Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A multi-ethnic city that's actually not that big, about the size of Nashville, and can be covered in 1-2 days. Batu caves, central market, mosques, and some tall buildings. What's really impressive is the food. Jalan Alor, Lot 10, Isetan's market, plus endless street vendors, food stalls and alleys. The walking food tour was the highlight. Quail and goat tongue soup was great. Nasi Lemak. Chili Pan Mee. Chicken sate. A Malay "special burger" with halah patty topped with cheese, sauce and wrapped in a thin fried egg. Squid stuffed with sticky rice soaked in coconut milk was surprisingly good. Roti Canai, a thin crepe with banana and sugar inside. If you're going.. go with a big appetite and watch this guide.
The making of soba noodles inside Isetan, a Japanese department store in Kuala Lumpur. Each floor is focused on one category but executed with such class and precision. Custom photo studio, 3D printing workshop, education room, coffee and tea shops, a museum like floor, tuff clothes, home goods, but most impressive was the bottom market floor. I can't think of one thing they didn't have. 15-20 mini stores and restaurants. A store for veggies in powder form, beer sake and whiskey tasting, a noodle shop. Watching this guy make them was pretty damn relaxing
Chilli Pan Me. A native dish of KL. Noodles with fried onions, fried anchovies, minced pork and an egg. Add dried chili, break the yolk, mix together and eat. Comes with a side soup with potato leaves. First time eating some form of anchovies. They added a bit too much salt for my taste but the texture was perfect in it.