Menu Malaysia: A Sideserve in Lumut

Whenever I travel, I am constantly in search of the Authentic, which I suppose partly explains why we were reluctant to eat at any mid-priced or upmarket restaurants – rightly or wrongly, I suspect that these establishments are more likely to attract tourists, and to dumb down their food to cater for foreign tastes. That is doubtless very cynical of me, and unwarrantedly so. But it’s my paranoia and I’m sticking to it… Continue reading Menu Malaysia: A Sideserve in Lumut

Menu Malaysia: Third Course – Penang

As anticipated, the food in Penang was uniformly delicious. Again, we ate only at hawker centres and very cheap local restaurants, where foreigners were a rarity. Doubtless, there is magical eating to be had in Penang if you pay a bit more – IF you know where to go. We didn’t, so we chased up local recommendations, with invariably excellent outcomes. Continue reading Menu Malaysia: Third Course – Penang

Menu Malaysia: Second Course – Kuala Lumpur

The food we sampled in KL was nice, very nice, but not outstanding. I have no doubt that there is stupendous fare to be had there, and lots of it – we just didn’t stumble on it. For a glimpse at the sort of treats KL can turn on, check out this blog from an initiated local, and marvel at the pics: awhiffoflemongrass.com Continue reading Menu Malaysia: Second Course – Kuala Lumpur

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