Food and Drink

Amazing Malaysian Street Food

Amazing Malaysian Street Food

Malaysia is a world-renowned food haven. With any Malaysian dish you order, you’re likely to get an abundance of flavours at a minimal price, making it the ideal location for foodies to feast at.

There is a variety of famous restaurants and cafes that people flock to daily for a delicious and satisfying meal, but what we love most about the Malaysian food scene is the consistency of its street food that you can find at almost every street corner.

Here are just a few fantastic treats you can get your hands when in Malaysia.

Roti Canai

In Malaysia, this dish is eaten for breakfast and served with curry dip accompanied with a sweet tea to drink. The best way to eat Roti Canai is by using your fingers to tear the bread and dip into the curry gravy.

Nasi Lemak

A fragrant coconut rice dish that is a common breakfast in Malaysia and Singapore, nasi lemak is actually Malaysia’s proclaimed national dish.

The rice is cooked in coconut milk with aromatic ginger and bay leaf and served with hard-boiled eggs, anchovies, peanuts, cucumber (or tomato) and spicy anchovy chilli sauce.

Traditionally served as a platter of food wrapped in banana leaves, this is a gorgeous Malay brekkie that can make a lovely light supper as well.

Char Kuey Teow

If you love Asian food, Char Kuey Teow, a famous and very popular Malaysian street food is heavenly. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll crave it and dream about it.

Its heady aroma, spicy complex flavours and textures are downright addictive. It doesn’t matter how many times you eat it, you’ll want MORE, it’s that good.

Chicken or Beef Satay

In Thailand, satays are served with peanut sauce, cucumber salad, and often a few slices of white toast.

There’s something about beef and these particular spices that just sing out loud. Also, the magic that Asian fish sauce always adds is never more apparent than with beef, especially if that beef is destined for the charcoal grill. The same goes for the lemongrass.

Pad Thai

Pad Thai is made with soaked dried rice noodles, which are stir-fried with eggs and chopped firm tofu, and flavoured with tamarind pulp, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic or shallots, red chilli pepper and palm sugar, and served with lime wedges and often chopped roast peanuts, a must try before you leave, you won’t regret it.


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