nb. GBP/ £1 = RM7 approximately
**spoiler alert – This isn’t a real Face Off – there are 3 “contenders” and they’re all awesome**
Although the food is better in Malaysia itself, OF COURSE
Contender 1: Little Penang Cafe, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Pictured is the take-out version of the Nasi Lemak with assam prawns and also some otak-otak on the side.
The cost of this is about MYR$10, and is more of a main course/ dinner version, hence is more substantial and varied than the other 2 Contenders.
Contender 2: Indian Hawker stall, Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This is the most similar to the breakfast dish I remember getting from the side of the road. Simple, cheap, and you can always eat more than one….
This was the only one that came with peanuts! Which I always think of as a must-have although I’m sure plenty of people would disagree with me
and if this teeny tiny $1 dish doesn’t fill you up, you can also have…. potato poori…. mmm
Contender 3: Malaysia High Commission, London, UK
The most “simple” of the three. It paled in comparison to the first 2 as the rice was a little harder and less coconutty/ fragrant, and the sambal was a tiny bit oilier than I would have liked.
The Result: Malaysia is better…. but no matter where you are in the world (or KL/ London….) you can always find something good….