As a foreign service kid growing up, I lived in Zambia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, and The Philippines. Then I worked in international equities for 13 years and traveled to over 60 countries. As a lover of food, I think the best food in the world is in Malaysia.
After 24 years, I finally returned to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a place I called home between 1988 – 1991 as a middle school student at The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL). I’d been wanting to go back for the longest time, but I never made the effort because it takes 20+ hours to get to from San Francisco.
When an ISKL classmate told me he was going to marry a mutual friend, I knew it was now or never! I decided to make it an extended four week trip by first stopping in Seoul for five days, then Kuala Lumpur for the wedding, then Pulau Redang for an island honeymoon getaway with the newlyweds, then Angkor Wat to see the ancient temples, and finally Taipei.
If you’ve never been to Malaysia, you’ve got to go. The food is amazing, the people are friendly, and the attractions are wonderful. This post focuses on the food.