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Visiting Sarawak as a Japanese Intern | Banana Cheese

Most may know Sarawak as a city with fascinating rainforest and the famous Rainforest World Music Festival.  Today, I would like to introduce you to the food in Sarawak that can be as fascinating as the beautiful adventurous rainforests. Gourmets being served in Sarawak come from 4 different cultures such as Chinese, Indian, Malay, and local Dayak tribes. This cultural diversity of food brings food lovers into a whole new world.

Today, I would like to share the food I learned to love where in Sarawak!

Japanese intern on food Banana Cheese3Sarawak being tropical in nature, many types of exotic fruits can be seen all over the place. Within these tropical fruits, I would like to start off my introduction with one of the most common fruits in Sarawak, “Banana”. Most of you guys might think “Bananas? I can just grab them from the Super Market anytime I want!” Well, the bananas I am going to introduce to you guys are different from the typical yellow bananas you buy at the store. In Malaysia, Bananas being easily available and growing all season, it is considered to be a fruit that can be bought at a very cheap price with high demand.

There are more than 10 types of bananas growing in Malaysia, all having distinctive features. For example, one could be small and round like the “Pisang Montel”, while others having a long skinny feature.

With the high demand and availability of Bananas, there are many dishes being served with Bananas as the main ingredient. Here’s my favorite dish that I recommend to you guys…

Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritters) with cheese

Here’s how I encountered this delicious dish:

Japanese intern on food Banana Cheese2It was another hot day in Malaysia, and me and the other interns decided to explore Sarawak. We decided to go to a populated area at first, so we took a taxi and ended up near one of the biggest food courts we been to. It was lunchtime and I decided to try something new since I wanted the day to be adventurous. I walked around the food court looking for something new but couldn’t find anything that excite my desire since the place was mostly aimed for tourists. After a few trips around the food court, there was a street stall on the other side of the street.  That’s where I found the Banana Cheese Fritters.

Crossing the street with curiosity, I noticed that the stall was taken over by Bananas. After a while, a guy came up to me asking to buy fried Bananas w/cheese. At this time, I thought to myself “Fried Bananas with cheese on top? I thought fruits were supposed to be refreshing”. But looking at the RM3 sign and the amount of fried bananas in a single plate, I couldn’t refuse the offer.  I paid for the Banana Fritters and waited for it at the table we found near the stall.

A moment later, the cashier came with a plate with a fascinating smell that provoked my stomach with hunger. It was like that smell of freshly baked bread in the morning.  The cheese topping melting from the heat of the fried bananas covered by the choice of my favorite flavor unleashed the hunger out of me. (Flavor varying from original, chocolate, caramel, cinnamon, etc.) After taking a picture, I took my first bite into the dish. I loved it. It was one of the best sweet snacks that I’ve tried in my life. The outside crisp mixed with the sweetness of the banana and the sugar is such a great mixture.  The time I remembered to take a photo of myself eating it, the plate was cleaned up leaving nothing but the caramel saucing that had fallen from the bananas.

If you ever plan on visiting Sarawak, this is a must try snack that will fulfill your taste buds.

サラワク州は、手つかずの熱帯雨林や神秘的な動植物が生息している事で知られています。夏には、Rainforest World Music Festivalなども開催されています。本日みなさんに紹介するのは、サラワク州のもう一つの魅力である「食」です。マレーシアには、数多くの食文化が存在し、一国にいながら刺激的な経験をする事ができます。

サラワク州は常夏で熱帯地域のため、果物が育ちやすく一年を通して、日本では見る事のない果実も安く、いつでも食べる事ができます。この中でも僕が一番気に入ったのがバナナです!バナナといっても、日本のコンビニやスーパーなどで手に入るものだけでなく、日本ではあまり見かけないような色や大きさのものもあります!マレーシアでは、フルーツとしてバナナを食べるだけではなく、バナナを使った料理もたくさんあります。

今から紹介する一品は、マレーシア人が愛するトッピングのチーズが決め手のピサンゴレン・チーズです!

