taste of malaysia

Eight Million Cups of Tea

Martin travels to the scenic Cameron Highlands for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, a colonial history lesson and the best cup of tea in Malaysia. At Boh Tea Plantation and the famous Smokehouse Hotel, Martin learns about tea cultivation, the contribution of Indian workers and the region's connections to Malaysia's colonial past. For a closer nature encounter he overnights at a most unique 'homestay', an ecological Tree House.

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East Coast Essence

Pristine white beaches and spectacular mosques greet Martin as he wanders the east coast of the Malay Peninsula. He trades in his kitchen cleaver for scuba gear and gets up close and in person with beautiful coral reefs. For a taste of history and the common life he samples the popular egg and toast breakfast at the famous Tai Peng Canteen, where Mr. Wong the original owner who emigrated from Hainan Island to open the cafe back in 1941, is still living above the shop.

  • 2019-07-24T03:00:00-07:00
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Life on the Pahang River

Pahang is the longest river in Malaysia and along its banks we can find a wide variety of human, animal and plant lives. More than a water highway it's a complete ecosystem. Cooking local river fish with durian fruit (called the 'king of fruits') is a favorite among the residents. Martin visits a durian farm in the area where the best 'king of fruits' are grown. Nearby he visits Malaysia's famous chef Wen - a celebrity chef and TV host - to compare recipes.

  • 2019-07-31T03:00:00-07:00
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Adventure on the Go

A road trip across Malaysia can also be a culinary adventure, as Martin finds out on today's show. Along Malaysia's highways and byways are a wide variety of snack stands and countless roadside cafes and eateries, serving food that the average westerners have never seen or tasted. Coconut shakes, Malaysian famous cendol, piping hot samosas and flavorful shrimp chips, Martin snacks his way across Malaysia.

  • 2019-08-07T03:00:00-07:00
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The Royal Show (Martin Yan with Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia)

On today's special show Martin trades in his chef jacket for formal wear, all in preparation for his audience with the queen of Malaysia at the royal Istana. This is a very special audience since Martin gets to cook with her Royal Highness. Graceful and charming, Tuanku Hajah Haminah demonstrates her culinary acumen and introduces some of her favorite dishes to worldwide viewers.

  • 2019-08-14T03:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

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.

  • 2019-08-21T03:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD