But it doesn't have to be like that.for sure,there are many food one can try without ripping the wallet,that is,if you are not a picky eater like me. Recently,I had a realization that food is an integral part of every travel experience.And so the first thing that I had to change is being picky.There are so many cheap finds out there if you would only look for it. And so in Malaysia,I tried hard to integrate the food experience into the sightseeing process.
In Central Market for example,I was very eager to try the local cuisines available.Yung mga swak sa budget syempre. Haba ng introduction!lol
WHAT WE ORDERED
Sago Gula Melaka
--A pudding of sago pearl served with coconut cream and Gula Melaka (palm sugar)
I love Sago Gula Melaka. The coconut cream tastes special.It's soooo creamy so I thought it's a combination of coconut cream and milk.The Gula Melaka (palm sugar) makes it thicker and cremier.Sarap!
Pie-Tee or Top hats
are crispy little hat-shaped cones made of rice flour to be filled with minced chicken,sweet turnip,carrots and green beans eaten with chilli sauce.
RM 8.80 ,additional Cone RM0.50 each
I was particularly fond of this food.It looks lovely not just in person but in photos too.And it's fun stuffing the ingredients together in the cone.I was like a child playing with his food while my wife looks in amusement.The stuffing in itself is nice and a little sweet (perhaps because of the carrots?) plus the chilli sauce gives an extra flavor to it.Sweet chilli taste and not too hot so I like it.
Bubur Pulut Hitam
A sweet broth of black glutinous rice served with coconut cream.
I took the photo without the coconut cream.And I stated it as it is before puting the cream so it tasted like "champorado" in the Philippines with especial rice.Once you put the coconut cream though,the flavor becomes richer.Delictable!
"Precious" Nasi Lemak
Rice cooked in coconut cream and tinged with pea-flower essense.Served with Nyonya Rendang Chicken,fried anchovy,half hard-boiled egg,cucumber,cracker and sambal sauce.
I thought their version of Nasi Lemak is good except that there is nothing very special about it.meaning,you can have the same quality with lesser price in other restaurants.My wife liked it but no magic moment for her first Nasi Lemak.I think it has nothing to do with this food in particular,it's just that her tongue is not yet accustomed to this kind of cuisine.there!
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