Top 100 Truly Malaysia Food

Malaysian is known for being multiracial, hence the chemistry of delicious food only exist exclusively in Malaysia. Food represents the unity and the people itself.


Malaysia is known for its diverse and delicious cuisine influenced by Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Javanese, and Sumatran flavors. Here's a list of 100 Popular Malaysian Food & Drink and foods to try:

Nasi Lemak

1. Nasi Lemak: Fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk, served with sambal, anchovies, peanuts, boiled egg, and cucumber.

2. Roti Canai: Flaky, crispy Indian-style flatbread served with curry.

3. Char Kway Teow: Stir-fried flat rice noodles with prawns, eggs, bean sprouts, and soy sauce.

4. Hainanese Chicken Rice: Poached chicken served with fragrant rice and chili sauce.

5. Laksa: Spicy noodle soup with coconut milk or clear soup (depending on region), often with prawns or chicken.

6. Satay: Skewered and grilled marinated meat (often chicken or beef) served with peanut sauce.

7. Rendang: Slow-cooked dry curry with tender beef or chicken.

8. Mee Goreng: Fried noodles with a spicy sauce, tofu, and vegetables.

9. Cendol: Sweet dessert made of green rice flour jelly, coconut milk, and palm sugar syrup.

10. Teh Tarik: Strong pulled tea with condensed milk.

11. Nasi Goreng: Fried rice with various ingredients like shrimp, chicken, and vegetables.

12. Curry Mee: Spicy curry soup with noodles, often served with prawns or cuttlefish.

13. Nasi Ayam: Chicken rice, a common lunch dish.

moonsontable/ Apam Balik

14. Apam Balik: Sweet peanut-filled pancake.

15. Murtabak: Stuffed and folded crispy pancake, usually filled with minced meat.

christie/ hokkien char

16. Hokkien Char: Stir-fried egg noodles in dark soy sauce and prawns.

17. Rojak: A fruit and vegetable salad with a sweet and spicy peanut sauce.

18. Otak-Otak: Grilled fish cake wrapped in banana leaves.

19. Mee Rebus: Noodles in a thick, sweet potato-based gravy.

recipetineat/ gado-gado

20. Gado-Gado: Indonesian-style salad with peanut sauce.

21. Nasi Kandar: A meal of rice with various curries and side dishes.

22. Popiah: Fresh spring rolls with a vegetable and shrimp filling.

23. Pasembur: A Malaysian salad with a variety of ingredients like prawn fritters and cucumber.

24. Keropok Lekor: Deep-fried fish or shrimp crackers.

25. Lontong: Rice cakes served with a coconut-based gravy.

26. Prawn Mee/ Hokkien Mee: A savoury noodle soup made with prawn broth.

27. Sup Kambing: Spiced mutton soup.

28. Pecal: Blanched vegetables with peanut sauce.

29. Kerabu: Spicy Malay salads often made with seafood or vegetables.

30. Tauhu Sumbat: Stuffed tofu with a peanut sauce.

31. Ikan Bakar: Grilled fish marinated with spices.

32. Kuih: A variety of Malaysian sweets and desserts.

33. Char Siew: Barbecued pork with a sweet glaze.

34. Nasi Impit: Compressed rice cakes.

35. Nasi Dagang: Rice dish with fish curry.

36. Ayam Percik: Grilled chicken with a spiced coconut milk sauce.

37. Asam Laksa: Tangy and spicy fish-based noodle soup.

38. Cucur Udang: Deep-fried prawn fritters.

39. Sup Tulang: Spicy beef bone soup.

40. Nasi Kerabu: Blue-colored rice served with herbs and fried fish.

41. Sambal Udang: Prawns cooked in spicy chili paste.

42. Sambal Petai: Stink beans often used in sambal dishes.

43. Soto: Spiced soup with meat and noodles.

44. Roti Bakar: Toasted bread often served with kaya (a sweet coconut jam).

