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Malaysia: Food Porn

Warning! Don't read this post on an empty stomach. The risk is all yours.

I spent my first week of 2013 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. I didn't plan it actually, it was a last minute decision. I was in Singapore the previous week to accompany Dad doing some medical treatments in the hospital. We had one week to spend before our flight home to Indonesia so we chose to stay in Johor Bahru since it's just 30 minutes away from Singapore by car.

It's my first time visiting Johor Bahru, so I didn't really know where to go or what to eat. Luckily my hotel is very close to a food court which have abundant delicious food to choose from. The name is Cedar Point hawker centre. You can find almost everything there from satay, chicken rice, rojak and a lot more.

Besides Johor Bahru, I also went for a day tour to Melaka for sightseeing and tasting the food. These is some of them: 


Nasi Lemak
I had nasi lemak almost everyday for breakfast in the hotel. Nasi lemak is Malaysia's national dish. Basically the rice is cooked with coconut milk to make it tasty and fragrant. It's usually served with fried anchovy (ikan bilis), eggs, fried peanut and chili sauce (sambal).


Roasted Chicken & Rice Balls
I often eat hainanese chicken rice but it's my first time trying the rice balls. Actually the taste quite similar but the texture is sticky like glutinous rice. I tried this in Melaka, where you can find a lot of restaurant serves this menu


BBQ Chicken Wings
Super yummy BBQ chicken wings ! Found this in Cedar Point hawker centre and the name of the stall is Hong Kee. I often eat chicken wings in Singapore but I found this one way more tasty. I don't know what's their secret ingredients but it tastes savoury while the meat is juicy. The price is also very cheap compared to the one in Singapore


Fish Head Curry
This menu is influenced by Indian cuisine. The fish head is cooked with coconut milk and curry powder in a hot pot. Then it's added tofu, eggplant, potato, tomato and long beans. I ordered this from one stall in Cedar Point also. The taste is mild and delicious. I like it because it's not too oily and they put just the right amount of coconut milk. Great to accompany both rice or bread.


Grilled Fish
This grilled fish is different from what I usually eat in Indonesia. They use banana leaves to wrap the fish so it holds the sauce to marinate perfectly into the fish and the aroma is better too. They spread generous amount of sauce over the fish and served with raw shallots chili sauce


Malaysian Satay
I also found that Malaysian satay tastes different from Indonesian sate. The meat have a hint of sweet taste from ground coconut or coconut milk. The peanut for sauce is more coarse and the colour is lighter. I guess they don't mixed it with sweet soy sauce like the Indonesian do


Sugar Cane Juice with Lemon
There's no better drink for me to wash the food down. I love sugar cane juice with lemon so much that I had it like 3 times a day. So refreshing !


Sesame Balls
I like to nom sesame balls for snack. It's made from glutinous rice and you can choose the fillings like ground peanut, green beans paste or red beans paste.


Rojak with Crispy Grilled Sotong
ROJAK ! If you have read my post about Singapore food, I'm sure you knew how much I love rojak. The one that I found in Cedar Point is ever more delicious, I kept coming back to buy the whole week. They add crispy grilled sotong (dried squid) and the sauce tastes so yummy. Anyone in Johor Bahru, please send me this rojak now !


Portuguese Egg Tarts
Crispy and flaky pie crust. Warm sweet and creamy fillings. Melting on your taste buds. YUM !


Coffee Flavoured EggWaffle
Hong Kong style egg waffle is my all time favourite snack. But this one is even better because they mix the waffle batter with coffee powder. Then it's drizzled with coffee sauce on top.It made my taste buds dance in joy


Mamee
Addicted to this flavoured dried noodle since I was a kid. have you ever tried ?


Durian Puff & Ice Cream
I found this shop in Jonker street, Melaka. They sell amazingly delicious durian puff and durian ice cream. So heavenly !!!.......or not, if you are not a fan of durian like my sister :p


Wife Cake
Originally from Hong Kong, this is a traditional Cantonese pastry. The crust is flaky and thin and has almond paste, winter melon and sesame filling. Why is it called wife cake ? Here's the story



Ice Cendol
It's one of the most famous dessert in Malaysia. Ice cendol is green rice noodle with shaved ice then added coconut milk and palm sugar. Sometime it's a combo with cooked red beans

Well, with that amount of food I ate during my 1 week stay in Malaysia, I might have put on another 5 kgs. Note to self: please bring a bigger size pants for my next trip to Malaysia or get a liposuction now !

50 comments:

  1. u re unbelievable huahahaa

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    1. ketauan gembul ya, huahahaha......asli harus diet sekarang T.T

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  2. kak food fotografimu kereen. keep posting it

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    1. Makasih Kuzzz, hobbyku makan sih, hihihi :p

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  3. Coffee Flavoured EggWaffle-nya kayaknya enak tu.
    Pingin tahu cara buatnya?

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    1. enakkk banget ! kamu punya resepnya ga ? ajarin aku donk :p

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    1. Yes, the food is awesome there :D

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  5. Just had some great food in Malaysia too. Love it! We should go on a foodie tour together there one time!

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  6. *salivating*
    Deb! Please stop posting yummy Asian food, makes me wanna board the next flight back to SEA! I loveeee cendol but not so much the durian ice cream,definitely not a fan of durian! The waffle looks *gulp* deeelicious and nasi lemak too! :9

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    1. I'll post more about yummy Asian food. You have no choice but to board the first flight home, wakakaka :p
      Aggy cepetan pulang, ga sabar pengen wisata kuliner bareng nihhh :D

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    2. Be patient my dear! I'll be home soon then we can go wisata kuliner oohh yeaaah!

