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Malaysian Food Network
Perak Food Trail
The best eats across Perak, from the rustic town of Teluk Intan to the state capital Ipoh and the ever peaceful Taiping.
Starting the Day
Bring an empty stomach to the lively hawker stalls – some of which have been around for decades – flanking Jalan Maharani, near the town’s main wet market. Popular local favourites include lai fun (a thick, vermicelli-like, rice noodle in wholesome chicken soup or curry) at the lai fun peng stall; lor mai fan (fragrant sticky rice with a variety of currie, and a special side dish of sweet desiccated coconut) and pan mee (hand-made flat noodles in a hearty broth, topped with crunchy anchovies).
The latter in commonly found nationwide, but this small town version boasts of a naturally sweet and well-flavoured stock.
Alternatively, grab a table at Teck Kee Foodstuff Enterprise (37 Jalan Raja) and try a variety of quick-serve fried noodles, tong sui (sweet broth), or its trademark nyonya kuih (tradition food).
- 1/2-pound skinless chicken thighs or beef flank steak, cut into 1-inch strips
- 2 stalks lemongrass, smashed and coarsely chopped
- 1 red onion, quartered
- 1 cup corn oil
- 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon coarse black pepper
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- Peanut Sauce, recipe follows
- Rice cakes, for serving
- Sliced cucumbers, for garnish
- Cubed onions, for garnish
Put the chicken or beef pieces in a mixing bowl. Add the lemongrass, onion, oil, ginger, and spices and seasonings. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for about 3 hours.
Heat a grill, preferably charcoal, to medium-high. Meanwhile, remove chicken or beef from marinade and skewer (if using wooden skewers, be sure to soak them for 30 minutes prior to using). Grill for 3 to 5 minutes or until cooked through, turning halfway through.
Serve with Peanut Sauce and rice cakes and garnish with cucumber and onion.
- 3 tablespoons corn oil
- 1 white onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon shrimp paste
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 stalk lemon grass, smashed
- 4 small dried red chilies, crumbled
- 1 / 2 cup coconut milk
- 1 / 2 cup water
- 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 2 cups roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, shrimp paste, turmeric, lemongrass, and chiles. Stir to combine, and cook over medium heat until fragrant and onion is soft. Add coconut milk and water, and bring to a boil. Add sugar, salt, and peanuts. Stir constantly over medium heat and simmer until the sauce thickens. Remove the lemongrass stalk, and serve warm or at room temperature.
Malaysian Potatoes and Green Beans
- 2 pounds large Red Bliss potatoes
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon minced shallots
- 1 yellow onion, coarsely minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger/li>
- 2 tablespoons Madras curry powder
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound fresh, young, green beans, trimmed
Wash the potatoes under cold running water. Peel and cut into 2-inch chunks.
In a carbon-steel wok, heat the oil over medium heat until just smoking. Add the shallots, onion, garlic, and ginger; and stir-fry for 5 minutes, or until the onion is wilted. Add the curry and cook for 30 seconds, until aromatic. Add the coconut milk, broth, potatoes, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer, and cook over low heat until the potatoes are tender — about 15 to 20 minutes. Add the green beans, and cook for another 10 minutes, or until the beans are just done.
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Here are some further references on the town of Taiping in Perak, Malaysia:
Taiping, developed during industry revolution in tin mining industry in the 19th century and become capitol of Perak (replacing Kuala from 1876 to 1937) and then replaced by Ipoh . It’s a beautiful and peaceful town to visit.
Publish Date: 07/29/2013 10:40
Taiping Town year 1890 … Due to the booming tin-mining industry in the 19th century and its previous position as capital of Perak, Taiping was a pioneer in many fields, achieving many “firsts” in the country along the way.
Publish Date: 07/27/2013 6:32
… from the toll exit of southern Taiping (Taiping/Changkat Jering). Jalan Kota is one of the main roads, parallel to Jalan Taming Sari or Main Road of Taiping town.5 Jalan Kota, Taman Jambu, 34000 Taiping, Perak, Malaysia …
Publish Date: 07/27/2013 6:29
The Taiping Zoo & Night Safari, Perak Museum, Taiping Lake Gardens, Taiping Heritage Town, Kuala Sepetang Eco Tourism, Dewa Fireflies, Bukit Gantang Homestay and Taiping sensational dishes are iconic tourism …
Publish Date: 08/13/2013 5:11
Appropriately, his itinerary covered the most important triangle of heritage towns in Perak, from Larut to Kinta: Taiping, Bukit Gantang, Kuala Kangsar and Batu Gajah (just outside Ipoh). PHS President Mohd Taib Mohamed …
Publish Date: 08/05/2013 0:37
This is the only zoo in Perak and the main attraction in Taiping town. It is also the oldest animal park in Malaysia. I had a few visits to the zoo before especially during my younger age but haven’t been for the night safari just yet …
Publish Date: 07/14/2013 0:07
Perak – Taiping Town. 3. Newer Older · storm runner 51 months ago | reply. Can you say how this was taken? Is it available in a larger size? myzuiko [deleted] 51 months ago | reply. taiping(pronouce as tey-pen) offers many interesting places.
Publish Date: 03/21/2009 9:17
Taiping is a town in the state of Perak, Malaysia. It has a population of 198,112 (2000). It is the largest town in Perak after Ipoh, the state capital. It is also the first Perak’s state capital city which was then replaced by Ipoh. Its development was …
Publish Date: 09/08/2005 23:33
Taiping like most other major towns in Perak seemed to be blessed with the old charms of historical buildings left behind by the British when they colonized most part of Malaysian peninsular, then Malaya, during the …
Publish Date: 09/29/2012 11:57
A Holiday Weekend at Taiping, A Historic Town in the Northern State of Perak, Malaysia
danjumbuck Uploaded on 19 Nov 2009
I went with my family for a holiday weekend to Taiping, a wet and historic town in the northern state of Perak, Malaysia. Taiping is a somewhat unlikely holiday destination but it has its charms. The food is delicious, plentiful, and cheap! Plus it’s a really green and nature-friendly place to be. The town is quaint with beautiful old buildings and century old trees lining some streets. Check out the video to see the highlights of my trip and visit www.danjumbuck.com for more.