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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Town House Chicken Rice @ Alor Setar

Alor Setar, a place I rarely venture into, a place which does not appear in most food blog location list, and here I am, wandering here while waiting for the even at Holiday Villa to start, with an empty stomach and growling badly. Without knowing what to eat, or what to expect, I saw that this coffee shop have the most customers, and so I went it, follow the others.

20100723 Town House Chicken Rice @ Alor Setar-4

It seems that the chicken rice here is famous, as there are people queuing it up for take away orders, so yea, I will just eat it.

20100723 Town House Chicken Rice @ Alor Setar

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T Hotel @ Alor Setar

Just another food blog reviewing a hotel eh? Well, this is also a travel blog ma, so I decide that in the future, I will review some of the hotels I stay when I travel around, either in Malaysia or outside. Hope this will help a bit to my dear dear readers who love to travel eh?

It was my 1 day trip to Alor Setar, and without having any idea where to stay, I just drive around and saw T Hotel. From the looks and the lobby, the hotel seems quite nice and clean.

Walk in and ask, RM80 for their normal room with a Queen Size bed. Seems that the price and cleanliness all suits my need, hence I pay and check in.

2010.06.05 T Hotel @ Alor Setar-4

Security wise it seems OK as you need to use the card to swipe before you can enter the room area. While for the room, normal key is given.

And yeap, the room is with real simple design, but clean.

2010.06.05 T Hotel @ Alor Setar-1

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Zakaria Laksa Teluk Kechai @ Alor Setar

Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah, is very very famous of it’s laksa. No, not the Asam Laksa you find it Penang, but rather a variant of it, known as Laksa Kedah.

The most famous Kedah Laksa is Laksa Teluk Kechai, and Zakaria Laksa is the best according to many people.

2010.06.05 T Zakaria Laksa Teluk Kechai @ Alor Setar-5

According to what I understand, Kedah Laksa is supposed to be very similar to Asam Laksa in Penang, and the only difference is the garnishing used.

2010.06.05 T Zakaria Laksa Teluk Kechai @ Alor Setar-1

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Dai Guan Nga Laksa @ Alor Setar

Ahh, Alor Setar, the capital of my hometown state, Kedah Darul Aman. However, I rarely visit there. Each time I was in Alor Setar is either I am going to Kuala Kedah (to go to Langkawi) or I was there to visit some temple. Besides, although she gets her city status on year 2003, I still find that my hometown – Sungai Petani is way more developed then her. Yes, Sungai Petani don’t have a port, neither sea nor air, but still, I am sure most people will wonder why such underdeveloped place is a city.

Anyway, my recent trip to Alor Setar had lead me to taste some really shitty laksa. It’s the famous Dai Guan Nga Laksa by Lebuhraya Sultan Abdul Halim. According to the person who bring me there, she says that this laksa is the one that once extremely famous until there are rumors saying that they put tissue inside the laksa soup so that it looks like the laksa is full with fish. I am not sure how true is this, but I am sure that most people will surely taste the difference of fish and tissue eh, and wonder why there’s so many people fall on it.

2010.03.13 Laksa @ Alor Star-10

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