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The 10 Best Dishes to Eat in Malaysia – Indulge scrumptious Malaysian food

If you love travelling you are bound to love food as it is one of the best treats of travelling around the world.


Nasi Lemak

Nasi lemak is undoubtedly the most famous dish in Malaysia and is freely available in restaurants around the world. This delightful meal is considered to be the unofficial national food of the country. The dish consists of rice, fried sprats, egg, cucumber, peanuts and a delightful sauce.


Nasi Kerabu

Nasi Kerabu is undoubtedly the most unique dish in Malaysia and it is known all around the world as the dish with the blue rice. The blue colour rice is served with curries, papadam, fried keropok and topped off with an egg.


Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang is a dish you cannot make in a rush. If you wish to achieve the tenderness of the meat infused with the flavours that are mixed together in the sauce you need to prepare this dish for several days at a row. Most restaurants and many an alternative family hotel Kuala Lumpur are well known for a scrumptious Beef Rendang as they make it the authentic way in order to be able to achieve the right balance of flavours.


Assam Laksa

Assam Laksa is a dish where rice noodles are served with tamarind sauce, fish and a collection of vegetables. The sauce is quite spicy but the vegetables and the sauce give a great balance.


Curry Laksa

Curry Laksa is for those who prefer a thick soup. Similar to the Assam Laksa but the broth is made thicker by adding coconut milk. The coconut milk brings a slightly sweet taste but the spicy flavour remains the same.


Fried Rice

If you have travelled around South East Asia you are bound to come across many places that serve Fried Rice. There are so many developments to this dish in the sense the fried rice is now served with whatever requests made by the customer.


Hainanese Chicken Rice

If you love chicken and rice you are bound to like Hainanese Chicken Rice. The chicken is cut into juicy succulent cubes where the flavour penetrates into the centre while keeping the skin brown and hard. The rice is cooked with chicken stock to add flavour. The combination of the two ingredients is absolutely mind-blowing. Ascott Kuala Lumpur is known to serve a delightful Hainanese Chicken Rice,


Banana Leaf Rice

Banana Leaf Rice is a delightful experience for those who have not experienced it before. Rice is served on to a lean banana leaf with the pappadam and the meat. The vegetables are served around it to make it an attractive presentation


Bah Kut The

This dish is loved by most of the locals and is a dish that can be seen in many households. The pork ribs that are made in a salty broth are perfect to use a dip for bread or roti and even to accompany rice with.


Fish Head Curry

As the name gives it away the Fish Head Curry is made with the head of the fish, namely the Red Snapper. The more adventurous foodies can try the fisheye which is considered to be the most delightful.