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 • 1 733

  • mohd muqhriz
    mohd muqhriz  2 days back

    muka dia macam hawau

    • KG Wash
      KG Wash  4 days back

      Mark in Philippines, part of Mindanao muslim country the tradition of wedding similarities with this Malaysian wedding & some food's also...😊😊😊

      • FeelFree-Freedome
        FeelFree-Freedome  5 days back

        Watching this many times & never get boring which I don't know be honest, this vid make me stick to u mark 😹😹😹😹😹😹

        • Zul H
          Zul H  6 days back

          Semua kau telan

          • Freedom Strike
            Freedom Strike  1 weeks back

            I have no choice but to grab a lump of that 😏. (in his heart , you gonna be my prey today 🤣🤣🤣)

            • hussain yaseen
              hussain yaseen  1 weeks back

              Had a Malaysian frend so kind helpful people.

              • Fasya Syara
                Fasya Syara  1 weeks back

                thank you for malay subtitle! ahahahah

                • Yes No
                  Yes No  1 weeks back

                  how I hope Chinese will invite you to a Chinese wedding 😊

                  • June Rosa
                    June Rosa  1 weeks back

                    That uncle was funny... Looks Amazing!

                    • siti matahari
                      siti matahari  1 weeks back

                      sedapnya... kerabu mangga tu mmg jarang kat belah selatan untuk majlis2 kahwin.

                      • Foziah Ramli
                        Foziah Ramli  1 weeks back

                        Hohoho....i like his reaction after every bites of those food...he tilted his head to his right while closing his eyes and his smiles ...
                        Thats a picture of heavenly satisfying.

                        • Rajeshwar Sharma
                          Rajeshwar Sharma  1 weeks back

                          I am on a diet to reduce weight. Why do I end up viewing your videos?

                          • Kento Ratan
                            Kento Ratan  2 weeks back

                            His signature-expression came out in all the dishes..

                            • pracxis prac
                              pracxis prac  2 weeks back

                              i was conducting my sister's wedding 2 years ago,and there was a european couple stoped just near our wedding party as they had a punchured bicycle wheel..we invited them to our humble wedding party and we are friends since then.We met again while i was traveling to Ireland last year and had a good home dinner at their's.

                              • BTS TRASH HERE
                                BTS TRASH HERE  2 weeks back

                                oh my god the subtitles is so funny. malaysian people who are watching please do press the malay caption btton even though u can understand english. u will be impressed 😂

                                • tarantula 122
                                  tarantula 122  2 weeks back

                                  I just watched. That is not chicken curry but chicken sweet and sour normally served during wedding.

                                  • Maizan Manan
                                    Maizan Manan  2 weeks back

                                    A traditional malay wedding in Malaysia more precisely

                                    • Azi Zah
                                      Azi Zah  2 weeks back

                                      Every state in malaysia has own popular dish...

                                      • Bts Forevr
                                        Bts Forevr  3 weeks back

                                        proud malaysian!

                                        • THE BIG 5 FAMILY
                                          THE BIG 5 FAMILY  3 weeks back

                                          Please join us on YouTube
                                          The big 5 family

                                          • ruslan nasir
                                            ruslan nasir  3 weeks back

                                            My home village...true village food

                                            • Darlho Pastor
                                              Darlho Pastor  3 weeks back

                                              The face expressions r all the same toinks😁

                                              • Jjang Jjang Man Bboong Bboong

                                                I'm a Malaysian and if i could get married again, i would choose to do the ceremony in my kampung (village) instead of hotel bcs, i love how the peoples in kampung gathering and work together for your wedding, they cook together, laugh and eat together, get to know each other, work on your wedding together without hoping you to pay them bcs they just want to help you and enjoy your wedding. The budget you spent for wedding in hotel, you could feed more than 1000 guest in kampung.

                                                • gunita singha
                                                  gunita singha  4 weeks back

                                                  U alwys makes me hungry...

                                                  • Masniza Majid
                                                    Masniza Majid  4 weeks back

                                                    I bet the aunt surprise tht u eat the foods with ur hand 😂 she said “dia makan pakai tangan” 🤣. however really love how u enjoy the wedding food ❤️

                                                    • Fan of Alita
                                                      Fan of Alita  4 weeks back

                                                      Not a fan of laksa. Nope. Tasted it. Don't like it.

