Sedap Malaysian Foods

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Kedah


Gulai Nangka
A local dish made from jack fruit

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Nasi Ulam
It is prepared by blending rice with various fresh vegetables and spices.

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Pulut
Made from glutinous rice, it is normally taken with fruits such as mango, durian or even banana

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Laksa
Rice noodles taken with a preparation of thick fish gravy, cucumber, onion and shoots.





Melaka


Asam Pedas Melaka
Spicy Tamarind gravy with fish

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Kuih Udang Alor Gajah
Prawn Fritters from Alor Gajah

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Cendol
Cold dessert with coconut milk and palm sugar syrup

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Cencaluk
Fermented salted shrimp with chilli,onion and lime topping

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Satay Celup
Skewered seafood cooked in peanut sauce

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Chicken Rice Ball
Rice served with chicken meat, cucumber & garlic chilli sauce

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Melaka Delite Mango Juice

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Teh Misai Kucing
Medicinal tea known as Java Tea





Negeri Sembilan


Masak Lemak Cili Padi
This dish is made from coconut milk blended with tumeric powder and “cili api” (very hot chillies). Fish, meat or vegetables are then added in to complete it.

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Lemang
Glutinous rice and coconut milk is cooked in bamboo shoots and served with ‘rendang’, a curried meat dish.





Pahang


Nasi Kebuli
Nasi Kebuli is rice cooked with coconut oil and mixed with chicken. Chicken is sometimes exchanged with mutton for this traditional food.

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Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak
The Patin fish is cooked with durian paste or tempoyak thus giving it a distinctive taste.

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Ikan Patin Asam Rebus
This dish tastes a little sour and spicy or hot and has a tangy taste to it.

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Opor Daging
A traditional dish of Pahangites that is cooked with beef or lamb and eaten with rice.

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Ketupat
Rice dumplings wrapped in fan palms shaped in triangular shaped pouch and eaten with a slightly spicy peanut sauce.

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Lemang Pahang
Lemang is rice cooked in bamboo shoots. Normally it is taken with chicken, beef or mutton rendang. The popularity in Pahang is due to the fact that is eaten with salted fish or grilled fish. Pahang folks also eat it with chillied starfruit sauce.

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Satay
A Malaysian version of kebabs, small chuncks of chicken, meat or beef are skewered into thin sticks of bamboo. The satay is eaten with sweet and spicy peanut sauce.

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Penang


Tau sar peah
Tau Sar Peah are baked cookies with a sweet and crumbly mung bean filling. Some variations of the tau sar pneah include gula melaka filling and pandan flavoured.

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Nutmeg
Penang nutmegs are very famous and are constantly in demand.

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Hokkien Mee
There are two types of noodles to choose from and the noodles are imersed in prawn and pork soup with slices of pork, prawns, hard boiled egg, vegetable, beans sprout sprinkled with deep fried shallots. The famous stall selling this is at Gurney Drive Hawker Centre near the roundabout.

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Assam Laksa
Rice noodles flavored with pureed fish in tamarind gravy topped with fruits and vegetables. Famous assam laksa include Air Itam market, Gottlieb Road, Gurney Drive, etc.

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Penang Char Koay Teow
Stir-fried flat rice noodles, tossed with bean sprouts and cockles. Customers can request to add in eggs or opt out cockles. The best Char Koay Teow is at Lorong Selamat, Macalister Road Sister’s Char Koay Teow and Char Koay Teow in Bukit Emas Restaurant, Seberang Perai.

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Penang Nasi Kandar
A mixture of curries is what makes Nasi Kandar having a tantalizing taste and keeps visitors coming back for more. Side dishes include fried chicken, fried fish, prawns, squid, hardboiled eggs and various vegetables

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Koay Teow Th’ng
Another version of flat rice noodles but taken with clear chicken soup with slices of chicken, pork and fish cake. Some vendors also have duck meat and other organ meats as extras. The famous shops selling this are in Hutton Lane and a shop opposite Tandoori House.

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Kaya
Is a mixture of eggs and coconut milk that can be spread over anything. The best kaya can be found at a little coffee shop at the end of Madras Lane.

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Coconut tart
A version of egg tart that’s filling is changed to coconut. The best tarts can be found at Cintra Lane.

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Cendol
Cendol is a mixture of blended ice with big mushy red beans with gula melaka (brown sugar) thrown in. The best cendol is at Teochew cendol, Penang Road.

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Penang lobak
Lorbak is similar to sausages and you can eat with an accompanying serving of tofu or fish cakes. Normally eaten with sweet sauce or chili sauce. Famous lobak is at a shop in the junction of Sri Bahari Rd and Penang Rd

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Penang Sar Hor Fun
Flat rice cakes in a delicious broth of beaten eggs and seafood bits.

