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  • Good evening good evening!

  • We are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • And we're hungry it is at night so that means we're going out for street food.

  • And where are we?

  • So today we're checking out Jalan Alor.

  • Or the Alor Street Night Market.

  • Yep.

  • There is so much street food happening right now and they have like these plastic tables

  • set up on the road.

  • And it is just crazy.

  • It is so busy and it smells amazing.

  • It does.

  • Let's go find some food.

  • Small size.

  • Yeah yeah yeah.

  • Okay.

  • Alright, so we are here at the market and Sam has decided to start with something rather

  • unusual.

  • We are having some fruit.

  • We're not messing around.

  • We're having durian and this is like the king of fruits here in Malaysia and other nearby

  • countries like Singapore.

  • In fact, this fruit is so smelly that you often see it banned in certain parts.

  • Yeah on the subway and in hotels.

  • No durians and stuff like that.

  • No durian allowed.

  • But I love this.

  • I absolutely love it.

  • I'm going to open it up.

  • I don't.

  • Oh my gosh it smells so good.

  • So it is really really pungent.

  • Try and describe it for us.

  • Give us smell-o-vision.

  • Mmmm.

  • Smell-o-vision.

  • It is like.

  • It is really sweet and you're making it sound good.

  • It is sweet.

  • It has like I think someone described it once as like eating fruit or something.

  • Eating something like ice cream or creamy out of a toilet bowl.

  • You know that is how I heard it described before.

  • Its smell is potent.

  • I don't mind the smell personally and it just kind of has it almost has like a pudding like

  • texture in your mouth.

  • It is creamy it doesn't taste like a normal fruit that is juicy.

  • But it looks stringy.

  • I haven't got to that part yet.

  • That is good.

  • Oh yum.

  • I'm loving this.

  • I can't wait for you to try it.

  • Hahaha.

  • Um.

  • About that.

  • So quick question for you.

  • Have you actually tried durian before on its own?

  • Not on its own.

  • I think I had it in dessert form and I did not like it.

  • You've got a nice big chunk of it there.

  • Hahaha.

  • It is smooshy.

  • It is smooshy.

  • So just like take a big bite.

  • Oh, how is that smell?

  • That smells rancid.

  • Haha.

  • Okay, time for a bite.

  • Oh my gosh.

  • It smells like fruit that has gone bad?

  • Like garlic.

  • Oh yeah?

  • Garlic-y fruit.

  • Do we have a drink nearby?

  • Do we have a milkshake stand nearby.

  • We have water in my backpack so.

  • Try it.

  • I did.

  • I licked it.

  • You licked it and?

  • And it smells like garlic.

  • Like fruit and garlic combined in to one.

  • I can't say I'm a fan.

  • So not a fan.

  • Yeah, I don't even dare.

  • I get to eat it all.

  • Sam loves it so here you go.

  • Here you go honey all yours.

  • I'm sharing today.

  • That is all you're getting out of me.

  • There we go.

  • Making out with the durian.

  • Oh yeah.

  • Look at that pit.

  • Some on screen romance.

  • Keep going.

  • Mmmmm.

  • Okay no stop.

  • Okay.

  • Sam finished it all.

  • Yeah, I'm almost done.

  • There is a little bit of flesh left on the other ones but I'm almost done.

  • So a durian is not cheap.

  • It is 20 Ringgit which is four dollars and forty cents US for all of this.

  • But if you do want to get a cheaper fruit jackfruit is about a quarter of that price.

  • So you can pick one up really cheaply.

  • Sometimes you can find a little package for under a dollar.

  • Yeah, jackfruit looks similar from the exterior.

  • I don't know about the taste.

  • It is different though.

  • It has got more of a fibrous taste.

  • It doesn't smell quite as strong.

  • Okay.

  • There you go.

  • The love continues.

  • I love durian.

  • Mmmm.

  • Oh yeah.

  • Feed me durian.

  • Feed me durian.

  • We are on the hunt for food.

  • Let's see what we can find next.

  • I'm kind of craving a smoothie.

  • Some kind of fruit juice because it is really hot.

  • I am seeing a lot of Thai food restaurants.

  • Isn't that a little surprising?

  • Yeah, I'm a little surprised by that but Thai food is good.

  • Yeah, I guess they are neighbors.

  • Also I will never understand why cars insist on driving through pedestrian zones.

  • It just doesn't work.

  • Wow, this is awesome.

