Penang

In Penang, Tony Bourdain discovers a beautiful rice and shrimp dish wrapped in a banana leaf that he can't get enough of, then eats fresh snapper on Monkey Beach which surprisingly lives up to its name.

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Assam Laksa Stall Near Kek Lok Si Temple

Tourists visit the ornate Kek Lok Si temple to see the huge statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. But serious culinary aficionados know it as the landmark for one of the best Penang assam laksa (fish broth noodles) stalls, set up 59 years ago.

15 Lebuh Rambai 6, 11060 Paya Terubong, Penang, Malaysia

 
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Snake Temple

Going to a Chinese temple and draping yourself with crawling vipers is like some ritual scene that David Carradine and Bruce Lee could be doing together.

11300 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

 

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