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Apam Balik – A Malaysian Street Food

I call Malaysia my second home and the one thing that has always fascinated me about this beautiful country is the variety of food available for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Malaysians love to eat and I heard from one of the locals that they eat a minimum of six meals a day! He was so right; wherever I go in Malaysia there is always ample food in sight.

Apam Balik Malaysian street food

Roasted peanut spread over pancake.

I’d mentioned earlier about a street dish called Apam Balik. I have tasted many traditional Malaysian street foods while touring the country and Apam Balik is one of them. This crispy peanut pancake is also known as Chin Loong Pau in Chinese, something Indians can relate to as it is similar to the south Indian dish dosa.

I tried to find it in restaurants but it’s probably better on the street. The best ones can be found at the morning markets or the night bazaars. This is a must try if you’re planning to visit Malaysia.

Now you can read a detailed article with recipe on the same, published on Travel Wire Asia website : Apam Balik – A Malaysian Street Food.

Go read the article and make some awesome fluffy Apam Balik today. Don’t forget to comment. 🙂

This article was part of a publication for Tourism Malaysia. If you enjoyed this article and would like to find out more about travelling to Malaysia, please visit the Tourism Malaysia website.

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Kampung baru

The food street in Kampung Baru!

Fast or no fast, your

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Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my world.

While strolling on the roads of Siem Reap, it is a common sight to see beef and other animals being barbecued for your dinner. You can eat there itself or get it packed for home.

street food in cambodia

Would you like to have some ? 😀

I suggest, you

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Kralan, Cambodian bamboo rice cake.

Three days back I had asked on Facebook about the photo shown below.
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I am pretty sure some people referred to Google as well because they answered correctly. 😀

kralan ข้าวหลาม

Packed food, ready to eat.

Okay, here is the answer. It is a traditional Cambodian rice dish

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So, when Hostelbookers invited me to add my simplest recipe for a hungry backpacker, I was more than happy to share one.

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hungry backpacker's delight - ingredients for quick meal

Ingredients for a corn flakes meal.

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Appam Balik

I watched the man make it step by step.

I have

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As the name suggests, this vegetarian family restaurant situated at Banashankari III on outer ring road near Deve Gowda Petrol pump, is with an ambience of year 1947 in contemporary period.


The side entrance is through the stairs and leads to 2nd floor restaurant.

If you don’t want to take stairs, lift is waiting for you but then you’ll miss

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