Bylokan Local Food Stories; Adam’s Precious Dish

For this article, Byloka loves it when people tell about how one certain food can take them away back to a certain story, it gives the food a priceless sentimental value. One of our Bylokans is going to be telling his story about his favorite Malaysian food that has is a mixture of 2 or more foods, infused into one and tells a special story behind the delicacy.

Adam El-Muhammady: If you’re a pure Malaysian, and I’m not saying like the “woohoo I’m a Malaysian” but eats Nasi Kandar with a spoon and fork, I’m talking about real legit Malaysians that eats fried noodles with their HANDS! Anyway, if you’re a Malaysian, then it’s a very common thing for you to have Roti Canai for breakfast right? Some people even have something called Roti Banjir, which is where the Roti Canai is glazed and fountained over Dhal Curry and tinge of Fish Curry. Before we get started I’m going to explain basically what is Roti Canai. Roti Canai is an Indian-influenced flatbread dish found in several countries in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia. The dough is stretched and stretched until it becomes soft and is grilled over an intermediate fire until it becomes golden brown and crispy. sometimes some restaurants use the traditional charcoal stove for even burning, but nowadays people just use gas.

the ever-crispy Roti Canai. So good you get hungry by looking at it

Basically Roti Canai is like a full package because you have the bread, the beans from the dhal and also the curry. But have you ever imagined that one day, an innovation might occur? Well, it did Ladies and Gentleman, I’m talking about The Mansion Tea Stall, home of the Roti Canai Banjir Special.

do not be fooled by this slum-looking store, it has over more than 500 customers daily and on weekends hit more than 1000

Yes, located in the Center of Kuala Lumpur, the Mansion Tea Stall has been around since the 90s and has been a part of families for more than a decade, because it is THEN BEST FOOD IN TOWN. My dad himself went there with his friends during their teenage years. It used to be popular for being in the strategic place which is Jalan Masjid India.Now, it’s popular for their ‘kecik besar’ tea which is silky smooth, sweet at the right amount and flavourful, but I want to talk about their Roti Canai Banjir Special. Now, what makes their Roti Banjir so different from the rest? the answer is simple, Quality and Innovation. I’ll start with the Roti Canai. Their cook makes sure that the Roti Canai is golden brown before he stops cooking it, and once he does he gives the Roti Canai a clap so that the Roti Canai is cracked open while it’s still hot, giving it an extra crispy texture for when it cools down slowly. The Dhal Curry is thick, bursting of flavor and is pored at the right amount alongside the also well-cooked Sambal. Next, what I mean by innovation is when you see something original, but improved. What the Mansion Tea Stalls does it they add two half-boiled eggs to their Roti Banjir, making it a full meal for when you finish eating. Mixing all the gravy and eggs with the Roti, you get you full daily dose of protein, Carbs and also fiber. What more can you ask for?

will you just look at that beauty? amazing.

What makes this place more special is because of their warm welcome, where even though in a very full place, they never ever forget a customer or neglect anyone. My family and I have been going to The Mansion Tea Stall for as long as I can remember, and it’s safe to say that I will also introduce my friends and future family to this place for as long as they stand in Kuala Lumpur. This truly is a local story that many people and have come to love and I hope that The Mansion Tea Stall will become more recognized.

Bylokan Local Food Stories; Asyraf’s Delicacy Back Home

For this article, Byloka wants to focus on the beauty of Malaysian Cuisine. One of our Bylokans is going to be telling his story about his favourite Malaysian food that has been in our country for years and years and always focuses on the freshness and natural taste of each ingredient.

Muhammad Asyraf: My favorite local food would have to be the infamous Mee Udang. I have never tasted a more perfect combination than the Mee Udang. Beautiful- seasoned curry paste, mixed together with hand-stretched yellow noodles, accompanied by the zesty taste of the lime and some boiled eggs. Most importantly and not to be forgotten, the taste-burst of the Mee Udang, the prawns itself or known as ‘Udang’.

