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10 Top dishes to try in Malaysia - Remarkable Delicacies which You Should not Miss Out On!

Malaysia is indeed a food lover's paradise. When you are travelling here be sure to try out the famous dishes which are listed below and you will not regret it!


Mee goreng mamamk

This is one of the most popular dishes you will find in Malaysia. It is a combination of yellow noodles, beef or chicken, an assortment of delicious vegetables, eggs and shrimp. Soy sauce is added to the mix to enhance its rich taste. It is wonderfully spicy too and so your taste buds will surely be tantalized!


Apam balik

Apam balik is a delectable sweet which will delight you for sure. It is a simple pancake with rich taste. It has sugar, peanuts as well as corn, wrapped in an omelette. You will find this being served at a number of street food stalls in many parts of the country.


Nasi kerabu

This is truly a dish that tastes as great as it looks! Nasi kerabu is a delicious rice dish which has a delightful blue colour as telang flowers are mixed in the flour. Bean sprouts, as well as coconuts, are served along with the dish.


Ayam percik

This is a dish that chicken lovers should not miss. The barbecued chicken is flavoursome and crispy on the outside. You will find the rich taste of this dish truly irresistible. If you stay at a centrally located property like Berjaya Waterfront Johor Bahru Malaysia Hotel it will be quite easy for you to visit a restaurant in Johor Bahru which serves this dish.


Nasi lemak

This is what many people call the national dish in Malaysia. It is that popular in the country. Nasi lemak is a rich dish which is cooked in delectable coconut milk. A variety of accompaniments are served along with the dish. Seafood, boiled eggs, vegetables as well as meat items are often included in the accompaniments to nasi lemak.



This is a delicious dish which you will find in many parts of Malaysia. Beef, chicken or lamb is cooked to perfection in a thick broth of coconut milk. Many people seem to think that this is a curry but it actually is not.



Kuih refers to the Malaysian pastries which you will find all across the country. If you are walking along the roads, discovering the tastes of the land, you will surely come across a few stalls that sell these remarkable delicacies.


Nasi kandar

This is rice served with an assortment of accompaniments, which Malay people love to enjoy. It is quite commonly served in the many local restaurants across the country.



Laksa is a heavenly noodle soup which packs quite a punch! You can have it with either fish or shrimp. Either way, your taste buds will sing when you have Laksa that is a guarantee!


Roti jala

Roti jala, which is also known as net bread is yet another famous dish in the country. It has a unique appearance which gives it its name. It is served with chicken curry.

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