Malaysia…truly Asia,is how the tourism ad goes and it is true in every sense. It is truly the whole of Asia ensconced in 1 country ! A melting pot of traditions, cultures ,languages and of course cuisines. Here,without having to even look for it,one does come across an array of restaurants serving authentic Malay ,Thai , Chinese,Indian and Japanese food…truly Asia indeed.It’s funny how as an Indian,one does feel right away at home but still experience the exotic flavour of a foreign land .The Malays on the whole are huge foodies,why else would one find such a staggering number of eateries everywhere,an absolute foodie paradise. Even if you are pressed for time and visit the country on work,the local food finds a way of charming itself into your stomach and have you craving for more.
The streets and alleys leading to eateries have a festive air about them as if in preparation for an impending celebration…the sounds of large groups of families and friends in loud laughter and conversation,enjoying a meal indoors as well as outdoors ,despite the warm evenings, will always be a part of my memories of the short but enjoyable time spent in soaking up the ‘warm ways of Malaysia’ !.