Prefer Homestay Over Hotel in Malaysia

Prefer Homestay Over Hotel in Malaysia

Prefer Homestay Over Hotel in Malaysia

Previously, the majority of the tourists travel to Malaysia and stay in hotels never get to experience true Malaysian hospitality. Thus, it is changing as a result of the growing popularity of homestay in Malaysia. Briefly a homestay is similar in concept to that of a bed and breakfast, guests are either accommodated in the family home, or in separate quarters nearby. Moreover, most of them homestay provide their guests with just as much comfort as a well-furnished reputable hotel.

Prefer Homestay Over Hotel in Malaysia

Reasons To Choose Homestay   Over Hotel On Your Travel.

An informal space

In a nutshell, a homestay an extension of someone’s home or another building not far from the host’s home converted for travelers. Not only supplement the income of the owner. , but also, let the travelers experienced the way of daily life and culture of the host. Consequently, it benefits both parties. Feel the ambience of the homestay is less intimidating than a large impersonal hotel filled with other people and fixed rules. In addition to personalized service and friendliness staff entertains throughout the duration of stay. Let the guest bring back the sweet memory home. As they can afford to cater to the demands of their few guests, as opposed to a hotel that has to take care of hundreds of people.

No spike drink or food

Moreover, predator sexually assault or rape the weaker sex in the hotel due people from all walks of life moving around in the hotel premises. Not only hard to detect a rogue amongst the hotel guests, but also the table drink can be spiked or drug been adding to your food. Not likely in homestay venue, as you know your friends and family member well. Most homestay guest check in the homestay are either their buddy or relative or family members.

Excellent Place to visit

Local residents know their place up to their finger tip. Staying with someone local can access the best information on the place.  Lack of exact information in the travel guide booklets. Exploring the news online, with outdated and repetitive information, why not directly asked horse mouth. So trust your host to tell you where to go and what to do. Moreover, homestay owners make it their business to know more about the local area. So that they can point out shortcuts and scenic routes to their guests, making exploring all the more convenient.

The best local cuisine 

Famed for fine dining, Kluang is no short of visitor throng the food outlet. Especially during weekend and long holiday season, hardly any vacant seat find. Yet diner don’t mine to line up like a bee for the exotic and economical local cuisine. Received guest  from Canada, Australia, and Singapore check in my homestay to have an authentic taste of Hainan and Luwak coffee. A guest of mine from Kuala Lumpur would not mine to have a high tea. It costed him  a whopping RM 252.30 for a small cup of Luwak Coffee and a piece of cheesecake.

Not forgetting the Famed Kluang Botak Curry Mee and Desa halal mutton and chicken Braynani rice make the bat town shine like a diamond.

More peace and quiet

If you want to avoid the hustle and clutter of cities, this is a good choice. A small weekend retreat for gathering of 15 occupants at the homestay, means peace and silence harmony quality time spent, with family and friends. These properties also give you access to the more remote areas of the country. Whereby, the infrastructure or a lack of vision has come in the way of building hotels. The unfrequented, less populated spot offer retreat area to release yours working stressful lifestyle.

Responsible tourism

Occupying at a homestay, you are contributing to the livelihood of the local community. Not far away from my Kluang homestay is a town known as Air Hitam notable for clay pot and plastic handicraft flower. During the school holiday and weekend, there are rows of express bus parking at the congested roadside. Tourist having a good time in bargain on goods. It is a weekend phenomenon that causes massive traffic of 5 to 6 kilometers. It contributes economic significantly to the livelihood of the local residents.

Forming unlikely friendships

You never know whom you encounter on your travels, whose home you end up staying at. Homestay owners tend to be chatty folk. People who don’t like to meet other people are unlikely to open up their home to strangers.  The conversations are entertaining and enlightening, that might just form a new friendship for life.

Economical

Pragmatic reason prefers a homestay over hotel is, of course, that it’s cheaper. Often by half, and with no hidden costs. Hosts can lead you to cheaper eating options in the area, consequently, stretching your money goes for longer at a homestay. Affordably, you could have extra sightseeing excursion or trek.  You might not have done if you were spending more money on just accommodation. It costs an arm and leg to have your clothing been wash and iron in the hotel. But whereas homestay often furnished  with wash machine, giving the guest  a substantial saving.

These are the great reasons and deciding factors prefer Homestay  over Hotel in Malaysia.

