Day 139: Choosing my level of gula melaka sweetness
The best cendol I had during my entire trip in Malaysia was at a food court restaurant where I was given the gula melaka in a separate container to simply choose my desired level of cendol sweetness. There was no stopping halfway because I simply couldn’t stomach anymore sweet sugar flavor.… Read more
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, sometimes a good cup in the morning of fresh, rich coffee is all you want. It adds pep to your step, increases energy and helps to open eyes to the world around you. Or, at least it does this all to me.
Coffee is … Read more
Coconut juice on it’s own is tasty and healthy. Cold coconut juice on a hot day in Malaysia is almost worth its weight in gold.
Pat and I had a lovely, chilled coconut back in Seremban, and ever since then we’ve had coconut on the brain. When the sun is blazing hot, we can think of… Read more
For not really arriving in Malacca (Melaka) until about two in the afternoon, we sure did manage to smash out quite a bit of it during the rest of the day. I’m talking monorail, river cruise, hotel check-in, crocodile park, an afternoon coffee, Jonker Street walk, chicken rice dinner, cendol dessert, and a luxurious… Read more
Sunday night was our last evening in Seremban (so it wasn’t quite a week like I had thought it was going to be), so of course, we had a huge family meal.
It was from a Chinese restaurant, one of Grandma Choy’s favorites, and we had 3 giant tables of people there to partake in the… Read more
There have been a few times now that we have been served food that is perfectly wrapped in a banana leaf envelope, so surprisingly that none of the contents spilled out. It seems like such a novelty, but more than that, it seems like eco-friendly and cheap packaging. Way to go Malaysia! I have… Read more
We’ll be in Kuala Lumpur for the last day or so of this trip, which isn’t very much time at all, and since there isn’t much to do attraction-wise in Seremban, Pat, his brother and I all took a day trip to KL for a little bit of adventure.
It takes just over… Read more
Day 132: A&W is a popular Malaysian fast food chain.
When you’re hungry in a rush, there’s nothing quite like some fast food to get you going again. I am an absolute sucker for McDonald’s (I’m not afraid to admit this), but the Malaysians have opened my eyes to something new.
One of my favorite Malaysian specialties is the chicken … Read more
The Tropical Spice Garden in Penang is by far one of the best places in the city. It is there that you are transported to a tranquil tropical garden that is laced with the scent of the spices growing within. Not only that, but the information about the plants was… Read more
On the way to Penang Hill, we were told by our taxi driver it was “one of Penang’s most attraction places”. I love how most Malaysians speak English. It may be a bit on the incorrect side at times, but it sure does make getting around a whole lot more enjoyable.… Read more
Finding time to write and post while out on the road is really difficult. Even with Internet in the hotel, I still find it a chore. When I am in the room, I may not be in a state where I can focus or just have enough time to sit down. I apologize for the quality… 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