can you bring me back one of everything please? 🙂

  • #11
    April 1st, 2011

    Wow! Look at all of the flavours! When I was in China one thing I was delighted by was the watermelon chewing gum 😀 I still have some 🙂