ピサンとはマレー語で「バナナ」の事を意味し、「ゴレン」は揚げるという意味です。ピサンゴレンは場所によって列ができるお店もあり、おやつとして大人気な一品です!バナナに衣をつけて揚げているのですが、使われているバナナも通常のバナナではありません。通常のバナナを揚げようとすると柔らかくなりすぎてしまうのですが、ピサンゴレンには固めのバナナを使います。

揚げたてのピサンゴレンのカリカリ感とホクホクしたバナナの食感が、やみつきになります!揚げたてのピサンゴレンの上にチーズをトッピングし、その上にまたキャラメル、チョコレート、オリジナルソースなどの甘いソースをかけたら、また違った味を楽しむ事もできます。

ピサンゴレン・チーズは場所により異なりますが、およそ5−6RM(150-180円)ほどで購入できます。バナナ料理の中でも人気のものなのでマレーシアにお越しの際は是非お試しください!

Written by: Kenta Kojima

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PAKEJ PENGINAPAN DAN LAWATAN PELAJAR/STUDENT SEKOLAH RENDAH/MENENGAH DAN PELAJAR INSTITUT PENGAJIAN TINGGI/KOLEJ/UNIVERSITI KE MELAKA 2016-2017

PAKEJ PENGINAPAN DAN LAWATAN PELAJAR/STUDENT SEKOLAH RENDAH/MENENGAH DAN PELAJAR INSTITUT PENGAJIAN TINGGI/KOLEJ/UNIVERSITI KE MELAKA 2016 – 2017

Kami menyediakan pakej lawatan pelajar ke Melaka dengan pakej lawatan yang sangat menarikBermula jam 9 pagi rombongan akan ditemukan dengan pemandu pelancong kami di Plaza Tol Ayer Keroh dan taklimat dari Pemandu Pelancong berkaitan Melaka akan diberikan…Selepas itu beberapa siri lawatan telah disusun dari pagi tersebut hinggalah ke lewat malam iaitu :

1. Taman Mini Malaysia & Mini Asean, Ayer Keroh Melaka

2. Zoo Melaka, Ayer Keroh

Selepas selesai sesi pagi para pelajar akan dibawa untuk makan tengahari di Hotel ataupun restoran makanan masakan asam pedas Melaka. Selepas makan tengahari para pelajat akan Check in di tempat penginapan pada kira-kira jam 2 petang sebentar untuk rehat dan solat dan setelah itu lawatan seterusnya disambung ke :

3. Muzium Samudera iaitu didalam Replika Kapal Flor De Lamar di Banda Hilir Melaka.

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4. Muzium Warisan Melaka, Bandar Hilir Melaka

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5. Menaiki Bkt St Paul

6. Bergambar di Kota A Famosa

A replica of a Fort A Famosa located in Malacca, the Historical City of Malaysia.

7. Melawat dan membeli belah di Gerai Cenderahati Medan Samudera

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Setelah selesai acara di Banda Hilir, pelajar akan dibawa ke tempat bersejarah laksamana Hang Tuah

8. Perigi Hang Tuah, Duyong Melaka

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Setelah selesai pelajar dibawa balik ke tempat penginapan untuk berehat dan solat Asar dan seterusnya makan malam. Selepas itu pelajar akan dibawa semula ke Banda Hilir untuk menaiki ;

9. Menaiki Menara Taming Sari

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10. Melaka River Cruise

11. Muzium Kapal Selam, Klebang Melaka

Setelah selesai semua, pelajar akan dibawa pulang berehat di tempat penginapan. Program pada hari esoknya selepas sarapan pagi adalah acara adalah bebas, namun begitu para pelajar boleh dibawa ke berjalan-jalan sekitar Melaka sehingga jam 12 tengahari untuk checkout dari tempat penginapan.

Pakej untuk penginapan bagi seorang pelajar;

Pelajar Hari Biasa (Ahad – Khamis) Hujung Minggu (Jumaat & Sabtu), Cuti Umum & Cuti Sekolah
Sekolah Rendah RM25.00 RM35.00
Sekolah Menengah RM25.00 RM35.00
Institut Pengajian Tinggi (IPT) RM35.00 RM45.00

Pakej Sarapan (packing) juga disediakan pada kadar RM 5.00 bagi setiap pelajar.

Penginapan asrama dan apartment akan disediakan INDAH Kembara Apartment & Hostel, Klebang Melaka akan kami sediakan. Sila lawati http://www.indahkembara.com/
Untuk pertanyaan lanjut sila hubungi kami:
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No. 46, Jalan LJ 1, Taman Limbongan Jaya, 75250 Limbongan, Melaka
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Best 5 Seafood Restaurants in Penang for Seafood Lovers

Penang is definitely one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia. This extensive Island is a home to some of Malaysia’s greatest malls and beaches. However, it does not lag behind even when it’s about the food. In that case, Penang is known as the Malaysia’s unofficial Food capital. With the increase in the tourist influx in the Island, the food, too, has apparently reached a new level of innovation by coming up with some great dining eateries in Batu Ferringhi and Georgetown, Penang.

