Alia Ali

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Langkawi, Malaysia
University Of South Australia
Southeast Asian Cuisines, Home Cooking, Asian Food History
  • Alia owns a pair of cooking chopsticks that was used and autographed by Martin Yan.
  • She is currently working on several research projects about the foodways of the Nusantara region.
  • She almost always has a fermentation project going on—these days she experiments with Malaysian jungle produce.


Alia is a translator and food enthusiast. She has worked in and around Malaysian media (with a focus on food) for over 10 years. She is a co-founder of the Malaysian food website, and has bylines in Serious Eats, Eater, and Whetstone.


Alia graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of South Australia.
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