Historically, Malaysia formed part of the British Empire, establishing a vital trade route between the East and West. Born from this is one of its unique characteristics: an immense diversity of peoples and cultures. Today it is a real melting pot and nowhere can this better be displayed than in its food.
Yes, Malaysia is a magical country and one which we at FoodGoblin were lucky enough to explore this summer. Whilst Lucy headed to Malaysian Borneo to eat all things Sarawak (previous post here), I headed to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's famous capital city.
The purpose of my visit was to attend its first ever Big Kitchen Festival. This was headed up and organized by Chef Norman Musa, Malaysian born, British based Chef, who was kind enough to invite me to experience the smells and sights of this exciting inaugural food festival. Naturally, I chomped at the opportunity.