Kluang Botak Spicy Curry Mee Health Benefits Weight Loss

Kluang Botak Spicy Curry Mee Health Benefits Weight Loss

Does anyone know that eating a bowl Kluang Botak Spicy Curry Mee  health benefits weight loss? 

Our Bodies curve for spicy food. What are the healthy benefits of spicy food in weight loss management?

1. Weight Loss: The extra kick of hot sauce or a chopped jalapeno can make even the most tasteless food more palatable, causing you to be more likely to stick with your weight loss plan. It helps to  increase your  metabolism.

Studies show that the main compound in chilies, called capsaicin, has a thermogenic effect and may cause the body to burn more calories for 20 minutes after consuming.

Capsaicin is the main, active compound found in hot peppers that give you that distinctive burning sensation when eaten. Spices that are high in Capsaicin are chili peppers, jalapenos, habaneros and cayenne pepper.

A 2012 medical study,  shows the benefits of hot red peppers in weight management. Participants consumed 1 to 3.5 grams of red pepper and this enhanced heat production (thermogenesis) and increased fat burning.

Another study examined capsaicin in relation to weight maintenance after a percentage body weight loss of 5 % to 10 %.  91 overweight volunteers underwent a 3 months weight loss study.

The group was divided into two groups, one group took Capsaicin (135 mg) and the other group a placebo. This study also concluded that capsaicin treatment caused more fat oxidation (burning of fat) during weight maintenance. Please do not consume capsaicin supplements.

2. Heart Health: Studies show that cultures countries India, nations of South East Asia  eat the much spicy food have much lower incidence of heart attack and stroke. Potential reasons: Chili peppers can reduce the damaging effects of LDL (bad cholesterol) and capsaicin may fight inflammation, which has been flagged as a risk factor for heart issues.

Potential reasons: Chili peppers can reduce the damaging effects of LDL (bad cholesterol) and capsaicin may fight inflammation, which has been contributed  as a risk factor for heart issues.

3. Cancer Prevention: The American Association for Cancer Research, has found the capsaicin has the ability to kill some cancer and leukemic cells. One particular spice, turmeric, found in curry powder and some mustards, may slow the spread of cancer and growth of tumors.

“It has the same effects on the body as certain cancer drugs,” says Gregory A. Plotnikoff, M.D., senior consultant for health care innovation at Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minnesota.

Spicy food can pair it with black pepper to absorb 2,000 percent more turmeric. Fantastic on roasted veggies or kebabs, or in soups.

4. Lower Blood Pressure: Vitamins A and C  can strengthen the heart muscle walls, and the heat of the pepper increases blood flow throughout your body. This is equal a stronger cardiovascular system.

5. Fewer Blow-Your-Top Moments: It boost production of feel-good hormones, such as serotonin. It may help ease depression and stress.

Not a fan of crazy-spicy food? 

You can add some of   the spices with a more tolerable zing to your dishes. Sliced ginger in a cup of tea, shrimp coated in cumin and coriander then sauteed in a skillet. Adding red pepper flakes to stir-fry or whipping up a delish chicken curry. 

Most the spicy curry food like Botak curry mee adds coconut satan for an aromatic flavor.

The coconut satan benefits you with its medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA) structure and its lauric acid content. 

The  MCFA structure provides health benefits for you. 

The coconut satan’s medium-chain saturated fat gets converted into energy the moment your body absorbs it. Your body converts the fat just like the  carbohydrate. That makes coconut satan a good energy provider and booster for your bodily needs.

Lauric acid in coconut satan benefits your health like  the lauric acid in human breast milk does for infants. It helps to improve your immune system. You are protects against intrusive viruses and bacteria.

But do you know that coconut satan actually carries good saturated fat that benefits your health and weight loss by easily converting to energy as soon as your body absorbs it, just like what your body does on carbohydrate?

You are well protected by eating a reasonable amount of coconut satan. By reasonable amount, I mean you take it in moderation. Eating a lot of it may make you indigestion which too much calories for your body needs. Any excess calories not used for energy, they’ll ultimately get stored into your fat cells which are bad for your health.

 Here is the Nutrition Value of the Kluang Botak Spicy Curry Mee Health Benefits Weight Loss
 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 617.2g
! Some items from this recipe could not be found or sized. This estimate is incomplete.
 