The perfect view of the Mee Udang

When we’re talking about where is the best place to get Mee Udang, I’m talking to the best place possible, which is at Yaakob Mee Udang Segar Pulau Sayak, Kedah. If you’ve ever been to Pulau Sayak, you will know that it is home to big, fresh and chunky prawns, and is a very perfect combination to the Mee Udang I was talking about. Just imagine, eating a bowl of fresh Mee Udang, each ingredient complimenting each taste, with each condiment complimenting additional taste, owh the savory!

While enjoying the scrumptious food, you can also enjoy the wonderful scenery

Every time my family and I go back to my hometown, which is in Kedah, it will be a compulsory necessity for us to go to Yaakob Mee Udang and have ourselves a bowl, sometimes two! It’s not only the generosity of the condiments that catches our eyes, but also the warm heart of the restaurant owners, Mr. Yaakob and his wife. It is surely a hidden gem that we’ve come to love.

Bylokan Local Food Stories; Amir’s family Relishment

The first thing you should know about Malaysians is they are passionate about food. Malaysia has inherited a vast array of cuisines from its melting pot of cultures. So a list of Malaysian food to try is bound to be unlike any other. When visiting Malaysia, do not attempt to take on Malaysian street food with impunity; you’ll be overwhelmed by the endless choices available to you. Visit any hawker center or noted food street, and you’ll encounter Malay specialties vying for attention among dishes concocted by other ethnic communities.

To get the full-on local feeling experience, we had the chance to ask a few locals, about what their favorite local food is and where it is the best place that we can get them.

Amir Akhiri: My favorite food would be the Ghee Tosai, the story goes a way back, when I was a kid I took Taekwondo classes every Sunday morning at 8 am, after class my parents usually brought the whole family to this one Indian restaurant called Lingam.

Here’s a visual representation of what a Ghee Thosai is

Lingam was so packed in the morning, as it is really famous among other Indians in Seremban for its Indian breakfast meals such as vadey, roti canai and other Indian dishes, but one thing they are really good cooking at is Ghee Tosai. Even with a great number of people, the people there are nice, communicative, and passionate about their food.

It is really famous among other Indians in Seremban for its Indian breakfast meals such as vadey, roti canai and other Indian dishes .

– Amir Akhiri
One of the main delicacies is also the Mee Goreng Mamak.

I still remember my first taste of Ghee Tosai, the warm and crunchiness on the edges was on point, and as you get to the middle, the cheese-like smell coming from the Tosai makes my stomach grumble as I took a soft bite from the center of the Tosai, it was, a really good Tosai. It was so good that our family still have our breakfast there usually on a Sunday even after 10 years! Ordering the same Tosai! We take it as a family bonding activity, also because parking is free on Sunday.

The classical sign of the Lingam restaurant is what catches ‘Instagram-worthy’ visitors

We went there for so long that even the aunty and chef remembers us as that one Malay family that always comes by on a Sunday for a good Indian breakfast. Whenever we come by they will always help us arrange the tables as we are a big family.

The peace and calmness of Kampung Lonek

The moment you arrived to the place, as you glaze through the green and breathtaking paddy fields, you find yourself in awe of every second. It would be the really perfect moment for looking for a calm, quiet, peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. You’ll surely feel the restfulness and tranquility by the sound of nature around you. the people, staff, and others were so nice that it made the place very comfortable for tourists and guests. Greeted by well-orchestrated traditional music, played by the staff, it gives you the ‘vibes’ of you are already welcomed into the village.

Kampung Lonek is one of the villages that keeps in its heritage such as old houses, artifacts, history and so on. Their unique experiences include immersing yourself into the ‘kampung’ life by living with the local villagers. You will learn to eat like them, cook like them, live with them and dress like them. They also provide experience such like learning the traditional way to turn paddy into rice, how to make a Traditional Malaysian Dessert, the Dodol, and even learn how to play Traditional instruments, the Cak Lempong.

Tourists and also guests, mostly enjoy just walking throughout the village in the morning, taking the fresh air, and enjoying the sights of the villagers doing their daily morning routines, such as picking eggs from the chicken barn, gardening, feeding fishes and many more.

