• Malaysian Cuisine

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Malaysian cuisine consists of cooking traditions and practices found in Malaysia, and reflects the multiethnic makeup of its population. The vast majority of Malaysia's population can roughly be divided among three major ethnic groups: Malays, Chinese and Indians. The remainder consists of the indigenous peoples of Sabah and Sarawak in East Malaysia, the Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia, the Peranakan and Eurasian creole communities, as well as a significant number of foreign workers and expatriates.

As a result of historical migrations, colonisation by foreign powers, and its geographical position within its wider home region, Malaysia's culinary style in the present day is primarily a melange of traditions from its Malay, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian and ethnic Bornean citizens, with heavy to light influences from Thai, Portuguese, Dutch, and British cuisines, to name a few. This resulted in a symphony of flavours, making Malaysian cuisine highly complex and diverse.

Because Peninsular Malaysia shares a common history with Singapore, it is common to find versions of the same dish across both sides of the border regardless of place of origin, such as laksa and chicken rice. Also because of their proximity, historic migrations and close ethnic and cultural kinship, Malaysia shares culinary ties with Indonesia, as both nations often share certain dishes, such as satay, rendang and sambal.


Nasi = Rice
Har = Prawns
Mee = Hokkien = noodles
Roti = Bread

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Char Kway Teow

(1 ) Char Kuey Teow (Malaysian)

The noodles join soy, chili, prawns, often cockles, the shrimp paste belacan, bean sprouts, and egg.

Nasi Goreng

(1 ) (Indonesian) (Malaysian) (Singaporean)

It refer simply to fried pre-cooked rice, a meal including stir fried rice in small amount of cooking oil or ...

Har Mee

(1 ) Ha Mein, Ha Mee, ... (Malaysian)

Prawn Noodle Soup

Ais Kacang

(0 ) (Malaysian)

Ais Kacang is a Malaysian dessert, It contains red beans, sweet corn, grass jelly and cubes of agar agar as ...

Pie Tee

(0 ) Top Hats (Malaysian)

Appertizer made of thin, savory and crispy pastry tart shell kuih filled with a spicy, sweet mixture of thinly sliced ...

Bak Kut Teh

(0 ) bah kut teh (Malaysian)

Meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices (including star anise, cinnamon, cloves, dang gui, fennel ...


(0 ) fish cake (Indonesian) (Malaysian) (Singaporean)

Cake type made from fish meat and spices.

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