Supper time is an event on its own. I always believed that dinner should be taken with family and supper with friends. Or vice versa whichever your preference. Malaysia seems to have food available to you 24 hours a day. Roam the streets and you will find a place to appease your appetite. The ‘mamak’ scene is a cultural icon of Malaysia. Minum teh a.k.a yum char (drink tea) time is always possible. Tea may not be the main theme but it is usually a pre-lunch, pre-dinner, post dinner, pre-breakfast event depending of what time of day. Did I mention, you can eat 24 hours in Malaysia? Oh yes I did. You can eat at anytime.
Today’s post will deal with two very common dishes. Roti canai and maggi goreng. I know…I know…Singaporeans will say Roti Prata. Either way, the are the same. Flour, oil and curries. For a ringgit or two, you can enjoy slotting the cooked flour with curry into the empty slots of your stomach which was not filled by breakfast,lunch or dinner. Throw down a drink and you will have eliminated the minute spaces between the roti and the curries.
When you talk instant ramen, (as Maggi is a brand, not a type of noodle; but has become synonymous with the genre) you have a picture of someone boiling water, putting in the monosodium glutamate (MSG) infected flavorings, artery clogging oils and dumping in waxed noodle. Malaysian took it a step further and decided to fry it and add eggs and vegetables. I think this is to appease those who eat with some health consciousness.
What you get is a nice filling meal below RM10.
Time for supper.
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