Food Instead of Booze in Malaysia
Posted on Thursday, May 16th, 2013
You know a city is supremely interesting when you choose seeing all sorts of sights – none of which involve having a cocktail! (Although, I did ask about finding toddy – a fermented beverage well known in the region. But no toddy found us this stop.) This was our visit to vibrant Penang, Malaysia.
Kek Lok Si Temple – the largest Buddhist temple in southeast Asia.
A fabulous batik factory as far away from the tourist trap areas as possible.
And our favorite thing to do – walking the streets, exploring local grocery stores, and wandering into lively side streets. We savored Asam Laksa, an amazing traditional Malaysian soup. A fish base with tamarind, cucumber, onion, mint, lettuce, pineapple, rice noodles and some heat. Very memorable.