|Pick'n'mix lunch - Rice, okra, beans, aubergine, |
spicy green mango salad and beef rendang. Delicious.
|Soupy noodles with prawns in a soy based sauce.|
|Fantastic, mega cheap street noddles called |
Mee Goreng (meaning fried noodles)
I love the chillies they have in Malaysia. They're
pickled but crunchy and add a great tang to
most dishes - I went a bit nuts and ate so many!
|Weird and unwonderful drink called Cendol.|
Very popular in SE Asia, made from coconut
milk and all sorts of weird jellyish extras.
|The wonderful lunch bought for us by our |
wonderful hitch-hosters. Delicious eggy tofu and
a plate of various mushrooms...
|Sweetish/sourish pork and a vegetable that |
is apparently only available in Malaysia, as it
dies before it can be transported anywhere.
We can't find anything online to back this up,
but have heard it from several people.
|Claypot chicken. This had a lovely, earthy, tea-like flavour |
and the small portion was enough for 2 people - brill.
|Laksa take 2 - this time, not assam, and not as bad.|
However, Dave still didn't like it and blamed the mint leaves.
|Chicken Satay - just like the best satay|
you've ever had at home. We were expecting
it to be different to what we know, but
it was just an wonderfully improved version.
|Wantan Mee - noodles in soy sauce, with pork, spinach and|
crispy fried wantans - a fantastic noodle dish, especially
once we added those lovely chillies!
|Prawn fritter with shredded cucumber and onion, |
served with a sticky, spicy sauce.
Dave assures me it was great.
|Kuay Teow - flat rice noodles, stir fried with egg,|
onions, bean sprouts and prawns.
Dave raved about this for hours after
he had licked the plate clean.
|Nyonya chicken curry. A deliciously coconutty, spicy sauce |
with juicy chicken pieces. Served with rice, an egg and a
very typical Malaysian side of nuts and dried anchovies.
|Otak-otak - fish cake grilled in a banana leaf. I saw a little|
boy wolf this down with a look of delight in his eyes,
and Dave confirmed it was delicious.
|Mint-choc-chip ice cream in an egg cup.|
|A special kind of satay. We chose sticks of|
beef, chicken, prawn, liver, quails eggs and
some unidentified fishy slices...
|And boiled them all together in this wonderful, spicy, rich, |
nutty satay sauce. A Melaka speciality that was amazeballs.
|Noodles with cockles!|
And now for some long-awaited INDIAN FOOD!
|INDIAN FOOD! It had been so long since we had|
a decent Indian and this tandoori chicken with daal,
chicken masala and naan did not disappoint.
|Banana leaf meal |
The best thing to get from an Indian restaurant.
Heaps of rice, served with daal, sauce, and 5 or 6 other
veggie and meat dishes. Great value and never a bad choice.
|Tandoori chicken set with chana masala - |
what more could a girl ask for?
|Another banana leaf meal - looks amazing, and tasted it too!|
|Jalebi! Words cannot describe how I felt when I took my|
first bite of this wonderfully sticky, sweet memory.
The guy in the shop must have thought I was a loon!
|Roti Telur, which is a kind of Indian bread with egg.|
Served with daal, it makes a perfect breakfast meal
and costs 50p, at most!
|Another variation on the roti. It was rolled and |
stuffed with a mildly spiced potato and carrot
mixture - so cheap, and so good!