There is a special place in my heart for Malaysia. I visited the country 3 times since I moved to Japan in 2008 and I always think about the amazing food I ate there. I decided to try to find Malaysian food in Tokyo and stumbled upon Malay Asian Cuisine. The restaurant is a short distance from Shibuya station.
My wife and I discovered roti canai in Melaka in 2014 and I’ve been craving this Indian flatbread ever since. After Googling roti + Kuala Lumpur, Valentine Roti seem to be the #1 roti Kuala Lumpur. We took a cab to this modest roti restaurant to figure out if they were as good as everybody was saying or they were genius at boosting their SEO.
Chow Kit is the largest fresh market in Kuala Lumpur and it’s easily accessible from Chow Kit station. Visiting a market is often the highlight of exploring a new city and Chow Kit offers a glimpse into the unique taste of Malaysian cuisine.
An open kitchen right on the sidewalk in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, a bunch of red plastic chairs, a bubbly owner, Soo Kee Mee was a real pleasure located just a few minutes from Bukit Bintang station.
Restaurant Selvam was right around the corner from The Sterling Hotel where we stayed in Melaka (Malacca). We noticed that it was always busy, so we decided to give it a try. The restaurant is located in the Little India part of Melaka. If you walk down the street, you can find some really cool stores selling all kind of wonderful things.
While in Melaka, you should not miss a chance to eat Nyonya or Peranakan food. Nyonya cuisine is a mix of Chinese and Malay influences and it’s worth a taste. We decided to give nyonya cooking a go at Bulldog Cafe which brings a stylish and modern twist on Nyonya cuisine.