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Need suggestions from monyet-monyet yang pandai "jalan-jalan cari makan". Tak kira halal ke atau tak halal. Tak kira di East Malaysia atau West Malaysia. Asalkan ia SEDAP. : Hey, monyet sekalian. I was thinking of going for a food tour around Malaysia (maybe not going all the places at the same time but will visit all the places eventually) since I doesn't have much money for constant overseas vacation. Below is a list that I used to use as recommendations for foreign tourists. I have post in r/MalaysianFood but it seem to be dead. Hopefully such post doesn't violate this sub-reddit's rules. ​ So, I am thinking to ask monyet sekalian if my recommendations as below still valid or have they become "basi"/outdated place to eat? Appreciate if you guys could give suggestion for missing place to eat or missing food to eat in the list. Dessert / Snack / Kuih (a bite size snack/dessert) You could get this as listed below at roadside stall or at Pasar malam (Night Market): Karipap (Curry Puff) Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritters) Cempedak Goreng (Cempedak Fritters) Cucur Udang (Prawn Fritters) Cekodok Pisang (Banana Balls) Kaya Balls Keropok Lekor (Fish Sausages / Crackers) - preferably the original sausage-like at Terengganu Apam Balik (Pancakes filled with crushed peanuts, sugar & creamed corn) - Have 2 common variations, original thick & fluffy or thin & crispy You should be able to find as below at Peranakan/Baba Nyonya restaurant/stall such as Nyonya Color (a franchise available in most shopping mall in KL), Limapulo Baba Can Cook restaurant at KL, Precious Old China in Central Market which is near to Petaling Street or at quite a number of restaurants in Malacca and Penang. You could also get some of the listed below sold by roadside stall: Roti Jala Pulut Tai Tai Pulut Panggang Pulut Inti Kuih Ketayap / Kuih Dadar Kuih Seri Muka Ang Ku Kueh Kuih Bingka Ubi Ondeh-ondeh / Kuih Buah Melaka Kuih Kosui Kuih Lapis Sago Gula Melaka Below would be tricky as it is usually a state/area/region specialty: Nyonya Bak Chang - usually available at Malacca state Kek Lapis Sarawak (Sarawak Layer Cake) - usually available at Sarawak state, most would recommend Dayang Salhah's place at Kuching, Sarawak or Mita Cake House that have branches all over Kuching, Sarawak Tau Sar Piah (Mung Bean Biscuits/Pastry) - usually available at Penang state Heong Peng - usually available at Ipoh town of Perak state, specifically Gunung Rapat area Siew Pow (Baked BBQ Meat Bun) - usually available at Seremban town of Negeri Sembilan state Rojak Buah (Spicy fruits salad) - easily available at Penang state I used to find this easily available by the roadside, at the "dry" area of Malaysia's wet market (not supermarket/hypermarket) or at night market, sold by elderly Chinese with Youtiao / You Char Kway / Cakoi / Chinese oil stick but it getting rarer in Kuala Lumpur but still quite common in Penang and Ipoh, Perak (as far as I know). In KL, its easily available at a franchise named I Love Yoo! or at Yuen Ting restaurant at Seapark, Petaling Jaya: Hum Chim Peng (Five-Spice Doughnut) - Have 2 common variations, original and with red bean paste filling Kap Zong (Glutinous Rice Doughnut) Ma Geok (Horse Shoe/Butterfly Fried Dough) You could get this as listed below at hawker stall/centre or roadside stall or night market, usually sold by Chinese: Lo Mai Chi (Glutinous Rice Ball Filled with Crushed Peanuts & Sugar) Muah Chee (Glutinous Rice Snacks Coated with Crushed Peanuts & Sugar) - *Basically have same flavor profile as Lo Mai Chi but in a different way of eating it with little bit of different texture. You could get this as listed below at hawker stall/centre or roadside stall: Cendol (Pandan Rice Flour Jelly with Coconut Milk, Palm Sugar & Shaved Ice) Ais Kacang / ABC (Mixed Nuts, Beans & Jelly Served with Shaved Ice Topped with Evaporated Milk, Palm Sugar & Rose Syrup) Noodles Kai Si Hor Fun - easily available in Ipoh, Perak, most would recommend Thean Chun restaurant, Moon De Moon restaurant and Nam Chau restaurant at Ipoh, Perak. Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun (Sliced Flat Rice Noodles Roll) - Have 3 common sauces, bright red sweet sauce, shiitake mushrooms sauce & pork rind curry, easily available in Ipoh, Perak Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun (Flat Rice Noodles Roll Stuffed with Turnips, Chopped Up Salted Radish, Deep-fried Shallots, and Finely Chopped Deep-fried Dried Prawns) - easily available in Teluk Intan, Perak Sang Har Mee - easily available in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor, most people would recommend Soo Kee Mee at Medan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Pan Heong restaurant at Batu Caves, Selangor and Green View restaurant at Petaling Jaya, Selangor Fish Head Bee Hoon - easily available in Kuala