It’s very different and cozy in the village than in the city, especially in Kampung Lonek which has no plans for future modern development. A runaway trip from the concrete jungles to this relaxing and peaceful village is what everyone who is stressed out and tired needs. So come travel to Malaysia to join this trip of living the life of a Malaysian Villager. Have a memorable and lifetime experience once with us!! ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’

Music that speaks from the soul

The Jonker Street in Malacca is always associated with Shopping, Heritage and also food. But many people take their eyes out, for the stories of the people in Jonker Street. The tales of the citizens in Malacca is something that you do not hear every day, and can sometimes bring hidden messages or values to ourselves.

Now, one example that would like to be brought upon is this Erhu player in the picture. It may seem as if the classical instrument player is just a regular woman with her strings, but actually, her eyesight is barely functional, meaning to say she is blind. But looking at her passionately embracing her talent and joy for music has been something that catches most hearts of the citizens of Malacca and tourists. This lady lives in Jonker Street and would go out of her ‘house shop’ and play the Erhu, which is a traditional Chinese two-stringed instrument. The erhu itself is a very delicate instrument and requires precision and practice to play it, but judging by the way she plays, you can tell she’s had plenty of that.

Music has a strong effect on emotions. So it can produce calmness or rage or sadness or happiness. It creates an understanding that goes beyond words. All the soul seeks is expansion. All the mind knows is the information the body obtains through the 5 senses. Music helps create the emotional conditions for soul expansion as it makes you calm, happy and serene so that you are well prepared to go within in your meditation. It doesn’t matter whether you have a perfect fully functional body or any disabilities. When you have your passion, you will strive and give your very all in order to achieve your goals.

The voices of the people in Jonker Street is something that is said to be original and authentic. You can listen to it from different people and different versions but having to feel it , listen to it and understanding it yourself is an experience and an adventure worth taking.

Melaka’s Golden Delicacy

Melaka is known as a haven for yummy local food and many people love going there during the holidays for a delicious food road trip. If you are familiar with Melaka, then you would know that one of the most famous food there is none other than their signature chicken rice balls that takes chicken rice to the next level. It’s basically taking the fragrant chicken rice you know and love then shaping the rice into cute little golf ball sizes. Of course, the meal isn’t complete with some tender yet firm chicken meat, and its tangy chili sauce. So, where did this local delicacy get its round shape from?

Malacca was said to be very busy 24/7. There was never a specific lunch time, or a time to each a hot plate of rice, or so they thought.

One of the stories starts with Hoe Kee, one of the most popular chicken rice ball shops in Melaka according to ‘Eating Asia’. The story begins from decades ago, a fisherman who was arrested when pursuing a catch in the Indonesian waters, so his wife had no choice but to be the breadwinner of the family and decided to sell Hainanese chicken rice at Melaka’s main jetty to the laborers working at the docks. she thought up and idea to sell her rice by rolling it into tennis-sized balls so that the workers could handle the rice easily and carry it around. Other theories come in that it was created by chefs so that workers can keep their food warm and not dry, while others also said it was for the ease of transportation.

Bylokan had the chance to try one very famous place for its Halal Chicken rice balls, which is the My Chicken Rice, located literally in the middle of Jonker Street. For us, the location is centrally located in the tourist spot, as it is in the middle of Jonker Street and it serves one of the best chicken rice balls we have ever had. We also had their bean sprouts and also their tauhu, which is what we would advise you to get alongside your delicious rice balls. The halal status of this shop is also certified so that Muslim Visitors will not have any hesitation. So, if you’re looking for a top-notch meal in Melaka, head over to My chicken Rice, and let your cravings be fulfilled.

the standard potion comes in 5 rice balls but you can always ask for more

However, there are always a few more choices of chicken rice balls outside from Malacca that you can try out :


-Ban Huat Heng Kopitiam, CG-5, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Section 17, PJ.

– Restoran Piau Hiong, , Jalan Gelugor, Klang.


-月萍豆芽雞(Air Itam Famous Bean Sprout Chicken) 66 & 68, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang


-Brother Mong’s Chicken Rice Balls,
Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

The Story of Mr Abu the Noble Cobbler

One of Mr Abu’s favourite places .

In a city full of energetic and noisy honk sounds made by thousands of cars on busy roads of KL, lives Mr.Abu, an old man who is also a cobbler. He loves to donate shoes to the kids who cannot afford to buy them. Mr.Abu spends all his time making shoes and donate it to the poor. This makes him feel happy and blessed and at the end of the day, knowing that he cannot give them anything fancy but just a pair of shoes.

