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Old 04-19-2014, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I've been and lived in KL, have you been to Jakarta? plus you are making a point out of observation geez.
I can't speak for Jakarta, but to say Hong Kong is definitely better than S'pore or KL...many, many will disagree with you. Many consider Malaysia/Singapore the best in Asia. It's a common opinion, even if it may not be a fact (it's a matter of opinion). I went to HK and give me S'pore anyday.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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I can't speak for Jakarta, but to say Hong Kong is definitely better than S'pore or KL...many, many will disagree with you. Many consider Malaysia/Singapore the best in Asia. It's a common opinion, even if it may not be a fact (it's a matter of opinion). I went to HK and give me S'pore anyday.
Well did i say many consider Indonesian cuisine as one of the top notch or best in Asia? i thought we are talking about western food availability no yes?i have nothing to prove in that, the expat that i've known enjoyed Indonesian cuisine for most of the time but some dishes they do not enjoy, so its a matter of personal preference.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:24 AM
 
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I can't speak for Jakarta, but to say Hong Kong is definitely better than S'pore or KL...many, many will disagree with you. Many consider Malaysia/Singapore the best in Asia. It's a common opinion, even if it may not be a fact (it's a matter of opinion). I went to HK and give me S'pore anyday.
Yes, I prefer Hong Kong foodie scene to Singapore, and of course KL. Some may disagree with me, but I am not saying everyone should have the same taste. Just to let you know that many have other preferences that are not the same as yours.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Well did i say many consider Indonesian cuisine as one of the top notch or best in Asia? i thought we are talking about western food availability no yes?i have nothing to prove in that, the expat that i've known enjoyed Indonesian cuisine for most of the time but some dishes they do not enjoy, so its a matter of personal preference.
No, the main topic was why Malaysian AND Indonesian food isn't more popular worldwide, with the exception of Australia.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yes, I prefer Hong Kong foodie scene to Singapore, and of course KL. Some may disagree with me, but I am not saying everyone should have the same taste. Just to let you know that many have other preferences that are not the same as yours.
Yes, let's just say it's a matter of opinion, both places are considered great for food. I tend to prefer the diversity and spiciness of Malaysian cuisine, and you prefer HK. Either way, the question is whether Malaysian food DESERVES to be better known. I would say definitely yes. In your (or was it Goshio, sorry I forgot) response you said you got sick of it in 2 days...well it's an opinion not many share.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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No, the main topic was why Malaysian AND Indonesian food isn't more popular worldwide, with the exception of Australia.
You are the first to open an argument about "Malaysia have more western food available"

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Yes, let's just say it's a matter of opinion, both places are considered great for food. I tend to prefer the diversity and spiciness of Malaysian cuisine, and you prefer HK. Either way, the question is whether Malaysian food DESERVES to be better known. I would say definitely yes. In your (or was it Goshio, sorry I forgot) response you said you got sick of it in 2 days...well it's an opinion not many share.
Well i didn't get sick of it after 2 days for your information, i do restaurant or kopitiam hopping.

Malaysian dish have no single entity each of the races there have their own cuisine, hardly one race can master all the main 3 cuisine available in there from what i've seen, most of the Malaysian restaurant overseas are Chinese rather than Malay or Indian but yes they named their restaurant "Malaysian restaurant" serving mainly baba nyonya food with a more chinese and a bit of malay but nothing indian (or atleast to the one i've been to in London), but if they did opened an Indian restaurant many just named their restaurant "authentic indian restaurant" rather than "malaysian indian authentic restaurant".

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Old 04-19-2014, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Well you are the first to open an argument about "Malaysia have more western food available"


Well i didn't get sick of it after 2 days for your information, i do restaurant or kopitiam hopping.

Malaysian dish have no single entity each of the races there have their own cuisine, so hardly one race can master all the cuisine available in there, most of the Malaysian restaurant overseas are Chinese rather than Malay or Indian but yes they named their restaurant "Malaysian restaurant" serving mainly baba nyonya food with a more chinese and a bit of malay but nothing indian (or atleast to the one i've been to in London), but if they did opened an Indian restaurant many just named their restaurant "authentic indian restaurant" rather than "malaysian indian authentic restaurant".
Ok that was getting off tangent, let's just forget that and focus on local cuisines.

Oh it was Golden Tiger then.

Well, there are many uniquely Malaysian dishes, whether they be more Chinese or Malay or Indian influences. Laksa - various (Peranakan), Char kway teow, hor fun, Hainanese chicken rice, kari kapitam/nyonya chicken curry, mee rebus, curry mee, rojak, roti canai, fish-head curry, murtabak, Malaysian style briyani, the Malay nasi padang, ikan bakar (sambal fish), Malaysian-style satay, Malaysian style nasi goreng, all these are examples of dishes that are Malaysian.

Actually a lot of Malaysian restaurants here are called 'Chinese or Chinese Malaysian or Malaysian Chinese', although some just Malaysian. Yes most are run by Chinese Malaysians, but serve dishes like beef rendang (I agree rendang here is quite often lacking), nasi lemak.ec. Roti canai is a mamak speciality, different from the roti of southern India. It's served in a few places that specialise in mamak type cuisine.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Plus here we even have a thing Singapore noodles/Singapore mai-fun or mee hoon, something which isn't really found in S'pore much. Vermicelli, various vegetables, egg, chicken, prawns cooked in curry powder. Also duc do lang, lamb bone marrow. I'm not sure if bah kuh teh is locally Malaysian or not, I guess it was mostly a Chinese import.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:14 AM
 
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Is it possible that Thai cuisine is simply better or more palatable to more people overall? I definitely feel that way and have been to all three and have eaten a lot of the food from all three.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Is it possible that Thai cuisine is simply better or more palatable to more people overall? I definitely feel that way and have been to all three and have eaten a lot of the food from all three.
Well there are quite a few Malaysian restaurants in Melbourne, and I know several that are regularly packed by both Asian and non-Asian diners. People who visit Malaysia - and there are many - frequently rave about the food. As do many 'foodies.' Well if you didn't like it, you either had bad food there or it's just not to your liking. But many disagree with you...have you had a good chicken rice or chicken curry? Malaysian food is one of the least strange and tastiest out there, so no, that's definitely not the reason here.
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