Malaysian food is yet to gain global recognition, but the food is amazingly good. Chinese, Indian, and Indonesian are among the many influences, in fact, Malaysian food is very similar to Indonesian food. If you are planning to visit Malaysia, don’t forget to embark on a culinary journey that includes these must-try Malaysian dishes.

Mee Goreng mamak

Made of yellow noodles, shrimp, meat, eggs, veggies, and lots of spices, mee goreng mamak can be found at roadside stalls as well as in the best restaurants in Penang. This delicious concoction is sure to leave a mark on your taste buds.

Apam balik

For a complete culinary experience in Malaysia, you must try apam balik. It is quite like pancakes, but it has a harder crust. Apam balik is enjoyed with eggs or a sweet accompaniment like sugar with peanuts.

Nasi Kerabu

Don’t let the blue colour of nasi kerabu put you off. This is one of the most authentic Malaysian dishes loved by locals. Rice, fried coconut, fermented fish sauce, and spicy budu are the main components of the dish and the blue colour results from the addition of crushed telang flowers.

Other dishes to try

Traditional nasi lemak meal composition | Image via freepik

Ayam percik, nasi lemak, roti john, rendang, kuih, nasi kandar, laksa bubur, and roti jala are some of the other dishes you can try. Most of these dishes are available at street stalls as well as restaurants that belong to hotels like PARKROYAL Corporate.