A staple of Malaysian cuisine, laksa comes in multiple forms. For anyone who enjoys a taste of the volcanic kind, this spicy noodle soup can get you there in its curry form. Some like it with fish, others prawns. In Penang's asam laksa, tamarind features heavily ("asam" is Malay for tamarind) to create a spicy-sour fish broth.
A Muslim trader prepares a food called 'Roti John' during a Ramadhan bazaar as millions of Muslims observe the holiday of Ramadhan on July 16, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During Ramadhan, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, swearing, and engaging in sexual relations from dawn till sunset.