Malaysia has a wide variety of foods on offer. With strong Malay, Chinese & Indian roots, you’re sure to find something to suit everyone. Each state has its own specialities.
IF YOU COME TO A FORK IN THE ROAD, TAKE IT. – YOGI BERRA
Here’s a taste of some of our favorite Malaysian dishes we’ve tried over the years to put on your list for your upcoming journey. If you prefer a vegetarian lifestyle be sure to check out our article here.
|Beef Rendang||Or chicken or lamb. Similar to a curry, we fell in love with this dish on our first trip to Malaysia 7 years ago. The meat simmers with the spices & coconut milk to take on an incredible, juicy flavor|
|Laksa||Sweet & spicy soup combined with fish or prawns|
|Chicken Rice Balls||Rice is cooked with chicken fat and then rolled into golfball sized balls – delicious with a spicy dipping sauce|
NOODLE & RICE DISHES
|Mee Goreng||Noodles tossed in soy sauce, chili, veggies & eggs with your selection of beef, chicken or shrimp|
|Nasi Lemak||Malaysia’s unofficial national dish, simple yet delicious, rice cooked in coconut milk|
|Nasi Kandar||Nasi, meaning rice, combined with your selection of toppings typically chosen from a buffet|
|Roti Canai||Indian-inspired flatbread made of flour, butter & water eaten as a side or to accompany any number of local dishes|
|*Let’s face it – vegetarian dishes are far & few in between in Malaysia, though you can of course order any of the dishes without meat & still enjoy the flavors|
|Apam Balik||Pancake style omelet filled with a combo of sugar, peanuts & corn|
|Goreng Pisang||Caramelised deep-fried banana fritters|
|Air Tebu||Sugarcane juice collected from pushing sugarcane stalks through industrial sized grinders|
|Durian||OK, we’re not really a fan, but if you’ve never tried it, you must give it a go|
Have you been to Malaysia yet? What are your favorite Malaysian dishes?