Being Malaysian: Where What When To Eat?
Malaysians love to eat – all the time. Customary breakfast, lunch, tea break and dinner meals don’t do justice to us and our hungry tummy anymore.
Food is glorious.
Therefore, we have ad-hoc meals whenever we want – pre-lunch, post-lunch snacks, supper, post-supper, and sometimes – midnight food bash!
Munching on food and satisfying ourselves is probably the best hobby for the Malaysians. But surprisingly, Malaysia is not a nation of obesity, yet.
Food is abundant, with restaurants and eateries sprouting like mushrooms all around. Every corner there’s a mamak, every tall buildings with a bar at the top, and every lorong belakang (back alley) has a cheap yet delicious delicacy.
Hence, it creates a serious problem to Malaysians these days. They lose their decision-making skill when it comes to having meals!
So many food but still, they have no freaking idea WHERE and WHAT to eat! Seriously?
Personally, whenever I’m at a shopping mall I’ll check the directory for a place to dine. Perhaps too many options. Yes, guilty as charged.
And by being Malaysian, when it comes to eating together in a group – we throw the hardest riddles EVER, to each other.
Well, here’s a typical scenario of an attempt to solve the cannot-be-resolved riddles…
Riddles 1 – Where to eat?
The question is simple, where to dine? Just state your preferred location and we’ll head there.
But a typical answer by a Malaysian is…
Indecisive, probably leaving the decision to the rest. Anywhere is fine as long as there’s food – so it doesn’t matter.
Riddle 2 – What to eat?
Another simple question, what do you feel like eating? Chinese, Malay, Western? Just pick one and it’s decided.
But yet again, a typical answer by a Malaysian is none other than…
Being indecisive as usual, or is it a common ‘tak apa’ attitude?
Riddle 3 – When to eat?
Yet another easy question, when is the suitable time to have a meal? It’s as simple as just stating a number.
Once again, the Malaysian style keeps the riddles unsolved!
But eventually, a place is picked… after like 30 minutes of unnecessary discussion, particularly when someone finally (and sometimes, reluctantly) decides a place and everyone ‘tak apa’ly agrees.
So ladies and gentlemen, this is the ultimate crisis (worse than the economic crisis) we face everyday. Food is so coveted, yet the journey there is always the hardest.
Know what, one day I’m gonna start up an eatery with a unique name…
A restaurant I proudly call…
Anywhere, Anything, Anytime!
Like that, every Malaysian will definitely visit my place to eat! Joommmmm makan! ;)