You might remember a few months ago I was blogging quite frequently about Malaysian food as my part as a Malaysia Kitchen Blogger Ambassador. I got very busy, however, when preparing for my trip to Kyrgyzstan, so it all kind of stopped abruptly. So, now I’d like to take the time to recap the program and the experience because maybe, ya know, you’d like to test out some Malaysian food for yourself.
The really interesting part of this Malaysia Kitchen program is just seeing how popular Malaysian food is… outside of America. If I ask a Sydney person if they know what laksa is, a surprising number respond that they ate it for lunch. Asking that same question to many of the American people I know is met with blank stares.
Malaysian food is colorful, aromatic and packs a punch. To be honest, there is a lot about Malaysian food I don’t enjoy simply because I am not a seafood fan. If you are, however, then this grub is for you… seriously. Malaysians use prawn paste where we would use salt and pepper.
Here are the posts written after investigating and tasting at some of Sydney’s Malaysian restaurants:
- Eating Malaysian at Mamak, a Roti Lover’s Dream
- Dinner at Malacca Straits… Best. Curry Puffs. EVER!
- Dining at Jackie M Malaysian in Concord
- Searching for Malaysian Food in an Indian Restaurant
Patrick Became Involved
Along the way, my boyfriend became inspired to start a blog about his favorite dish: laksa! The blog, suitably named The Laksa Blog, is all about reviewing laksas from different restaurants in Sydney. Ultimately, he is comparing and rating them against his favorite laksa place in Malaysia where he goes to have laksa for breakfast!
If you’re interested in learning more about what a laksa is, I suggest having a look at his guest post right here on BvtW: What makes a GOOD laksa?!
Pat rated the laksa he ate at a couple of the restaurants we visited together:
While I was in Kyrgyzstan, I gave Pat my Malaysia Kitchen card so he could write more about laksa.
We Shared Malaysian Food With Friends
The best part of the Malaysia Kitchen Blogger Ambassador program was being able to enjoy Malaysian food with Pat and some of our friends. We invited our friend, Tony, along to the Malacca Straits restaurant (the one with the awesome curry puffs) and we took another, Anna, to Mamak for some roti tisu.
While I was away, Pat entertained Tin and Janous at Mamak as well (Mamak is very reliable!).
Thanks, Malaysia Kitchen, it’s been a fun food ride! If you like Malaysian food, you might want to check out the Malaysia Kitchen Isiders Facebook Page.
Or, check out my post about some of the crazy and interesting food and drink we had on our Malaysia trip earlier this year!