Asian food, with its specific taste, is the favorite of many and can be found in every corner of the world. Thai food, for example, is considered quite exotic with chili and tamarind in most of its dishes.
Indeed the Thais have been quite successful in boosting the popularity of their rich cuisine across the world. Here in
The most well-known Thai dish is tom yam soup, which contains more chili and tamarind than the local sayur asam or tamarind soup. The tartness is more due to the lemon juice added to it. Other ingredients in the soup are lemongrass or citronella and coriander leaves. Besides chicken tom yam there are also tom yam gong (with prawns), tom yam pla (fish), tom yam palay (seafood such as squid, shrimp and snapper) and tom yam palai thong (fish head).
Of course, tom yam is not the only popular Thai food. Thai food also blends ingredients and spices from a number of countries, including
You will be delightfully surprised when you explore most streets in
Some restaurants provide entertainment, for example Baan Thai, Piman Thai Theater and Season, which are located on
If you prefer milder food, then go for the milder and safer taste of Malaysian food. Nasi lemak (rice cooked in coconut sauce), roti canai (Indian bread), laksa (rice balls in delicious coconut sauce with shreds of chicken, prawns and meat) are some of the popular dishes here. In fact, Malaysian food is not that different from its Indonesian counterpart, and rice is the staple of the people in both countries.
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Malay dishes are characterized by the coconut sauce and rather bold spices. However, Malay food tastes slightly different in each part of the country. Nyonya dishes, which are a mixture of Malay and Chinese flavor, have a combination of sweet, sour and spicy. Otak-otak (grilled fish with rice wrapped in leaves) and tim bebek (steamed duck) are examples of two popular Nyonya dishes.
Nasi lemak, served with vegetables and fish, can be found in almost every corner of the country, while the price is not too high at RM 15 (about Rp 37,500). If you desire more Malaysian food you can find it in
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