Yet more things we’ve eaten. As a blanket statement, the food is is excellent, so all of this either tastes as good as or better than it looks. Some of the Indian or Thai or Chinese dishes are things we also used to eat at home, too.
Nasi Lemak and Kuih
This is a pretty iconic Malaysian breakfast (though you could eat any of it any time of day and nobody will look at you funny). Nasi Lemak features coconut rice, hard boiled egg, anchovies, peanuts, cucumber and sambal (chili paste with other spices). The kuih are squishy rice and coconut steamed dessert things (you get to eat them any time of day, not just after dinner).
Bak Kut Teh
“Meat Bone Tea” in Chinese. It’s pork rib soup with lots of spices. There’s no actual tea in it, “tea” in the name refers to the tea you’ll be drinking with it because it’s a fairly fatty dish.
Roti means bread (in a general sense of anything made from bread ingredients, not just the loaf kind), tisu means… tissue. It’s a super-thin-and-crispy fried bread, topped with sugar and in this case chocolate sauce.
Naan is a different kind of bread, it’s baked and puffy (fluffier than pita bread, and no pocket). A tandoor is a cylindrical oven. The naan is probably baked in the tandoor, but the chicken (it’s orange because of the spices, and hiding under the pile of onions and carrots) decidedly is baked in the tandoor. Plus dipping sauces for the bread.
Nasi means rice. Biryani is a mix of rice, spices and meat and/or vegetables. Go ask for biryani at an Indian food restaurant if you haven’t had it, they’ll probably have it on the menu or be able to make it.
The ties are green onions. Inside is a wonderful mixture of minced vegetables and spices (and maybe chicken? I can’t recall offhand).
Matcha Ice Cream
Matcha (green tea powder) ice cream! I like matcha ice cream anyway, but what made this special is that it is soft-serve (YUM).
They’re just a little fried snack, served with all kinds of things. They’re especially good with mint chutney (most things are especially good with mint chutney).