13 Mar 2007

Edinburgh Malaysia Makan Mania 2007

On Saturday the 10th of March 2007 the Edinburgh Malaysian Student Society ran Malaysia Makan Mania. The event ran the whole of that Saturday from 2 to 5 pm and had an array of local Malaysian foods and cultural dances. There was also a kopitiam stall, cultural booths for you to try out Malay anyaman, Indian henna and Chinese calligraphy. It was held in Moray House, Holyrood Road and believe me it was a packed house.

The food was simply outstanding and special praise has to go to the chicken satay stall owner who added real atmosphere to the occasion, selling his produce in time honoured fashion. Another favourite of mine was the murtabak. In all the food was outstanding and portions were large enough to fill even the biggest stomach. So big in fact I had to bring and fill a few packets to eat later on Saturday night.

The dancing was also very entertaining and a large number of the dancers looked like they have been dancing for a number of years and might be considering dropping their studies to go full time. The large crowd really enjoyed the event and my only suggestion is that may be next time they get a larger venue as there were so many people there it felt rather warm and humid - adding again to the atmosphere.

All I can say is that I can't wait to go to the next event and I will remember to bring even more packets and buy more tickets.

Thanks guys and great day out.

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