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Finally, I was able to taste Laksa, one of the famous soup dishes in Penang, Malaysia when we got to visit the city.

According to the Wikipedia,

Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup from the Peranakan culture, which is a merger of Chineseand Malay elements found in Malaysia and Singapore, and to a lesser extent Indonesia.  It is said to have won an award as one of the top 10 dishes in the world.

Ok, sorry my photos does not give justice to this tasty Malaysian pride.  It is actually so yummy!  It has green mangoes which is responsible for the pungent taste, pineapple which makes it sweet and the curry that just makes the Laksa different from any other noodle soup that I have tasted.


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Nasi Lemak

I have always heard about Penang, Malaysia to be a food haven.  So I was so excited to finally set foot on this small but apparently famous city!  Our host has been so generous about letting us try their specialties.

This is Nasi Lemak, Malaysia’s Number 1 breakfast– our host bragged.  It’s rice, boiled egg with dried fish (the small ones which we also have in our home country)– but the secret ingredient there that made the difference is the sauce that is a bit spicy, sweet and salty.

Malaysians love buy food for take out, so this is wrapped with a plastic food wrap, and then with an old newspaper.  This is really a winner.  I loved every bite of it!

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