Mr.Abu never stayed in one place, he keeps shifting from one place to the another in the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur. Usually, he would go to places such as outside of convenience stores or banks, the places where he knows the homeless people would usually be at. Mr.Abu claims that he has done this for 6 years but on no occasion, he eventually gets tired of making shoes and decided to offer them to the needy.

When we asked about his stories, there was one story that really touched our heart. A very heart-wrenching story, I would say. One day he noticed a little boy who was sitting in one corner and crying. He immediately rushed towards him and asked him why he was crying. The boy looked at his face with the tears in his eyes and replied to Mr Abu that he had starved himself for a few days and did not eat anything. Mr.Abu felt sorry for him and he quickly went inside the 7-Eleven convenient store and got him a bunch of food and snacks for him to fill his tummy. The boy was so happy and couldn’t thank him enough.

A few weeks later, Mr.Abu saw the boy in very good shape, and surprisingly, the boy bought him a wooden stool for him to sit on while making shoes, new shoes for him to give to other kids, and also a hat to protect him from the heat of Kuala Lumpur. The kid told him that the food Mr.Abu donated to him, provide him some energy to work extra hours and gain more money and he was so thankful on the day he met Mr.Abu.

The story teaches us to have some courage and be kind to those who are in need. The more you give, the more you will get back. The story gave a huge impact on our team and we decided to tell his story to the world, with permission from him of course. The stories within the concrete jungle are something worth to be listened to. Mr.Abu and other people inside of Kuala Lumpur each have their own story and golden values that they hold onto, which we can also take and make it ours.

即将逝去的民族——长颈族

第一次知道有长颈族的存在是在雷探长的影片里,影片中的女人各个都带着或多或少的铜圈,这让我对这个民族产生了好奇。

据搜索显示,长颈族是由泰国北部与缅甸边界的克伦族和巴东族组成,并且只能在Mae Hong Son Loop才能看到真正的带着项圈生活的长颈族。

有些人说长颈族女人这样打扮是为了使自己看起来像长颈龙,这种龙被长颈族人视为天地万物之父。另一些人则说这种怪异的装扮是为了吓跑在森林里转来转去的饥饿的老虎。还有人说克扬族男人是故意把他们妻子的脖子弄长的,为的是不让她们被敌对部族掳走。

还有一种说法是,这种装束是男权主义思想遗留下来的,因为男人只需取下一只铜圈,就可以立刻轻而易举地杀死他的妻子。不过多数人都认为这种说法不对。如今长颈族人生活在母系社会中,没有人再去探究这种习俗的由来,因为人们已主要把这看成是美丽与财富的象征。

也正是为了这个原因,长颈族人在小女孩年满5岁时开始为她们戴上铜项圈。一直到25岁结婚后才不用再继续增加,她们一生中只有几次把颈上的铜环取下来的机会,那就是结婚、生子以及去世。女人最多可以戴25只铜项圈,重量在5公斤到10公斤之间。这些铜项圈可以借助锁骨的支撑来拉长脖子,直到女孩长到青春期、身体完全定型为止。最长颈者脖子达70厘米。洗浴时,长颈人只能把稻草塞进铜圈内拉锯般擦洗。为了生活,她们套上了沉重的枷锁,向世界展示着残酷的美。

我们无法感受到铜圈取下后的感觉,长长的脖子在没有铜圈的支撑下是脆弱的,是不堪一击的。

有些笔者将长颈族与曾经裹脚的人们相提并论,在我看来两者虽都是传统文化的产物,但是却无法相提并论,因为裹脚布拆掉人能活,但是将项圈拆掉所要面临的问题我想大家应该都会想象的到吧。。。。