The Scrumptious 5 Seafood Restaurants in Penang

Among a vast diversity of cuisine that Penang’s Restaurants offer, Seafood is one of the many preferred cuisines among the tourists. Top five seafood restaurants in Penang are mentioned below:

1. Ong Cheng Huat Seafood

Known for their crisp and tasty prawn fritters, Ong Cheng Huat Seafod is a good place to have a quality seafood cuisine in Penang. This place is also known for its mussels and steamed fish. The fact that unlike any other seafood restaurant in Penang, this one closes up by 5.30 sharp. This is because it serves only fresh harvested seafood. This place is very popular among the locals who, upon asking would refer you this very seafood restaurant.

A one liter bottle of an alcohol drink is RM6 which tastes best when cold. It is even better to have it with a dash of stout to get a little tetchier taste. The fact that they only have a limited number of dishes on the menu is yet another reason why tourist trust this small simple yet a quality preferring seafood restaurant in Penang. They have set a record for serving the order within 10 minutes time span or even less.

This restaurant might cost you RM42 for a whole fish, which is quite a reasonable rate as compared to other seafood restaurants in Penang.

Address: 2004, Jalan Bagan Lallang, 13400 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone:+60 4-331 4782

2. Weld Quay Restaurant

Considered as the most valuable seafood restaurant in Penang to eat in town by the locals, Weld Quay is the best place to go if you’re having an appetite of seafood. Deep fried prawn is one of their specialty in the seafood. This seafood restaurant is always crowded with families and children. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner. Fried Cakoi with minced meat filling is the most favorite. Apart from its sumptuous variety of delicacies, the atmosphere and ambiance around this place itself is very appealing.

You get to choose your desired seafood from an impressive display of ice trays. From a 100gm of prawns, you pay RM6. The softshell crab is another favorite seafood dinner here that costs you RM30 a huge plate that is enough for satiating six to eight people’s hunger. Since this place is mostly completely full and occupied over the weekends, reserving yourself a table is the best option to avoid any disappointments.

Address: Lot 198, Pengkalan Weld, Seksyen 23, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 12-429 2579

3. Maa Roy Thai Seafood Restaurant

Interior inspired from a traditional Thai restaurant, the orange, red and brown walls and the wooden furniture with large mirrors makes the area looks very wide. Maa Roy Thai Seafood Restaurant offers the best servings of seafood, curry, vegetables and chicken take is surely going to take you on a spicy ride.

A seafood meal for 2 people will cost you about RM28 a meal for 4 people will cost you about RM48. This seafood restaurant in Penang is located in Bayan Lepas area and a frequently visited by seafood lovers in Penang.

Address: B303-1-27 Krystal Point, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4-643 0752
Visit their FourSquare Page

4. Floating Seafood Paradise Restaurant

The Floating Seafood Paradise Restaurant is an ideal seafood restaurant in Penang. It is called the floating restaurant because it floats above a water farm of fresh prawns and fish. This wooden structure of the restaurant is very humble in appearance yet a gold-mine in terms of the quality and freshness of the seafood it serves. Their fried chicken and fried fish in sweet and spicy sauce are their best shot.

Open for both lunch and dinner, Restoran Floating does not only serves fish, prawns, crabs and squids, but also offers a wide range of other exotic water creatures like spiked shell snails etc. the skin or flesh of the fish indicates the freshness of the fish. The kids love the deep fried fish that comes from their own small water farm. Since there is a wide range of delicacies that it offers, it is really hard to generalize the cost of a meal. Nonetheless, if you wish to dine in this floating seafood restaurant, you should have RM35 to RM45 on you, just in case.

Address: Lot 2400, Jalan Bukit Tambun, Penang, 14110 Simpang Ampat, Malaysia Phone: +60 4-588 3063 Visit their FourSquare Page

5. Pang Hanain Seafood Restaurant

The restaurant that stood before the Pang Hanain surprisingly failed, even though the location of its being next to a busy road and being easily accessible restaurant. Well, there were many such restaurants with ill-fate that failed to thrive. Pang Hanain Seafood Restaurant is definitely here to stay. The seafood it offers on the menu depends upon its catch per season. Lobsters, crabs, prawns and other fish served here are very popular among the locals and visitors for being very succulent and juicy. The spring rolls, crab’s sweet and sour soup and cheese lobster are definitely among the most ordered dishes. The dishes served are very fresh. The cheese lobster of 700gms costs RM 126.

