Savouring Malaysia

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An Instagram Food Tour of Malaysia

by Rosemarie John August 13, 2014

This trip back home to Malaysia has been about food and only food. I have been on a mission to eat as many dishes as I can and document it. Malaysia, my home country is a melting pot of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds making it an amazing destination to satisfy a curious palate. Cuisines vary from Chinese to Indian, […]

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Kampong Sucimurni – Glimpsing Malay Culture

by Joseph Ellis February 24, 2014

One evening during our stay at Tanjong Jara Resort, we strolled into a cultural gathering.  Actually our noses led us there.  There was an aroma of something cooking by the beach and sounds of laughter and gaiety in the air. So away we went to investigate the source of merriment and behold what an enjoyable evening it turned out to […]

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Attending a Cooking Class at Tanjong Jara Resort

by Rosemarie John February 17, 2014

As Tanjong Jara Resort is a sanctuary steeped in age-old Malay traditions accompanied with architecture that reflect the elegance and grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces, it is no surprise that I kept smelling fresh chillies being pounded and ground in preparations for either the days’ fresh chilli paste used in cooking or as a meal’s accompanying dip called sambal. […]

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Experiencing a Pasar Malam in Terengganu

by Joseph Ellis February 15, 2014

We found ourselves in a riot of colours.  Lined across both sides of a street in Dungun some 20 minutes away by car from Tanjong Jara Resort is a long lane where street vendors gather to proudly display their wares. Tiny little shops neatly arranged selling colourful items for daily personal and household use. We stood for a moment in […]

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Going Local – Malaysian Curry Mee

by Rosemarie John February 26, 2012

Uniquely Malaysian, the Curry Mee is a dish made out of yellow egg noodles and a spicy coconut curry that is topped off with loads of bean curd, shredded pork and seafood. Found mostly in every Chinese coffee shop around the corner, the quality and quantity of ingredients can somewhat vary. For the best bowl of Curry Mee topped of […]

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Coffee & Toast Malaysian Style – Where to Have It?

by Rosemarie John October 19, 2011

By Rosemarie John– Well known as a kick-start to the day ahead, a cup of hot piping frothy goodness tastes different in every country. Discovered by an Ethiopian Goatherd, roasted and brewed in Arabia and spread across Europe, Asia and the Americas, coffee has become a staple need in everyday households. Though much of coffee in Asia is cultivated on […]

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Great Taste Dim Sum in Selangor, Malaysia

by Rosemarie John October 11, 2011

Tucked away in the corner of an over-crowded and ever growing residential area of USJ in Selangor, is a delectable Dim Sum restaurant that offers some of the best bite-sized portions of pork, chicken and more. Not as famous as it should be, Great Taste Hong Kong Dim Sum truly lives up to its name. Offering a variety of dishes […]

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When in Malaysia – Have Hainanese Chicken Rice

by Rosemarie John June 10, 2011

The food ownership debate between Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand on which city Hainanese Chicken Rice originated from initially has gone on forever. Being least of my concerns, I am just thankful that Chinese Immigrants who migrated to these lands brought along with them, their rich heritage and amazing food culture for us all to savour centuries later. So, here I […]

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