Malaysian food is AMAZING...
Posted on 04 December 2018
Malaysians love their food! There are a few dishes that literally define what it means to be Malaysian. With Malaysian multiculturalism, it comes as no surprise when people explore food in this country to find that our national favourites range from so many different cultures and origins. Here are the top 6 Malaysian foods that define Malaysia!
#1. Nasi Lemak
In direct translation, Nasi Lemak means Fat Rice. As the national dish of Malaysia, it is easily one of the most popular and beloved dishes in the entire country. Most traditionally Nasi Lemak is composed of fragrant coconut rice, sambal, fried anchovies, peanuts, cucumber and egg.
This dish is so beloved in the country that there are amazing variations and implementations of Nasi Lemak. For example, here, you have a large crispy chicken chop that compliments the fluffy rice as well as brings with it an interesting texture to this already phenomenal dish of crispiness, crunchiness and fluffiness.
There is even a burger that implements the flavours and textures of Nasi Lemak. Behold, the Nasi Lemak Burger! (Without the Nasi!)
#2. Roti Canai
Roti Canai is a type of flatbread that is typically made in Mamak Restaurants. Roti Canai is very versatile, it can be eaten with savoury or sweet intentions. Dhall, curry and sambal can be eaten with Roti Canai, giving it a very delicious savoury taste. But it can also be enjoyed with condensed milk, sugar or milo!
There are also plenty of types of Roti Canai. Some of these include, Roti Cheese, Roti Jala, Roti Tisu, Roti Milo, Roti Telur, Roti Bom and the list goes on and on! If you can think it, they can make it into Roti for you! Explore away!
Laksa is originally made famous in the northern states of Malaysia, but has grown its influence nationwide. Laksa is now a beloved national dish. Made with rice noodles in fish gravy with boiled eggs, grated cucumbers, and onions. If you prefer it to be spicy, you can choose to add some red or green chilies.
From state to state, there are differences in Laksa and how it is made. If you have the chance, go wild and try as many as you can! You will thank us later.
#4. Char Kuey Teow
Flat rice noodles that is stir fried with soy sauce, some chilies, bean sprouts, and a bit of belachan. Char Kuey Teow is a nation-wide favourite for its delicious savoury blend of textures and flavours. Unsurprisingly, here are plenty of variations of Char Kuey Teow. Choose between meats or seafood, or just have a mix everything.
#5. Keropok Lekor
This tasty traditional fish snack comes from the state of Terengganu. Its main ingredients are fish, salt and sago flour. If you’re going to any night markets (Pasar Malam), you will be surprised by the variety of keropok lekor you can find. From fried lekor to keropok lekor keping and losong. Keropok lekor is the perfect snack for any time and any place! Enjoy!
Looking for a meaty snack that is full of flavour and is truly some unique? Satay is just that. A smoky grilled snack of seasoned meat that packs a real punch. You could choose your favourite meats like beef, chicken, mutton and lamb. This savoury and sweet, seasoned meat snack can best be enjoyed with some cucumber and peanut sauce. YUM!
There is plenty of amazing food in Malaysia. Explore Malaysia and find your paradise!
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