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Monday, 15 October 2018

The Uniqueness Of Malaysian Food - Wonder Food Museum, Penang.

This is the final posting to wind up our visit to the Penang Wonder Food Museum. I hope I have not made you bored with all these photos about our Malaysian food.
Malaysian Food - Incomparable, Unbeatable, And Unique
(excerpts taken from the Wonder Food Museum)

The mere mention of Malaysian food immediately conjures up a cultural diversity of mouth-watering foods. Malaysian food is not one particular distinction of food. In fact, it originates from its multi-ethnic population of Malay, Indian, Eurasian, Chinese, Nyonya and the Indigenous peoples of Borneo; with heavy to light influences from Thai, Portuguese, Dutch, and British cuisines. The result is a highly complex and diverse symphony of flavours. The most highly celebrated Malaysian foods are the street or hawker fare; delivering a sensorial combination of the sour, sweet & spicy. Malaysia is also known as the "country where the eating never seems to stop" where food is available every hour and day of week. Let us now take a journey to discover the rich cornucopia of Malaysian food with its varying ways of preparation, using different ingredients from our multi culture and states respectively.
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well,
if one has not dined well" - Virginia Woolf.
 Colourful sweet and savoury cakes or kuih muih. 
 More sweet and savoury cakes (kuih muih) and cookies.
 Roti Jala and curry chicken.
Spicy Stuffed Squids With Young Coconut Filling
Roti Canai - a type of Indian-influenced flat bread found in Malaysia.
 It is often sold in Mamak stalls. It is also referred as Indian pancake or as "flying bread", due to the process of tossing and spinning by which it is made. Roti canai is usually served with dhai (lentil) curry or any type of curry, e.g. mutton, chicken or fish curry. Roti canai has many variations, either savoury or sweet, with a variety of toppings and fillings, which includes eggs, banana, sardines and onions.
Grilled Banana Pancake with grated coconut filling in banana leaves.
Sweet treats
Traditional Ice Cream
Known as "Aiskrim Malaysia" - very popular more than three decades ago. Can be found in various flavours such as sour plum, milo, orange, etc. Over the years, this ice cream has been upgraded to what is now popularly known as "Aiskrim Potong" or "Cut Ice Cream".
You can find this only in Malaysia.
In Malaysia, when we buy drinks from coffee shops or drink stalls to take away, the drinks are carried in this plastic bag together with a plastic straw. They are easy to carry around, and can be hooked on a motorcycle as you ride, or hooked on anything convenient.
Our local fruits - durians, mangosteens.
Eating durians at the durian stall.
The durian seasons is only once or twice a year.
Food artists at work
All artworks are locally handmade with all our hearts and souls - Wonder Food.
High quality handiwork since 1996
Bridging cultures since 2012
World class works of art since 2015
Food and drink stalls
"Being a Malaysian means getting to eat good food at any time of the day! Okay, on a more serious note, I love how we're a multicultural country and we're so fortunate to be able to experience that and enjoy living together. It's truly a beautiful thing."
- Samantha Lee, Food Artist.
"In every minute of every day, four children die of hunger."
- The comedian Eddie Izzard
Every time you decide not to finish the food that you are savouring, that's the time you need to realize and remember that out there, a lot of human beings are forced to ransack the trash cans and feed on leftovers merely to survive - Wonder Food Museum.
I first took this picture from this angle - looks messy.
Then someone told me to take from this angle.
And what a great difference!

"LOVE & FOOD
are meant for sharing, not for wasting."

For some of you hurry to eat your own meal without sharing with others.
As a result, some go hungry while others get drunk.
(1 Corinthians 11:21, New Living Translation-NLT)

34 comments:

  1. It looks so good, and so real!!! And the miniatures have so much detail and are so perfect. I did not know how famous you are for food, and food all the time! Here, most restaurants close around 10:00. And there are only a few food carts, because there is a high tax to start running one.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! The food artists did a great job with the food miniatures. We even have 24 hours restaurants and some of the stalls open as early as 6 am in the morning, some even early than 6 am.

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  2. Wow! Mona Lisa on the table cloth. That is creative.

    The food all looked so real. It is true that some people out there are due of hunger and we still waste our food.

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    1. Sometimes we take for granted what we have and forget those who are not so fortunate.

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  3. The food look so realistic! I must pay a visit if I go to Penang.

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    1. Yes, please go and enjoy the delicious food in Penang.

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  4. ...the food is so colorful.

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  5. Today my manager was just saiding, we are throwing away foods (in my workplace), whereby out there, there are people without foods...

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    1. I have heard of restaurant throwing their food instead of giving them to those who need the food badly.

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  6. The Mona Lisa on the table astounding! Amazing museum, it was a real delight to be able to see so many of its exhibits through your eyes. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas! I love to share the exhibits with you.

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  7. I would have loved to do this tour. I love trying food from different cultures. Some are not so good and others are fabulous. I've a feeling I would love all the food your country has to offer.

    Sad about the little one dying from hunger. It should not happen anywhere.

    Have a blessed day and week, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee! You would enjoy tasting the different kinds of food in our country. Have a blessed week!

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  8. Me ha encantado ver esté museo. En España también se come muy bien. Besitos.

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  9. No Nancy, you didn't bore me. On the other hand you made me hungry. LOL Everything looks so scrumptious. Yum, yum,yum. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Thank you, Paul! The photos make me hungry too! Lol!

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  10. The platter of kuih looks so real!

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    1. Yes, Mun! You should see them with your own eyes!

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  11. La presentación en las bandejas , som magníficas, sobretodo las que vemos en las fotografías 3 y 4.

    Besos

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  12. The food looks so real, especially those kueh and roti jala, didn't notice the Mona Lisa on the table until now.

    The traditional Ice Cream, we call it Sng Bao here.

    It is a childhood treat whose name has evolved over generations – call it an ice pop and it’s likely you grew up in the 80s or later; call it sng bao, or Hokkien for ice bag, and you probably grew up through the 70s.

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    1. Thank you, Libby! I used to enjoy the sng bao every day after school!

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  13. I find foreign food interesting some look like stuff I would like to try some not so much

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    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne! We love some, we like some, and some we don't like.

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  14. oh yeah, the mona lisa picture! that is spectacular!

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    1. Thanks to you, or else I end with only the messy photo of Mona Lisa!

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  15. Such a place would leave me wanting to try almost every kind of food they show. That's very interesting about drinks in a plastic bag, and i like the Mona Lisa!

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    1. Thank you, Mimi! The plastic bag is a very common way of carrying our take away drinks.

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