Amount Per Serving

Calories

469

Calories from Fat

86
% Daily Value*

Total Fat

9.5g
15%

Saturated Fat

3.3g
16%

Trans Fat

0.0g

Cholesterol

0mg
0%

Sodium

1328mg
55%

Potassium

629mg
18%

Total Carbohydrates

76.1g
25%

Dietary Fiber

7.0g
28%

Sugars

16.1g

Protein

20.9g
 
Vitamin A 198%Vitamin C 262%
Calcium 36%Iron 36%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

Legend

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Calorie Breakdown
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Daily Values

 

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
 Good points

  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
 Bad points

  • High in sodium
 
 



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Kluang Famous Hot Spicy Botak’s Curry Mee

Kluang Famous Hot Spicy Botak's Curry Mee

What is Curry Mee ?

Malaysian and Singapore are famous for a unique signature  dish called curry mee. It is a cuisine heavily fusion of the Chinese and Indian influence.  The Chinese and Indian migrated to then Malaya to work in tin mining and rubber plantation sector respectively during the early 19-century era.  

It is made up of thin yellow noodle or and mee hoon (rice vermicelli withy spicy curry soup, sambal chili, and coconut satan. With a variety of choice like dried tofu, chicken, prawn, cuttlefish, egg,  cockle and  bean sprout. 

In  southern Malaysia and Singapore, it is called “curry laksa”  It is a cross between the Singapore laksa and a spicy variation of the mee rebus (an Indonesian noodle dish with yellow noodles).

Malaysians returning home from overseas, after home cooking, would head for their favorite hawkers to relive the taste of long missed  spicy foods.


Kluang Famous Hot Spicy Botak’s Curry Mee

Botak’s curry mee, inheritance with over 3 generation with a span of 60 years,  It’s loyalty  customers  spread across the global besides, the Malaysian patron and the local folks.

Ground Spices

The curry soup uses ground spices. The tasty and mildly spicy smooth curry has a pleasant slight grainy feel from the ground spices. Less oily due to  lesser use of coconut satan in the preparation. It is more healthy comparing with local other curry mee stall which is heavily reliant on coconut for flavor.

Sambal Chili 

Curry mee would not you do not try the sambal chili , it is free self- services adding in a small plastic plate .  You can add any amount depending individual taste bud.  Made from fresh chili and fried in oil, it is spicy and adds oomph to the curry for those who prefer their curry extra hot. This sambal chili is so yummy .

“Boss, Can I packed RM10.00 for the sambal chili?”

“Sure, you can, where are you people coming from?” He asked us.

” I am local, these two gentlemen are from Perth , Australia another two gentlemen are  from Kuching, Sarawak, ” I replied.

” Ohh, with his unbelievable look. 

The delicious looking bowl of curry noodle topped with bean sprouts, char siew, cockles, fish cake, pork skin etc. It rare people use the pork skin on curry noodles.  The tasteless pork skin when soaked up the curry like a sponge. The curry is the main star in Botak curry mee.  

“Boss, give me another bowl of rice vermicelli with an additional portion of cockle.” shout from another table.

It was hot  sundry afternoon, the fan was orbited with the mixture of the smelly customer’s perspiration and the aromatic smell of the curry soup. Nobody seems to bother about it, keep devour on the hot curry mee. 

Botak’s Kampung Paya shop showcases.  

 The  unique funny looking table with cement leg.  It was a collection ex- flooding recycle material. The owner’s love for liquor and alcohol is apparent by his collection of alcohol bottles lined up against the walls. The colorful psychedelic ceilings were quite a change. 

Why Botak Curry Mee?

Its name originated from the earlier generation, present owner’s   grandfather was a bald man! But the grandson who is manning the stall only had short, cropped hair. There are 2 stalls, brother, and sister taking care of their own respective stalls. 

Son’s address: Jalan Paya 2, Kampung Paya, Kluang

GPS: 2.040879,103.334977

Daughter’s address: Jalan Panggung, Kampung Masjid Lama, Kluang (Mengkibol River Hawker Centre) 

GPS: 2.029777,103.320971

Hours: 7:00am to 5:00pm


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World Most Expensive Coffee Make from Civet’s Poop

World Most Expensive Coffee Make from Civet's Poop

Why drink World Most Expensive Coffee Make from Civet’s Poop? It is high time we stopp drinking it. Civet coffee is not harvested in the wild in limited quantities.  It is mass produced by animals kept in appalling conditions.

According to folklore, the Indonesian plantation workers discovered the civet coffee.  The civet eats the ripest coffee bean, then pass out the undigested coffee bean along with their poop.