                                                      • purpose of life
                                                        purpose of life  4 weeks back

                                                        Mark is one of the most wonderful person I have seen in this world.. Your smile your generosity graciousness kindness all these things make me a fan of yours.. May u shine very very bright always.... from India😊


                                                        • Tourist From Earth
                                                          Tourist From Earth  4 weeks back

                                                          damn he's attending a wedding ceremony wearing shorts

                                                          • Shahirul Edzham
                                                            Shahirul Edzham  1 months back

                                                            Who make your subtitles Mark! Hahaha 😂

                                                            • Em Robotics
                                                              Em Robotics  1 months back

                                                              Your bending of head after taking a bit of food .... really like that.....
                                                              So great to malya from pk

                                                              • mila sharmyla
                                                                mila sharmyla  1 months back

                                                                That not a chicken curry.. 😅
                                                                We name it ayam masak merah.. We use cili sauce.. And the other one is kerabu salad i think.. ☺️☺️

                                                                • Sharon Cherubim
                                                                  Sharon Cherubim  1 months back

                                                                  Now watching your videos, you make eating food happy. Just love your videos .. Blessings 🇧🇧

                                                                  • tay soo hee
                                                                    tay soo hee  1 months back

                                                                    To make buffalo meat tender, you have to mix tough meat with shredded papaya leaf. After mixing, you can wash with tamarind juice and later with water. Papaya leaf contain enzyme to soften the meat

                                                                    • Khadija Kadar
                                                                      Khadija Kadar  1 months back

                                                                      WE LOVE MALAYSIA AND MALYSIAN FOOD!!!!!!
                                                                      thank you Mark for sharing with us this video. Ça nous donne un peux de nostalgie. We love travels too and hope will travel all our life in the futur

                                                                      • Karen Emerick
                                                                        Karen Emerick  1 months back

                                                                        This was one of my favorites.

                                                                        • Sharifah Norshadila Syed Azman

                                                                          wow great view from other blogger. cayalah bro

                                                                          • Hazim Maska
                                                                            Hazim Maska  1 months back

                                                                            Subtitle malay dia lawak doh..hahaha

                                                                            • Piece of Love
                                                                              Piece of Love  1 months back

                                                                              mostly, malaysian malay wedding will serve food for 500 - 1000 n above guest..thank you for all kind word...😘

                                                                              • Haliqa Samsudin
                                                                                Haliqa Samsudin  1 months back

                                                                                You have to try eat durian with rice and other dish!its soooooooo delicious ..i bet you will be love it😍..but some people cant eat rice and durian together😝

                                                                                • moonstar9555
                                                                                  moonstar9555  1 months back

                                                                                  Your facial expressions make me hungry at this hour😌

                                                                                  • yeah Up
                                                                                    yeah Up  1 months back

                                                                                    Bamboo Shoot curry in Malaysia
                                                                                    And here i thought only NORTHEAST indian eat bambooshoot curry in the world

                                                                                    • Ninis Ninis
                                                                                      Ninis Ninis  1 months back

                                                                                      Kayaknya enak banget ya..? Hemmm jadi pengen makan itu deh...

                                                                                      • vialin
                                                                                        vialin  1 months back

                                                                                        Now. I want to eat that curry buffalo. Thanks Mark.

                                                                                        • Hady Nabil
                                                                                          Hady Nabil  1 months back

                                                                                          😂😂 my god mark I really like the way how u express the way of eating yummy food everywhere ...

                                                                                          • hfshzhr89
                                                                                            hfshzhr89  1 months back

                                                                                            Mark Wiens video never fails to make me feel so hungry

                                                                                            • Balaji Ragupathi
                                                                                              Balaji Ragupathi  1 months back

                                                                                              I was living in Malaysia for 7 years about 18 years ago. Malaysian people are so nice and generous. They are the best Muslims in the world.

                                                                                              • Ahmed Abubakar-Mohammed
                                                                                                Ahmed Abubakar-Mohammed  1 months back

                                                                                                Lol the face he has any time he eats something

                                                                                                • jr Howard
                                                                                                  jr Howard  1 months back

                                                                                                  Awesome video man I can almost taste the food from your looks it's great I'm so hungry everytime I watch I just wanna be the camera man lol😂😂😂👍👍👍👍