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Digest News: Laksa Johor Down Under, A Nasi Lemak Gown & The King Of Fruits

News: Laksa Johor Down Under, A Nasi Lemak Gown & The King Of Fruits

News: Laksa Johor Down Under, A Nasi Lemak Gown & The King Of Fruits
By Tien Chew
November 07, 2017
All the Malaysian food related news that you need to know this week.
Photo: Courtesy of Samantha Katie James
Photo: Courtesy of Samantha Katie James

Miss Universe Malaysia Dons Nasi Lemak Gown

Samantha Katie James (the winner of Miss Universe Malaysia 2017) made headlines once again when she wore a handmade nasi lemak gown made by Brian Khoo.

Her eye-catching look took the internet by storm, as James will wear the gown to represent Malaysia at the finals in Las Vegas and display what unites all Malaysians, our delicious cuisine and rich food culture.

Checkout her Instagram page for the original post.

Photo: Courtesy of Sijori Malay Eatery
Photo: Courtesy of Sijori Malay Eatery

Sijori Malay Eatery In Melbourne Is Winning Over Stomachs

A Malaysian restaurant is gaining recognition in Melbourne for serving up authentic eats from the region in the suburb of Bundoora.

Sijori Malay Eatery's signature dish is Laksa Johor, while other dishes such as mee jawa, cheesy beef murtabak and other classic Malaysian dishes are also hits.

The restaurant's popularity was reported by The Star and was even frequented by MasterChef Australia winner Diana Chan.

China Can't Get Enough Of Malaysian Durians

The Malaysian Durian Festival 2017 in China has won over locals, with Chinese official Wang Gebing declaring our country's king of fruit as the "best in the world".

As a result of the festival's success, Gebing wishes to increase the importing of fresh durian from Malaysia.

Read the full scoop as originally reported by The New Straits Times.

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