taste of malaysia

Below The Wind

Martin explores both natural and man-made wonders in the spectacular Sabah province of East Malaysia. He tours the magnificent Mount Kinabalu, visiting a nearby farmer's market where he samples roasted wild boar. Afterwards he visits a European-style dairy farm where they make excellent mozzarella and ricotta cheeses, as well as creamy gelato.

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The Many Faces of Malacca

Martin explores the many cultural layers of historical Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage City, embarking on a river cruise to retrace the voyages of early Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch and English settlers. On shore he admires their houses of worship: temples, churches and mosques, all located on the world famous "Harmony Street." For his edible adventures Martin explores Jonker Street, a culinary hot bed of Chinese, Portuguese and Malay delicacies.

  • 2020-06-07T04:00:00-07:00

Peranakan Perfection

Malaysia's Peranakan culture is the main focus for Martin's continual exploration of Malacca. For a brief history lesson Martin stops by the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, and several traditional arts and crafts shops on Jonker Street to admire the intricate details of classical Peranakan designs and visits with local families whose lifestyle exemplifies the Peranakan culture past and present.

  • 2020-06-14T04:00:00-07:00


A two-hour ferry ride from the mainland of Malaysia is the 99-island chain of Langkawi. Martin explores this vacation paradise and its many sporting activities. Along the way he finds a true 'hole in the wall' - a culinary hideaway where the seafood is always fresh and jumping. For a taste of the high life, Martin visits the world famous Datai Langkawi resort. For contrast, he samples every day dishes in a pavilion above a rice paddy.

  • 2020-06-16T03:00:00-07:00

Cultural Mosaic

Kuala Lumpur is a dynamic modern Asian capital with a rich food history. In this episode Martin explores the capital tracing its food history back to its humble kampung (village) origin. Along this fascinating journey he also explores Chinese and Indian influences in Malaysian cuisine, showcasing classical dishes such as Nasi lemak, Bak kut the and Mie goreng.

  • 2020-06-21T04:00:00-07:00

Cradle of Malaysia

Martin is charmed by the graceful essence of Kelantan on this episode. He starts the day by visiting the colorful Siti Khadijah market, where he spends as much time shopping as he does tasting the offerings in the food court. Later he admires the craft of the master kitemaker, songket weavers and batik painters. At night he visits the famous shadow puppetry theater in the area.

  • 2020-06-23T03:00:00-07:00

Loyal Friends In Setiawan

Many of today's "who's who" in Malaysia grew up in small, humble towns such as Sitiawan. Martin spends a day with a network of old friends in their hometown, visiting with a local baker and a noodle maker discussing their strong community spirit, then Martin gets an invite to the famous fish head banquet.

  • 2020-06-28T04:00:00-07:00