Malaysia is a real foodie paradise, especially as it's an interesting combination of different cultures: Malay, Chinese, Indian and that mix of Chinese and Malay that is known as Peranakan or Baba-Nyonya cuisine.
When we weren't sightseeing or exploring some aspect of history, or shopping, we were most definitely eating.
When he found out that I was headed to Malaysia, Holger Glaser, Director of Food & Beverage at the Makati Shangri-la, very kindly asked his friends at the Shangri-la resort in Penang and the Shangri-la hotel in Kuala Lumpur for dining suggestions.
I'm sharing their shortlist with Travelife Magazine blog readers so all the foodies reading this will benefit. By the way, Travelife Magazine is organizing a short and sweet weekend tour to Malaysia tentatively set for this November. If you've always wanted to see this lovely neighboring country just two hours away, this may be a good time. Stay tuned to this blog and Travelife's October-November issue for more details. Scroll down to see his recommendations.
WHAT TRAVELIFE ATE IN MALAYSIA
taken with our Blackberry camera
This was the best chicken rice I had on this trip.
It was at Fatty Loh Chicken Rice restaurant
in the outskirts of Penang.
It's a mixture of Chinese cooking styles
and Malay spices.
for a 10 am fix of chendol; but the shop owner
loaded us with spicy laksa and
a hodge-podge of vegetables and fruits
doused with Rojak sauce.
Shangri-la Makati's Holger Glaser recommends:
KUALA LUMPUR FOODIE PLACES
Nam Heong Hainanese Chicken Rice
Tel (603) 20785879
Saloma Theater Restaurant
Opposite the Renaissance Hotel
Chinese & Malay food
Madam Kwan Restaurant
PENANG FOODIE PLACES
Mama's Nyonya Cuisine
Penang Assam Laksa
at the Ayer Itam Kek Lok Si Market
End of the World
at Teluk Bahang
New World Park
at Penang's Hawker Food Court
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