Malaysian Dinner

Dinner

– 蒸蛋  (Steamed egg)
– 咕噜肉/酸甜肉 (Sweet and sour pork)
– 苦瓜 (vegetables/bitter gourd)
– 老黄瓜汤 (Yellow cucumber soup) 
– 饭 (Rice)
– 中国茶。(Chinese tea)

I’m eating my dinner at an Economic Rice or Zap Fan (meaning mixed rice in Cantonese). It’s a restaurant that basically offers a buffet. Different foods are available, you just put the ones you like on your plate and pay.

I often come here, it’s convenient and there are rarely any queues. Also, I live alone and these kinds of restaurants are not expensive, so most of the time I eat out. Most people in Malaysia do. Of course, if you’re a big family, then it makes more sense to cook your own meals. And there are also a lot more expensive restaurant where you wouldn’t go and eat everyday.

But you know, this meal is only one meal. If you really want to understand Malaysian food, you’ll need to take pictures of a lot more dishes. For example, usually the Chinese restaurant – such as the Economic Rice – have non-halal food. But a lot of Malay are Muslim and only eat Halal food, which you can much more easily find in the Malay restaurants.

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