Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Food Glorious Food

I am terrible at cooking Asian food..

or at least the ones that I love so much....

so it was with quite a bit of excitement as well as envy when I tuned in to the Travel Channel last night to watch celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain visit Malaysia and join in the national past time - EATING, on yesteday's episode of No Reservations.

It brought back a lot of memories ( and hunger pangs ) and made me feel painfully inadequate at reproducing the delicious food that he sampled on his travels in both Peninsular and East Malaysia ( Borneo ) - yes, Malaysia is made up of West Malaysia ( the peninsula that continues down from Thailand and ends right before Singapore ) and East Malaysia ( where 2 Malaysian states share the island of Borneo with Brunei and Indonesia ) - but at the same time, reveling in all the familiar sights and sounds that are unique to Malaysia, and feeling a certain kinship with him.





I guess I had been deprived of anything Malaysian for a while now, so I was glued to the tube the entire hour and even recorded the episode on videotape..

16 comments:

dreaming-neko said...

'food glorious food'
-i love your quote :)

Jaxon S said...

ah, borneo my home! the jungle... trees as tall as that of the amazon, mount kinabalu, 300metre water fall, the native people, the native food... and is that a can of stella artois beer?

*~*HollyMarie*~* said...

I have never tired Malaysian food...I think I spelled ^ wrong..hehe...I love trying new foods and foods from different countries and cultures. I am fascinated by different cultures. But the one of things that can be universally understood is food. You don't need to know how to speak the language to share dinner with someone. It amazes me.

*~*God Bless*~*

vagus said...

Hi! Discovered ur blog by chance. Looks like we're kinda in the same boat. Are you doing a residency here now?

Agnes said...

I perfectly understand what you mean by "deprived of anything Malaysian" ... :(

lynnee said...

letti, what's your fave malaysian food? :)

hey, btw how did you manage to add the word verification thingy to your comments? can teach me? :D

letti said...

ooo..there's too many to choose from, lynee..i'll tell you about the verification at your site.

Chris said...

I'm not sure I've ever had Malaysian food before and I'm sure I'd love it because there's not one food I dont like!!

just sayin' said...

there so many different ways to learn about other cultures. food is among my favorite avenues.

H. (aka. NC_State_Gal) said...

You are making me hungry and I just came back from lunch. Went to a wonderful Malaysian restaurant here in the city with my friend, Chris. He is Malaysian-Chinese mix. Love the food!!

Blackwidow said...

I was happy that the show presented more of east malaysia with the fasinating iban's culture. Not many people knows east malaysia! Borneo, my home too!! I also showing the program to my sister in malaysia on Ichat!

void said...

Well, now you have me interested in cooking some Malaysian food!!

~Mark said...

I saw that episode too!

SooHK said...

Wow that is a nice pic of him sitting in the open space with banana leaf... and digging it.... wah sei man ....

Monica said...

I CANT even cook ANY food!!!

I wish i saw that show!!!!

Dennis said...

Shoot, we missed that episode. I hope they play it again.