但是项圈成为了她们的一个困扰,现在的长颈族为了读书写字,为了能够学习,他们放弃了传统文化,放弃了禁锢的枷锁,拥抱着更美好的明天。

这就是为什么现在年轻人和小孩子基本告别项圈的原因,这也是为什么长颈族是即将逝去的民族了。

小编想在长颈族消失前亲眼去看一看,让她们成为我记忆中的一部分,如果您也这样想,那我们就来一场说走就走的旅行吧。

榴莲知识早知道

榴莲之王究竟是什么呢? 现在您的心里一定有了一个答案,但是这个答案对不对呢?请您带着这个疑问来听我慢慢和您说。。

首先为您带来一段榴莲的介绍,如果您知道,那么这段可以略过哦。

相传明朝郑和率船队三下南洋,出海时间太长,船员们思乡心切,乡愁浓郁,归心似箭。一天郑和在岸上发现一种奇异果子,就带回与大伙一起品尝,许多船员吃后对这种水果称赞不已,思乡的念头竟一时淡化了。有人问郑和,这种果子叫什么名字,他随口答到:“流连”,取对祖国大陆“流连忘返”之意,寄托思乡之情。榴莲与流连同音,后来人们就将它称为“榴莲”。

在国内大家似乎都觉得猫山王是最好的榴莲品种,那么事实上是这样的吗?

接下来我将为您亲自揭开谜底。

现在重头戏来啦!!!! 这里不容错过哦,接下来为大家介绍一下比较常见的榴莲品种,排序不分先后,无特殊含义哦。

1.猫山王

众多游客为能够吃到正宗的猫山王榴莲而来到马来西亚,可以看出它的地位和价格并不是一般“甘榜”榴莲可以相提并论的呢。

猫山王榴莲的外观呈椭圆形,并且在底部有个明显的“五星”标记哦,其味道浓郁,金黄色的果肉口感绵密细腻,味道甘甜带苦,非常有层次感呢。

猫山王榴莲

2.竹脚

竹脚也被称为“猫山后”,也是许多榴莲摊的“热销”品种呢,其外形粗大、果皮的绿色犹如未成熟的果实。竹脚的果肉饱满呈棕黄色,口感略苦。如果您喜欢苦味和肉质较湿的榴莲,那么竹脚是您正确的选择哦。

竹脚榴莲

3.红虾 

 红虾也是最受欢迎的榴莲品种之一,其果实粗大,果皮呈棕绿色,刺短而小。红虾的果肉有非常鲜明的橙红色(通常是黄橙色),肉质如奶油般香甜、厚实、柔软和细腻。

红虾榴莲

4.XO

榴莲中最特别的品种非XO莫属,因为它带有酒的味道。它的果实细小,形状也很圆,淡黄色的肉是苦的,而且非常柔软。入口时,它那香醇如酒带苦涩的味道将触动您的味蕾。对于喜欢苦味榴莲的人,XO是您不可错过的味道。如烈酒一般,越老的榴莲树将生产出越美味的XO榴莲。

XO榴莲

5.D24又称“苏丹 ”

D24或新加坡人称之为“苏丹”的榴莲是最常见和最普遍的品种,在大多数榴莲摊中都能见到它的“踪影”。它是众多品种当中最经济实惠但品质相对较好的榴莲,其肉质呈淡黄色,带有甜味和坚果的苦味。然而,我们也可从其果肉颜色探知其口感,深色的果肉代表其味道更鲜明(甜中带苦);颜色较淡者可能口感较甜。

D24榴莲

6.金凤

被称为“东甲之王”的金凤凰一般个头较小,肉厚核小,外观并不出众。这个榴莲的特点在于口感很湿润,果肉白黄色并且甜中有些微苦,吃起来苦中又带甜,让人在苦与甜中慢慢的品味着属于它的味道。金凤凰这个名字是由最开始注册这个品种的人起的。

金凤凰

7.D101

D101果肉为橙黄色,它的味道较淡,但胜在香滑甜,较易让人接受。原产自柔佛,被很多喜欢温和味道的顾客所青睐,而且口感如奶油一般,被人称为“柔佛的特殊奶油味”。

D101榴莲

8.黑刺 

黑刺是比较罕有的榴莲品种,它的味道相当独特,即更柔软、更光滑、更芳香。它和红虾的味道相似但口感更胜一筹。由于这种榴莲的底部有一条黑黑的尾巴,故此获名“黑刺”并且他和猫山王在外观上还有相似的特点哦。

黑刺榴莲和猫山王对比图

说到这里我不得不提一件事 :

