Saturday, May 2, 2009

AODA Conference - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I have been looking forward to the American Overseas Dietetic Association convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the past two years. I enjoyed meeting American dietetians working everywhere from Venezuela to Thailand. The big buzz words at the conference were vitamin D, probiotics, and prebiotics.
I ate plenty of papaya and red-fleshed dragonfruit. I had red finger tips every morning!

Between lectures we snacked on Malaysian foods.We also enjoyed free food samples, one perk of a dietetics career. Yakult is a Japanese probiotic drink. This weight loss supplement was everywhere. How could you miss the not-so-subtle advertisting?
Malaysians include durian in many products, including chocolate. You can also find durian vendors on the street. If the ground is sticky and the air is pungent, you've reached a durian stand.
A baby pineapple:

A mix-it-yourself beverage with grass-like ingredients at Central Market.
Fruit drinks and fried food. Vendors dunked dough and meat into batter with their bare hands. Messy work!

1 comment:

Tia said...

Looks like that conference would be really an interesting one for you. The fruit is soooo red!