Over the weekend we headed an hour outside city center to Pasir Penambang, a tiny one-street Chinese fishing village that overlooks Sungai Selangor river in Peninsular Malaysia. The salty air, muddy grounds and firefly lit mangrove bushes were a welcomed change to the bustle of Kuala Lumpur.
The Chinese influence is evident as you walk between temples, restaurants and stalls selling everything from dried shrimp to local candy. Smiles are as abundant in this town as the fresh fish; one woman even invited us into her home. And if the intoxicating aromas lifting from her makeshift stove were any indication of skills without running water and electricity, she could easily rival the ultimate top chef.