If there’s one thing you need to know about Malaysia is that we are very passionate about food. Malaysians are mostly foodie and if I were to list a recommendation of delicious dishes in Malaysia, it’ll be endless as Malaysia has inherited a vast array of cuisines from its melting pot of cultures, but here’s my pick on must try delicious dishes in Malaysia:
1. Nasi Lemak
Nasi Lemak is a Malay traditional cuisine dish consisting of fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. Basic Nasi Lemak is commonly served with on a banana leaf with sambal, fried crispy anchovies, toasted peanuts and sliced cucumber on the side, while the ‘advanced’ level of Nasi Lemak is usually accompanied by a variety of side dishes like fried chicken, sambal sotong, rendang and many more. It’s commonly eaten as a breakfast dish in the past but these days, Malaysians practically enjoy Nasi Lemak around the clock. It’s somewhat a filling and wholesome comfort food that’s been an all time favourite among Malaysians.
2. Roti Canai
Roti Canai is another must try dishes if you are in Malaysia. The name ‘Roti Canai’ derives from the Malay language, which means “flattened bread”. This dish was named after the method of throwing the bread dough in the air in a spinning motion, causing the dough to become thinner and thinner with every spin prior to cooking it. Roti Canai is commonly sold in Mamak restaurants and eaten with dhal curry with sambal or
an asssortment of curries available for the day like fish curry, chicken curry or mutton curry. Roti Canai is commonly eaten as breakfast in the morning as a pick me up booster or as a comfort food during late night supper.
Satay is a grilled meat dish marinated with spices and it’s commonly presented on skewers. Usually served with a side of sweet and spicy peanut sauce, nasi impit, onions and cucumber, this dish is a must try if you love meaty dishes. Satay is usually sold at night for dinner and supper.
Steamboat is a Chinese style fondue where you cook a variety of ingredients like raw meat, vegetables and seafood in a boiling broth at your table. A perfect choice of cuisine if you’re at a social setting with family and friends.
Lemang is a traditional Malay dish that have a place in many Malaysian’s heart. Thus traditional dish is made from glutinous rice and coconut milk which is put in a bamboo section lined with banana leaves, before being baked until fully cooked cooked. Lemang is often served with rendang or serunding and a real treat for your tummy. Lemang is sold all year round, but it’s commonly eaten more widely on festive season such as Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha.
6. Chicken Rice
Chicken rice is a dish of poached or roasted chicken and fragrant buttered rice, served with chilli sauce and cucumber garnishes and a bowl of chicken soup. Usually eaten during lunch or dinner and it’s another one of Malaysians all time favourite rice dish.
Fancy cooling desserts during a hot weather in Malaysia? Then you need to try Cendol to chill. Cendol is an iced sweet dessert that contains droplets of green rice flour jelly, coconut milk and palm sugar syrup.This dish sweetly refreshing on the palate.
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