Nasi Lemak

Signature dishes of Malaysia

November 10, 2012 by John Lim

If it's one thing Malaysians love and never stop talking about, it's our food. Here's some of the must-try dishes, and where to have them:

  • Nasi Lemak

    Nasi Lemak

    The simple, yet tasty traditional Malay dish comprises rice steamed with coconut milk, served with hard-boiled or fried egg, peanuts, anchovies, and most importantly, sambal (spicy shrimp paste).
  • Roti Canai

    Roti Canai

    This Malaysian-Indian dish is widely available in most Indian and Indian-Muslim eateries. Roti Canai is flattened flour that's mixed with oil, pan-fried, and served with indian curry and spices.
  • Char Kuey Teow

    Char Kuey Teow

    This Chinese Hokkien dish comprises flat rice noodle that's fried with thick black soy sauce, white bean sprouts, vegetable, Chinese sausage and cockles.
  • Bak Kut Teh

    Bak Kut Teh

    This hot broth is made using Chinese herbs, spices and pork. Cooked and served in a claypot, the dish is also served with beancurd slices, fried "yao char kuai" (fried flour sticks), vegetables and white rice to make it a complete meal.
  • Satay


    Skewered pieces of marinated chicken and beef are barbecued over a charcoal flame to produce Satay, a popular dish that's served with rice cakes, raw onions, and a rich peanut sauce for dipping.
  • Penang Assam Laksa

    Penang Assam Laksa

    Listed by CNNGo as one of the top ten dishes in the world, Assam Laksa comprises of rice noodles dish served in a thick spicy broth made from flaked mackerels and a generous serving of fresh vegetables. You have to experience it for yourself.
No time to travel?
Find the dishes here at Berjaya Times Square