We at #Blogging Marathon try to bring to you a variety, a variety in our various marathons.
This one is no different, aptly called “#Buffet on Table ” this week our quest is to bring you different combos from various countries.
Let us visit #Malaysia today for a #Vegetarian Meal at Malaysia….
But before that…
Malaysia’s population can roughly be divided as Malays, Chinese and Indians as one part and the indigenous peoples of Sabah and Sarawak in East Malaysia, the Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia, the Peranakan and Eurasian Creole communities, as well as a significant number of foreign workers and expatriates. Cuisine here is reflects the multiethnic makeup of its population. This makes Malaysian cuisine highly complex and diverse.
Because Peninsular Malaysia shares a common history with Singapore, it is common to find versions of the same dish across both sides of the border regardless of place of origin; such as laksa and chicken rice. Also because of their proximity, historic migrations and close ethnic and cultural kinship, Malaysia shares culinary ties with Indonesia, as both nations often shares same dishes; such as satay, rendang and sambal.
I have had an eye on this delicious style of cooking for ages but have always put it off.
Check out the pantry essentials here are chilli peppers, belacan , coconut, different varieties of soy sauce, herbs like lemongrass, rempah, pandan (screwpine), turmeric, tofu products, dried seafood products the most important being ikan bilis, tamarind, candlenuts, rice, noodles, meat, vegetables and fruits.
Some of which are common available rest are not. But guess I could not stay away long. I kept coming back to my bookmarks and finally made the common delicacies here substituting what could be substituted and ignoring what I cannot get here. Believe me its food that is amazingly delicious,
Yes there are more following in the weeks to come stay tuned…