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Seafood
Seafood is abundant in Penang and to get fresh seafood, head on down to Teluk Bahang, Batu Maung / Teluk Kumbar and Batu Ferringhi beach.

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Or Chen (Oyster Omelette)
A very popular dish with egg and oysters as the main ingredient, it is available in multiple locations all around Georgetown

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Penang Curry Noodles
Thick flat noodles together with the hot and sour fish gravy served with squid, cockles, prawns,
bean sprouts, toufu puff and of course the delicious curry gravy. Popular places to sample this dish is in:

Address: 55, Lorong Seratus Tahun, Georgetown

Address: Kuala Kangsar street

Address: Cintra Lane

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Hainanese Chicken Rice
The entire chicken is boiled in a pork and chicken bone stock eaten with oily, flavorful rice
sometimes known as “oily rice”. Popular place to taste this sumptuous dish must be in;

The Original Fatty Loh’s Chicken Rice’

Address: Nagore Place, 77 & 79 Nagore Road, 10050, Penang.
Tel: +604-229 4268

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Nasi Lemak
Nasi lemak or coconut rice is one of Malaysia famous national dish eaten with side dishes e.g. curry chicken, fried chicken, beef rendang, sambal cuttlefish, fried egg and more. Popular shop selling this dish will be in;

  • shop located in front of the Standard Chartered building in Beach Street
  • mamak stall in front of the RTM building, Jalan Burmah near Midlands One-Stop Centre
  • Penang Street opposite Ganesh Printers
  • coffee shop opposite Plus Zone in Pulau Tikus

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Penang Chee Cheong Fun
Broad flat white noodles served with sweet savory sauce. The best chee cheong fun is found at:

  • Suncity Café,
  • Prima Tanjung,
  • Fettes Park

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Mee Rebus
Wheat noodles served with rich spicy gravy (sweet potatoes and spices mixed) that is served with Tau Knua and chillies

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Mee Jawa
Chinese version of the above mee rebus

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Jui Hu Eng Chai
Cuttlefish that is served with vegetables with a dipping of sweet sauce.

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Teochew Steamboat and Traditional Cuisine
Steamboat served in delicious soup base.

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Fish / fish head Beehoon
Behoon cooked with deep fried sliced fish meat & vegetables such as sawi or mustard green.

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Pan Mee
Flat rice noodles served in clear anchovies soup and garnished with minced / sliced pork, sliced mushrooms etc.

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Lam Mee
Scalded yellow noodles, beehoon, bean sprouts are served in soup, garnished with prawns, sliced pork, fried egg strips & spring onions and taken with sambal belacan. It is also the hawker version of the traditional nyonya (Straits Chinese) birthday noodles that which signifies long life.

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Ark Thui Mi Suah (Duck Vermicelli Soup)
Vermicelli immersed in soup which is simmered with duck meat, few types of chinese herbs and ginger

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Sar Po Mee (Claypot Noodles)
Served in claypot, this dish is deep fried noodles cooked with sliced pork, prawns, fish balls & vegetables

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Kuih Chiap
Soft & flat rice flour slices immersed in tasty duck soup.

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Fried Mee Mamak
Yellow noodles are fried with bean sprouts, chillies, sliced fried bean curd, boiled potatoes, squids & prawn patties. It is a popular Indian Muslim dish.

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Wan Than Mee
Noodles is tossed in the mixture of cooking oil, sesame oil, pepper, dark & light soya sauce, served with sawi / mustard green), sliced char siew (grilled pork), wan than (seasoned minced meat wrapped in wan than skin). It also has a wet version that is sered with soup.

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Kerabu Beehoon
Blended chillies, grated dried shrimps, grated coconut, shredded shallots, chopped celery & ginger flowers are mixed with steamed beehoon

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Char Mee Suah
Bean sprouts, prawns, pork (or chinese dried pork sausage) & egg is fried with vermicelli

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Hokkien Char
A mixture of noodles and beehoon that is fried with prawns, pork, sawi / mustard green and pig’s liver.

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Char Hor Fun
The hor fun & beehoon are fried together over high heat first, then served with gravy which is cooked in pork or fish meat, pig’s liver, grilled pork (char siew), prawns, squids, sawi / mustard green and then the gravy is thickened with tapioca flour

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Yee Fu Mee
deep fried egg noodles is substituted with hor fun and beehoon

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O-Mee (Oyster Noodles)
Yellow noodles are stir fried with fresh oysters, prawns, pork & sawi / mustard green with a dipping of sambal belacan.

