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Eating Penang: a foodie’s guide

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Penang has been widely lauded in the food and travel media over the past few years for the quality of its cuisine, especially from its street stalls.

In order to make the most of your meal times on this flavorful Malaysian island, we have pulled together a list of a few dishes that you should eat before pressing on to other destinations in this exotic country.

Check’em out below…

1) Assam Laksa

This sour seafood soup is one of Penang’s most famous dishes, so be sure to hunt down a bowl as soon as you get settled in the bustling city of Georgetown.

Usually made with poached mackerel, noodles, shrimp paste, lemongrass, tamarind and chillies, the broth and ingredients are bursting with flavor, so much so that leading food critics consider it to be among the world’s best street meals.

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Culinary Explorations In Kuala Lumpur

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Over the last several years, Malaysia has been feted in the food media, as its multicultural blend of Chinese, Indian, and Malay cultures has resulted in a cuisine that has blended the best aspects of all three ethnicities, arguably creating one of the best foodie nations on Earth. While certain parts of the country are better than others for the variety and quality of dishes available (such as in Penang), heading to the federal capital of Kuala Lumpur guarantees access to a wide selection of the very best bites that Malaysian cuisine has to offer.

While you could certainly plunk your butt down at any old food court in KL, you travel to experience the best of the world, so knowing in advance about specific restaurants would be most advantageous to your ambitious plans...

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