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Scroll to choose your favourite version of this iconic dish

Scroll to choose your favourite version of this iconic dish

Do you smell this? It’s now time to set your kitchen and do the magic…

Do you smell this? It’s now time to set your kitchen and do the magic…

Country flavours

Malaysian cuisine is one of the tastiest and most intensely flavoured cuisines on earth. Influenced by Chinese, Indian, Malay, and Portuguese cuisines, Malaysian food is the perfect combination of fresh, crunchy textures and rich, punchy spices. With a vast array of herbs and spices used in local dishes, taste buds are brought to life with spicy staples like cinnamon and cloves, combined with zingy hits of chilli, lime and lemongrass. […]

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History & influences

With a complex and intricate history, Malaysian cuisine today has drawn influence from many cultures and regions, as its traders and artisans passed through on their well-travelled trade route. Arab traders and Indian Muslims are said to have introduced noodles to the Malay Peninsula and Indonesia as early as the 13th century. The Chinese established trading centres along the west coast of the Malay Peninsula to create a meeting point for the Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and British traders. Traders introduced their culinary traditions and ingredients. […]

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Iconic dishes

Southeast Asia has cuisines rich in spice, and various influences over centuries mean Malaysian food is a refreshing combination of colour, texture, and flavour with complex Laksas, rich Rendang curry, and their national rice dish of Nasi Lemak, all served alongside flaky, golden roti and spicy peanut sauce. With their prominent use of coconut, Malaysian desserts are smooth and creamy with the sweet scent of pandan leaves and most are served with coffee or tea.

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Spiceology

Malaysia is also known for its growing and production of spices, namely cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and cloves. These spices are known as ‘rempah empat beradik’, meaning the four siblings as they are found throughout most Malay dishes. These are sold separately or as a handy blend often under names like ‘seafood curry spices’ or ‘meat curry spices’. Paired with other aromatics like kaffir lime, galangal and lemongrass (locally grown and imported),[…]

Malaysia is also known for its growing and production of spices, namely cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and cloves. […]

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