There is more to Malaysia than just its picturesque beauty and exquisite landscapes. The country is home to many different cultures which gave birth to diversified cuisines, mainly- Indian, Chinese, and Malay. The food is Malaysia is as much popular as its beaches. Most of the authentic Malaysian foods are the street foods that are popular among both the tourists and the locals. Give the below food items a try when in mood for something unique as well as exotic.
Nasi Lemak This dish is the most popular among Malaysians and is also their national dish, which makes it a must-try. Hence, if you visit Malaysia, please do give it a try. The dish is mainly a Malay fragrant rice dish that is infused with coconut milk and pandan leaf which is served with hard boiled eggs, deep fried anchovies, a spicy shrimp paste, and groundnuts. You may also find a fancier version of this dish which includes fried chicken.
Ikan Bakar If you put it in meaning, Ikan means fish and Bakar means grilled. Hence, Ikan Bakar quite literally translates to grilled fish. This spicy, tangy and flavorful dish is quite popular in both Singapore and Malaysia. The dish is prepared by marinating the fish with a mixture of spices and ingredients like onion, ginger, garlic, soya sauce. It is then wrapped in banana leaves and then grilled over charcoal with perfection, which is then served with a dip consisting of chopped chili, lime, and garlic. This dish is quite a crowd puller too as tourists and locals specifically enjoy this dish.
Roti Canai: Another popular dish in Malaysia, this dish is a great option for all the courses- breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This modified version of pancakes is actually a thin piece of fried flatbread which is served with any kind of dip be it curry, dal, sambhar and others. Often a varied version of the traditional Roti Canai is served with eggs. This dish is extremely delicious and is quite affordable to all kinds of people.
Char Kway Teow: It is a popular noodle dish from Southeast Asia, especially in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. This Chinese Dish is a combination of flat rice noodles or kway teow along with bean sprouts, chives, and egg. Stir-fried over very high heat, the dish is traditionally stir-fried in pork fat, with crisp croutons of pork lard. In Malaysia Char kway teow is commonly served on a piece of banana leaf on a plate, so as to enhance the aroma on the noodles. Most of Malaysians love to eat this dish.
Nasi campur: Meaning of Nasi Campur is mixed rice. The dish is a combination of white rice and small portions of other dishes such as mall portions of a number of other dishes, which includes meats, vegetables, peanuts, eggs, and fried-shrimp krupuk. Try this for a variety of dishes. Hope you have an idea of what to look for next on your trip to Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
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