Breakfast was at the tiny store serving Mee Siam, Nasi Lemak and most importantly, Otak-otak.
Mee Siam was a stir-fried rice noodle with sauces of tamarind, salted soy beans and chili paste.
It was a cheap and quick local breakfast food.
The shop also sold grilled fish balls and stuffed tofu.
Nasi Lemak was probably the quintessential Malay food.
I saw Nasi Lemak in almost all Malay and Indian food stalls.
They were wrapped in a pyramid shape with pandan leaf and paper.
Inside, there was fragrant coconut rice with chili paste, sambal, hard-boiled egg and dried fish with peanuts.
I even got this dish on our flight to Singapore.
It was a dish of Chinese origin popular in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
This delicious treat was made with wraps of banana leaves; inside, soft fish paste with chili paste, as well as aromatics such as garlic and lemongrass.
The lady at the shop was constantly grilling and doing a brisk business.
My friend said that the longer we stayed at the shop, the more we were going to smell like otak; I found that to be more pleasant than the strong scent of Korean barbeque!
Thanksgiving food is definitely different this year being in Asia!