Address: Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Tanjong Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Phone: +60 17-452 4863 Visit their FB Page


The above mentioned seafood restaurants in Penang offer quality service and tasty seafood that never fails to attract tourists and local visitors. The seafood served at the above 5 restaurants is freshly prepared and hence, never stinks. If you are a seafood fan, then these restaurants are ideal to have a food of your choice.

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Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum in Melaka

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Baba Nyona Heritage Museum is one of the best place in Melaka to learn about Paranakan culture, art history. Paranakan culture is a fusion of Chinese Malay, started in 15th century when Chinese merchant landed in Melaka. A visit to Baba Nyonaya Heritage Museum is a best way to learn about evolution of Paranakan culture in Melaka. It is also one of the best activity and things to do in Melaka.

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Highlights

It is possible to be lost anywhere in the world but a few places. Melaka is one of these. It is not possible for you to mistake when finding Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum in the city. It stands out all other buildings around. It is a place turned into heritage museum since the Chinese-Malay art is found at its peak here. Everything in this heritage museum seems so untouched that you feel like history is alive. The furniture, floor and ceilings; everything is clean and glossy. The local authorities have protected the building quite well and for the same reason, it is one of the best attraction in Melaka.

Distinguished Architecture

The architecture of Baba and Nyonya speaks of the lavish lifestyle of Peranakans of the past.


They used to live in big houses and palaces that were erected on East-Western style. Carved windows with balconies speak of the taste of its nineteenth century residents.

The building of the museum is colorful from outside and elegant from within. Today you can see, feel and capture pictures of things and artifacts that were once under the use of kings and rulers alone. You will find Chinese, Dutch as well as other western patterns in the furniture made from rosewood.

Chinese-Malay

The Malaysia, as we know today, is the home of Chinese and Malay ethnicities. The ancient people that originally came to Melaka and adopted the local culture became a blended ethnic group.

The heritage museum that was once residence of rich Chinese arrivals to Malaysia shows how the two cultures blend together.

Colorful Chinese art with white background will catch your eyes and you will not be able to move for a while until you have looked closely the designs and patterns in the carved wood. Yes, Da Vinci was not the only artist!

Bridal Chamber

A few minutes’ walk from Jonker Street, the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum offers you a unique aspect of culture of the Chinese-Malays; the traditional costumes and bridal chambers. There are posters hanging from walls of the museum illustrating foot-binding tradition of Chinese culture. The miniature shoes are placed in the museums. Bet it, you will remember your Cinderella when seeing these shoes. Besides that, you can also see the kitchen items that the nineteenth century Chinese Cinderella used to work with. You will certainly appreciate the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum Melaka that has opened windows to the Baba Dan Nyonya past for you.

Visiting Hours of the Museum

The visiting hours of the museum are from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 2 pm to 4:30 pm. The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum is closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Admission Charges

For Adults, 8 RM
For Children (5-12 years old), 4 RM

Address

The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
48, 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 62831273

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INDAH KEMBARA APARTMENT & HOSTEL MELAKA (APARTMENT 3 BILIK)

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– Bilik Utama: 1 katil KING + 1 katil SINGLE berhawa dingin (aircond) dengan bilik air + water heater

– Bilik Kedua: 1 Katil KING berhawa dingin (aircond).

– Bilik Ketiga: 1 katil QUEEN berhawa dingin (aircond)

– Ruang tamu yang besar dengan kelengkapan sofa dan TV 24”

– 1 Bilik Mandi (Bilik Utama) + 1 Bilik Air berasingan; semua lengkap dengan water heater

– Meja makan 4 tempat duduk

– kemudahan pantry, sinki dan cerek air elektrik

– Peti sejuk

– Sterika dan alas sterika

KADAR HARGA:

– Hari Biasa (Ahad hingga Khamis) dari RM 200.00

– Hujung Minggu (Jumaat & Sabtu), Cuti Umum dan Cuti Sekolah  RM250.00

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Peti Sejuk, Pantry dan Singki

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Bilik Kedua: 1 Katil KING berhawa dingin (aircond).

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Bilik Ketiga: 1 katil QUEEN berhawa dingin (aircond)