March 9, 2011

Franchise Exhibition Apple Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian Franchise Exhibition launched today with all the bells and whistles of a fine event. The event was officially opened by the Prime Minister of Malaysia. The Franchise Exhibition is an effort to develop the country’s franchise industry. The program is called FUM1M, Francais Ushawan Muda 1Malaysia Program. This agency is under the Minsistry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism which today organised the event. The Exhibition will also be attended by around 1800 students in the next two days, many will come from institutions of higher learning, Community Colleges, Youth Organisations. This is meant to spread awareness and also understanding especially […]
March 8, 2011

Hokkien Mee in Kuala Lumpur

Yesterday we worked through the day and into the night. My friend seeing the pained hunger in our faces decided we needed something to really feel our bellies. The answer, Hokkien Mee. Hokkien Mee is fried noodles in Hokkien style also known as Fujian style. So the theory is that Hokkien was brought over by the south-eastern Chinese immigrants. The dish is very popular in Singapore and here in our backyard of Malaysia. Our little adventure took us 5 minutes from Jalan Alor to get to our destination. You can also take a monorail to Maharajalea and it’s literally a 6 minutes […]
March 5, 2011

Local breakfast in Kuala Lumpur

Yesterday we touched on the breakfast food provided by Malay’s in Kuala Lumpur. We touched on the delicious Roti Chenai and the lovely Lemak. So what else is available for breakfast. Walking around Jalan Alor the choices are limitless. Least we forget that around the back we have Jalan Ton Shin as well which also provides a Mecca of Food. Bukit Bintang in general has plenty to offer in terms of food. Let’s explore a little more and see what other breakfast food in available. One that I found today was “Lontong”. What is Lontong? To answer my own question, […]
March 4, 2011

Traditional Malay Cuisine

Eating Malaysian in Kuala Lumpur Travelling around Malaysia and eating the amazing local produce has mad me realize a few important things. One of them is that we foreigners take way too much for granted. The second being that in the restaurants in Australia, what they is local and authentic Malaysian food is fact just simple mix of three different dishes. Nasi Goreng (fried raice), Mee Goreng (fried noodles), Satay (peanut Sauce). The real Malaysia has a lot more to offer than those three simple dishes which I became a fan of back in the day. We keep forgetting that most […]
March 3, 2011

Understanding Malaysian Culture

I was inspired to write about this from my recent visit to Putrajaya. Putrajaya is the home to the Malaysian Government however it is also home to one the most prominent Mosques in Malaysia, Masjid Mosque. Malaysia started as a country full of  indigenous tribes.  The next people to jump the ship were Malays, these people arrived from Asia mainland in very ancient times. Several in particular have had especially lasting influence on the country. Chief among these is the ancient Malay culture, and the cultures of Malaysia’s two most prominent trading partners throughout history–the Chinese, and the Indians. These three groups […]