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6246 days in Malaysia and counting

4 May

Anyong!
So it has been a little while since I have blogged. So many things have happened during the past few months. I have been making plans to finally leave Malaysia by end of this year. Yes it is a big decision. And where is my next destination to? Sydney, Australia of course, the city that has captured my heart with its fascinating scenery, cosy cafes and a relaxing culture. So after my December 2012 trip, I had made another trip down in February and my heart had already set foot and never turned back. Being back in Malaysia feel like a vessel that has lost its soul. WAIT. I take that back. Malaysia does have many things that I love except for that massive tension between different races that splits the nation.

Food.

What I love most about Malaysia is the food.
When it comes to food.
I would have to say I go ALL out.

Roti empat segi. Empat segi means 4 corners in Malay. It is the same as roti canai, but I usually order this at any mamak (chilled out malaysian restaurant) because God knows when they had prepared the roti canai, kept it and just heated it up to serve you.

Roti empat segi. Empat segi means 4 corners in Malay. It is the same as roti canai, but I usually order this at any mamak (chilled out malaysian restaurant) because God knows when they had prepared the roti canai, kept it and just heated it up to serve you.

Mango dragonfruit juice from Asia Cafe, SS15, Subang Jaya. This is sooo refreshing. Every time I drink it, I get amazed at how good it is!

Mango dragonfruit juice from Asia Cafe, SS15, Subang Jaya. This is sooo refreshing. Every time I drink it, I get amazed at how good it is!

Mee Raja from Murni's, SS2. This place is not exactly very hygienic but the food here is so good! Even if you're full and you go there to eat at like.. 2am, it still tastes so good!

Mee Raja from Murni’s, SS2. This place is not exactly very hygienic but the food here is so good! Even if you’re full and you go there to eat at like.. 2am, it still tastes so good!

Noodles with Char Siew and Wanton from Uncle Seng, SS15, Subang Jaya. You should request this with onion oil. It tastes a little bit like the Korean black noodles called Jjajangmyun, which is my fav food!

Noodles with Char Siew and Wanton from Uncle Seng, SS15, Subang Jaya. You should request this with “onion oil”. It tastes a little bit like the Korean black noodles called Jjajangmyun, which is my fav food!

Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng from Village Park, Damansara Utama. Gosh this is awesome. This is by far one of the best chickens I have ever tried!

Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng from Village Park, Damansara Utama. Gosh this is awesome. This is by far one of the best chickens I have ever tried!

Chicken Wings from Wong Ah Wah, Jalan Alor. I have been going here since 1996, and I remember at that time they occupied one shoplot and there were no air con rooms like they have now, but still, it was packed then. Not only are the chicken wings good, if you add the chilli sauce that comes along with it to the fried rice, it's just mmmmmmmmm. The kam heong la la, kang kong belachan, deep fried squid, buttered prawn along with some sour plum lime juice here are good too.

Chicken Wings from Wong Ah Wah, Jalan Alor. I have been going here since 1996, and I remember at that time they occupied one shoplot and there were no air con rooms like they have now, but still, it was packed then. Not only are the chicken wings good, if you add the chilli sauce that comes along with it to the fried rice, it’s just mmmmmmmmm. The kam heong la la, kang kong belachan, deep fried squid, buttered prawn along with some sour plum lime juice here are good too.

Sang Har Mein, from Restoran Green View, The portion is humongous. Used to come here with my whole family when I was a little kid and I was like wooah when I saw those big prawns!

Sang Har Mein, from Restoran Green View, The portion is humongous. Used to come here with my whole family when I was a little kid and I was like wooah when I saw those big prawns!

Hokkien Mee from Restoran Ahwa, Jalan 222. Best best best ever hokkien mee that I have ever tried. Looks oily, is in actual fact only, but not jelak (Malay term used to describe that feeling you get when you eat rich and creamy food). I don't need any chilli padi or kimchi to finish to dish off!

Hokkien Mee from Restoran Ahwa, Jalan 222. Best best best ever hokkien mee that I have ever tried. Looks oily, is in actual fact only, but not jelak (Malay term used to describe that feeling you get when you eat rich and creamy food). I don’t need any chilli padi or kimchi to finish to dish off!

Char Siew and Siew Yoke from Restoran Golden Spring, Kota Kemuning. Never ever tasted anything like it before. The sauce with the rice that is given together with the char siew is just... awesome!

Char Siew and Siew Yoke from Restoran Golden Spring, Kota Kemuning. Never ever tasted anything like it before. The sauce with the rice that is given together with the char siew is just… awesome!

Mango Loh in front and Honey Dew Loh behind, from KTZ, SS2.  Don't  opt to choose the other Lohs because Mango Loh is much much better!"

Mango Loh in front and Honey Dew Loh behind, from KTZ, SS2. Don’t opt to choose the other Lohs because Mango Loh is much much better!”

Tamago mentai sushi from Sushi zanmai. All the other sushis are 'okay' but the egg with the sauce on top sprayed with a blowtorch is the best here.

Tamago mentai sushi from Sushi zanmai. All the other sushis are ‘okay’ but the egg with the sauce on top sprayed with a blowtorch is the best here.

Chicken Carbonara Fettucine from Chauteau de Caffeinees, Jalan Kamung Pandan. Funky tasting carbonora but gooood!

Chicken Carbonara Fettucine from Chauteau de Caffeinees, Jalan Kamung Pandan. Funky tasting carbonora but gooood!

  • Fresh gardenia bread toast along with the Fatty Crab (from Taman Megah) Chilli Crab sauce at the side
  • Bak kut teh from Kee Hiong, Klang. The soup here is THICK and NICE.
  • Dominos pizza’s classified chicken new york crust (I can finish one extra large pizza of this!)
  • Banana leaf rice from nirwana bangsar telawi
  • Super rings (love it even though i know its super unhealthy)
  • Satay, dim sum, chicken rice ball, kuay talam
  • Char kuay teow from Penang and Penang’s cendol the stall on the right! (I am sure most Malaysians will know where)
  • Mamak food: Indomee, Nasi Goreng, Tosai, Teh-o-ais limau, Roti bakar
  • Fruits: Durian, Mango, Mangosteen, SOURSOP!!

And the list goes on.

Soooo it has been 17 years and 1 month plus into being in Malaysia. I have to say Kuala Lumpur is more like my hometown rather than Seoul. All the lahs and aiyas and ffk ing (for those of you who don’t know, this is not f***ing, it is a Cantonese a term called fong fei kei which means if someone makes an appointment, and they don’t show up) is part of my routine life. Surprising I can switch on and off my slang depending on whoever I meet. So what accent do I have? Well I have lived in England too when I was young, so its neither Konglish (Korean English), Malaysian English, nor is it British English; it is a conglomeration of accents.

All those kidnapping and robbery incidents? It is happening everywhere. I am sure it been happening for a long time and it feels like crime rates are increasing just because we are now more aware of it due to social media.

I only have a few more months here and now only am I realizing how grateful I am to have lived in such a beautiful country with. Maybe I have been taking it for granted. I should start appreciating more until the day I go. Because who knows, maybe I will have an opportunity to come back here again,

Maybe I might regret not eating all that Durian I could eaten have when I could. πŸ™‚
So Imma eat all the food I want from now on!!!

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