Georgetown is easily one of Asia’s best food cities. As a self proclaimed foodie (not to mention professionally trained chef) I feel embarrassed I didn’t really know about it until recently. How did I not know about this place? We’ve spent four days eating our way through the city. It has been, delicious. One entire day was dedicated to following Eating Asia’s suggested tour. We’ve eaten Indian, Malay, Chinese, and more. I’ve had some of the best Indian food I’ve ever had, in and out of India. I’ve also eaten far too many noodles and cups of kopi. I regret nothing.
During colonization, in true British fashion a hill town was constructed to offer respite from the otherwise oppressive heat of the rest of Malaysia. After Singapore and KL such an escape became extremely enticing. And so, we left the smog of the city behind and set out in search of more natural settings and a cooler climate. Continue reading
There are few cities of such constant striking visual contrast as Kuala Lumpur. It’s a sprawling, smoggy, congested city. Like much of Asia, it is undergoing massive expansion, evident by the crane lined skyline and never ending suburbs. Within the city’s center, dirty aged shophouses sit dark in the shadow of behemoth glistening high rises. There is constant juxtaposition, as the sight lines of the city constantly draw your eyes upward, past the colorful squat buildings of KL’s historic core. It is difficult even to describe neighborhoods of KL as within a few blocks there might be a world class mall set on wide, clean streets with high end restaurants and a grungy strip of warn down buildings, cracked dirty streets and a foul aroma. Continue reading