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The Joys of Malaysian Food: Malaysia Kitchen Final Roundup

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mamak mee goringYou 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.

malacca straits desserts

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:

Patrick Became Involved

laksaAlong 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.
mamak with anna

While I was away, Pat entertained Tin and Janous at Mamak as well (Mamak is very reliable!).

Honk & Janous Mamak

Tin & Janous Happy at Mamak

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!

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10 Responses to The Joys of Malaysian Food: Malaysia Kitchen Final Roundup

  1. Mary December 16, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Ahh, thanks for this roundup! I might be adding Malaysia on to my trip next year, and I LOVE seafood…these posts alone might sway my decision to head down the coast to Malaysia! I’m from the southern US & I don’t have any Malaysian friends so I can’t say I’ve ever had Malaysian food! I would love to try it out, though.

    • Brooke December 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

      Hopefully you get the chance soon! Malaysia is a great destination for anyone that loves eating, trust me!

  2. Erica December 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    I don’t think a Malaysian food restaurant exists in Austin… maybe I’m wrong since apparently there is Romanian but still – I would love to try it!

    • Brooke December 19, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

      Ha, of course there isn’t! I keep telling Pat we need to go start up a chain in the States — empty market!

  3. Leslie (Downtown Traveler) December 18, 2011 at 12:46 am #

    Malaysia seems like such a foodie hotspot! I follow several local bloggers– I Am the Witch, A Lil fat Monkey, Cumi and Ciki. Now I want to go and check out the cuisine for myself!

    • Brooke December 21, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

      You should! People are very passionate about Malaysian food 🙂

  4. Kieu ~ GQ trippin December 19, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    Woohoo! Great round-up and just in time. We’re heading to Malaysia early March and will be coming with empty stomachs. Lol. Thanks for making me hungry. =)

    • Brooke December 19, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

      Haha, sorry 🙂 You will love Malaysia, especially if you enjoy seafood. !

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