Malaysia: Food and Blog Action Day 2011

For this year’s Blog Action Day with the theme of ‘food’, many Malaysians took part in the cause, and wrote about highly diverse topics in their blogs.

The blogger at Boy Meets World wrote about how fortunate he was for not having to face food deprivation, and how many things he took for granted:

I'm grateful to be able to live in a country where food deprivation doesn't come as an issue. In fact, we have huge supermarkets, with wide varieties of food along every shelf, in practically every aisle for us to choose from. Some people on the other hand, like those who live in the Horns of Africa strive to survive each day praying for anything edible and here I am complaining about mom's cooking while having ice-cream for dessert. We don't even have to make effort to cook ourselves now with restaurants and food courts right at our doorsteps.

Shuwen, too, had an epiphany when she realised she was blessed for being able to live to eat, after realising that many people, especially children, are struggling to even find food:

While you're busy asking your friends for suggestions on where to have lunch, these kids don't even know what lunch is.

They don't care how good the food tastes like, all they want is food because unlike the majority of the people reading this, they eat to live.

Not too long ago, I thought of something that I really am ashamed of. I told myself

“So what if I waste food ? Its not like the poor kids will be getting the food I'm wasting anyway” But honestly, I take that all back.

Kuching Kolo Mee. Photo from Facebook of Daniel Tay

Anesh Shapiah, on the other hand, talked about her favourite food. Cutebun, too, wrote about her favourite food, a Sarawakian dish.

My favourite food gotta be Kolo Mee! Kolo Mee from Kuching, Sarawak is quite different from other places especially the type of noodle used! We call that type of noodle ‘kiew mee’ meaning curly noodle.

Why? you may ask. I started eating Kolo mee since I'm 3 years old when my family move back to Kuching from Sabah. =)  Can you feel how deep my love for Kolo Mee yet? <3

Felicia gave a recommendation for a restaurant:

The other day, on the 13th of October, bf and I went to redeem one more coupon! :D I totally forgot to take a picture of us redeeming with the voucher, so I've decided to to this instead. Hope it counts xD

Yes, this is the coupon. RM9.90 for a 5 course meal!

Kim wrote about her favourite food place, a Hello Kitty-themed restaurant.

Join the conversation

Authors, please log in »


  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.