malaysian

Liberating Spices

"It’s true that hot foods can help your body burn more calories. When you eat foods with a kick, the spiciness elevates your body temperature and makes your heart beat faster, both which require energy. But the main reason that those who consume spicy foods are able to stay slimmer than others does not lie solely in the metabolism-boosting effects." When I was around nine years old, my grandfather told me that eating spicy foods would make me warmer in the cold weather. Since I was so skinny, I bravely examined and consumed a simple peppered piece of stir fry. I forced myself to eat what...

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New Malaysia Chinatown

The curry at New Malaysia Chinatown uses too little curry powder for my taste but is flavored nicely with more coconut milk. For many non-spicy eaters, this is an advantage. The prices are decent here in Chinatown. Be sure to try some Roti Canai, a type of Indian-influenced flatbread found in Malaysia and Indonesia. This Roti Canai is a single thick slice with a thick curry sauce, and worth a try. I do not normally like ordering satay meats because I find these orders not worth it. I like to make my own or get street cart version because at a restaurant, I expect a little more work and something...

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