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  7. Aaaaaaa I'm starving right now. Wish I could have some BBQ Chicken Wings ;-((((((. The food looks lovely!

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    1. right now, I would do anything to get those BBQ chicken wings. Too delicious !

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  8. Ohh tidak...salah baca ini pagi-pagi. Jadi lapar mendadak kepingin Nasi Lemak ;p

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    1. Nasi lemak emang yummyyyy, hihihi :p

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  9. OMG gilaaaaaaaaaaaaakk blog ini benar-benar racuuuuuuunnnnnn, jadi ngiler kan, duhhh...
    ngomongin kuliner di Malaysia, Penang adalah juaranya :)

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    1. Terima kasih udah mampir ke blog beracun ini, wakakakka :D
      Iyaaaa, belum sempat ke Penang nih.Padahal dengar2 disana surga makanan enak ya ? pengeennnnn.....

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  10. By tomorrow, I will go to Malaysia, where can I find a good resto then? :) will be in Melaka for 2 days, Genting Highlands and KL (again) :) .... by the way... have you go to Chin Swee Temple in your last visit to Malay, Deb?

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    1. Kemaren cuma di Johor aja seminggu, trus day tour ke Melaka. Aku di Melaka nyobain resto Famosa Chicken Rice Ball, trus ke Jonker street banyak tuh toko2 kecil yang jual makanan khas. Sus durian & ice cream durian enak banget ! Jarang sih aku makan di resto2 gitu kalo travelling. Lebih suka nyobain macam2 street food, hehehe :p

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  11. terpental ke blog ini lewat naked-traveler.. sebuah kesalahan besar baca posting ini karena i'm really starving now!! *nguyel-nguyel perut

    ps: nice shots

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    1. Makasih yaaa udah terpental ke blog ini & maaf udah menimbulkan ketidaknyamanan di perut anda, hihihi :p

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  12. Hello,
    numpang tanya
    coffee flavored egg wafflenya beli dimana ya? nama restonya apa?
    next week mau ke Melaka dan Penang.
    Tks

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    1. Egg waffle-nya aku beli di KSL mall, Johor Bahru. Bukan restaurant sih, cuma stall gitu aja di lantai 2 :)

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  13. duuh nasi lemaknya, itu kalo di Indo jadi nasi rames ya ? btw kira kira kenapa namanya nasi lemak ya..

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    1. Dikasih nama nasi lemak soalnya berasnya dimasak ama santan. Rasanya sih hampir sama kayak nasi Uduk di Indonesia :D

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  14. What an interesting selection of food! Something for everyone there.xxxxx

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    1. Yes, the food is amazing there :D

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  15. mirip-mirip ama makanan Indonesia. pernah makan nasi lemak di kawasan Petaling, rasanya berantakan! lebih enak nasi padang! =))

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    1. iyah, banyak masakan sana yang mirip kayak Indo. Sate juga aku lebih suka versi Indo lahhh :D

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  16. sempet ke Johor Bahru bbrp tahun yang lalu, tapi ga sempet nyobain makanan ini itu.. :(
    agreed with one of the comment above.. foto2 nya bagus.. :D

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    1. Terima kasih yaaa.....aku ini hobby makan soalnya. Jadi kalo jalan2 paling suka coba makanan2 baru gitu, hehehe :p

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  17. Huahaha naik 5kg? hanjriiiit!
    Di Johor Baru ada Lego land bukan?

    Aku kurang cocok nasi lemak, bumbunya terlalu menurutku :D

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    1. huaaaa....aku nih suka makan dan gampang gendut. Ironis, hikzzz T.T
      Kemaren ga ke Legoland sih, soalnya banyak yang bilang masih kurang bagus. Ntar kurang lengkap atau apa gitu karena baru buka

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  18. maaak enak banget makanan2nya. tapi bener deh, singapura-malaysia itu surga buat kulineran ya mbaak. jadi pengen kesanaa :))

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    1. iyah surga buat kulineran tapi neraka buat yang gampang gendut kayak aku, wakakaka

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  19. Untung ngeliat ini sebelum makan siang ... ;)))

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    1. Biar kenyang duluan sebelum makan ? hihihi :p

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  20. yaayyy :) jajanan di jonker street emang banyak banget yah kak deb, sampe pusing sendiri mau makan yang mana duluan. Snack yang paling aku suka egg ice cream, abisnya bentuknya lucu. and because i'm not a fan of durian just like your sister, it made me dizzy when i found a lot of durian dishes there. ahhahahaha

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    1. wahhh, aku ga sempat cobain tuh egg ice cream. Enak ya ? Aku suka durian tapi makan dikit aja, soalnya sering sakit kepala kalo makan durian :p

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  21. What the meaning of food porn???

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    1. for me it means the food are vulgarly delicious. Too yummy :)

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  22. Oh this is making me so hungry!!

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  23. I love Mamee! It's so hard to find these days.

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    1. samaaaa! di Malang ada yg jual tuh, mau aku kirimin? :D

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  24. Malem2 liat postingan ini,, Jadi ngiler deh Mbak Debbie..Pengen kyk Mbak Debbie
    Travel mulu..Jadi iri....hehehehe

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    1. daripada iri, yukkk, mulai travelling juga :)

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