I find it only fitting that the first official post here should be about food! Yes yes, I know I should be talking about Milly. But the fact is, I’m pretty sure our whole lives here in Malaysia revolve around ‘makan’! (that’s food in Malay). When people greet each other on the street, the first thing they say is ‘sudah makan’ or ‘have you eaten’? It’s such a big part of the culture here and I believe that after being here for over 12 years, it is now a part of mine too!
People always ask what are our favourite foods? What do we eat at home? Western food? Korean food? Malaysian food? And the answer is WE EAT THEM ALL! 😂 In the area that we live, you can get almost any kind of food you can think of within just 30 minutes drive. Plus, the supermarkets sell lots more imported products nowadays so we can enjoy our favourite cheese or kimchi. (Not at the same time!)
What about baby stuff? For most of our everyday shopping, I use Tesco delivery. It’s so crazy easy and obviously cheaper than the other imported goods. For special items like healthy baby snacks or baby cereals etc, I go to Jaya Grocer. Back in the days when we first moved here, we didn’t even have a Tesco. We just had a local mart called Giant, which was all but average. We would ask friends visiting from the UK to bring us sweet, delicious BRITISH chocolate! It would then be hidden, savored, and slowly devoured, enjoying each piece as if it was our last! Now… we just nip down to Jaya Grocer and pick up all that our heart desires! Milly is having a regular craving for dairy at the moment. She is loving her cheese and yogurts. So I regularly pick them up for her.
Eating out? We love Malaysian food! Curries, noodles, rice! Yum! There is a wonderful choice of food around where we live (and we don’t even live right in the city centre!) We also love going for Korean food. Malaysia seems to still be in its ‘korean-hype’ phase, so there’s always fresh new places to eat popping up here and there. Recently, we found one called “Oppa Gangnam” and oh my goodness, it is so delicious. I’ll try and do a video on it! Ok, I’m dreaming of that now. I’ll stop. Going out with Milly is normally fairly easy seeing as she eats pretty much anything that we are eating now. There’s always some rice or chicken around if she decides that its a picky kind of day.
So yes, if you happen to follow our YouTube or Instagram (links on the homepage) and you happen to notice that we eat out a lot, now you know that we kind of love our food here! And when you can get a delicious meal for RM10 each (about $2.50), you don’t need to break the bank either!
Yum yum, gotta go eat! See ya!