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In anticipation of Malaysia's Hari Merdeka (Independence Day), our sister site, HungryGoWhere Malaysia, has unearthed 57 of what they deem "quintessential" Malaysian food and drinks to celebrate the country’s 57 years of independence. You might find them elsewhere in the world (some in Singapore, for which we do claim origin), but these dishes and drinks – from those native to Sabah and Sarawak, to the streets of Penang – will give you a reason to drive (or fly) across the Causeway.
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CURRY LAKSA | There are so many different kinds of curry laksa in Malaysia an entire book could be written about the origins for each one. Suffice to say that whether the laksa be chockful of santan (coconut milk) – like in the Penang white curry mee – or fiery red with chillies, curry laksa is one dish that is always popular at coffee shops and hawker stalls. Try these around the Subang Jaya and Shah Alam areas of Kuala Lumpur.