The beautiful island nation of Malaysia has a diverse cuisine influenced by its equally varied population. Let’s have a look at some of its most famous dishes!
Sate (or Satay) is one of the most popular street foods in all of Malaysia. This skewered meat dish is often made on outdoor grills with chicken or beef, and it is usually served with a peanut dipping sauce. Locals love to meet up with friends to share a meal around the Sate cart.
Hokkien Mee is a noodle dish widely adored in Malaysia and Singapore. The ingredients used vary by region, but common ingredients include soy sauce, prawns, cabbage, chicken, and oyster sauce. It is a filling dish that can be adapted to fit your tastes.
Nasi Lemak is so popular in Malaysia that it is considered the national dish. The main focus of the dish is the creamy steamed rice, which gets its rich taste from coconut cream. The foods served on the sides depend on where you get your Nasi Lemak, but they often include peanuts, anchovies, and cucumbers.
There are many different types of Laksa, but at its base, this dish always has noodles and soup. Some favorites in Malaysia are Curry Laksa (noodles with a coconut-based curry soup), Nyonya Laksa (sweet and spicy noodle soup), and Asam Laksa (noodles with a fish-based broth). Try them all and see which one you like best!
Thanks to its large Indian population, Malaysia absolutely loves Roti (flat bread). It is often served with chili sauce, curry, and egg. There are also sweet variations with banana, condensed milk, or sugar.
Which Malaysian dishes have you tried? Which one would you like to try first? Let us know!
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