Malaysians are famous for their love of food, often enjoying five or six meals a day! Best pull on your stretchy pants if you plan to follow in their footsteps, with the best Malaysian food served morning, noon and night.
Regarded as Malaysia’s national dish, nasi lemak literally means ‘fatty rice’,a satisfying meal of coconut milk rice served with an array of sides, such as sambal, ikan bilis (fried anchovies), peanuts, cucumber and hard-boiled egg. It sure makes for a satisfying, hearty start to the day.
Beat the mid-morning slump with a piping-hot mug of teh tarik, a frothy concoction of tea and condensed milk, poured from a great height.
A bowl brimming with tangy assam laksa or rich curry laksa, also known as curry mee, will put you in good stead for the rest of the day.
Beat the heat in the mid afternoon with a cooling bowl of cendol. A mixture of bright green pandan noodles, palm sugar and coconut milk, this icy treat is traditionally served from street stalls.
Popular in the Malaysian-Indian community, tea time treats are salty, fried snacks, such as these flaky curry puffs.
Chinese-inspired seafood dishes are a favourite choice for celebratory dinners in Malaysia. Recreate that experience at home with this impressive recipe for Malaysian butter crabs.
For more Chinese inspiration, discover 8 Cantonese recipes the family will love.
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