Penang: Malaysia's Food Paradise

You won’t go to this island for its beaches (unless you want to see monkeys), but you’ll stay for its colonial charm and tasty dishes: char kway teow, popiah and yong tau foo, to name a few.

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Todd in an open-air market in Serian
Todd in an open-air market in Serian

Todd in an open-air market in Serian

Todd at a large open-air market in the busy town of Serian, known for having the best durian fruit. 960 1280

  

Todd on the Lemanak River

Todd on the Lemanak River

Todd takes a nap while floating on the Lemanak River. 960 1280

  

Todd eats at a market in Borneo

Todd eats at a market in Borneo

Todd washes down fried chicken liver with a fruity tapioca tea. 960 1280

  

Todd and his crew at the Lemanak River

Todd and his crew at the Lemanak River

Todd and his boat crew take a lunch break on the banks of the Lemanak. 960 1280

  

After his search for Liberica leaves Todd empty-handed, he takes a moment at the Bidayuh village in Sarawak to contemplate his next move. 960 1280

  

Todd in the Lemanak River

Todd in the Lemanak River

Todd disregards the potential parasites in the Lemanak River and takes a dip to escape the stifling heat. 960 1280

  

An Iban woman in Borneo

An Iban woman in Borneo

An Iban woman prepares a meal of fish and rice along the Lemanak River. 960 1280

  

Todd’s dinner at the market in Kuching

Todd’s dinner at the market in Kuching

Todd’s dinner at the large market in Kuching includes bamboo clams, filet of red snapper, fish head curry, beef satay and stir-fried noodles. 960 1280

  

Liberica can grow to over 25 feet tall

Liberica can grow to over 25 feet tall

Todd realizes that the Liberica he's been looking for is over 25 feet tall. 960 1280

  

Todd and the Iban chief

Todd and the Iban chief

Todd and the Iban chief meet along the Lemanak River. 960 1280

  

Todd shares a meal with the Iban chief

Todd shares a meal with the Iban chief

Todd shares a meal of noodles, snake, turtle meat and steamed vegetables with the Iban chief and his son-in-law. 960 1280

  

Todd examines a bin of live sago worms

Todd examines a bin of live sago worms

Todd ponders eating from a bin of live sago worms, a species of grub that are considered a Malaysian delicacy. 960 1280

  

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