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7 Delicious Malaysian Breakfast Options

‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’. There’s nothing more fortifying than a healthy breakfast that helps you to start the day with renewed energy. Here is a list of the 7 delicious Malaysian breakfast options which are a must try.

Nasi Lemak

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Nasi Lemak is one of the most popular breakfast options in Malaysia. It is a wholesome and healthy way to kick start your day. This Malaysian rice delicacy, coconut milk, sambal, nuts, egg and chicken; this dish is packed with the goodness of proteins, fiber and vitamins.


Thosai - 7 Healthy Malaysian Breakfast Options

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 Thosai is a popular Malaysian Indian dish. It can be best described as a pancake made of lentil batter and served with coconut chutney and sambar. Lentils lower blood sugar levels and their dietary fibers help maintain a good digestive health.

Bee Hoon

Bee Hoon

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 Bee Hoon in English means white vermicelli. Fresh ingredients such as prawn, pork belly strips, shallots and choy sum stir fried with bee hoon and a dash of pepper, soy sauce and vegetable stock is a quick breakfast fix.

Choy sum is rich in vitamins and minerals while prawns are a source of omega 3 fatty acid.

Nasi Dagang

Nasi dagang- 7 Healthy Malaysian Breakfast Options

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Rice is the staple food of the Malaysians and they love to start their day by having it for breakfast. Nasi Dagang is one of the simple of dishes, prepared using three different kinds of rice. It is combined together using coconut milk and shallots, fenugreek and pepper.

Did you know fenugreek has properties that help reduce cholesterol and lose weight?

Dim Sum

Dim sum-Malaysian Breakfast

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Dim sums incidentally means ‘eat a little something’, a Cantonese dish served in small steam baskets or plates. These steamed dumplings are available in a variety of filings and are light on the palate. They are best enjoyed with a hot cup of tea.

Roti Canai

Roti Canai-Malaysian Breakfast

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This Indian style flat bread is sold at the Mamak stalls of Malaysia. They are traditionally served with dal (lentil curry). However, Roti Canai tastes even better when served with meat curry. It is a breakfast option in many countries across South Asia. It is popularly called the ‘flying bread’ due to the manner in which the made (tossed in the air, similar to that of the pizza base).

Teh Tarik

Teh Tarik-Malaysian Breakfast

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A good cup of tea always works its magic on us. Teh Tarik is a milk based tea which goes well with any of the above mentioned dishes. It can also be enjoyed with toasts and bowl of fruits.

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