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Tapai: Travels and Guilty Pleasures of a Fermented Malaysian

Tapai
Author/Editor: Hishamuddin Rais

SYNOPSIS

In an age where food has become entertainment television, the wit and wisdom of Hishamuddin Rais is like a proper kitchen knife - always sharp. This wandering bon vivant and former Malaysian exile does not (yet) have his own TV show, choosing instead to record his amazing adventures in writing. This handpicked collection from his column Tapai in Off The Edge magazine presents a way of looking at the world beyond our food fetish and its lifestyle trappings. Rais' grand unified theory of everything links his life on the lam with more recent encounters: a seedy cafe in Pudu, Christmas in Bangladesh, stalking Akira Kurosawa (posthumously), working in soup kitchens and discovering a place that sells diamonds and nouvelle cuisine. That's just for starters, in between this all, he warps time to meet the Darai of the band that accompanied the raising of the Jalur Gemilang on 31st August 1957, amongst other wonderful people. Naturally, lusty food marks this ageless hippie's quest: mutton and duck stew Acehnese-style, Ramly burgers, foie gras, truffles, oysters, caviar...Rais takes the reader on a life-affirming trip that nourishes the soul, like the best tapai in ferment.

BOOK DETAIL

Pages:Pb 266 pp.
Subject: Malaysia
ISBN: 9789675266119
Publisher: Zi Publications
Published: 2010
Price Starting at: RM45.00*

*excluding postage charges

To order;

1. Pls SMS 019-2232002 (Type <Tapai>)
2. After confirmation from the administrator, pay the amount to maybank2u.com or Maybank Kawanku to account Faisal bin Mustaffa (MBB 114179439605)


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