It’s hard to write about Malaysia’s food without using an excessive amount of superlatives, so we’ll just let the pictures do the talking. But it is one of the best eating vacations we’ve had the privilege of undertaking in Asia. Big special thanks to Food Tour Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Cook with Shuk in Lang Kawi and Cooking with Pearly Kee in Penang for making our two week trip doggone delicious. Feast with your eyes, people. And then buy a cheap plane ticket via AirAsia!
They roast their coffee beans in butter in Malaysia. BUTTER. Pic from Yut Kee in KL.
Yut Kee’s famous chicken chop – it’s a must order along with the kaya toast.
Grilled stingray smothered in sambal at a KL night market
Making roti at a KL night market
Drinking masters take a mid-afternoon checkers break – loving the impromptu pieces made from Carlsberg & Tiger beer caps.
Hokkien Mee stand in Penang’s Gurney Drive Hawker Center
The hokkien mee at Gurney Drive Hawker Center
I made all this myself (with the help of Pearly Kee’s cooking class in Penang)!
Cook with Shuk under his beautiful house on stilts in Langkawi.
It’s even pretty when it rains in Langkawi.
This is my favorite thing ever: char kway teow – rice noodles stir-fried with beansprouts, shrimp, leek, egg and LARD.
Ever wondered how to cook homemade rogan josh? This is just a glimpse at the mise en place in Shuk’s kitchen in Langkawi.
If you want to try Shanghai’s street food, join us for a morning breakfast culinary tour or try our lively night markets food tour.