Lumpur Ngiu Chap (Mixed Beef Offals Noodles) - easily available in Kuala Lumpur, specifically from Soong Kee restaurant, Shin Kee restaurant or Lai Foong restaurant at Petaling Street Hokkien Mee - easily available in Kuala Lumpur Sarawak Laksa - a.k.a. "Breakfast of the Gods" by Anthony Bourdain, easily available in Sarawak, the restaurant that Anthony Bourdain went to is Choon Hui Cafe near the Grand Continental Hotel at Kuching, Sarawak, many would recommend Mom's Laksa Kopitiam or Golden Arch Cafe at Kuching, Sarawak, IF for some reason, you couldn't make it to Sarawak, you could try this at 7th Mile Kitchen at Petaling Jaya, Selangor Nyonya Laksa - usually available at Peranakan/Baba Nyonya restaurant Asam Laksa - easily available in Penang, you could try it at Pasar Air Itam Laksa at Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang near Kek Lok Si Temple which is the same stall that Anthony Bourdain went to in his food & travel show Prawn Mee/Noodles (a.k.a. Hokkien Mee in Penang) - easily available in Penang, you could try it at 888 Hokkien Mee at Lebuh Presgrave, George Town, Pulau Pinang Char Kway Teow - easily available in all over West coast of Peninsular Malaysia, sold by Chinese hawker stall, most popular in Penang Curry Mee/Curry Laksa - easily available in all over West coast of Peninsular Malaysia Pan Mee (Hakka Hand-Torn Noodles in Pork Bones & Anchovies Broth Cooked with "Sayur Manis" & Topped with Minced Pork, Shiitake Mushroom Slices, Wood Ear Slices and Fried Anchovies - easily available in all over West coast of Peninsular Malaysia, there is a fairly new variation of Pan Mee that is popular in Kuala Lumpur & Selangor called Chili Pan Mee and many would recommend to have it at this chain/franchise called Super Kitchen Chili Pan Mee Claypot Lou Shu Fen - easily available in all over West coast of Peninsular Malaysia, sold by Chinese hawker stall/restaurant such as Goon Wah restaurant at Taman Kuchai Jaya, Kuala Lumpur (same lot with some shop that sell coffin) or China Town Seng Kee restaurant at Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur Yuet Kong Hor - Lit. Moonlight Flat Rice Noodles (Raw Chicken Egg Over Stir-Fried Flat Rice Noodles) - easily available in all over West coast of Peninsular Malaysia, sold by Chinese hawker stall/restaurant such as Tuck Kee restaurant at Ipoh, Perak Dry Wonton Noodles with Wonton & Char Siew - easily available in all over West coast of Peninsular Malaysia Dry Wonton Noodles with Chicken Curry - easily available in all over West coast of Peninsular Malaysia Dry Wonton Noodles with Braised Chicken Feets & Shiitake Mushrooms - easily available in all over West coast of Peninsular Malaysia Braised Yee Mee - easily available in all over West coast of Peninsular Malaysia, sold by Chinese hawker stall/restaurant Hot Plate Yee Mee - easily available in all over Malaysia, especially at shopping mall's air-conditioned food court Maggi Goreng - easily available in all over Malaysia, especially at Mamak (Indian Muslim) restaurant Rice Dishes Nasi Kerabu - usually halal (the picture shown are the non-halal version), the halal version are easily available in Kelantan Nasi Lemak - easily available in all over Malaysia (Most KL people would suggest to eat it at Village Park restaurant. As for me, I prefers the humble roadside basic Nasi Lemak wrapped in banana leaf) Hainanese Chicken Rice - 2 variations, the normal yellow fragrant rice topped with chicken which is easily available in all over West coast of Peninsular Malaysia & Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls which is easily available in Malacca Ipoh Chicken Rice a.k.a Taugeh Chicken (Fragrant Rice with Poached Chicken & Bean Sprouts) - easily available in Ipoh, Perak Bak Kut Teh - easily available in Kuala Lumpur, specifically Klang Claypot Chicken Rice - not sure if it is easily available all over Malaysia but pretty sure it is easily available in Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang. Banana Leaf Rice - easily available in Kuala Lumpur, specifically Indian restaurant at Bangsar such as Sri Nirwana Maju restaurant & Devi's Corner. Dishes (As in variety of food served with white rice. A typical Asian meal usually for dinner *May includes some exotic ingredients especially for Westerners) Stir Fried Paku/Midin with Sambal Belacan - usually sold by Chinese/Malay restaurant at inland/hillside area of Malaysia such as Tapah, Temerloh, Jerantut, Seremban and etc Sambal Petai - usually sold by Chinese/Malay restaurant all over Malaysia Stir Fried Kangkung/Water Spinach/Water Morning Glory with Sambal Belacan - usually sold by Chinese/Malay restaurant all over Malaysia Sea Grapes (known as Latok in Sabah, Malaysia & Umibudo in Okinawa, Japan) - usually sold at seafood restaurant in Sabah Jiu Hu Char (Stir Fried Shredded Jicama with Shredded Dried Cuttlefish) - easily available at Peranakan/Baba