visiting malaysia would not be complete if one will never taste their traditional food, nasi lemak. when i was in penang, docgelo, together with his wife tina and my godson gabby had our own food trip (see beyond toxicity’s hunger pangs inducer post, food porn: penang). it included docgelo eating nasi lemak and me finding out that it is served with chicken that i avoid to eat (i have poultry meat allergy).
when i went to kuala lumpur after my stay in penang, me and my malaysian friend went to suria klcc mall and he invited me for lunch at nasi lemak adik located at the food court.
i thought nasi lemak was only served with chicken but i was wrong. one can have it also with red meat or seafood. i ordered nasi lemak sotong (squid).
my plate of nasi lemak sotong was an all thumbs up! my friend said he eats nasi lemak anytime of the day.
i also had this malaysian dessert they call ABC (acronym for air, batu, campur or simply, mixed ice). i enjoyed eating this local dessert.
we went to another mall in kuala lumpur, midvalley megamall. it was about dinner time when we passed by this restaurant serving authentic malaysian cuisine, madam kwan’s.
i ordered fried king prawns cooked with a special sauce of chili and garlic.
i also had some stir-fried kangkong with sambal belacan (chili sauce with toasted shrimp paste).
to finish my satisfying dinner at madam kwan’s i had cendol, another local dessert.
cendol consists of shaved ice, coconut milk, red beans, sugar, and a worm-like jelly made from rice flour with green food coloring (usually derived from the pandan leaf).
kakagutom. i craved for halo-halo. i like the name of the resto – madam kwan. 🙂
.. lol! naisip ko rin yun lito!
i was able to eat nasi lemak na kanin at chicken lang talaga! he he!
the cendol looks appetizing!
siguro grace ang original nun chicken talaga. masarap ang cendol pero feeling ko pag nasobrahan ka nyan lagot!
kudos to your malaysian friend for tagging you to eat the local cuisine here. 🙂
.. like you doc, he was a free tour guide. hehe!
hahaha! naalala ko tong ABC. ABC every day of your life! 🙂
.. bakit kaya ‘air’ sa kanila ang meaning ‘water’. hehe.
sobrang natatawa ko kasi naman ang basa ko sa dessert eh mixed rice. i was like, rice with yelo? nyahaha!
.. nalipasan ka na siguro ng pananghalian pm!
bigla ko tuloy namiss ang nasi lemak. too bad the closest we can get from here is from the noodle house, pero more singaporean ang lasa.
.. sabi nga wits, iba daw pag sa singapore, or sa indonesia ang nasi lemak nila.
that kangkong looks delish. 😀
hi jerick! yes it was good!
wow! one good reason din ang masarap na food ng malaysia para puntahan ko yan next year.
.. hi virgo, thanks for checking my blog. a trip to malaysia wouldn’t really be complete kung di mo matitikman ang nasi lemak nila.