It’s been quite a whirlwind these past few days- dealing with jet lag, 39 degree heat and the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur, it’s absolutely exhilarating and exhausting at the same time.
Today was day three of our journey to the east, and my goodness I’m not sure if I’m cut out for the aforementioned 39 degree (Celsius) heat, but I’m slowly but surely getting used to it. Lesson #1: silk shirts are better than cotton in this heat. I almost wish I brought more than one with me. Lesson #2: We have amazing internet speeds in Canada. I’ve spent the last 28 minutes trying to upload some photos from our daily excursions but to no avail- each time the server resets, so pardon the lack of visuals for the time being. That being said, we came back from a short but sweet adventure to Little India for some authentic south asian cuisine just by Masjid Jamek station, it was a place called Sangeetha and Lonely Planet was accurate with this little gem as the food was UNREAL. I ordered a Masala Dosa because I was thinking about my mom and the great dosas we would have in Mississauga. IT WAS HUGE! No comparison in size and taste, it was cooked to perfection, lightly doused with ghee, and the individual dhals/curries were divine. I wonder now if perhaps they gave me a less spicy currie/potato mixture for my dosa. I was so full by the end of the meal (truth be told, I barely took a breath it was soo good) I unfortunately did not have enough room to order a small dessert of chocolate burfi BUT tomorrow night we plan to visit the night market in Little India which is a sight in itself, where I will stuff myself silly with some more Indian dishes and delicacies.
I love food, it’s no lie. The last few days we’ve been eating like kings for under $5 a meal. Today was a splurge at a mere $6.50 for the entire dish (and a glass of mango lassi). For lunch we ate down the street at a local Chinese street vendor, originally I only wanted some pineapple (.50 cents for a bagful of chopped, fresh sweet fruit) and BB was going to get a meal (I felt I needed some fruits and veggie back in my diet). When I saw his Won Ton Mee, a dish of boiled noodles tossed in a thick sweet soy sauce with some Chinese greens, and the greatest charred bbq pork, I couldn’t resist. I am addicted to FOOD! The whopping total- $2. For breakfast we had Roti Kaya(roti with a sweet filling: kaya butter) and Roti Telur (mixed with fried egg) – each about $1 a piece at an Indian restaurant down the street. I don’t think I could ever get that much food for so little money in Canada.
We visited the Petronas Tower Skywalk, the KLCC, Little India, Chinatown, a suburb about 40 minutes outside of Kuala Lumpur to the temporary bus terminal to pick up tickets to go to Penang in a couple days (it was so far out of the city centre that it felt like we were in a jungle) and soon we’re venturing off to the turquoise coral reef Pulau for some much needed rest and relaxation. But next stop: PENANG!