The Most Malaysian Place

If I could vote for the most Malaysian Place, I would vote for a mamak coffee shop.

Sometimes on lazy Sunday afternoons, after a heavy breakfast, we would skip lunch. However, this would make us hungry around tea time, so we would head over to the mamak coffee shop for some roti canai and teh tarik. The kids enjoy roti canai too. They like to eat their roti canai with sugar just like their mummy used to do. Sometimes they would dip their roti canai into a little bit of dhall, just to make the sugar stick but that is the extent that they will take on anything spicy.

One such afternoon, I happened to glance around the coffee shop and I was amused to see a young Malay couple, a group of Malay, Indian and  Chinese teenagers hanging out, a lone middle aged Chinese, a few Indian men in a group, a young Malay family, then there is our family of four and various other combinations of Malaysians of different races as well as different age groups, young and old. It is truly a Malaysia place and I truly enjoyed my roti canai and teh tarik as well. 🙂

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9 thoughts on “The Most Malaysian Place

  1. LOL…mamak works well for me too….but now a days the Kopitiam is working just as well….in fact better if they have Wifi! But I guess Wifi sometimes take the talk out of the meeting!

    Ha. Yes, no more talk.

  2. I totally agree.. Mamak is the place where all Malaysians will sit and enjoy themselves… also, you will see the mamak helper / owner speaking in different languages… 😀

    You know, I have been mamaking for years, from the time I was little with my dad, to when I was an adult, after a drink in the wee hours of the morning and now with my family. 🙂

  3. When I was in college, I was always in mamak every single day of the week. Now? Never been there anymore…

    You should go again, just to relive old memories. 🙂

  4. Very true indeed. The mamak stall is the most ‘muhibah’ plc.
    And hubs and I said nasi lemak is the most ‘Malaysian’ dish. 😛

    Yes, I agree with you about nasi lemak being the most Malaysian dish. 🙂

  5. We have a favourite mamak stall that I used to take my no.2 while waiting for no.1 to finish school. That stall was declared “out tea shop” by my boy. Hahaha…

    I also want to go “out tea shop”. Hehe.

  6. Hmm.. this makes sense! I can’t think of anyone living in Malaysia, who does not enjoy frequenting the mamak, for a meal or for just a drink! 🙂

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