THANK YOU!!!!! I am celebrating over 25,000 visitors in 150 countries to my blog “Sound Travels” by reposting my delicious work horse post about Jalan Penang Road in Georgetown, Malaysia. At over 2,000 readers this post continues to draw an international audience everyday. You keep reading and I’ll keep writing! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

Sound Travels with Jeff von der Schmidt

image The 1885 Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Georgetown.

During the time I was in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Georgetown on Penang Island in Malaysia, I didn’t recognize the big impact it would exert on my life. But as my memory takes over from those experiences with the Straits of Malacca, I know that I’ll never be the same again.

Not only are the peoples and religions of China, India, Pakistan, Burma, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka all mixed up with the remnant of former British Malaya in a dazzlingly vibrant textile of culture. What is now apparent, to the world’s intangible benefit, is a vibrant and alive composite cuisine that, for me, changed my taste forever. There is no going back. I’ve crossed a food Rubicon because of Malaysia.

Salt and pepper will never be the same again.

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