Get to know the finest flavours of Malaysia

Get to know the finest flavours of Malaysia

Get to know the finest flavours of Malaysia



Malaysian food is the prerequisite of the best native Malaysian recipes as you go through get to know the finest flavours of Malaysia. Malaysian food is a melting pot of cultures with dashes of Malay, Chinese and Indonesian. Malaysian food is cooked fresh to retain its flavors and reheating is not a thing in Malaysian cuisine. Spices like nutmeg, star anise, dry red chillies, cinnamon, shrimp paste, curry mix of ground powders, torch ginger, curry leaves, herbs like local daun laksa, kaffir lime and screw pine leaves. Get to know the finest flavours of Malaysia covers the most popular foods in Malaysia one being nasi lemak of Malay origin which is a national dish. Nasi lemak is rice steamed with coconut milk and pandan leaves to give it a rich fragrance. It is customarily served with ikan bilis, peanuts, sliced cucumber, hard boiled eggs and sambal.

Fruits like mangoes, papaya, pineapple, muskmelon and Durian available in mostly high quality and in organic form. Malaysia is meat eaters’ and big eaters’ paradise with the local produce of sea food, local fish, lamb and chicken. A Malaysian soiree in a day in Malaysia consists of six meals a day with breakfast being the biggest meal. Malaysian food is all about fresh flavours and assorted sweet treats.

A popular Malaysian breakfast for the morning repast is a huge feast spread.

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Nasi Lemak happens to be an unofficial national dish of Malaysia. It is rice cooked in coconut milk with screw pine and pandan leaves and served with anchovies or meats and a spicy sauce called sambal. Nasi Campur is the vegetarian version of Nasi Lemak with rice mixed with vegetable based curries. 

Roti Canai is a circular layered roti eaten with meat, lentil, vegetable curry or local coconut jam.

Teh Tarik is local frothy tea and Kopi Tarik is locally brewed strong coffee made with condensed milk.

Laksa is a Chinese influenced dish which are thick noodles served with fish soup, sardines, spices and sauces.

Malay Kuih is the classic dessert to the end of a Malaysian meal made from glutinous rice flour grated coconut, coco cream, screw pine, palm sugar and tapioca.

Ais Katanga is shaved ice with toppings.

Goreng Pisano is a dish of banana fritters.

Babur Cha Cha is a sago porridge with sweet potato chunks and coconut milk.

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  1. Mouth watering pics. Just loved it. I wrote an article about how Malaysia is better travel destination than Singapore.

    Hope you agree with it.

  2. You had me at rice cooked with coconut milk! Interesting post and your photos are magnificent! I would be lying if I didn’t say I was drooling!

  3. It looks so different from the meals I am used to. And I love trying different flavors.

  4. Wow,That breakfast is almost the complete opposite of what I eat. I love seeing how other cultures life.

  5. Never heard about these dishes before, but looking at those pics really gave me an appetite. That breakfast looks so tasty!

  6. There is a restaurant in our community that offers kopi tarik and it’s the BEST! i love the blend of sweet milk and strong coffee! i didnt know it originated in Malaysia!

  7. This is going to be so helpful as i am going to Malaysia next month and the food options are limited for vegetarians like me!

  8. Now these look absolutely mouth watering.

  9. An amazing round up of the whole Mlaysian cuisine.. I loved the picture of a full prepared dish that you provided over here which seems to be fav in taste …

  10. I have never tried Malaysian food before but this sounds delicious. I will be googling the nearest Malaysian restaurant.

  11. Oh dear, this makes me want to pack my stuff and fly to Malaysia now!!! The food isn’t very similar to my culture’s food. So savory and interesting. I’m especially curious to try the Nasi Lemak, and all the exotic fruits. Yummmm!!

  12. I LOVE glutinous rice flour desserts! They’re kind of an acquired taste for some, but our family devours it. And the dishes look fantastic, too!

  13. Shubhada Bhide : November 16, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Malaysian foods look so tempting and mouthwatering. I really love to try these foods when we visit Malaysia, will put this on my bucket list.

  14. I’ve never tried Malaysian cuisine before! Though I can never eat rice for breakfast and Malaysian breakfast indeed looks like a complete feast in itself!

  15. That’s so amazing, i need to go to malaysia and try all of these pretty food. I like how its colorful.

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