I just gots back to HK from a lil’ weekend trip to Malaysia with famslice Rafik, y’all. I think I slept like only 2 hours (on the plane), so don’t be mad if I sound slightly confused.
We didn’t even spend full 48 hours in Kuala Lumpur, but I gotta say that I’m positively surprised by the Muddy City. You pretty much get the full package of the South East Asian vibe, minus the convenience and sterility of Singapore, and minus the grimy- and roughness of Indonesia. Also good to finally actually see the Petronas Towers, an amazing piece of architecture I’ve always been admiring.
The thing about Malaysia that amazed me the most though, was, by far, the edibles. An infinite variety of a fusion of Malay, Indian, Thai and Chinese cuisine. I pretty much ate till it hurt during my entire stay, let me break down some highlights. Lay your eyeslots upon this fried Stingray, served on a banana leaf:
A more or less common, but definitely not average veggie curry:
Leng Chi Kang for dessert, quail egg in the middle:
If you ain’t hungry as a vulture right now, there might be something wrong with you. Hm. Then again, you probably don’t give a fuck about what I’ve been nourishing on. Wanna see retro-oriental-looking railway stations instead?
Nah, you probably wanna see Rafik and me tearing the club up. Check out the dude’s back. Mad sweaty. The fucker keeps on nagging me to go out there to grab some food, as I am writing this. Leo + leo is a tough, tough combination, as much as I love the chap.
h8 u s0 much, early flights. But every cloud has a silver lining: South East Asian sunrise!
Many, many thanks to Alex Lee and Ray Rox, who treated us like family out there. Highly fucking appreciated.
Bonus: some vintage Malay pop for your earslots: