Nasi kunyit helped me 'travel' to Penang from my kitchen in KL

The glutinous rice is soaked overnight with grounded turmeric and asam gelugor. Photos: CHESTER CHIN/The Star

Call me unadventurous, but some of my best travel experiences have been the year-end school holidays I spent in my home town in Penang as a young boy. I enjoy the journey from the Klang Valley and the sense of familiarity I get once I am back in the island city.

Holidaying in my own kampung gave me the opportunity to explore Penang without succumbing to the usual tourist traps. This includes eating at “hidden gem” hawker stalls that are only known to locals.

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