Nasi Kandar Md. Ibrahim @ Alor Setar

A day before I am off to China for a week, I know I will surely miss curry when I am there, hence the urge to have a good place of awesome Nasi Kandar before I depart from Malaysia is a must.

Hence, I travel all the way down to Alor Setar to the best Nasi Kandar I had tried up till today, Nasi Kandar Md. Ibrahim.

2012.06.16 Nasi Royale @ Alor Setar

This is truly a 1Malaysia stall, unlike the BS you heard and read in newspaper everyday.

This small coffee shop are run by Chinese in a traditional Chinese Coffee shop setting, while the Nasi Kandar stall are run by Indian Muslims, or better known as Mamak. You can always find all races dining here happily, proved that we Malaysians, although we do have our different believes and culture, we can live together in a harmonious way.

We don’t need all those marketing campaign and 1Malaysia logo all around to tell us what 1Malaysia are, all the time we are already able to do so.

2012.06.16 Nasi Royale @ Alor Setar

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Nasi Kandar Tomato @ Langkawi

Most of the sea activities at Langkawi, which include the Island Hoping, Mangrove tour and Pulau Payar starts at 9AM. Hence, since we are staying at Kuah, we have to wake up early to reach the met up point by 9AM.

Hence, LY woke up at around 6.15AM, while me? I can’t get a good sleep, maybe too excited? I am awake since 3AM++ and playing games in the room LOL.

Anyway, we checked out our hotel at 7.15AM, arriving Cenang beach at 7.45AM or so, only to noticed that most shop, even those that are selling breakfast are still closed! I decided to wait until 8AM and see what happens, only noticed that most of them are still closed…….

Hence, instead of buying packets of Nasi Lemak by the road side, without much choice, we head to Nasi Kandar Tomato for our breakfast.

Although it’s early, but several dishes are already ready. Too bad, it doesn’t taste good. 4.5/10

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The Tandori Ayam is just average. 5.5/10

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GEM Indian Restaurant @ Penang

GEM restaurant – House of fine Indian cuisine as they claimed, located within the core zone of the Unesco World Heritage Site in Penang – Bishop Street. The environment is beautifully design, with painting and cravings from India.

2010.04.22 GEM Indian Restaurant @ Penang-2

The design of the cup is very special, and it’s quite heavy too for a cup.

2010.04.22 GEM Indian Restaurant @ Penang-1

Nandu Rasam @ RM7.90 is certainly an interesting dish. The soup was boiled with the crab together, giving it a very interesting flavor. Besides, although the pepper taste might be a bit overwhelming, but it still taste very nice as the spices used to cook the soup is just wonderful. The crab is very fresh too (although small) but you can enjoy it while waiting for your main dish to come. 7.9/10

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Mee Thajudeen @ Sungai Petani

Mee Thajudeen, definitely 1 of the most famous food in Sungai Petani. However, 1 might ask, what is Mee Thajudeen? Well, I don’t know LOL. I only refer it to as railway station mee goreng and Pasembor.

Both the mee goreng and Pasembor are known as the best here in Sungai Petani, and yes, they never disappoints me whenever I came.

The Pasembor, also known as Rojak (no not the Penang version of Rojak which uses fruits), but instead uses vegetables, potato, beancurd, prawn fritters and egg. It’s mainly down to the gravy that define a good plate of Pasembor. The gravy here is abit sweet though, and it’s blend really well with all the ingredients 7.0/10

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The mee goreng is good too. You can enhance the taste by adding a bit of lime, ask them to increase the spiciness and it will be really awesome. 7.1/10
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Passions of Kerala @ Penang

Banana leaf rice is a traditional vegetarian dish of Southern India. It is usually served with rice on a piece of banana leaf, with few vegetables and curry on top. According to Wikipedia, the banana leaf is used as the coating on the banana leaf released by the hot rice will help in digestion.

The banana leaf rice set itself is usually cheap, as example, here at Passion of Kerala, it only cost RM5.50 for the White Rice Set, and RM6 for the Tomato Rice Set. Bear in mind that the rice is unlimited, same goes to the curry and the side dish for it. However, I don’t find the Tomato rice is nice as it seems besides the color, it taste the same as normal rice. Besides, the rice is also too sticky to my liking. One should also use hand to eat (instead of using fork and spoon like me) to enjoy it more, as finger licking is always good. 6.7/10

2010.03.07 Passions of Kerala @ Penang-2

The curry fish @ RM4.50 is served in a small claypot. The curry taste good, and the fish is good enough for 3 of us too. 7.0/10

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Joez Coconut Jelly @ Penang

Coconut jelly is already something quite special and rare, but Joez coconut serve something even more special as the jelly is inside the coconut itself!

I will pick this over any other normal coconut stall that sell fresh coconut water as it was served cold. Besides, this type of coconut is usually sweeter than those big green coconut, hence it make this coconut jelly way more refreshing than the normal one.

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Restaurant Karaikudi @ Penang

I accidentally came across to know this restaurant when I am randomly surfing the net, and saw Penangtuapui blog about it. So here am I, at Penang’s small little Indian town, finding Restaurant Karaikudi.I actually found the shop kitchen first before found the main entrance though.

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