Forget crowded, backpacker overrun Thailand, Malaysia has the tropical climate, cheap prices, and food that scream "holiday getaway". Penang in particular is one of the more touristy parts of Malaysia. Here are some of the things you can do if you were to take a trip to Penang.
Earlier this year, I was a Malaysia Kitchen Blogger Ambassador. This is my round-up of posts from the experience, plus a little bit extra here and there. If you have no idea what Malaysian food is like, do click on!
Under normal circumstances, I do not publish guest posts on Brooke vs. the World, but I guess all rules are meant to be broken. My boyfriend (the laksa expert) and I have been partaking in many Malaysian meals around Sydney together as part of Malaysia Kitchen, and so it seemed suiting to let him educate my readers on his favorite dish: laksa!
Like with many cultures, Malaysian food is a melting pot of influences. There is straight up Malaysian food, Chinese Malaysian food (that which my boyfriend says is the best, but he's biased coming from Chinese Malay heritage) and Indian Malaysian food. Last night, Pat and I were literally searching the menu for the Malaysian dishes as it seemed our restaurant choice was primarily Indian focused.
As a little bit of a celebration after a week away in Queensland, Pat and I took it upon ourselves to participate in some more Malaysia Kitchen fun. We chose a little restaurant over in Concord (near Ryde) called Jackie M Malaysian Cuisine.
My first real introduction with Malaysian food in Sydney occurred at Mamak a while back, and it has become a place I love to hit up for some reliable and tasty Malaysian to this day.
As part of the Malaysia Kitchen Blogger Ambassador program, Pat and I hit up Mamak last night before going out… Read more
Malaysian food is quickly becoming one of the hottest types of food around the Sydney area particularly because of its unique mix of spices and colors. It is food that you can eat with your eyes just as much with your mouth.
I was chosen as a Malaysia Kitchen Blogger Ambassador here in Sydney… Read more
We arrived back in Sydney after an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur, which of course we got little to no sleep on. So, for the rest of the day we all walked around in a zombie state just waiting for night to roll around so we could try to get back on a normal… Read more
Only a full day has passed for us in Penang, and I’m already feeling spoiled by how far the value of our money will take us in this country. Although alcohol is still almost as expensive as back in Australia, the rest of this country is uber cheap. I’m talking all-you-can-eat buffets with seafood and… Read more
Yay! Finally, after months of talking about it, we’re going to Malaysia tomorrow! Pat and I are finishing up our packing, and I can tell we are very different in that regard. I threw a bunch of stuff in my bag, while Pat concocted and printed out a packing list. To be honest, I don’t feel… Read more
I’m never really one to count calories when trying to control my weight. Instead, I’d rather hit up a bit more exercise to counteract the bad that I often put in my body, especially when I travel, but as of lately, I’ve gotten into a slump. With working from home and recent ankle/foot issues, I’ve… Read more
Day 97: Purple Sweet Potato Dessert. I'm Adventurous.
This question was asked last night by one of Pat’s family members, and I know it is a valid one.
It was Patrick’s brother’s birthday, so we met the family out at a Chinese restaurant for one of those communal meals that I loathe simply because they are too communal and because… Read more