January 3, 2012

Photos from Malaysia

Malaysian Market

I went to the outdoor morning market with my Mom and her friend. My Mom has been shopping here for years. This vegetable stall owner allows Mom and her friend to deposit their purchases here, until it’s time to leave. The man would even help take their bags of food to the car. Fabulous service, don’t you think?! In case you are wondering, he doesn’t do that for everyone. Mom is a loyal and special customer.

Malaysian Snacks

These are popular Chinese snack that have been around for many years. Fried dough – they are crispy on the outside and soft inside. The long ones  on the left (Yau Char Kwai in Chinese. In Australia, these are referred to as “Chinese doughnuts”) are lovely when dunked in local coffee. It is also commonly eaten with Chinese congee.

There are a few varieties of round ones on the right (Ham Chim Pang)– sweetened dough with seeds on top, sometimes containing sweet fillings made of beans or rice, etc.

Char Kueh Teow

Char Kueh Teow is a favourite street food. It is made with thin flat rice noodles fried with bean sprouts, prawns and Chinese sausage (which is the red piece on the top). The sauce to flavour this dish is a concoction of a few ingredients including light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, salt and oyster sauce. The green leaf that the food is placed on is banana leaf, which in this case is just an aesthetic feature.

Shaved ice dessert

Malaysian desserts tend to use a lot of shaved ice, which I love since the weather is always hot and humid. This dessert has many varieties of local fruits and sweet potato, served in freshly squeezed coconut milk.

7 comments:

reanaclaire said...

Happy New Year to you, Evelyn..
Where is this place in Malaysia? :)

Evelyn said...

@reanaclaire
Happy New Year to you too. All the best to you and your family!

The morning market is in Section 17, PJ.

Lúcia said...

I'd love to try Char Kueh Teow, it seems delicious!
I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy 2012! :)

Sadami said...

Hi, Evelyn!
~(*o*)~ all look yammy!! Ah, I want to have them all. Thank you for lovely phopos. ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
Cheers,Sadami

Viola said...

Happy New Year! :)

So interesting to see, and sure your mum is a special customer! That's good, I think!:)
And yummy good food! :)

I wish you all the best for 2012!

nelleke said...

I get hungry :-) This market looks great and colorful!

Pavinee s said...

Happy new year Evelyn and these yummy shots just make me feel so hungry!

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