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5 must-try Authentic dishes of Malaysian Cuisine and Restaurants

Authentic traditional Malaysian cuisine got its influence from traders coming from countries like the Middle East, India, China, Indonesia, etc. Influence from these countries makes Malaysian cuisine extremely cultural and traditional. It all resulted in a cuisine full of flavours, colours, spices, and herbs. 

Malaysian cuisine can be divided into three parts: Indian, Malay, and Chinese. Malaysia shares some common dishes with Indonesia. With lots of cultural diversity, the cuisine has transformed drastically and is now full of different and unique flavours. 

Malay food is spicy, aromatic, and full of richness. Some dishes are very strong and very spicy, while others are moderately spicy and flavorful. The aromatic curries are made using ingredients like lemongrass, fenugreek, cardamom, coriander, and cumin. All these ingredients combine to give the curry a delectable taste. Malay people are very passionate about their food preferences. 

Here are some of the most famous and delicious dishes all the way from Malaysia.

  1. Nasi Lemak

It is basically fatty rice. The fragrant rice is cooked in coconut milk with pandan leaves. It is considered the national dish of Malaysia. There can be variations, but rice, cucumber, and peanuts remain the same.

  1. Nasi kerabu

It gets all the attention as the rice used in this dish is blue in colour. It is served with fried chicken, eggs, and fried keropok. It is a delicacy you must try whenever you visit Malaysia.

  1. Assam laksa

Rice noodles are cooked in tamarind broth, which makes this dish super tasty and filling. Garnished with vegetables, it will definitely be a treat for your taste buds. 

  1. Curry Laksa

It is the creamiest soup ever. Cooking with coconut milk gives this dish its richness and flavour. It is garnished and served with spring onions and chilli flakes. 

  1. Fish head curry

It is exactly what it sounds like. Fish head curry is made using red snapper, mostly for the extra taste. The fish eye is said to be the most adventurous and fun part of the dish.

 You can enjoy authentic and traditional Malaysian food in India as well. Here is a list of places.

  • The Spice Route

J6G9+56C, The Imperial, Janpath

Lane, Connaught Place, New

Delhi, Delhi 110001

Enjoy the lip-smacking food here and enjoy your day.

  •  Nasi Kandar Pelita Halal Malaysian Cuisine

Appaswamy Towers, 16, 17, and 18

Sir Thyagaraya Rd., Parthasarathi

Puram, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil

Nadu 600017

You will definitely love all the dishes here, as they are fabulous and halal too.

  • Nasi and Mee Asian Canteen

Yafa Towers, 18/24, Khader

Nawaz Khan Rd., Thousand Lights

West, Nungambakkam, Chennai,

Tamil Nadu (600034)

Enjoy all the mouthwatering cuisine of Malaysia here.

Try out the dishes and experience a cuisine that is full of flavours, goodness, and richness. The aromatic food will definitely make you lick your fingers.

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