Enjoy these dishes to understand more about traditional Malaysian cuisine

Malaysian cuisine is a wonderful blend of flavors from Malay, Chinese, Indian, Nyonya and indigenous people living in Malaysia.

As a tropical paradise right in the heart of Southeast Asia, Malaysia is truly charming and engaging with the harmonious combination of many cultures and beliefs. Malaysian cuisine is a wonderful blend of flavors from Malay, Chinese, Indian, Nyonya and indigenous people living in Malaysia. Dishes here often have diverse ingredients and unique processing techniques.



Although popular in many countries like Singapore and Thailand, Nasi Lemak is considered a traditional Malaysian dish. If you have a plan to come to this country, you should not ignore the right flavor here. Instead of using water, local people will cook rice and coconut water. The delicious rice bowl will be served with a plate of cucumber, fried fish, roasted peanuts and special sauce. In addition, the dish can also include boiled eggs, vegetables, spicy sauce, chicken curry or braised beef.



Appearing from a restaurant to a popular shop in Malaysia, you can easily enjoy the traditional Satay here. Quite similar to skewers, what makes the dish different is probably the accompanying ingredients. The sauce is made from cooked meat with spicy sauce. When you enjoy, you'll be served with onions, cucumbers, and Ketupat. Ketupat is a type of rice cake wrapped in palm leaves which is very delicious and famous.



Made by steaming or frying, Kuih is a type of bread that is a bit like the dim sum of Chinese people. This traditional dish is quite diverse from raw materials, colors. However, you should try some famous types such as Karipap, Kuih Koci, Kuih Lapis, Pisang Goreng, Pulut Tekan, Lemang, Dodol, and Onde-Onde. This snack is available from the roadside stalls to restaurants and luxury shopping areas, plus the affordable price, so you can enjoy it much as possible.



This unique dish includes rice, vegetables, curry, pickles. All will be displayed on banana leaves because Malaysians think it can help digest better and wake up the aroma of rice. Depending on the processing of each restaurant, each dish will have a different flavor. You can order more fried fish cakes, curry or fish head. Price for traditional banana leaf rice dish is quite cheap. If you order additional dishes, the restaurant may charge more.



"Biryani" in Persian means fried or baked. This dish is made from Basmati rice, fennel, beans, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, onion, garlic and often served with vegetables and meat. The rice of this dish is quite striking by orange or light brown and very fragrant. You can add a little sugar, pickled vegetables, chicken or lamb curry to make the rice dish more attractive.

By: Scarlet Johnson

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