Malaysian Culture & People – language, cuisine, history, and more
During Ramadan, millions of Malay Muslims spend the daylight hours avoiding food - it stands to reason that the food awaiting them at iftar (the end-of-day breaking of the fast) ought to be good, hearty, traditional Malay food that warms the soul and rewards the assiduous Muslim for his day of sacrifice.
Ramadan bazaars are full of such Malay dishes - curries, rendang, po…
Ramadan and Aidilfitri in Southeast Asia
Muslim observation of Ramadan in Singapore and Malaysia, and accompanying Ramadan bazaars.
Teh Tarik is Malaysia's famous tea drink. Read about the tradition, making, and even a recipe for making teh tarik at home.
Fun facts about the durian fruit. Learn about nutritional data, addictive properties, and where the durian fruit smell comes from.
Laksa is a delicious noodle dish found in Southeast Asia. Read this introduction to laksa and find your own easy recipe for curry laksa.
A Short History of Melaka
A short history of Malaysia's most historic city. Melaka was founded by a rumored descendant of Alexander the Great, was a vassal to the Chinese, then was fought over by the Europeans before joining the independent country Malaysia in the 20th century.
A Gallery of Peranakan Chinese New Year Food
What's the best part of being in Penang for Chinese New Year? It's the food: a rich spread of traditional "Peranakan" (Straits Chinese) cuisine. Penang-based food blogger Lingzie sampled numerous New Year foods, and she graciously gave us a guided tour of the food on the table.
An Introduction to Malay Cooking and Culture
About.com Guide Dennis Sim on Malay Cooking and its cultural history in Southeast Asia.
Ethnicities of Malaysia
A comprehensive guide to the ethnicities making up the Malaysian melting pot. From AllMalaysia.info.
Penang Heritage Trust
Official site of organization devoted to Penang conservation and cultural education. Includes trail maps throughout Penang’s more scenic areas.
Malaysian Indian Food Guide
Malaysian Indian food is a cheap, healthy way to eat! Read about Mamak stalls and popular Malaysian Indian food dishes.
Malaysian Noodle Dishes
Malaysian noodle dishes are sublime! Ingredients, origins, and how to find the best Malaysian noodle dishes under $2.
Where to Eat in Georgetown, Penang
Where to eat in Georgetown, Penang. Making sense of the food courts, restaurants, street carts, and where to eat in Georgetown.
An introduction to Penang food - must-try dishes, street carts, and the best of Penang food in Malaysia