Wonderfood Museum – Penang

Had not intended to visit this museum, but found myself walking past it just when I needed to get out of the heat walking the streets of Georgetown…

It sounded corny – giant replicas of local dishes – but it was fascinating and the displays were magnificent.

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On one wall this Indian feast & another with a diagram to explain what is what….

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& the artistry that goes into laying out a plate of Indian sweets…

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& a plate of Malay Kueh (traditional sweets)

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& another platter of sweets….

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Some of the individual Kueh, displayed on the walls…

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Various rice etc beautifully parcelled in pandan and banana leaves

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Below a wall display of the ever popular Nasi Kandar. An Indian Muslim dish originating in Penang – rice with an assortment of curries…

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Mostly eaten in establishments as shown in this diorama…

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A Chinese shared banquet, below. Again exquisitely laid out…

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& another amazingly detailed diorama showing how and where these meals are eaten…

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There was also a section of the museum about how the colour of food affects us…

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Char Koay Teow is probably my favourite thing to eat on the streets in Penang. This nicely designed poster explains the dish.

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There was also a section on rare dishes, such as this Pitcher Plant Glutinous Rice…

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& a wall showing various foods with their sugar content measured out in teaspoons…

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