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The 10 Most Popular Food In Malaysia. Malaysians love to eat and we are blessed to have a wide range of delicious food to fill our tummies. The food in Malaysia represents the multi-ethnic population here. Among them are the Malays, Chinese, Indians and the large list of minority groups.
However being a Malaysian, I can proudly say that we don’t differentiate our food according to our races. We can all enjoy the different types of food as long as it doesn’t go against one’s religion. For
What Is The Most Popular Food In Malaysia?
If you ask any Malaysian what is the most popular food in Malaysia, I am sure 99% will give you the same answer which is NASI LEMAK. I can assure you that every Malaysian love this dish. You can even brand nasi lemak as our national dish. It is sold almost everywhere in Malaysia.
Nasi Lemak is a fragrant rice dish cooked with santan (coconut milk) and daun pandan (screwpine leaves). It is usually served with sambal (spicy chilli sauce), fried ikan bilis (anchovies), peanuts, boiled egg and a few slices of cucumber.
It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner and actually at any part of the day. Nasi Lemak is usually tastier when it is wrapped in banana leaf.
Satay is a skewered grilled meat that is marinated with various ingredients. It is served with
Satay is usually made of sliced chicken meat, beef or mutton. Some places also served rabbit and deer satay. The sliced meat are first marinated before it is skewered, usually using bamboo skewers. And finally it is barbecued or grilled over charcoal fire.
Roti Canai is a very popular food in Malaysia. The word ‘Roti’ means bread while
Though Roti Canai is considered a breakfast dish. You can still see Malaysians having it for lunch or even dinner.
Namely, there are two types of Rojak… Rojak Mamak and Rojak Buah. Both consists of different main ingredients. But I can assure you both are absolutely delicious. The meaning of Rojak is a mixture of many things.
Rojak Mamak or Rojak Mee consists of fried dough fritters, prawn fritters, fried bean curd, hard boiled egg, beansprout and cucumber. A thick spicy and sweet peanut sauce is then poured over it. You can also have it with yellow mee but many prefer it without the mee.
Rojak Buah resembles more of a fruit salad. Some of the must-have ingredients in rojak
Cendol is a sweet iced dessert. It contains green rice flour jelly in coconut milk and palm sugar syrup. Other toppings that can also be added are steamed glutinous rice, corn, red beans and durian.
This cold, sweet and creamy dessert is very popular in Malaysia and you can see people queuing up to buy it during the hot season. In
Char Kway Teow
Char Kway Teow refers to stir-fried rice noodles strips. This noodle dish has a Chinese influence to it. Its main ingredients consist of flat rice noodles which is stir-fried with egg, prawns, cockles and chives.
Even though it is said to be an unhealthy dish because of its high saturated fat content, Char Kway Teow remains a much sought after dish not only in Malaysia but also in Southeast Asia. And I also heard that it is a popular
There are two types of Laksa that is popular in Malaysia. One is sourish and spicy while the other one is creamy and spicy. Both are equally delicious.
Asam Laksa which has a sour and spicy gravy is made of shredded fish and tamarind. Also added to this gravy is
Curry Laksa or Nyonya Laksa which has a
Mi Goreng Mamak
I have earlier mentioned rojak
This is a spicy noodles dish that also includes the yellow noodles, egg, vegetables, soya sauce, dough or prawn fritters and chili paste.
Apam Balik is a sort of pancake with fillings. The pancake batter is cooked in a thick round iron frying pan. The fillings consist of crushed peanuts. sweetcorn and sugar. Some add in chocolate and cheese as well.
The pancake is then folded in half and that’s where the name Apam Balik comes from, which means turnover pancake. The apam balik is then cut into several pieces.
Ais Kacang or ABC
Ais Kacang or ABC (Air Batu Campur) is another iced dessert that is enjoyed by Malaysians. Though it has the green rice flour jelly and palm sugar syrup like the cendol, it somehow has its very own unique taste and presentation.
The Ais Kacang is served in bright colours and consists of many yummy toppings. A motorised ice shaving machine is used to churn out the shaved ice which is then formed into a mountain of ice. Next, red bean, sweet corn, grass jelly, colourful agar-agar (jelly) and roasted peanuts are added to it. Finally to make this dessert sweet and attractive, evaporated milk or coconut milk and red rose syrup is drizzled over the mountain of shaved ice. Sometimes a scoop of vanilla ice cream is also added at the top.
My List Of The 10 Most Popular Food In Malaysia
Well there you go, that is my very own list of the 10 most popular food in Malaysia. I can assure you that 99.99% of Malaysians will agree with me on this.
Have you tasted any of these? Or which would you love to taste from my list of the 10 Most Popular Food In Malaysia?
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