Must try dishes in Malaysia

Malaysia is famous for its delicious cuisines and varied cooking practices and traditions. The food loving people of Malaysian population can majorly be divided into three major ethnic groups: Malays, Chinese and Indians.

Some of the popular cuisines of this region are:

  1. Chettinad cuisine:

Amazing Indian dish which you can try in Malaysia is Chettinad cuisine – The cuisine of the Chettinad region in South India. If you are crazy for rice, you will definitely crazy after Banana Leaf Rice. In banana leaf rice, white rice is served on a banana leaf with a variety of vegetables, meat or fish blended with spicy curry, mix pickles, and the super delicious papadum (papad).

  1. Rice Noodles in Fishy Soup (Assam Laksa)

Rice Noodles in Fishy Soup also known as Assam Laksa is an amazing mouth-watering dish from a stall on Weld Quay. It is cooked with the combination of Rice noodles in a fishy soup soured with tamarind and addition of pink ginger flowers, the green chilies in bird eye shape and cucumber matchsticks.

Where: You can visit this stall at the intersection of Gat Lebuh Acheh and Weld

  1. Nasi Dagang

Nasi dagang is native dish of an area called Kampung Ladang, situated within the Kuala Terengganu district. Nasi dagang is mouth-watering dish, cooked along with rice steamed in coconut milk, spicy fish curry and additional ingredients such as fried coconut, stuffed chillies, boiled eggs and herb pickles.

  1. Rojak (Fruit and Vegetable Salad)

Here’s rojak: a plate of cut-up fruit and juicy vegetables (sometimes squid! sometimes little fried pieces of dough!) with a bunch of brown-black appetizing sweet sauce spread all over it. This sauce is a mystery; all it seems like shrimp paste on it. IT IS INSANELY TREMENDOUSLY DELICIOUS.

  1. Bakuteh (BKT)

This dish is made up of fatty pork ribs simmered in a puree of herbs and spices (including garlic, dong guai, and star anise, cloves, cinnamon, and fennel seeds) for as much as possible, preferably days if possible. It is also famous with the name of “meat bone tea” and consist many additional ingredients which also includes offal, tofu puffs, varieties of mushroom and choy sum (vegetables),

The best place for this particular dish is at ‘Yik See Ho’ restaurant in the vicinity of the Pudu Wet Market which is one of the happening spot amongst people in KL.

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