The workers picked up the bean, clean, then roasted the excretion .  The civets’ digestive systems gave kopi luwak a uniquely rich aroma and smooth, rounded flavor. The Dutch plantation owners become addict to it. 

World Most Expensive Coffee Make from Civet’s Poop

In the past 10 years, kopi luwak has won the hearts — and wallets — of global consumers.  A cup sells for RM 200.00 in Malaysia. A 70 gram of wild civet coffee is selling at $80.00.  

Why such exorbitant prices?

It is claimed that only 500 Kg annually of civet coffee beans been collected from the wild animal. Is that true?

Due to the high price of civet coffee, Asian farmers  have jumped on the bandwagon. How many Civet been caged? It is estimated. 50 tons of mass-produced civet coffee from Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and China flood the market every year. 

With the mass production , yet the price is still high beyond the reach of an average middle-income  earner. We have to thank The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2003 and the myth of its all-natural origins was propagated in a Jack Nicholson–Morgan Freeman  scene in the 2007 film The Bucket List

Happiness at the expenses of Civet Suffering.

Why must we drink civet coffee at the expenses of the solitary confinement of such animal?  The civet is caged in a 2 m by 1½ m wide and 2½ m high and for no longer than six months.

Asian palm civet – solitary and territorial by nature — shouldn’t be kept in cages, nor in enclosures.  A single civet needs an average of 17 SQ km of territory. It reported that 100 civets kept in a half-hectare coffee farm. It’s kind of a prison camp where they fight each other.

A hazardous drink to our health.  

The fungi will contaminate the civet coffee bean  if it was ground more than 24 hours. It is better for us to stick to our regular arabica.


Production of Civet Coffee

Collecting the beans in the wild from where a civet would defecate as a means to mark its territory. On farms, civets are either caged or allowed to roam within defined boundaries.

A civet eats the coffee berries  for their fruit pulp. After spending a  day and a half in the civet’s digestive tract, the beans are then defecated in clumps. Keeping their shape and still covered with some of the fleshy berry’s inner layers.

The clump is covered  with feces and pathogenic organisms. The beans contain negligible amounts of the enteric (pathogenic) organisms associated with feces. 

The Cherry

A civet cannot completely digest the cherry or endocarp surrounding the bean. After collecting,the farmer does thorough washing and removes the endocarp. Eliminating any remain bacteria by the final roasting of the beans.

 

 



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Health Benefits Drinking Kluang Black Coffee

Health Benefits Drinking Kluang Black Coffee

Health Benefits Drinking Kluang Black Coffee

Coffee is actually very healthy as it is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients.  It improves your health. The health benefits drinking Kluang Black coffee has a much lower risk of several serious diseases.

The health benefit of drinking black coffee has been confirmed in actual human.

1.  Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter

Coffee increase energy level and make the drinker is less feeling tired easily. (1, 2).

It contains a stimulant called caffeine, which is commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world (3).

The caffeine is absorbed into the bloodstream and then it travels into the brain (4). In the brain, caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine.

When that happens, the amount of other neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine actually increases, leading to the enhanced firing of neurons (5, 6).

Coffee improves various aspects of brain function. Including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general cognitive function (7, 8, 9).

2. Coffee Burn Fat

Caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat burning supplement. It is a natural substance been proven to help fat burning.

Studies show that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate by 3-11% (10, 11).

Other studies show that caffeine can specifically increase the burning of fat, by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people (12).

However, it is possible that these effects will diminish in long-term coffee drinkers.

3. The Caffeine Improve Physical Performance

Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, causing it to send signals to the fat cells to break down body fat (13, 14).

It also increases Epinephrine levels in the blood (15, 16).This is the “fight or flight” hormone, designed to make our bodies ready for intense physical activities.

Caffeine makes the fat cells break down body fat, releasing them into the blood as free fatty acids and making them available as fuel (17, 18).

It is not surprising to see that caffeine can improve physical performance by 11-12%, on average (29, 20). Makes sense to have a strong cup of coffee about a half an hour before you head to the gym.

4. There Are Essential Nutrients in Coffee

Coffee is not  just black water. A single cup of coffee contains many nutrients as follows(21):

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 11% of the RDA.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): 6% of the RDA.
Manganese and Potassium: 3% of the RDA.
Magnesium and Niacin (B3): 2% of the RDA.

It is not seem like a big deal, most people are drinking more than one cup per day. If you drink 3-4, then these amounts quickly add up.

