Top 40 dishes that you should try right away when visiting Malaysia (Part 1)


Some of the best dishes in Malaysia that is also sold widely and can be easily accessed. Coming here you should not forget to try the wonderful cuisine of this country as this is one of the best parts of this lovely country.

>> Top dishes in Malaysia that you should try right now

Fried Spicy Noodles Mee Goreng Mamak

Spicy noodle Mee Goreng Mamak is a popular dish in Malaysia, which can be found in most eateries.

The ingredients of this dish are quite simple, consisting mainly of boiled noodles cooked and fried with garlic, shallots, some fresh vegetables, shrimp or beef, chicken.

When the noodles are nearly ripe, the chef will add little soybeans to create the fatness and the aroma. This dish is usually made with charcoal instead of gas.

Apam Balik cake

Apam Balik is a type of cake with ingredients mainly made from glutinous rice flour and corn flour. The cake is double as egg rolls, the bread is made from peanuts, corn, and sugar.

Nasi kerabu rice

Nasi Kerabu @ Wikipedia

Nasi kerabu is so attractive that even Malaysians have to queue up to buy. This dish is also available in Indonesia.

The unique flavor of the nasi kerabu rice is unique green, served with dried coconut, spicy sauce, and fish sauce. If you want to eat properly, you must use your hands instead of a spoon.

Ayam Percik (Marinated chicken)

Ayam Percik is a chicken dish marinated in satay, garlic, ginger, gravy and coconut milk, then baked directly on the charcoal stove.

In the process of baking, the seller will sprinkle more sauce to chicken seasoning. This dish is not too spicy coconut juice helps neutralize the satay.

In addition to delicious taste, chicken Ayam percik also eye color.

Nasi lemak

Nasi lemak @ Wikipedia

To put it simply, nasi lemak is cooked with coconut milk and covered with sambal chili sauce. However, depending on the region, people will use different ingredients for this dish, such as boiled eggs, vegetables, peanuts, beef, chicken or lamb, seafood.

Traditionally, Malaysians usually eat this dish in the morning but today they can use it at any time of the day.

Roti John

John’s Roti is a type of burger. Eggs and minced meat will be fried in a pan. Then, the chef will put  the bread inside and fry evenly, and then

The meat used for this dish can be pork, beef or chicken. When eating, roti john is usually cut into pieces, dipped with chili sauce.


Beef rendang @ RecipeTin Eats

Beef Rendang is a spicy dish characteristic of Malaysian cuisine. The chef will taste this dish very spicy, then cook thoroughly so that the whole curry juice is absorbed in beef.

Beef Rendang is usually served with white rice or rice wrapped in bamboo leaves and grilled on the charcoal stove.

The taste of this dish will make many customers satisfied by the pungent taste of chili, lemongrass, ginger, pepper, fat of coconut milk, the sweetness of beef, sour taste from lemon leaves and me … mix in each piece of meat.


Kuih is the common name for snack foods (usually sweet) of small size that are eaten raw.

The most attractive of the kuih is the shape and variety of colors can make you crave from the first look.

Nasi kandar

Nasi kandar @ Penang

Nasi kandar is a curry rice dish with Indian style. This dish is best when used hot as it keeps the pungent taste of the curry as soon as it is scooped out.

Besides the main ingredient is rice, the user can choose to eat a variety of different foods such as beef, chicken, lamb, melon, omelet, fish …

Candi nasi is very popular so most eateries in Malaysia are available.


Laksa is a traditional dish of Malaysian cuisine. Recently, this dish began to appear in many other Asian countries such as Thailand, China, from which generated many variations. In general, laksa has a similar taste to curry, with main ingredients including vermicelli, shrimp prices, eggs and some other ingredients depending on the processing. Some areas may add me to the broth.

Popia basah

Popia basah is also known as spring rolls, beef spring roll. This is one of the delicious dishes in Malaysia, both the locals and tourists love it.

The main ingredients of popia include shredded radish, dried onions, cassava roots coiled with some vegetables, peanuts, eggs, and tofu. All chopped and rolled in a thin package made from rice.

To be continued…
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