Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ramadan 2009 in Kedah

First day of Ramadan 2009 was on 22 August 2009. For Muslim in Malaysia and Singapore, the fast began on Saturday. The month began when Islamic authorities sight the crescent moon that marks the beginning of the lunar month.
You will find many street stalls in all towns in KEDAH during this month all kinds of local food for the breaking of fast. Stalls sell fruits, desserts, rice meals, noodles, roti canai/ prata, murtabak (pan bread) and many sweet local cakes. Check out some of Malaysian Local food at:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Laksa Kedah

Laksa is of Malay origin and is commonly sold all over Kedah. This is certainly one of Malaysia's most popular noodle dish. It is rounded rice noodles (similar to but thinner than Japanese Odon noodles) served with gravy made from fish flakes and rich spices. The dish is garnished with vegetables and is certainly a healthy dish not cooked with oil.

Be sure to try Laksa Kedah when in Kedah!. Kedah Laksa is slightly different from the Penang Nyonya Laksa (see Penang Nyonya Food)- it is less sour and the fish flakes in the gravy is usually blended.
Popular Kedah Laksa Stall are:
  • Zakaria Laksa Teluk Kechai, Jalan Kuala Kedah, Alor Setar
  • In front of Econ Save, Taman Patani Jaya, Sungai Petani
  • Restoran Wah Tua Guan, 1st Floor, Kompleks Star Parade, Jalan Teluk Wanjah, Alor Setar
You can find Laksa recipe and more about local food from Kedah and other parts of Malaysia at myFood at myMalaysiabooks

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Recorded history of Kedah often starts at the Bujang Valley, located in central Kedah. This maritime kingdom at Bujang was visited by Indian, Persian, Arabs and Chinese traders as far back as the 4th century AD.

From a Hindu Kingdom in the 4th century to the Kedah Sultanate and formation of Malaysia.

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