What To Eat In Malaysia
1. Durian fruit – We called it The King of all fruits bcause it has thorns all over it. You need to leave to experts to open it. Durian can be found in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. I know it grows in Malaysia and Thailand but not sure in Singapore, but Singapore sells it thou. Most Malaysian love Durian (I love it too), some can’t stand the smell. Yes Durian has that strong and revolting smell but if you brave yourself to it, you’ll find how sweet and creamy the fruit actually is. Good luck experimenting!
2. Assam Fish – for fish lover, order this dish if you plan to go to local chinese restaurant. It is like sweet and sour fish but with our local special sauce and lot’s of vegetables like beans, tomato, shallots, lady’s finger & pienapple. They are different type of fish, just order the usual Kampong Fish. The price will be depends on what fish you ordered, more expensive the fish the better your dish will become. So first ask how much of the fish cost okay?
3. Banana Leaf Rice – not all local Indian stalls have this special meal. Please ask if they serve banana leaf. This is a popular dish in Malaysia and it doesn’t matter what race we come from, we love banana leaf. How does it work? They will give banana leaf instead of plate to put rice and other dish you ordered. It tastes better when you use your hand to eat them, but no worries you can also use fork and spoon. Be careful what you order and ask the price first. Prawn and squids normally are pricey than the other side dishes. Take picture when you’re eating banana leaf! Show your friends. hehe
4. Nasi Lemak – every tousrist and local love this. Simple and filling meal. This photo is the somplest one without chicken or seafood. If you visit a stall or restaurant serve nasi lemak, they normally have many side dishes for you to choose from. This one I had in Pavilion Food court.
5. Soft boiled eggs – this is also our favourite especially for breakfast. We the local here normally order soft boiled eggs with toasted bread. Try it! Advisable to add soya sauce and pepper for extra taste. Two pieces of eggs per order.
6. Toasted bread with Kaya and butter. Kaya is our special jam. In foreign countries you have Strawberry jam, chocolate jam, peacj jam etc…in Malaysia we are famous for our Kaya jam. There are 2 meanings for this word. 1) Kaya – Rich, (Saya kaya =I am rich) 2) Kaya – jam (Saya suka kaya = I like jam). Order this with soft boiled eggs okay..
7. Taufu rojak – also the chinese local favourite. The taufu grilled to perfection and smell really good. Ingredients: thick special sweet sauce, chopped Jicama/turnip, grounded nuts, dried jelly fish, taufu and crackers. I personally like this than Fruit Rojak.
8. Roti Canai or Roti Kosong – This is the authentic breakfast by the Mamak (Indians) in Malaysia. Roti Canai is a form of puffed bread served hot with curry or dhal. Tastes best when taken for breakfast or morning tea, eaten with the hand.
9. Dim Sum – Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets, look for Chinese Restaurant which served this.
10. Nasi Ayam – Chicken Rice (Nasi Ayam) Hainanese chicken rice is a dish adapted from early Chinese immigrants originally from the Hainan province in southern China. Chicken rice easily ranks as one of Malaysia’s loved hawker fare. Be it steamed or roasted,you will like both. I usually order mix, steamed and roasted.
11. Mee Goreng Mamak – Mee basically refers to noodles and Goreng is fry. My all time favourite is the Mee Goreng Mamak, type of noodle dish commonly found in Indian Muslim hawker centre/stalls.
12. Satay Kajang – Famous satay in Malaysia.
13- Mee Curry – we usually order this during breakfast or lunch.
14. Iced coffee – I am sure you too have iced coffee in your countries but try ours, we used different coffee 😀
15. Teh tarik – you must try at least once if you come to Malaysia. If you don’t like it sweet, please tell them “less sugar”. It always come very sweet so just in case. I always order less sugar…
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