45. Kerabu Taugeh: Bean sprout salad with a spicy lime dressing.

46. Mee Bandung: Spicy prawn noodles.

47. Nasi Minyak: Fragrant ghee rice often served at weddings.

48. Pulut Panggang: Grilled glutinous rice wrapped in banana leaves.

49. Laksam: Thick rice noodle rolls in a creamy coconut sauce.

50. Air Bandung: Rose syrup and condensed milk drink.

51. Nasi Campur : Malaysian "mixed rice" with plain rice and variety of side dishes to choose.

52. Char Koay Kak: Stir-fried radish cake with egg and prawns.

53. Mee Jawa: Spicy noodle dish with a sweet potato-based gravy.

54. Nasi Kunyit: Turmeric glutinous rice.

pickyin/kuih seri muka

55. Kuih Seri Muka: Layered dessert with glutinous rice and pandan custard.

56. Telur Dadar: Malaysian omelet.

57. Lompat Tikam: A layered dessert with coconut milk and rice flour.

58. Ikan Patin Tempoyak: Catfish cooked in a fermented durian sauce.

59. Serawa Durian: Durian stewed in coconut milk and palm sugar.

60.Cincalok : Condiments made of fermented small shrimps or krill.

61. Nasi Ulam: Rice dish with a mix of herbs and vegetables.

62. Pucuk Paku Goreng Belacan: Fern shoots stir-fried with shrimp paste.

63. Bubur Cha Cha: Sweet potato and yam dessert in coconut milk.

64. Ayam Goreng Berempah: Spiced fried chicken.

65. Mee Siam: Spicy and sour rice vermicelli.

66. Bak Kut Teh: Herbal meat soup.

67. Nasi Tumpang: Rice packed in a cone shape with various side dishes.

68. Sambal Kangkong: Water spinach stir-fried in spicy shrimp paste.

69. Ikan Masak Asam Pedas: Spicy and sour fish stew.

70. Sambal Belut: Eel cooked in spicy chili paste.

71. Laksam: A thick rice noodle dish with a creamy sauce.

72. Kuih Dadar: Pandan crepes filled with coconut and palm sugar.

73. Lempeng: Rice pancakes.

friedchillies/ kuih lopes

74. Kuih Lopes: Sticky rice cakes with grated coconut and palm sugar.

75. Sambal Ikan Bilis: Spicy anchovy sambal often paired with Nasi Lemak.

76. Ikan Goreng Tepung: Deep-fried battered fish.

77. Acar: Pickled vegetables.

78. Tau Foo Fah: Silken tofu dessert.

79. Kuih Seri Muka: Layered dessert with glutinous rice and pandan custard.

80. Bubur Pulut Hitam: Sweet black glutinous rice porridge.

81. Kuih Talam: Two-layered steamed cake.

82. Kerabu Mangga: Mango salad.

83. Mee Kolok: Dry tossed noodles.

84. Pekasam: Fermented fish dish.

85. Kerabu Pucuk Paku: Fern shoots salad.

86. Telur Belada: Spicy chili eggs.

87. Bakso: Indonesian-style meatball soup.

88. Nasi Tomato: Tomato rice.

zalinah/ laksa johor

89. Laksa Johor: A variant of laksa from the state of Johor.

90. Kuey Teow Kung Fu: Stir-fried flat rice noodles with seafood.

91. Rendang Tok: A specialty rendang dish.

92. Sambal Petai Udang: Spicy shrimp and stink beans.

93. Mee Soto: Spiced chicken noodle soup.

94. Kuih Tepung Pelita: Coconut milk and pandan pudding as dessert.

95. Nasi Hujan Panas: Rice with a mix of dishes.

96. Pecal Lele: Fried catfish served with peanut sauce.

xucaca/ kuih ketayap

97. Kuih Ketayap: Pandan crepe filled with sweet coconut fillings.

98. Telur Itik Masak Lemak: Duck eggs in creamy coconut sauce.

99. Kuih Bingka: Cassava cake.

100. Jemput-Jemput Pisang: Banana fritters.

This list represents just a fraction of the incredible variety of Malaysian cuisine. Malaysian food is rich, diverse, and incredibly flavorful, so make sure to try as many dishes as you can when you visit Malaysia or visit a Malaysian restaurant.


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