13 BEST FOODS IN MALAYSIA
What's one of the happiest things about traveling? HUNT FOR BEST FOODS! As travelers, we always wanted to try out what are the representative or best-recommended foods in town. Most of the Malaysian foods are more towards strong flavor, compare to many Asian countries. Many travelers called Malaysia the Foods Heaven. Continues reading, and you will find out why.
1. NASI LEMAK
Nasi Lemak is the best food to represent Malaysia. This dish typically consists of rice cooked in pandan and coconut milk, served with side sambal (Malay kind of chili), cucumber, fried ikan bilis (kind of fish), and hard-boiled eggs. Nasi Lemak will cost roughly RM7 - RM13 in Malaysia and 90% of the restaurants and stalls are selling it.
2. CHAR KUEY TEOW
Char Kuey Teow name is derived from Hokkien term for "fried" which is "char," while "Kuey Teow" refers to the "flat noodles," which is the main ingredient. This dish often stir-fried with porks, but restaurants cooked with their own versions of Char Kuey Teow. Char Kuey Teow will cost roughly RM7 - RM13 as well.
3. FRIED CHICKEN WING & SATAY
Fried Chicken Wings and Satay are both Malaysian midnight best companion snacks. Malaysians usually enjoyed it as a starter for lunch or dinner and even supper. You won't be seeing restaurants selling these on proper restaurants, instead, you will only find these on small stalls. Fried Chicken Wings and Satay will cost roughly RM3 - RM6 per stick or piece.
Roti is an Indian kind of food. There are many types of roti. Roti Canai, Roti Susu, Roti Kosong, Roti Telur, Roti John, and many more. Roti, which in Malay simply means "bread." You will able to find it all over Mamak Restaurants. Mamak Restaurant is a restaurant that operates by Indians. All roti will cost roughly RM4 - RM8.
5. BEEF NOODLE
Beef Noodle in Malaysia called "Ngiu Chap Mee," Ngiu Chap means Mixed Beef Noodle. This dish is my favorite of all time, and you shouldn't leave Malaysia without trying it! There are many restaurants coming out with their own versions, and Laksa Ngiu Chap Mee is my favorite. Ngiu Chap Mee dish will cost roughly RM9 - RM15.
6. SANG NYUK MEE
Sang Nyuk Mee literally Raw Pork Noodle, is an icon food of Sabah. It is not actually really eating the pork raw, it's just a way of how Malaysian says. Although it is an iconic food of Sabah, it becomes so popular that you are even able to taste it in Kuala Lumpur as well. Sang Nyuk Mee will cost roughly RM8 - RM13.
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Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup from the Peranakan culture, which is a merger of Chinese and Malay elements found in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. There two types of laksa: Curry Laksa and Asam Laksa. Curry laksa is a coconut curry soup with noodles, while asam laksa is a sour fish soup with noodles. Laksa will cost roughly RM8 - RM13.
8. TUARAN MEE
Tuaran Mee, a traditional handmade egg noodle born in Tuaran town. Tuaran Mee is another food that represents Sabah, like Sang Nyuk Mee. Unfortunately, there will be no Tuaran Mee serves in Kuala Lumpur as for now. Tuaran Mee will cost you roughly RM7 - RM11.
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9. BAH KUT TEH
Bah Kut Teh is a Chinses herbal soup with dong gui known for its warming properties. Bak Kut Teh in the Hokkien dialect literally translates to Pork Rib Tea. Bah Kut Teh will be quite expensive, it will cost roughly RM15 - RM25.
10. HAINAN/FRIED CHICKEN RICE
I guess we all know what fried chicken rice is, so I won't give any explanation. Although it might be common, Malaysia's fried chicken rice has some unique taste. Hainanese Chicken Rice is the best guide to tender chicken with soft golden-colored chicken skin. Hainan/Fried Chicken Rice will cost roughly RM8 - RM13.
11. FISH NOODLE
Fish Noodle is all made of fish, even the noodle as well! Some restaurants serve different types of soup, such as tomato soup, broth soup, and even curry soup. The process of making this dish delicious requires long-hour of time and cost. Fish Noodle will cost roughly RM9 - RM15.
12. AIS KACANG
Ais Kacang serves as one of the best deserts in Malaysia, as it has the power of comforting the heat in Malaysia. Ais Kacang made of shaved ice mixed with sweet stuff, such as peanut, sweet corn, grass jelly, red beans, and drizzled with evaporated/ condensed milk and rose syrup. Ais Kacang will cost roughly RM4 - RM 10.