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Culinary delights of streets – Malaysia

One interesting way to explore any country is through its food. After indulging in top 5 foods of Malaysia, let’s talk about more food. 😀
This time street food of Malaysia. If you are visiting Malaysia, you simply can not ignore street food and it can very well be counted in your things to do in Malaysia.
I am a big fan of street food and that is what I like more. There is some kind of assurance when we see piping hot food being prepared in front of us. It also gives us an opportunity to see how it is made and to interact with the person preparing and selling it.

Here are five of my favourites again.
Ikan Bakar:

ikan bakar

That’s how Ikan Bakar is made.

It is an Indonesian, Malaysian dish of fish or other forms of seafood grilled using charcoal. The word “Ikan Bakar” literally means “burnt fish” in Malay. The meat is marinated with spices, kept in a banana leaf and then grilled on charcoal. But as you can see here, both banana leaf and charcoal have been replaced by much easier alternatives. 😛

Murtabak :
murtabak malaysia

Murtabak is a stuffed pancake which is commonly found in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and Brunei. The name means “folded”. It is made of the same dough that makes a “Roti canai’, only the meat fillings are more in volume so is the thickness. Depending on the country, the name and ingredients can vary. In Indonesia, the Murtabak is one of the most popular street food menu and is well known as Martabak.

Mee Goreng :
Mee goreng

Mee goreng is again a dish famous in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is made with thin yellow noodles fried with onion, tofu, chili, vegetables and sometimes egg. In Malay “Mee” means noodles and “Goreng” means “fried”, so this dish is simply “fried noodles”. 😛
Delicious Tiger prawns are nestled within and also sit on the top. Quite filling, the dish is generally accompanied with slices of cucumber.

Apam Balik :
Appam Balik
Apam Balik is a traditional Malaysian street food. It is thicker than a crispy crepe but not as fluffy as a pancake. The stuffing consists of corn, roasted peanut and sugar crumb. Indians can relate to it by a south Indian dish called dosa. The batter is made from flour, eggs, sugar and yeast.

Fruit Rojak :
malaysian food

Fruits are an integral part of Malaysian cuisine and you can find them everywhere. Rojak is the Malay term for ‘mixture’, and you know what a fruit rojak is. 🙂
There are several alternative rojaks which, besides regular fruits, can have cucumber and tofu puffs with a tangy spicy sauce. Colorful, healthy, and light on stomach; you can not avoid having Fruit Rojak in Malaysia. 😀

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8 thoughts on “Culinary delights of streets – Malaysia”

  1. Abhishek,
    You are wrong. 🙂

    There are plenty of veg options in Malaysia. Here I have talked about dishes that are popular and in a nation where more than 90% people are non vegetarians, it is difficult for a veg dish to come on top. 🙂

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