Anyone who has been following my Instagram account will know that I’ve been on an eating rampage for the past few weeks. This tends to happen whenever I visit home after living abroad for most of the year, as Malaysian food is my favourite cuisine and I miss it terribly whenever I’m away. I therefore overcompensate for the rest of the year whenever I’m back home, resulting in a huge food fest for about 2 weeks every year.
As I do so love to share and introduce friends and strangers alike to the wonders of Malaysian food, I thought I’d dedicate a whole post to the above. An alternative title to this post could be, “What Jules ate over the last 2 weeks”.
I have split the food into various categories, based on cultural origin of each dish. For those unfamiliar with Malaysian culture, there exists three main ethnic races in Malaysia – Malays, Chinese and Indians – all three cultures of which are reflected in the large range of food we classify as Malaysian cuisine.
Chinese Malaysian – Ipoh Specialties
After my short weekend trip to Penang, I made an impromptu visit to another town called Ipoh, located on the way to Penang from Kuala Lumpur, just a 2 hour drive away. The purpose of my visit was to visit family, which meant that there was a lot of eating to be done as that is how my family (and I daresay most other Malaysian families!) like to show their hospitality.
I wasn’t complaining though, as Ipoh, like Penang, also offers some very famous local specialties that people will drive up from KL for the day just to eat.
With everything tasting so good, it’s no surprise that I tend to leave Malaysia with a few additional kilos on me annually!
Have you tried Malaysian food? What did you think of it?