In the wide world of blogging, it seems like a lot of us share pictures and descriptions of enticing foods that we had with our friends and families during our travels. It is a great way to spread the word about different cuisine and gives others an opportunity to enjoy the same or similar foods one day. However, I like to enjoy dishes prepared by humble, local food sellers. Their meals taste the same way I remember when I was young, and not like the bland meals you’d find in many restaurants. Know what I mean?
Here are a few pictures of my favorites during my visit to Malaysia.
Kajang is a town about 10 miles from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. This is the city where I was born and also it is famous for the barbeque skewed chicken, beef and mutton called Satay. The meats are marinated in local spices such as turmeric, coriander, fennel and cumin. Then they are serve with peanut sauce and fresh slice cucumbers, onions and steamed rice cubes.
I first bought breakfast from this store was about 3 years. I’m so glad that I was able to have breakfast from the same store this time. It sells one of the best local nasi lemak, which means coconut rice in Malay language. The nutty fragrance of the rice, spicy crispy anchovies chilly, slices of cucumbers and boiled egg are packed in banana leaves.
This is not your usual cappuccino. It is called “Teh Tarik” literally means pulled-tea and technically is prepared that way. The sweet milk tea is tossed from one cup to the other so that the condensed milk and the tea are well mixed, and it also creates a foaming thick top, which looks similar to cappuccino.