• 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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Har Mee

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

Prawn Noodle Soup

Char Kway Teow

(1 ) Char Kuey Teow, C... (Malaysian) (Singaporean)

Char kway teow, literally "stir-fried rice cake strips", is a popular noodle dish from Southeast Asia, notably in Malaysia, Singapore, ...

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 ...


(0 ) (Malaysian)

Lobak is a deep fried five-spice pork roll wrapped in beancurd sheet. It has a crunchy exterior with a soft ...

(0 ) (Malaysian)

The Penang Assam Laksa is classic Malaysian bowl that is sure to please seafood lovers. Unlike the more well-known coconut-milk ...

Chicken Feet

(0 ) (Brazilean) (Cambodian) (Italian)

Korea isn’t the only Asian country in which chicken feet is a popular dish, but they do take a unique ...


(0 ) Kueh/kuih Makmur (Malaysian) (Singaporean)

Makmur is a traditional Malay kuih. It was made from butter, ghee and flour, and served during special occasion of ...

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