Food served or sold in shop fronts especially dilipidated ones are a no, no, for tender Malaysian stomachs lest we end up spending time in a hospital and if we can find one that is up to the Malaysians' mark when away from the major cities.
We need not be paranoia though as they are many inexpensive sometimes a bit rundown restaurants where one can eat without fear. I have done it over many occassions. Many have told me that South Asian food are not as good as adapted Malaysian versions. Not true! Most of the food I have eaten from those cooked from kitchens in the homes and also simple restaurants to those in hotels are excellent. The aromatic herbs and spices run riot and the taste is tantalizing to the palate.
Roti fried and samosa anyone? Did you see the girl on the right hand top corner!
Fruit seller in Karachi, Pakistan. Look at the huge pomegranate! Pakistan is an exporter of all kinds of fruits.Woman peddling pomeloes in Bangladesh.