中国人爱吃猫山王榴莲这是众所周知的事,但是从去年开始这个局面被这个叫黑刺的榴莲给打破了。据资料显示在2015年黑刺和猫山王的价格相同,可是时至今日,黑刺价格却涨至65令吉每公斤。在前两年黑刺的最高价格甚至达到了每公斤100令吉贵到当地人吃之前都要考虑一下呢。

可是黑刺虽然产量少,价格高,被称为树上黄金。虽然如此但还是被大家所热爱。与黑刺有缘的小可爱可以去品尝一下哦。

随着榴莲产量的逐渐增多,各商家纷纷开始进行榴莲自助的买卖,在马来西亚的小伙伴一定不要错过哦。

以上就是小编为大家整理的8种比较受欢迎的榴莲,没有提到的不代表它不受欢迎哦,众所周知人类的味蕾是很难满足的,所以多多尝试没准就会发现新的大陆哦。

对于小编而言纵使榴莲有百多种,但是最爱的还是红虾,只因为它好吃还便宜。

今天的介绍就到这里啦,敬请期待下期文章哦。

运动无极限

马来西亚不仅有美食,还有惊险刺激的高空项目哦。今天就带你走进那些肾上腺素飙升的高空娱乐项目。


  • 吉隆坡塔——Sky Box

吉隆坡塔是吉隆坡的地标之一,它于1995年被建成在咖啡山上,成为了当时的第四高塔。

在吉隆坡塔距离地面350米的高空上悬挂着两个全玻璃制作的sky box,又称天空之盒。在那里你可以光脚走进盒子,去感受脚下的吉隆坡城,还可以看到不远处的双子塔并360度全方位的欣赏吉隆坡的美以及远处此起彼伏的山峰。

  • 槟城光大大厦——Rainbow Skywalk

槟城光大大厦是槟城非常有名的地标性建筑,目前为马来西亚第七高,槟城第一高的摩天大楼,里面有很多的娱乐项目,如室内主题乐园,7D戏院以及东南亚最高的高空走道等。

Rainbow Skywalk(又称彩虹天空步道)是2016年12月开始营业的项目。它悬挂在光大大厦最高层68楼,采用全玻璃的U型设计,总长17米,距离地面249米。穿上鞋套走在上面可以全方位无死角的将槟城尽收眼底。在上面不会允许很多人哦,也就是说您的照片不会有人乱入哦。

如果觉得突然走在这上面有点太刺激,不妨先移步至65楼的室内栈道感受一下哦,那里也是玻璃制作的呢。

  • 槟城光大大厦——Gravityz走道高空漫步挑战

在这里您可以挑战世界上最高的高空走道,位于海拔239米的半空中行走;您会在专业人士的陪同并做足安全措施的情况下来到这位于光大大厦65层的室外的高空走道,在这里不仅可以同时体验六种户外极限运动,还可以感受那种使心跳加速的刺激的同时欣赏槟城的美景。

详情:

https://byloka.com/trip/the-gravityz-ropes-course-challenges-6-challenges/144

  • 吉隆坡飞机驾驶体验

飞机是现在远足必选的交通工具,我们坐在上面感受着窗外的云层与蓝天。这时您是否想过自己驾驶飞机翱翔在天空上呢?现在机会来了,在马来西亚吉隆坡推出了飞机驾驶体验,在这里您将不再是乘客,而是一名飞行员。您有机会选择在专业飞行员的陪同下完成此次飞行旅程哦,专业的飞行员只负责起飞和降落其他的任务您将在他的指导下完成。在这里您不仅可以学习飞机驾驶的知识,还可以欣赏吉隆坡的风景哦。

兰卡威高空跳伞

提到高空跳伞您怕了吗?!从10000英尺的高空一跃而下,只能听见耳边因急速下降而传来的呼呼的风声,是不是想想都有些刺激呢~~

在马来西亚的兰卡威也能跳伞哦,飞机从兰卡威机场起飞,带您从

丹绒鲁海滩下落,感受刺激的同时还可以欣赏兰卡威这个岛屿的美丽风景,是不是很心动呢?

不过说实话小编是一个也不敢玩呢。。。

以上就是小编今天整理的部分马来西亚高空极限刺激类项目啦。

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