• 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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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

Char Kway Teow

(1 ) Char Kuey Teow (Malaysian)

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

Pineapple Tart

(0 ) Nastar, Tat Nanas... (Indonesian) (Malaysian) (Singaporean)

It is referred to small, bite-size pastries filled with or topped with pineapple jam. The pastry consists of a large ...

Bao Bing

(0 ) 刨冰, Shaved Ice (Chinese) (Malaysian) (Taiwanese)

Classic Bao Bing is topped with red azuki beans, mung beans, taro balls, peanuts. It is further sweetened with sugar ...

Kueh Bangkit

(0 ) Tapioca Cookies, ... (Chinese) (Malaysian) (Singaporean)

This dish coconut cookie that is a staple at Malaysian holidays and the favorite in a Chinese New Year. Kueh ...

Ayam Pelalah

(0 ) Balinese Chicken (Indonesian) (Malaysian)

Traditional chicken recipe with flavors from Bali. Boneless chicken leg meat cooked in lemongrass, stock, sweet soya and a variety ...

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