After our tiring yet exhilarating tour at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, we asked our friendly tourguide where we could have some authentic curry for lunch. A funny exchange transpired because he had a hard time understanding our Filipino-slash-nonMalay accent. 

Me: Where could we eat some curry here?

Tourguide: Carry? Yes, I wil carry!

Me: No! I mean CURRY. Like chicken curry.

Tourguide: Why you carry chicken?!?

Haha! Imagine the look on his face when he actually thought we wanted to buy a live chicken and CARRY it around! He eventually understood what we really meant and he took us back to the city proper to eat some authentic Malaysian curry.

 

 

The place looked rather plain and unassuming from the outside. A start contrast to the colorful, almost festive look of the interiors.

  

All the dishes were displayed carinderia style. Unfortunately, the viands had no labels on them so we just went with our guts (and rumbling stomachs) and pointed at what we wanted to eat. Turo-turo!

 

 

The servers plopped banana leaves on the table for us to use as plates. Then they served us appetizers which we barely touched coz they all tasted weird and funky. LOL. That’s when I realized the place must be pretty legit authentic because when I looked around at the neighboring tables, all the other locals were happily devouring those starters. But when I tried them, all I tasted was different sorts of unidentified spices. 

 

 

The locals were eating with their bare hands but the scent of the spices were too strong and we predicted it would take a while for us to wash out the residual stink. So we played the tourist card and asked for spoons and forks.

The food was great! As expected, everything was spicy – with varying degrees of spiciness. Good thing the rice serving was huge because we really needed lots of rice to down all the savory curries we ordered.

And now, I’m craving for curry. Ugh. =| 

 

 

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