Friday, November 6, 2009

Local Malaysian Foods

Malaysian foods, got hooked with them. Love the local food such as Nasi Lemak and Nyonya. The tropical fruits in season are also great.

Nasi Lemak is rice steamed with coconut milk to lend it special fragrance. It is served with anchovies, peanuts, cucumber and a chili paste known as "sambal". The mamak variety of "sambal" tends to be a bit more spicy whereas the malay version of "sambal" in a nasi lemak tends to be on the sweet side.

Nyonya food was developed by the Peranakan people of Malaysia and Singapore. It uses mainly Chinese ingredients but blends them with South-East Asian spices such as coconut milk, lemon grass, turmeric, screwpine leaves, chillies and sambal. It can be considered as a blend of Chinese and Malay cooking.

Source: Wikipedia


  1. Interesting blog because Malaysia is trully a wonderful and welcoming country : A paradise to travel and to stay for business or leisure. For further information on traveling to Malaysia, I suggest you have a look at this very interesting website about luxury travels in Malaysia. :

  2. Thanks for visiting my site Melvin. I'll check out royal travels.

  3. Muslim food is a bit too spicy for me. However, I love curry grill prawn and curry bird
    Vietnam food is much different. Mild and Nice not sweet, not spicy

    Indochina Travel Services

  4. Hello Chinh Nguyen! Thanks for the insights and for visiting my site.


More Related Information