  • So these are all of the dim sum here.

  • Just one Ringgit each and I get to choose.

  • He gets to choose.

  • Lucky guy.

  • Does it original pork.

  • And this is yam.

  • Chinese potato.

  • Ah, there we go.

  • Okay, so one of Sam's favorite foods is dim sum and it didn't take us very long to find

  • this.

  • And at 1 Ringgit a piece.

  • One Ringgit each.

  • That is literally less than twenty five cents.

  • So we only got three because we want to sample a little bit of everything.

  • Yeah, we want to eat more street food.

  • So this one is made with pork.

  • Yeah.

  • This is made with yam and that is tofu.

  • Yeah, that is tofu.

  • So I'm going to try the pork one.

  • I think that one is called Shui Mei.

  • Yeah.

  • It is huge.

  • Should I do one bite or half of a bite?

  • A two biter.

  • Okay.

  • A two biter.

  • Mmmm.

  • Oh yeah.

  • Wow.

  • Mmmm.

  • That is really good.

  • Yeah.

  • You taste the pork.

  • It is a little bit juicy inside.

  • Yeah.

  • And it is a little oily on the outside.

  • Lots of flavor.

  • Really quite good and these are big dim sum.

  • Yeah.

  • I can't believe how cheap it is.

  • I know.

  • Like seriously.

  • I mean seriously imagine like getting 10 Ringgit worth.

  • Getting like 10 of these and only paying like just over 2 bucks.

  • That is possible here.

  • Mmm.

  • Okay I'm going for the yam.

  • Yams!

  • Alright.

  • Thank you.

  • What do you think?

  • It also has pork.

  • Okay.

  • Yeah.

  • It is like a yam wrapper I guess.

  • It is like colored.

  • Colored with yam but it is a pork filling inside.

  • That is surprising.

  • Tasty?

  • Yeah, it is good.

  • I love the color.

  • I mean that is why we chose it.

  • Because it was purple.

  • So now you're going to try the which one is that?

  • Yeah, this one is tofu right?

  • Yeah, that is the tofu one.

  • Let's see.

  • Good?

  • It kind of reminds me of the texture of that fishcake in Korea.

  • Okay.

  • The Odeng.

  • Yeah.

  • Odeng.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • It kind of has that same texture.

  • Oh, that is cool.

  • Very cool.

  • Also something funny we thought we were getting a can of iced tea but this is even better.

  • Thank you.

  • No thanks.

  • But we got this instead.

  • No wonder it was so cheap.

  • I was like what a can for 3 Ringgit?

  • But that looks awesome.

  • It looks like an iced chai tea.

  • Yeah.

  • Look at all of the ice on top too.

  • Very frothy.

  • Let me swallow my dim sum first.

  • I'm still chewing on this.

  • And then you're going to try it huh?

  • Mmmmhmmm.

  • Look at all of that froth.

  • My goodness.

  • Okay, frothy goodness.

  • Mmmm.

  • What do you think?

  • Sweet?

  • Oh man, that is really nice.

  • Is it?

  • It is so sweet.

  • Hahaha.

  • I know the typical teas here in Malaysia are almost like desserts.

  • Yeah, drink desserts.

  • Oh man.

  • If it were any thicker it would be a milkshake.

  • Seriously.

  • That is good stuff huh?

  • And that was only 3 Ringgits so that is what like less than 75 cents.

  • So yeah cheap.

  • Okay, so you've had durian.

  • You've had dim sum.

  • What else are you craving tonight?

  • Oh well, I'm seeing lots of really good cooked meat here on the streets so I'm thinking maybe

  • that might be next for me.

  • So unlike some of the street markets that we've been visiting recently in places like

  • South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand this isn't really a walk and eat market.

  • Like you can do that there is a few stands where you can grab some food quickly and go.

  • But they mostly have little restaurants outside on the street where you just sit down and

  • you grab a meal.

  • So that is what we're doing right now.

  • We're just going to relax, Sam is going to enjoy a beer and we've ordered

  • a few different satays so we're going to show you that.

  • And look at that your beer is here.

  • Okay, and this is a local beer.

  • Skol.

  • Skol.

  • Cheers!

  • Cheers.

  • Time to try that beer.

  • I am very thirsty.

  • Yeah?

  • Yeah.

  • When you're like dehydrated and you're just walking around and you've been eating a lot

  • of salty foods this is perfect.