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What to eat in Kuala Lumpur - Must try foodstuff!

Asian cuisines are world famous for their flavours and taste. With that in mind, Malaysia is another region in Asia where you can expect the best of both. Here's a list of the must try foods when in Malaysia.

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Char Kuey Teow

You are in Asia, be ready to be smothered by noodle dishes. The one very popular among locals and tourists alike include the Char Kuey Teow. The dish has roots in China and is made out of flat noodles that are fried with prawns, cockles, sprouts and eggs. Some restaurants finish it off with Chinese sausages too! The meal is hearty and wholesome. Besides, a little chilli sauce is added at the end that brings all the flavours together.

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Nasi Lemak

The Nasi Lemak is actually a national food dish in Malaysia. Well then, you know you have to hunt this dish down and ravish it. You can't say you've tried the Malay cuisine unless you have a taste of what this dish offers. The simplest version of the Nasi lemak involves coconut rice mixed with sambal, peanuts, hard-boiled eggs and anchovies. The grander version of this dish will also save friend chicken or sometimes chicken rendang. Besides, if you are looking for a 5-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur for accommodation, while trying out the exquisite local cuisines, you can check out properties the likes of Berjaya Times Square Hotel for a good experience.

3

Prawn Mee

The Prawn Mee soup is served with noodles and is most famous in Penang. So, when you visit Penang, make sure to try this one out. It's a bit spicy and is made out of prawns. The broth has a strong shrimp flavour as it is usually made by simmering for a few hours, in prawn tails and heads. You have a choice when it comes to the noodles and are allowed to choose the ones you like.

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Roti Canai

People often visit Malaysia just to try out their roti. That's how good it is! The roti canai is, in fact, a pancake or flatbread that takes its roots in India. Besides, it is actually considered a national dish that hasn't been officiated dish. Thus, this is a must try dish too. The roti is soft as oil and butter has been incorporated into it during its making. The rote is then fried, giving it a crispy feeling and served with dhal and other curries.

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Chili Pan Mee

This is another famous noodle dish in the country and is made out of thick noodles that are finished off with minced meat, soft poached eggs and fried anchovies. What sets this dish apart, is the chilli mixture which is added in the end.

6

Chicken Rice

Apart from noodle dishes, rice dishes are also famous in Asian cuisine. And nothing beats a simple chicken rice dish. And as the name suggests, it's served with roasted or boiled chicken in flavoursome rice. The rice is generally cooked with chicken stock, and garlic and ginger.

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