5. May Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes  currently afflicting about 300 million people worldwide. It is a gigantic health problem.  Rising blood sugars in the context of insulin resistance or an inability to secrete insulin.

Coffee drinkers have a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The studies show coffee drinkers  have a 23-50% lower risk of getting this disease, one study showing a reduction as high as 67% (22, 23, 24, 25, 26).

18 studies with a total of 457,922 individuals, A daily cup of coffee has  a 7% reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes (27).

6. Coffee May Protect You From Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common to people aged 65 above.   It is incurable neurodegenerative disease. It is the leading cause of dementia worldwide.

Prevention is better than cure.  Proper healthy diet and exercise and  drinking coffee may be incredibly effective as well.

Studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease (28, 29).

7. Caffeine May Lower The Risk of Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, after Alzheimer’s.

The death of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain is the main caused. Another incurable disease, it is better to focus on prevention.

In studies, coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, with a reduction in risk ranging from 32-60% (30, 31, 32, 33). The caffeine itself is causing the effect. People who drink decaf have a lower risk of Parkinson’s (34).

8. Coffee Appears to Have Protective Effects on The Liver

The liver has hundreds of important functions in the body.

Several common diseases primarily affect the liver, mainly  hepatitis, fatty liver disease and others. These diseases can lead to a condition called cirrhosis, in which the liver has been largely replaced by scar tissue.

Coffee may protect against cirrhosis. People who drink 4 or more cups per day have up to an 80% lower risk (35, 36, 37).

9. Coffee Can Fight Depression and Make You Happier

Depression is a serious mental disorder that affected your  quality of life. Globally, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression.

In a Harvard study published in 2011, women who drank 4 or more cups per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed (38).

Another study with 208,424 individuals found that those who drank 4 or more cups per day were 53% less likely to commit suicide (39).

10. Coffee Drinkers Have a Lower Risk of Some Types of Cancer

Cancer is one of the world’s leading causes of most death.  It is characterized by uncontrolled growth of cells in the body.

Coffee appears to be protective against two types of cancer namely, liver  and colorectal. Liver cancer is the third leading cause of death follows by colorectal ( 40).

Studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 40% lower risk of liver cancer (41,42).

One study of 489,706 individuals found that those who drank 4-5 cups of coffee per day had a 15% lower risk of colorectal cancer (43).

11. Coffee Does Not Cause Heart Disease and May Lower The Risk of Stroke

Truly, caffeine can increase blood pressure. but  the effect is small (3-4 mm/Hg) and usually goes away if you drink coffee regularly (44, 45).

Be careful, if you have elevated blood pressure (46,47), the effect may persist in some people.But, the studies do NOT support the myth that coffee raises the risk of heart disease (48, 49).

In fact, evidence show that women who drink coffee have a reduced risk of heart disease (50).  A 20% lower risk of stroke (51,52) for coffee drinkers.

12. Long Live for Coffee Drinker

Less likely to get many diseases, it makes sense that coffee could help you live longer. Several observational studies showing that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of death.

Drinking coffee has a 20% lower risk of death in men and women death is a 26% lower. It study covered a period of 18-24 years (53).

It strong effect show in type II diabetics. A 20 years study, diabetics who drank coffee had a 30% lower risk of death (54).

Welcome to Kluang Town a heaven for coffee addict drinker. 



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Hainanese’s Tranditional Way of Making Aromatic Fresh Coffee Bean

Hainanese's Traditional Way of Making Aromatic Fresh Coffee Bean

Hainanese’s  Traditional Way of Making Aromatic Fresh Coffee Bean

Coffee, the miraculous brew that gives our mornings the extra kick we require to last throughout the day. With an ever popular coffee culture on the rise, it is amazing to realize Kluang is a heritage town since earlier 1900 era.

Learn How to Make fresh Coffee Bean The Hainanese’s Traditional way 

First, a Roaster  roasted the green bean. One needs the experience and expertise to roast coffee traditional coffee. The duration of time to roast the coffee bean is about estimation.

The Hainanese will NEVER reveal their trade secret how to make the perfect aromatic coffee bean to the public no matter how I trick him several times. You listen for the sound when you roast the beans. During the first crack, you will hear popping sounds like firecrackers. When the second crack happens, it is a louder, more insistent firecracker sound, then you know it is already roasted.

A large mixing wok where Foreigner  especially the young Bangladesh  workers mix the roasted bean with margarine and sugar.

