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Published: January 25th 2013
Malaysia and Singapore food favorites:
First we will mention what we didn’t eat; frog leg porridge, pig organ soup, and many other things – unusual ones (for us) that we did try; fish head curry, fish ball (made with ground dried seahorses!) soup, and pork skin noodles (for breakfast no less).
Second apologies to vegetarians as Malaysians seem to love varieties of meats in everything and we were trying most of the famous dishes. Speaking of which Hainan chicken and rice, and Singapore chilli crab were not our favorites though deemed “must trys”. BC crab is much bigger and chilli crab here is just cooked whole crab with a sweet spicy chilli sauce on top (need lots of napkins – bring your own!). Chicken and rice was relatively boring compared to everything else!
So here are list of favorites from Malaysia – recipes found best simulating what we think we were eating! Great food in Malaysia and Singapore all about Hawker (open air stands and restaurants where usually you walk around look at pictures and decide what to have).
Mee Goreng http://3hungrytummies.blogspot.sg/2010/03/mee-goreng-malay-fried-noodle.html
- you can of course mix ingredients with
whatever you have – the best I had was with chicken and cockles both meats spare and shopped very fine
Lemongrass Chicken Satay: Yummy! http://recipes.wikia.com/wiki/Lemongrass_Chicken_Satay
- we loved this look forward to making at home
Nasi Lemak: http://madamkwong.com/?p=454 http://www.food.com/recipe/penang-char-kway-teow-32468
Assam Laksa: http://rasamalaysia.com/recipe-penang-assam-laksa/2/
- super good with thick noodles will try canned mackerel at home –
Curry mee: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/dining/071lrex.html?_r=0
Nasi Kandar: popular hawker stand dish I just asked the guys what they recommended and they pour the selected curries over the rice dug out of a huge garbage can size urn! Yum – Good dish for potlucks everybody bring different curry or sidedish http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasi_kandar
Off to Indonesia now looking forward to peanut sauce!
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