Top 20 Mouth-Watering Malaysian Dishes

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Malaysia is a southeast Asian country. It is full of mesmerizing sceneries of beaches and rainforests. It is culturally a very rich and diverse place having a mix of Malay, Indian, Chinese, and European cultures. It has an amazing architecture and it is a great place for shopping lovers. Malaysia also has some excellent food dishes which are very unique to this place. Here we present you with the top traditional Malaysian dishes that shouldn’t be missed at any cost.

1. Asam Pedas Fish

This is a classic Malaysian dish. Mainly pomfret fish is used in its making. Vegetables are also added. Tamarind is one of the main ingredients in this recipe. This dish is sour, spicy, and satisfying in taste.

1.Asam Pedas Fish

2. Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak is Coconut milk rice, a very popular malay dish and is considered as the national dish of Malaysia. It is served with got chile sauce, sliced tomatoes or cucumbers, fried peanuts, fried anchovies, and hard boiled eggs. It is a delicious recipe that is served hot on a banana leaf.

2.Nasi Lemak

3. Sambal Belacan

Sambal Belacan is an important dish in Malaysia. It is a condiment or sauce. Sambal is the concoction of chillies and spices and Belacan is the Malaysian shrimp paste. It is made using fresh red chillies, lime juice, salt, and sugar. It is red in colour with a runny texture.

3.Sambal Belacan

4. Nasi Ulam

Nasi Ulam is a Malaysian mixed herb rice. It is a rice salad that is eaten with Sambal Belacan. The herbs are finely sliced and mixed with rice along with other ingredients like fish and prawns. It is a healthy and exotic dishthat canbe paired with dry shredded coconut too.

4.Nasi Ulam

5. Calamansi Juice

Calamansi is a citrus tree whose fruits look like lime. The fruits are used in making the refreshing drink. This is a very simple recipe that does not require many ingredients. Calamansi fruit along with sugar, water, and ice are enough to make this cool drink. It is a famous drink in Malaysia.

5.Calamansi Juice

6. Kaya Toast

Kaya toast is a famous dish in Malaysia. Kaya is the Malaysian coconut egg jam which is made from eggs, coconut milk, and sugar. It has two slices of toast served with kaya and butter. Coffee and soft-boiled eggs are served along. Malaysian people have this dish mainly for breakfast.

6.Kaya Toast

7. Malaysian Mango Chicken

This is a Malaysian dish tha uses stir-fried chicken and mangoes. Fresh, ripe, or medium ripe mangoes are used for making it. Along with chicken and mango, vegetables like bell pepper and onions are also used in the making of this dish. It is a light and tangy dish.

7.Malaysian Mango Chicken

8. Fruit Rojak

Fruit Rojak is a Malaysian spicy fruit salad. It has a unique mix of flavors and textures. Fruits are chopped up and mixed with sweet and spicy sauce. Fried tofu and crispy shrimp fritters are also added to give more textures and flavors to it. Sambal Belacan is also added to make it more authentic.

8. Fruit Rojak

9. Mee Rebus

Mee Rebus is a Malaysian noodle dish that is made from sweet potato-based gravy. Egg noodles when added in the thick gravy, taste utterly delicious. The thick gravy is made by reducing beef broth, along with a mix of spices, sweet potatoes, and aromatics.  It is usualky topped with eggs, chillies, crispy onions, and tofu.

9.Mee Rebus

10. Wonton Mee

It is an authentic Malaysian noodle dish. The Wonton noodles are egg noodles. Shrimp and pork are also added along with some vegetables. Spices and sauces are added to give it a rich flavor. It is a popular dish.

10.Wonton Mee

11. Char Kuey Teow

Char Kuey Teow is flat rice noodles. It is a famous Malaysian dish. It is prepared with shrimp, sausage, bloody cockles, bean sprouts, eggs, and chives mixed with soy sauce. Different spices and sauces are used in its making. Only fresh ingredients are used while making this. It gives a refreshing aroma when cooked.

11.Char Kuey Teow

12. Ayam Percik

Ayam Percik is a Malaysian grilled or roasted chicken. It is a rich and authentic dish that will blow your mind away. It is made using a number of flavorful spices like turmeric, coriander, cumin etc. Lemongrass, tamarind, and coconut milk is also used. Caramelised marinade creates a delicious coating over the meat which is super tasty.

12.Ayam Percik

13. Karipap

Karipap, also known as curry puff, is a traditional Malaysian dish. It is a small pastry, deep fried or baked, that has a filling of thick chicken and potato curry. The crust can have different forms. It is crispy on the outside whereas soft from inside. It is a hugely popular dish in Malaysia.


14. Roti John

Roti John is a famous Malaysian omelette sandwich. The omelette is made on a pan and a baguette is placed over it during its making. It is nicely cooked and served with mayonnaise and/or Sambal. It is a famous street food in Malaysia.

14.Roti John

15. Keropok Lekor

It is a fish sausage that originated in Malaysia. Generally, a fish is combined with sago flour that is formed into long sausage like shapes. They are then boiled or fried. It is seasoned with salt and sugar. It is a traditional and a very famous Malaysian dish.

15.Keropok Lekor

16. Satar

Satar is a traditional Malaysian snack. It consists of fish flesh, onions, grated coconut, and spices that is wrapped with banana leaves and made into a pyramid like shape. These ingredients are mixed together until they become paste like. Then fish is added to this paste. This pyramid is then grilled over charcoal. It is a mouthwatering Malaysian dish.


17. Tepung Pelita

It is a double layered rice flour custard cake made with coconut milk and is pandan or vanilla flavored. One of the two layers is sweet and the other is savoury. It has a smooth texture with fine sweetness. It is served in banana leaf boats.

17.Tepung Pelita

18. Ais Kachang

This is a traditional Malaysian dessert. It is made using shaved ice and cooked sweetened red beans. It is a cool dessert. Other than red beans, many toppings are added to it like creamy sweet corn, grass jelly, palm nuts, etc. Fruits, peanuts, and raisins are also added to make it more authentic. It is served as a street dessert.

18.Ais Kachang

19. Roti Jala

Roti Jala is a Malaysian net crepe. It is a tender and delicate dish. It is made using all purpose flour, egg, and coconut milk. Turmeric is used to give it a bright yellow color. It is made using a special cup with five nozzles. It is mainly eaten with chicken or beef curry.

19.Roti Jala

20. Chai Tow Kway

This stir-fried cake is a popular dish in Malaysia. Rice flour batter is used to make it which is steamed, cooled, and fried. It can be made black or white, by adding sweet soy sauce. Carrot or raddish is added grated. Vegetables or chicken is also added to it.

20.Chai Tow Kway