Nyonya restaurant Acar Awak (Nyonya Vegetables Pickles) - usually found in Peranakan/Baba Nyonya restaurant Acar Hu (Nyonya Pickled Fish) - usually found in Peranakan/Baba Nyonya restaurant Kuih Pie Tee - easily available at Peranakan/Baba Nyonya restaurant Bakwan Kepiting (Nyonya Pork & Crab Meatballs Soup) - easily available at Peranakan/Baba Nyonya restaurant, more common in Malacca Nyonya restaurant Babi Pongteh (Nyonya Pork Stew with Shiitake Mushrooms & Potatoes in Fermented Soy Bean Sauce) - easily available at Peranakan/Baba Nyonya restaurant Kari Kapitan - easily available at Peranakan/Baba Nyonya restaurant Ayam Masak Buah Keluak - easily available at Peranakan/Baba Nyonya restaurant Ayam Masak Merah - usually sold in Malay/Mamak restaurant all over Malaysia but I prefers the one sold in Malay restaurant Chicken/Beef Rendang - sold in Malay restaurant all over Malaysia. I saw a post/comment stating that if you're foodie and a fan of Gordon Ramsay and/or Anthony Bourdain, you might want to visit a restaurant named Auntie Aini's Garden Cafe at Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, which is actually quite near to KLIA (take about 30 to 40 minutes of driving distance from KLIA/KLIA 2). Gulai Tempoyak Ikan Patin (Basa/Swai/Dory Fish Cooked in Fermented Durian Based Sauce) - usually sold in Malay restaurant all over Perak and Pahang state or if you do visit Auntie Aini's Garden Cafe, you could get it there too. Do take note when you order it as some restaurant use wild caught local "Ikan Patin" (Swai/Basa/Dory Fish) which is a delicacy and as such, it is much expensive. Porcupine Rendang - sold at Lembah Bernam restaurant at Sekinchan, Selangor & Selera Rimba restaurant at Sungai Besar,Selangor, some restaurant at inland area of Malaysia are also selling it but not as popular as these two Steamed Zebra/Striped Mantis Prawn - easily available in seafood restaurant at Sabah Kam Heong Mantis Prawn - usually sold by Chinese restaurant all over Malaysia Kam Heong Crab - usually sold by Chinese restaurant all over Malaysia Salted Egg Yolk Crab - easily available in Chinese seafood restaurant all over Malaysia Marmite Glazed Crab - easily available in Chinese seafood restaurant all over Malaysia Marmite Glazed Pork Rib - easily available in Chinese restaurant all over Malaysia Marmite Glazed Chicken - easily available in Chinese restaurant all over Malaysia Fish Head Curry - easily available in restaurant all over Malaysia but preferably from Indian restaurant in Kuala Lumpur Steamed Carp Head with Fermented Black Bean Sauce - easily available in Chinese seafood restaurant all over Malaysia Clams in Superior Soup - easily available in Chinese restaurant all over Malaysia Blanched Baby Octopus - commonly available in Chinese restaurant at Ipoh, Perak, preferably at Ipoh Tuck Kee restaurant Stir Fried Ricefield Eel with Dried Chilies, Onions & Spring Onions - usually sold by Chinese restaurant at inland area of Malaysia such as Tapah, Temerloh, Jerantut, Tanjung Tualang and etc Stir Fried Ostrich with Ginger & Spring Onions - usually sold by Chinese restaurant at inland area of Malaysia such as Tapah, Gopeng, Temerloh, Jerantut, Tanjung Tualang and etc Curry Monitor Lizard or Curry Wild Boar - usually sold at exotic meat restaurant such as Satti Sorru in Kuala Lumpur, Puchong Lim restaurant in Puchong, Selangor or Chelliah Toppu in Banting, Selangor. Etc Chicken/Beef/Mutton Satay - usually sold by Malay hawker stall all over Malaysia Rabbit Satay - commonly sold by a restaurant named Sate Kajang Haji Samuri which based at Kajang, Selangor and have branch/franchise in most of Malaysia states Pork Satay - usually sold by Chinese hawker stall all over Malaysia but it is quite rare, you could get it from one of the stall at Thean Chun restaurant which is famous for its "Kai Si Hor Fun". Usually sold out by 1 or 2 pm. Hainanese Chicken Chop - usually sold by old style Hainanese kopitiam (lit. coffee shop) such as Yut Kee restaurant in Kuala Lumpur Sambal Stingray - commonly found in hawker stall all over Malaysia, preferably at Portuguese Village/Settlement at Malacca Sotong Kangkung (Cuttlefish with Water Spinach/Water Morning Glory) - commonly found in hawker stall all over Malaysia Roti Tisu (Thin & Crispy Sweet Roti) - easily available in all over Malaysia, especially at Mamak (Indian Muslim) restaurant Rojak Mamak/Pasembur - easily available in all over Malaysia, especially at Mamak (Indian Muslim) restaurant in Penang state Otak-otak (Char-Grilled Banana Leaf Wrapped Spicy Fish Cake) - usually sold by hawker stall all over Malaysia, most well-known in Muar town of Johor state Salt-Baked Chicken - easily available in Ipoh, Perak Sup Torpedo (Bull's Penis Soup) - usually sold by some Mamak (Indian Muslim) restaurant in Penang state & Kuala Lumpur. ​ Full Article

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