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    • I don't know why, but Google decided to celebrate Malaysia's unofficial national food, "nasi lemak", with a doodle inspired by the dish.

      If you were to come to Malaysia and ask a local to recommend a breakfast dish to you, it's 99% likely they'd suggest nasi lemak. That's how popular the dish is. Coincidentally, I actually had nasi lemak this morning for breakfast!

      Food is built into the DNA of Malaysia. Whenever we meet friends or family, food must always be on the table. If you're meeting a colleague or client for a meeting somewhere public, chances are it'll be over a meal.

      We (my faculty) once hosted some dental exam training event kind of thing (I can't remember exactly what it was), and one of our foreign guests was shocked at one of our cultural practices. If we ever organise a day-long event, it must start with morning refreshments, we provide lunch, and it'll end with some light refreshments for tea. She said we eat too much. Which is probably true, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

      Food is important to Malaysians, which is why we get super excited when other people celebrate it.

      If any of you come to Malaysia, try our local food. You won't regret it.

    • I've only been to Kuala Lumpur and only for a few days, but aside from the Petronas Towers, food was the thing I remember most. We loved the restaurants but you could walk down Food Street and the food was amazing right there on the street. ❤️

      I live just a few miles from Google HQ and there are no Malaysian restaurants in the area. What? It's almost criminal.

    • I'd actually just seen the below post about a traditional Malaysian dessert, cendol, made with Pandan Juice! I'd never previously heard of Pandan juice, but it's apparently described as "Pandan leaf is also known as screwpine leaf. It has an amazing aroma that I’m not sure how to describe. It’s pleasant, sweet, and mild at the same time."

    • When we lived in Malaysia on an island every month we would do a fuel run to the port town of Merseng to buy the fuel for our generators and fuel for our dive and transport boats.

      We would leave early on a big fishing boat with 50 empty , 44 gallon drums on board, when we got to Merseng and while the boat crew were filling the fuel drums we would go into town and the first stop was alway at a tiny restaurant where they made the best fresh Rotti Chenai.

      The curry sauce was the best I ever found in Malaysia and the rotti were made fresh in front of you.

      Still my favourite breakfast.

    • Ah yes, roti canai. Possibly the only food I like more than nasi lemak for breakfast. Sometimes, I have BOTH nasi lemak and roti canai for breakfast.

      In fact, I just did that yesterday.