“Why Bangladesh , not Malaysian workers?’

“Ai you, you don’t may, Malaysian where can stand the heat and hot plus dark dirty working area.  Here , no air-con, local people see “terus cabur” he answered with local slag  Malaysian English.

“What is the ratio for the coffee bean with margarine and sugar” I probed further.

“Sorry lah, it is a trade secret!” He annoyed with my question.

After this process, Another machine is used the dry the coffee bean.  At this point, the coffee beans are in clumps due to the mixture of  margarine and sugar.

A customised designed  machine is used to the clumps. The final step is optional, grind the beans or not. Most of the delighted customers prefer to grind the coffee beans right under their nose to determine the freshness of the coffee powder.

Roasting traditional local coffee is a tough job because of the smoke and the heat.

Why Hainanese Makes the Best Coffee 

There is saying among the local people.

If one day in the morning, the Hainanese don’t drink a cuppa , they go “gila“.  It means go crazy.

Hainan coffee, called “kopi,” is for some an acquired taste. Made by pouring boiling water through grounds held in a cloth “sock” filter. It has a thick, strong and bitter taste . It is drunk hot or iced, usually mellowed with sweetened condensed milk. Served along  “Western” dishes like toast and eggs, and Malaysian standards such as fried rice and noodles and the famous local dish “Nasi Lemak” wrapping in the freshly cut banana leaf. Not to miss the slice of bread , wholemeal or Hainan’s Bread is charcoal-grilled toast with butter and kaya, a coconut jam.

Liberica coffee, a variety native to Africa finds it way to the small holder in mostly in the central and southern states of Selangor and Johor in 1800.  It is inferior and cheap quality, the Hainanese adding margarine and sugar to the coffee bean to give a disguise and uniqueness taste.  The coffee bean  has the distinctive burnt flavor.

Do you agreed with me, the Hainanese take to pain to make a cuppa welcoming the day. ? Your opinions and comments are welcomed.

Glossary

Kopi:  A cup of hot coffee with sweetened condensed milk

Kopi O:  with sugar only

Kopi kosong:  hot coffee with no sugar and no milk

Kopi C: A cuppa with evaporated milk and sugar.

Kopi C Kosong: coffee with evaporated milk and NO sugar.

Kopi camp: A mixture of coffee with tea and sweetened condensed milk.

“Peng” added to any of the above will get you the said version in a glass, over ice.

“Kaow” added to any of the above will get you an extra strong cup (or glass).

 

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Welcome to Kluang Town A Heaven For Coffee Addict Drinker

Welcome to Kluang Town A Heaven For Coffee Addict Drinker

Welcome to Kluang Town A Heaven For Coffee Addict Drinker

The word Kluang hails from the word ‘keluang’. ‘Keluang’ is a large bat that devours on durian flowers and fruits such as rambutan, “rambai” (Baccaurea motleyana)  , and others. When nightfall, a herd of bat flocking out from their nest  looking for its staple diet. Those countless bats believed to inhibit in a hill called Gunung Lambak.  Farmers perplexing on how to get rid of this pest. Ultimately, they consulting a witch  to perform a ritual at the foothill  to chase away the bats from coming back to their orchards.

Why Kluang is famous for coffee addict drinker  

Kluang town lies in the heart of Johor state. There is a railway station that built by the British in the 1900 era to transport the agriculture produce like, coffee bean, rubber , timber and daily consumer goods between the Malaya settlement.

When the British came here to clear the jungle for rubber plantation. Their habits of High tea drinking  with a cup of cuppa or tea during the morning and afternoon break. They accompanied with their office staff and family member during the recess time.

Since there is a huge demand for coffee’s  cafe. The cafes mushroomed like the flower blooming after the rain.   Today, there is more than 400+ coffee shops in a town with a population slightly over 300,000. Every row of shop lot, you are bound to find a coffee kiosk.

The shop is full house anytime especially during the breakfast during the weekend.  You can hardly find a seat vacant. The drinkers  don’t mind to wait for half an hour just for the sake of a cup of  the cuppa. There are patrons drinking 3 cups in the morning at one go along the Malaysian famed” Nasi Lemak” wrapped in a banana leaf.

” Boss , give me  a cup of “Kopi cham” with a slice of “roti Kahwin toast”  more “Kaya” please.” A lad gives an order. A high tea will not complete without a cup of hot brew coffee.

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