Malaysia
Sungai Penchala

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  • Day5

    Sticky Dicks

    October 16, 2019 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    One of Bun’s dad’s favourite snacks was a deep fried dough that he called bones, or sticky dicks. Resembling a foot long doughnut, he would eat them while having a coffee. The shop where we had our tau foo far also sold a range of pastries which Bun and Jan ateRead more

  • Day9

    Night Market

    October 20, 2019 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Some things never change and others things are changing so quickly. The night markets don’t appear to have changed all of the time we have been coming to Malaysia. Some of the goods that are sold are traditional, some are modern and much is food. Sugar cane is still squeezed and the juice collected for a drink. Similarly coconut water is drained from the coconuts and bottled in front of you.

    What is changing is the approach to litter, waste, plastics etc. Bins in the malls ask for waste to be separated for recycling. Plastic straws are (should) no longer be served with drinks, but you may request one if you want one. There are campaigns about the environment in many places. I wasn’t aware that - if food waste was a country, it would be the third largest contributor to carbon dioxide after USA and China.

    The food available is becoming very westernised. Major chains are in all of the malls and many of the streets. “Tiger Sugar” that sells a whole range of drinks, but all with lashings of brown sugar. I guess it won’t be long before they catch up the rest of the world with the “diabesity” epidemic.
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  • Day25

    Food tour with a local

    April 25, 2019 in Malaysia ⋅ 🌧 26 °C

    This evening I went on a food tour with a local. Our first stop was Chinese, second Malay and the last one was Indian.

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