Malaysia Food Trail – Part 6 – Restauran Rebung – Kuala Lumpur

If you have travelled this far with me on my Malaysian food spree that covered many interesting cuisines and cultures, then you will know that the time has come for the journey to end. While the whirlwind tour was hectic, it also left me a legacy of precious memories and also a few kilograms of extra weight but let us not focus on the latter for now πŸ˜€

The last day of our tour had us returning to Kuala Lumpur from Desaru and this normally 5 hour journey was to take a little longer with a 2 hour lunch break at Seremban en route.

In Kuala Lumpur, a fitting grand finale to our gastronomic expedition awaited us and what better location than the Restoran Rebung by Chef Ismail, Malaysia’s flamboyant Tourism Ambassador for Gastronomy. Yes such is the passion that the country has for its food, that it actually has an ambassador to showcase its cuisine !!!

‘Come Hungry, leave satisfied’ was the mantra of this tour. Well no doubt we had to leave for now but the hunger for this delightful cuisine will remain permanently and entice us to return again and again to this land of many pleasures.

Stay with me as the tale finally ends and enjoy the hospitality of Malaysia for one last day.

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Malaysia Food Trail – Part 5 – Desaru, Johor

After revelling in the joys of the West coast of Malaysia during the first 4 days of our Malaysia Food Trail, it was time to go cross country and take a peek at the South China sea on the east.

The destination of Desaru awaited us as we covered the 80 km from Johor Bahru in a little over an hour.

Desaru is Malaysia’s new beach baby, which is literally making Waves in the world of tourism. Do you want to know why ? Well then you will have to linger with me a little longer and read the story that I have narrated for you πŸ˜€

Map credit – Google

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Malaysia Food Trail – Part 4 – Johor Bahru, Johor

We are now on part 4 of our tour and the beautiful city of Johor Bahru is playing host to us today. We reached here from Muar after covering the 170 km distance by road in around 2 hrs 30 min.

If you have been following my Malaysian trail in the previous posts, you will know that I have arrived here after a hectic round of eating in Melaka and Muar and my work here was to continue doing the same. And you thought your job was tough ? πŸ˜€

Johor BahruΒ is the flamboyant capital of the state of Johor, which is the southernmost state of Malaysia.

Come with me as I unveil what it has in store for us.

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Malaysia Food Trail – Part 3 – Muar, Johor

Good Muar’ning Muar !!!

We are on the third part of our Malaysia Food Trail and the port town of Bandar Muar is where we are going to dock at.

We travelled from Melaka by road, crossing over into the state of Johor, where Bandar Muar lies just 45 km and an hour’s drive away from Melaka city.

This was a food trail right ? And Muar did not let us forget that for a single moment, as we gently unwrapped Otak Otak, delicately savored delectable oysters, joined a local family for Nasi Ambeng and even had Satay for breakfast !!! Well if that does not satay’iate you, then I do not know what will πŸ˜€

Sit in the bus with me while I let you in on the intricacies of Muar cuisine. The day is hot and the air conditioning will help.

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Malaysia Food Trail – Part 2 – Melaka

As promised in the earlier post, we will be embarking on our very exciting Malaysia Food, Culture and Heritage Trail and what better place to begin than the historic city of Melaka. So jump into the bus with me and let us vroom down south.

Melaka also known as Malacca is the namesake capital of the state of Melaka which lies to the South West of Kuala Lumpur (KL) and its claim to fame lies in its rich heritage.

This is a city which is steeped in the history of its various colonizers over hundreds of years and bears well maintained testimony of their earlier presence, leading to its being rewarded with the well deserved UNESCO world heritage tag.

The convenient location of this port was like an open invitation that caused it to be accessed by the Chinese, Portugese, Dutch, Japanese and British, who stamped permanent signs of their presence in the architecture, mixed races, cuisine etc.

The colonization was also the reason why monarchy was abolished and unlike most of the other Malaysian states, Melaka does not have a Sultan but has a Governor instead.

Melaka city being a bare 145 km from KL and 130 km from Putrajaya, is a must see destination lovers of culture and heritage and of course for the melting pot of … the contents of their pots of course πŸ˜€

 

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