• Asia,  Food, Entertainment and Culture,  Malaysia

    Eating Malaysia Part 2

    Eating Malaysia continued… 6. Dry Mee Hoon with Minced Pork Chinese noodles served in a pool of special dark gravy and topped with minced pork. Perfect for breakfast, while waiting for the city to wake up;  or for a pre-dinner snack eaten while loitering around a hawker stall as you lazily people-watch. Eat with a hot cup of Kopi Tarik. 7. Nasi Lemak Malaysians sure know how to start their day! The traditional Malay (all-day) breakfast of rice cooked in coconut milk (thus, the name), topped with fried dilis (anchovies), boiled egg, sliced cucumber, roasted peanuts and sambal (chili) and wrapped in banana leaf is sure to wake you up.…

  • Asia,  Food, Entertainment and Culture,  Malaysia

    Eating Malaysia Part 1

    Since half of our to-do list was comprised of what we wanted to eat (on a budget),  I will begin my Malaysia report with a round-up of our gastronomical adventures during our visit a couple of weeks ago.  Not in not in any particular order, the following is just a list of the food that H and I truly enjoyed. Before I continue, there’s one thing you need to know… A lifetime ago, I worked as a TV director for Astro, the biggest satelite TV network in Malaysia at the time. So this trip was really a sort of homecoming for me, too. Having said that, it didn’t diminish my…