Matt Lauer, sighted this morning on the Malay Peninsula! He popped up in Kuala Lumpur (smartypants Al Roker totally guessed correctly!) where, though it was morning for those of us in Eastern Standard Time, Matt was readying for a night out on the town in Malaysia.
While Matt revealed his location on a skybridge connecting the two iconic Petronas Towers, Patricia Schultz, in the new 1000 Places to See Before You Die, highlights the foodie delights to be found in Kuala Lumpur, colloquially referred to as KL. “From streetside hawker stalls and brightly lit night markets to white-tablecloth restaurants with world-class chefs,” the authentic array of edible delights is a true feast to behold. Check out the stalls lining the Jalan Alor in the city’s Golden Triangle district, or take the elevator up to Seri Angkasa, the revolving restaurant atop the 1,380 foot KL Tower. And taste-test, they did, as Matt and fellow Todayster Amy Robach sampled some of the local Chinese-Malaysion fusion food. (Travel a halfhour outside the city center, to the edge of a rainforest, and they could have taken a cooking class with food writer and cook Rohani Jelani at her house-converted-to B&B, Bayan Indah!) They also rode in a rickshaw (technically a “trishaw”) festooned with brightly colored tassels and fake flowers, and Amy took us on a tour of an orangutan rehabilitation center.
Tune in tomorrow as we continue, page by page, to unravel the mysteries of “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” I don’t know about you, but my money’s on Japan.
PS: In the meantime, let’s hope there are no Matt Lauer-brainwashing schemes or DJs spinning Frankie Goes to Hollywood!