Monday, December 23, 2019

5 Great Malaysian Dishes You Must Have

Being Malaysian, i have to admit that im blessed to be surrounded by a varierty of food with tons options to choose from. Be it from indian cuisines, chinese cuisinr, malay cuisines and some even just pure Malaysians rojak style. Thus, in todays post, i’ll be sharing  with you my top 5 Malaysian dishes that you must try. 

1. Banana Leaf Rice

One of my favourite Malaysian dishes of all times! Other than going on with the full Malaysian experience, this dish is loved by many people from different cultures and Malaysia is proud to call this our very own Malaysian Banana Leaf dish. For the complete experience, be prepared to eat with your hands, and trust me that you’d liking your hands to clean of the curry and the essence coming from the banana leaf itself.

2. Nasi Lemak 

Nasi Lemak is an all rounder dish loved by Malaysians at hearts. Its basically coconut rice served with condiments such as anchovies, nuts, cucumber with thr ultimate star ingnredient, the sambal. It can be enjoyed at any time of the day, and its always a dish that Malaysians would keep coming back for from their short travels once theyve returned. It can be pratically be found at any part of Malaysia and if youre feeling extra hungry, you can enjoy this dish with squid sambal, fried chicken and rendang of your choice.

3. Asam Pedas

Asam pedas is for those who loves flavours that has a combination of spicy and sour in one dish. Usually prepared with fish, but it can also be indulged with chicken too. The main ingredients are dried chillies, tamarind, belacan and shallots. One of the most loved dishes by Malaysians as well. If youre a fan of spice, this dish is a must try! 


Rojak is similar to a salad that is served with a lot of varieties. Usually available from a mamak stall, you may consider ordering yourself a bowl of rojak mamak, which would consist of hard boiled eggs, fried dough fritters, bean curds, potatoes, cuttlefish, cucumbers, with spicy peanut sauce on top. If youre feeling like having fruits, then theres another common version called ‘rojak buah’ which also means fruit rojak, where some of the ingredients are substituted for fruits such as pineapple and jicama, and topped off with a special dressing made of belacan, chilli and lime juice.

5. Keropok Lekor

A great afternoon snack for those who want something light for tea time. Its actually minced fish compressed then fried in really hot heat. Usually enjoyed with chili dipping, but it taste just as good as it is! If youre feeling hungry sometime between lunch and dinner, this is a light snack for you to enjoy with friends and family without entirely ruining your appetite. 

Honestly i find that these dishes are a must try to anyone who wants to explore the Malaysian cuisine. These dishes mentioned are also very versatile for anyone to enjoy, not forgetting that its filled with flavours that everyone can enjoy, including the kids. Hunting for it may be a struggle for some, so why not consider ondering some of these amazing dishes online via one of my favourite apps, FoodPanda

Malaysia offers online food delivery which you can enjoy, and not to forget that you may also enjoy it within the comfort of your hotel room or appartment. Instead of hunting, let the food come to you while you pick your choice of food being safely delivered to your doorstep. So what are you waiting for? If you havent tried any of these dishes listed, its about time that you do! Trust me, a bite of an of these in the list, i can gurantee no regrets! Hope you found this article helpful! 

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