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Semai food

The Semai are small-built, friendly and shy subtribe of the Senoi main tribe found in Pahang state. They are small built bec of the food they eat - simple organic rice cultivated in the hills by themselves and cooked in bamboo over a fire, as do most of their food. Their diet consist also of simple jungle shoots, leafs, tapioca and nothing else. Strangely they like to add monosodium glutomate (commonly known as Ajinomoto by their commercial name here) in everthing they cook. The grilled tapioca & banana are quite tasty. To sample their diet, visit