Amazing Food at a Malaysian Wedding and a Surprise Durian!

  • Published: 07 June 2015
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    One of the most memorable experiences I had when we were in Langkawi, Malaysia, was attending a local Malaysian wedding. It happened to be wedding season in Langakawi when we were there, and our guide Wan Kash, and driver Fami, said we could just stop by at a wedding on the side of the road, just to see it and maybe eat. So while we were driving around, we found a wedding one afternoon, and stopped in. The family was extremely welcoming and invited us into their home and generously gave us a feast to eat.

    Buffalo curry is one of the most well known foods to eat at a Malaysian wedding, and as soon as we arrived to the wedding the first thing I saw was the massive pan of buffalo curry slowly simmering away and being stirred not by a spoon, but by a paddle. The buffalo curry cook gave me a piece of the buffalo and it was incredibly soft and tender, and had an almost irony flavor and livery texture it was so soft. They invited us to sit down with all the cooks and the family and they soon dished us our a full wedding meal including all the dishes they were serving. There was the buffalo curry, red chicken curry, fried fish, a soup made with taro stems, and finally a yellow shredded mango salad. I scooped some of all the dishes onto my plate and got ready to start chowing down.

    All the food was incredible. One of my favorite dishes at this Malaysian wedding feast was the yellow mango salad which included shredded yellow mango, peanuts, sliced Chinese long beans and shallots, and what tasted like some toasted shredded coconut. The salad had a contrast of sweet and salty, and it tasted excellent with the rice and mixture of different curries. As we were eating, one of the ladies handed us a plate of Langkawi style laksa, thick rice udon noodles topped with a pureed fish curry, mixed with slices of cucumber and onions. The curry was similar to Penang laksa, but a bit different and it had a wonderful sour flavor to it.

    Our guide Wan Kash, as we were eating and making this video, showed some of the aunties our videos and youtube and they had seen that we loved durian so much. So literally, while we were still eating, someone went into the backyard of the house and picked a fresh durian, and handed me half. I knew there as durian somewhere near because of the undeniable aroma that immediately filled the outside air. The durian was perfectly ripe, sweet and butter with a slight bitter tinge.

    After eating, we then got to see a little bit of the Malaysian wedding ceremony, which was incredible to see. It was an amazing experience, and I’m truly thankful for the opportunity to attend, experience, and enjoy the amazing food at this wedding in Langkawi. Thank you for the family!

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Comments • 1 820

  • syed shahid hassan
    syed shahid hassan  23 hours back

    I'm blown away by your humility n great mañners

    • Rhonda Heggs
      Rhonda Heggs  2 days back

      I’m noticing most countries you visit make lots of dishes love the green and yellow congratulations to the couple

      • Syed Laila
        Syed Laila  4 days back

        Helo! So gd ** life is journey* life is food*&U eat delious food**

        • Mame Kuti
          Mame Kuti  1 weeks back

          You get to eat for free when you attend the wedding. Usually to respect the owner, guests give some money, but dont feel obligated to, because they never expect any present. Your "present"(attending) at the wedding is enough to please them

          • Wan nurzatul iffah Wan zakaria

            So much love mark..

            • Noridah Mohamed Dawood
              Noridah Mohamed Dawood  1 weeks back

              That is chicken sambal, not chicken curry. Curry consists of coconut milk, whereas sambal consists of chili paste only

              • Rehan Khan
                Rehan Khan  2 weeks back

                Hi Mark,

                I am viewing for regular blog. I like you visited Pakistan especially my city Karachi. However, u have not visited balochistan. You should visit pakistani wedding as well for food tour. That would be great

                • Kiki Choksi
                  Kiki Choksi  2 weeks back

                  Mark Wiens love your video but you need to have some manners and go back to school to learn how to eat , not to spread your wings to stuff your mouth, when you drink a spoon of soup dont put the whole spoon in your mouth, slurp your soup watch your own wife she eats like a lady, not like you, learn to eat properly

                  • Wahidi Nazri
                    Wahidi Nazri  2 weeks back

                    Huge2 thank you to the family... Ermmm..., whom we don't even really know... 😁😁😁😁

                    • Muhd Hazim
                      Muhd Hazim  2 weeks back

                      Siapa Malay translator dia ni? 7:09 HAHAHA berdekah aku baca

                      • Wan Wannn
                        Wan Wannn  3 weeks back

                        kampung bohor merah langkawi.. my village...

                        • lelaki misteri
                          lelaki misteri  4 weeks back

                          At a back is makcik bawang

                          • Rosmah Ayu Ninda
                            Rosmah Ayu Ninda  1 months back

                            Sedapnya kenduri org kg. Org bandar balik2 ayam masak merah, dalca.. adui jemu

                            • Hana Ness
                              Hana Ness  1 months back

                              Truthfully, every dishes ingredients need to be introduce ... it' somekind of 'funny' when Mr Weins need to use same but not exactly right name for ingredients shown. Thank you for the generousity to visit malaysia.

                              • Arif Khan
                                Arif Khan  1 months back

                                Mark is so nice person and I like his videos

                                • ramuan lelaki
                                  ramuan lelaki  1 months back

                                  tudia aih kala baju pengantin...hijau meghela...

