Malaysia: A culinary tour

You've never really been to a country unless you've tried their local cuisine.  So everytime I go on a trip, FOOD is always the first order of business.

During our trip to Malaysia, we had a couple of hits and misses with the dishes we ordered.  Except for the Nasi Lemak, Malaysia doesn't seem to have a lot of cuisines they can really call their own.  Nevertheless, the Sister and I enjoyed trying out different stuff.

Nasi Lemak.

This dish is considered a national heritage in Kuala Lumpur.  Because of its versatilty, the dish is served even during breakfast.  That big red glob on the side of the plate is actually chili.  I find the Nasi Lemak best eaten by combining a slice of chicken meat with rice, chili, boiled egg, cucumber and dilis.  While the chicken actually just tastes like our very own kaldereta, the chili, and dilis makes it more flavorful.

Nak Muay

BLOGGER'S NOTE:  As of 2011, Nak Muay has already closed down.

I love discovering new places to eat at.  And it's a bonus if the dishes are delish but cheap.  A good example is this Thai restaurant that recently opened near our office--the Nak Muay.

The term nak muay refers to the practitioner of the sport muay thai, Thailand's national sport.

"Muay Thai is a hard martial art from Thailand.  It is similar to other Indochinese styles of kickboxing, namely pradal serey from Cambodia, tomoi from Malaysia, lethwei from Myanmar, and muay lao from Laos."

In my case, the only sport I'm good at is eating, hahaha (I wonder if they have an official term for that? :p).  Anyway, Nak Muay's ambience is far from the more popular Benjarong restaurant at the Dusit Thani hotel in Makati.  But their tasty and affordable dishes make up for the average resto interiors.

For dinner, my officemates and I ordered varying dishes.  But of course we couldn't do without Thailand's version of the Pinoy sinigang--the tom yam.

 Tom yam goong.  Php135, good for 2pax. 

Project 365

It's 365 days of Koryn and everything in between!

Yep.  You read it right, folks.  365 days.  But don't worry.  This project ain't gonna be all about me.

So what IS Project 365?

Well, the idea is you take one picture everyday of anything and everything around you.  Yeah, seems tedious but I realized, Joei is right.  It's an interesting way to remind yourself to slow down and breathe.  AND, if I can commit myself to this one for a year, who knows what other ventures I can commit to?

For this project, I'm housing my photos over at at 'coz FB and other networking sites do a lousy job of compressing photos.

You'll also see a slideshow of my photos on the widget box over there at right side of this blog.

SO.  Enough yada-yada.  For the launching of my project, do check out my first photo here.  Enjoy and watch out for 364 more days of shutterbuggin'!

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