Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Some local food...


One of the characteristics of roti canai is that it can be eaten with the hands, without the need for utensils. This makes it a convenient dish to consume, while being filling. This characteristic makes it a dish of choice as breakfast or as late night supper.

Traditionally, it is served with dal or 'dhal' (lentil) curry, which in North India is prepared with chana dal. It can sometimes be taken with sugar or condensed milk. More recently, various improvements on plain roti have been devised to suit Malaysians. Generally the newer forms of roti canai are denoted by using a prefix of roti attached to the additional ingredient used.



Nasi Lemak is widely eaten in Malaysia, even as a dish served in Malaysian schools. Nasi lemak is a breakfast dish, sold early in the morning at roadside stalls in Malaysia, where it is often sold packed in newspaper, brown paper or banana leaf. However, there are restaurants which serve it on a plate as noon or evening meals, making it possible for the dish to be treated as a delicacy. Nasi lemak panas which means hot nasi lemak is another name given to nasi lemak served with hot cooked rice.




A yellow noodle is fried using specially prepared thick gravy of sweet potatoes and fresh tomatoes.And the taste is further enhanced with the addition of fried bean curd, boiled potatoes and cuttlefish.The aroma is intoxicating awesome!








This popular Spicy rice noodle is not to be miss when you are in Penang. A hot and sour fish based gravy is topped with a variety of aromatic fresh herbs like Torch ginger flower ( bunga kantan), polygonum (chian hong) and gravy is cooked with lots of lemon grass.Lettuce, cucumber, pineapple and chillies adds to this colorful dish.







Flat Rice Noodle stir fired in high heat is Penang Char Koay Teow. It is an art to see them frying the noodle with bean sprouts, egg, prawns, Chinese sausage, cockles and chilli. A special request popular Penang specialty can cost you RM5 a plate if there is crab meat or "extras". I love mine with chives. It smells extra good when it is served on a banana leaf.









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