Tony, Yvonne and Li Shah were great guides through the ins and outs of Imbi market.
Tony, Yvonne and Li Shah were great guides through the ins and outs of Imbi market.
Pictures here are the famous coffee and curry laksa we had heard about. Also a fantastic treat was the Nyonya popiah (vegetable rolls) which seamlessly integrated both sweet and savoury flavours together. They didn't stand a chance.
Pictured here are the famous coffee and curry laksa we had heard about. Also a fantastic treat was the Nyonya popiah (vegetable rolls) which seamlessly integrated both sweet and savoury flavours together. They didn’t stand a chance.
These steamed veggies and tofu with fresh fish tested great especially when dipped into the accompanying spicy sauce.
These steamed veggies and tofu with fresh fish tasted great especially when dipped into the accompanying spicy sauce.
These glutinous sweets come in every colour of the rainbow.
These glutinous sweets come in every colour of the rainbow.

What better way to kick off 3 weeks of holidays than a trip to the local market for breakfast? Our friends/ landlords Li Shah and Stanley had captured our imagination before when they told us tales of the famous red and white table battles for the best coffee. People travel across the country just for this coffee and curry laksa among other famous dishes. They raved about the fresh ingredients and generations old tradition of this market. We just had to try it.

Yesterday morning Li Shah, her brother Tony and sister-in-law Yvonne offered to help us navigate this food journey. They weren’t kidding about the food being fresh. You could see the chicken you were about to eat being butchered and plucked before your eyes.

Handmade sweets were specially crafted out of glutinous rice, sugar and coconut and molded into intricate shapes. Then these vibrantly colourful treats were wrapped in pandan leaves like putting the finishing touches on a Christmas gift.

Great food and great company was a lovely way to start the holidays. Bring on day two as we head to the beaches of Langkawi!

Trina

 

 

 

 

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