Has the taste of our travel inspired meals got you hungry for more? The flavours of our Malaysian Coconut Curry definitely make the The City Kitchen chefs long for new adventures in this incredible country. Here are their top tips on the not-to-be-missed experiences to ensure an unforgettable visit.
Malaysia is home to some of the world’s most striking beaches, exotic wildlife and oldest jungles, but this amazing country has much more to offer.
Redang Island is a stunning area on the east coast of Malaysia, home to virtually unspoilt beaches and flavoursome local food. But that’s not all. Perhaps the best secret of Redang’s beaches is the naturally occurring spectacle that occurs after the sun sets, when the sea sparkles with light. This phenomenon is known as bioluminescence and looks like thousands of fireflies in the water. Taking a dip in the sea will surround you with a dazzling blue light and is truly a spine-tingling experience you will never forget. It’s virtually impossible to photograph, so leave your cameras at home and immerse yourself fully in the experience.
If you’re a keen animal-lover there is no better place to see a huge variety of wildlife than the bio-diverse rainforests of Malaysia. A trek through national parks such as Bako or Batang Ai will offer the chance to shower in waterfalls and, if you’re lucky, spot hornbills, proboscis monkeys and the elusive Bornean orangutan.
For those looking for the perfect Instagram post it’s well worth taking a trip to Sasaran, otherwise known at the ‘Mirror in the Sky’. This beach has super-thin, clear water that creates a reflective surface to look as though you are standing on a giant mirror. Your selfies will never be the same!
Can’t make it to Malaysia? There’s no need to worry, as you can get a taste of the exotic from the comfort of your own home with our Malaysian Coconut Curry, which is exclusive to Tesco and available from the chilled aisle or online.
Soup for dessert? Did you know that in China, the soup is often part of the last course as it is believed to allow for better digestion.