                                  • khairul nizam
                                    khairul nizam  1 months back

                                    Sumbat apa pun dlm mulut dia semua terpejam mata dia...sampai masuk ikan goreng pun pejam...cer try sumbat batu lak...pejam mata tak...hahaha

                                    • Tina Enna
                                      Tina Enna  1 months back

                                      U should travel as well in Sabah, Malaysia where the famous fruit is Tarap. Natural City.

                                      • Nalini Srikanti
                                        Nalini Srikanti  1 months back

                                        Video is good.but outside is very noisy. So can't hear that explain.

                                        • Mrs. Usman
                                          Mrs. Usman  1 months back

                                          Ooo these people are beautiful

                                          • Nurcyda 1618
                                            Nurcyda 1618  1 months back

                                            tq visit my country, done subscribe

                                            • budak rantau
                                              budak rantau  1 months back


                                              • Wer Rew
                                                Wer Rew  1 months back

                                                Well Mark this is really cultural food the food for restaurant are made to please our plalet.
                                                But a wedding food is much natural and freshly prepare I am sure you must fell the difference
                                                Beside there is much love in the occasion
                                                Again Mark Suprise us with his video of love and travelling
                                                THANK YOU MARK
                                                LOVE YOU🤗🤗🤗

                                                • maddison Newell
                                                  maddison Newell  1 months back

                                                  I love Mark he gets so triggered over durian

                                                  • Jackie Bautista
                                                    Jackie Bautista  1 months back

                                                    Love youhhh mark weins❤❤❤

                                                    • Diana Husairry
                                                      Diana Husairry  1 months back

                                                      Gempak mark dtg kenduri

                                                      • Rahamthulla Md.K
                                                        Rahamthulla Md.K  2 months back

                                                        I was there in Malaysia for two years... I love Malaysia so much... Inshallaah wl visit kl again

                                                        • Fairuz Zidane
                                                          Fairuz Zidane  2 months back

                                                          In indonesia,these are daily normal family food😄😄😄

                                                          • Michael Doss
                                                            Michael Doss  2 months back

                                                            Don't misinterpret our country's culture with ur title pls.. It's a Malaysian Malay wedding.. We have Chinese,Indian,Iban,Kadazan,Sikh and many more different weddings with authentic dishes and the best part we participate
                                                            In all culture. Thru ur title people will think this is a Malaysian wedding..pls don't do this and divide us.. You 🙏🙏🙏🙏

                                                            • Breakfast Nashta
                                                              Breakfast Nashta  2 months back

                                                              Malaysia is a converted muslim nation

                                                              • Nur Amirah
                                                                Nur Amirah  2 months back

                                                                mabuk makan durian merepek dah! hahahahahahahaha.... the malay sub is hilarious! XD

                                                                • SELVARATHINAM
                                                                  SELVARATHINAM  2 months back

                                                                  Nice 👍

                                                                  • Yusof Bin Ismoic
                                                                    Yusof Bin Ismoic  2 months back

                                                                    dress up mark....its wedding ceremony..

                                                                    • Isa Shawal
                                                                      Isa Shawal  2 months back

                                                                      Come to Brunei! We’ll have some great & fantastic food that you can discover.

                                                                      • byteme9718
                                                                        byteme9718  2 months back

                                                                        Malay wedding food is served on a pay basis. Not surprising when it is common for many hundreds of people to attend even a simple wedding. I hope he discretely pass the brides father payment. I quickly lost count of how many weddings I attended.

                                                                        • Brutus Beefcake
                                                                          Brutus Beefcake  2 months back

                                                                          Makcik bawang langkawi

                                                                          • Nazirah Najib
                                                                            Nazirah Najib  2 months back

                                                                            wow. u really did experience everything at the wedding. 😂 great that u meet those people. they are always kind but usually very shy towards strangers and foreigner because its a bit hard to communicate in English

                                                                            • yusri arif
                                                                              yusri arif  2 months back

                                                                              Macam mana nak bukak Sup Tetel "subtitle"

                                                                              • Noraini Mohammad
                                                                                Noraini Mohammad  2 months back

                                                                                Thank you are so amazing..i love to watch every videos

                                                                                • PvtNikolai Nikolai_kin
                                                                                  PvtNikolai Nikolai_kin  2 months back

                                                                                  Hey Mark Weins can i know who is Malay subtitle this video😂😂😂

                                                                                  • joazhari Malaysia tabrani

                                                                                    Chicken sambal..

                                                                                    • joazhari Malaysia tabrani

                                                                                      Sedapnyer.. otai2 masak

                                                                                      • Faizol Rahman
                                                                                        Faizol Rahman  2 months back

                                                                                        Terbaik mark

                                                                                        • Nalin Junior
                                                                                          Nalin Junior  2 months back

                                                                                          @markwein pls come to johor

                                                                                          • You Tube
                                                                                            You Tube  2 months back

                                                                                            That laughing remind me Indian wedding

                                                                                            • home sweet
                                                                                              home sweet  2 months back


                                                                                              • Fiqri Ayie
                                                                                                Fiqri Ayie  2 months back

                                                                                                Mark...salam kauk jgn lupa..sat g depa x BG ang bunga teloq..hahahah

                                                                                                • Danish Syazani
                                                                                                  Danish Syazani  2 months back

                                                                                                  Makan percuma nampak hahahah!