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Friday, 12 October 2018

Wonder Food Museum, Penang - Introducing Malaysian Street Food.

After a heavy dim sum breakfast, we visited this Wonder Food Museum at Lebuh Pantai, Penang. Very unique and different from the usual museums. A very fun place to visit. This museum is open to the public daily from 9 am to 6 pm. Entrance fee is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors. Nowadays, we are enjoying our senior's privileges.
This is a giant bowl of cendul ice in front of the entrance.
At a glance you will think that it is a real one.
Step inside to feast your eyes on food that will make you hungry.
Looks like we can start a food business soon, selling fried noodles and pulled tea (teh tarik).
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Be Warned!
A visit to Wonderfood Museum will make you hungry.
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MALAYSIAN DAILY EATING PATTERN
Malaysians just love to eat! In fact, the average Malaysian can eat up to six meals a day. A typical day can start with breakfast, then a light snack before lunch, followed by the actual lunch. A light bowl of noodles can fill any gaps between 4 pm to 5 pm followed by dinner as the main meal of the day and later - supper at about 10 pm. Hawkers serve to that schedule with some appearing in the mornings, others after dark. In most of the cities in Malaysia, though, it's no trouble to find street food at any hour of the day. For takeaways - there's a lot to eat, and a lot of meals in which to do so.
(quote taken from Wonderfood museum).
 A fried egg
(So tempted to touch and to feel to prove that it is not real)
 Nasi Lemak - Malay style breakfast.
This breakfast will last you till dinner.
 Fried noodle (char koay teow) served on banana leaf.
(Flat rice noodle, prawns, cockles, beansprouts, chives, egg)
 Pasembor - Rojak Mamak or Malaysian salad
(boiled potato, fried bean curd, beansprouts, prawn fritters, fried octopus, shredded turnip and cucumber, served with sweet and spicy peanut sauce) 
 Ice Kacang (ABC) or Iced Beans
It is commonly known as ABC meaning Air Batu Campur (mixed ice).
(Jelly, palm seed or attap chee, red beans, peanuts, sweet corn, shaved ice, ice cream, etc.)
Prawn noodle
(rice vermicelli, yellow noodle, prawns, water convolvulus, pork slices, hard boiled egg, crispy fried onions, spicy prawn broth)
Oh Chien (Fried Oyster Omelette)
(Omelette with small oysters, potato or tapioca starch, egg batter)
Penang version Chee Cheong Fun
(steamed flour rolls, chili sauce, prawn paste, sesame seeds)
Meat Satay
(small pieces of marinated meat grilled on a bamboo skewer and served with sweet spicy peanut sauce)
Curry noodles
(Yellow noodle, spicy broth with coconut milk, long beans, fried bean curd puff, cuttlefish, prawns and cockles)
Assam Laksa
(rice noodle served with sour broth made of fish and tamarind, topped with shredded pineapple, onions, cucumber, lettuce, chilies, bunga kantan)
Penang Rojak or Mixed Fruit Salad
(fresh crunchy fruits and vegetables, served with thick black gluey sauce and roughly ground peanuts)
Sweet Cendul with ice shaving
(long green rice flour jelly, coconut milk, palm sugar, and red beans)
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DIFFERENT MALAYSIAN FOOD, SAME MALAYSIAN LOVE
Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate. But Malaysian food takes it to the next level and we Malaysians know it! Our food has always been the gesture of peace which allows us to sit, eat and enjoy each other's company despite our differences. It is our differences that makes us unique. Malaysians are at our best when we gather, especially for food! There will be no empty seats around the dining table and the table is somehow always over laden with food. Throw in the perfect fusion of a aromatic dishes complementing loud laughter, that is what makes us Malaysian.
Hotdog buns
Who wants a hotdog bun?
The art of pulling tea (teh tarik)
A table laden with delicious Malaysian food.
More about Malaysian food in the next post.

He is wooing you from the jaws of distress

to a spacious place free from restriction,

to the comfort of your table laden with choice food.

(Job 36:16, New International Version-NIV)

38 comments:

  1. This looks like such fun, and the food looks so real!! And they even let you touch and play with it! I did not know any of these facts about Malaysian food! Here, there are three meals only. And sometimes a snack or so. And it is hard to find any food carts. A license to sell from one is about $300.00!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! Those days there is no need for license to sell food but now license is need.

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  2. Aiyah! I thought real food. But they do look so real. Haha.

    We also have something like this over here but a small section. Entrance fee not cheap, must higher than this wonder food museum.

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    1. The people who create these fake food deserve the applause for making them look so real!

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  3. hahaha.. Must credit the photographer, the food indeed comes alive!!

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    1. Applause to the artists who put in so much time, effort and talent to create these fake food to make them look so real!

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  4. Me encanta Nancy, las fotos preciosas, la comida apetece comerla jajajaja y vosotros muy guapos. Besos y feliz día.

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  5. Wow! Nice photos! All of you are so sporting to pose with the food.

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    1. Sometimes we get carried away by the environment and company!

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  6. Oh I do NOT want to visit this place! Can see but cannot eat... hmfff.

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    1. Visit first to work up an appetite, then go for real food! Lol!

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  7. ...sounds like there is a museum for everything!

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  8. Me ha encantado este museo, espero la siguiente entrada. Besitos.

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  9. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thank you, Beauty! Have a great weekend too!

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  10. I would have loved going to the food museum. How fun. Some of that food looks good enough to eat.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee! It was a lot of fun. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Isn't it great when you pay for senior rates. I thought we Italians ate a lot. You Malaysians beat us a little. LOL All the plates really looked wonderful to eat. I would have no problem enjoying the food. Yum, yum. See ya Nancy.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Thank you, Paul! We Malaysian are known for the many meals and varieties of food we enjoy!

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  12. All these "food" are making me drooling!

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    1. Good think we visited after a heavy breakfast.

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  13. Wow, yes, i would be very hungry if i went there!

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    1. It was good we visited after a heavy breakfast.

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  14. It looks like so much fun. It is hard to believe that some of the meals were not real.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas! The artists deserve all the credit for their good work.

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  15. Hello, Nancy! The food all looks delicious and so real. Wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks for the comment and visit to my blog.

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! Have a happy and enjoyable weekend!

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