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Pasembor
Shredded cucumber, yam bean, bean sprouts, deep fried bean curds, boiled potatoes, boiled eggs, prawn fritters and prawn patties are soaked in spicy sauce made fragrant with ground peanuts and sesame seeds

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Nasi Kunyit
Glutinous rice served with chicken curry or can be eaten plain with a little bit of sugar

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Steamed Glutinous Rice
Steamed glutinous rice with dried shrimps, sliced pork & mushrooms

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Char Kuih Kak (Fried Turnip Cake)
A type of cake that is made from a mixture of turnip and rice flour. It is then steamed to make in a firm dough. It is then roughly chopped and fried with garlic, minced pickled turnip, chilli paste, dark soya sauce, bean sprouts & chives.

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Ba Chang (Glutinous Rice Dumpling)
Glutinous rice wrapped into a pyramid shape using bamboo leaves, and boiled till the rice is cooked with a filling of pork belly, salted egg yolk, dried shrimps, mushroom, and dried chestnuts

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Popiah (Spring Rolls)
Popiah skin which is spread with chilli & hoi sin sauce is wrapped with yam bean, fried bean curd, fried egg strips, crab meat, fried onion flakes and a piece of lettuce leaf

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Steamed Yam Cake
The mixture of rice flour & water is steamed together with yam & dried shrimps.

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Fried Yam Cake
Fried version of steamed yam cake

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Muar Chee
glutinous rice flour dough are steamed and rolled in a mixture of ground peanuts, sugar and roasted sesame seeds.

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Bang Chang Kuih (Chinese Pancake)
Made from flour and eggs batter and dusted with sugar with a filling of sweet corns etc.

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Apom Manis (Indian Pancake)
Rice flour mixed with coconut milk, eggs and sugar. Has a thick & fluffy centre

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Chai Kuih
Finely cut yam bean, carrots and dried shrimps are wrapped into dumplings made of wheat starch flour & tapioca flour which is then steamed over rapid boiling water and later glazed with garlic oil

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Putu Mayom
A food that looks similar to beehoon but served with white or brown sugar and grated coconut.

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Putu Piring
Steamed rice flour cake with brown sugar filling, served with grated coconut and brown sugar.

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Bubur Cha Cha
Yam, sweet potatos, bananas, black-eyed beans, red beans, boiled tapioca jelly, sago is cooked with coconut milk.

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Ais Kacang
A heap of shaved ice serves with red beans, sweet corn, herbal jelly and topped with red / brown / green syrup and a dash of evaporated milk.

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Tau Hua (Soya Bean Custard)
Soft custard made from soya bean and served with brown sugar syrup





Perlis


Freshwater Fish
perch, river cat-fish, sepat freshwater fishes such as perch, river cat-fish, and sepat can be obtained from paddy fields around Perlis. The people in Perlis also cook this fished in a variety of ways especially pickled ‘pekasam’, hot tamarind ‘asam pedas’, chillied river cat fish ‘keli masak cili’, and also cooked in coconut milk. There is a famous stall selling this dishes in Mata Ayer going by the name “Pokok Sawa”

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Laksa Kuala Perlis
Laksa is a must have dish in the state of Perlis. Fish gravy enjoyed with noodles made out of rice flour is definitely an appetizer. Laksa Kuala Perlis is very well known for its mouth-watering taste.

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Glutinous Rice
Perlis is also popular with its glutinous rice dish. This dish is actually a popular Thai dish and it is eaten with a variety of side dishes such as fried chicken, sos, mangoes, durian, jack fruit and salted fish.

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Seafood
For seafood lovers, the place to be is Kuala Perlis dan Kuala Sungai Baru menjadi tumpuan. Kuala Perlis is famed for grilled fish, squids and crabs at a reasonable price.





Sabah


Fresh Seafood
With a coastline of more than 1.400 km, Sabah is inevitably a seafood paradise. You can practically find fresh seafood wherever you go. The more popular outlets are at Ocean Seafood Restaurant and Port View Seafood Village in Kota Kinabalu where you can choose from a variety of seafood fresh from the tank.

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Amplang
Made from Spanish mackerel mixed with tapioca flour, made into round shapes and fried until crispy, Keropok amplang (amplang cracker) is a well known dish in Tawau.

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Pinjaram
Pinjaram, penyaram or kuih UFO is a Mexican hat-shaped cake with distinctive pandan aroma.

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Rempeyek
Rempeyek is Sabah’s version of potato chips. The only difference here is that it is added with anchovies or peanuts on the top. It is a crunchy and famous snack in Sabah.

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Beaufort Mee
This is a Chinese-style fried local yellow noodles that are home made from the district of Beaufort. Normally it is served with your choice of meat or seafood and a generous amount of crunchy and fresh choy-sim.

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Mee Goreng Tuaran
Mee Tuaran is a special dish in Sabah as the noodles are made of a batter of egg yolk and flour. The noodles is fried with eggs, various seafood and sawi.

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Ngiu Chap
Literally translated, ngiau chap means ‘mixed beef’ and due to this, everything added in this noodle are from beef such as minced beef balls, beef slices, tripe, tendon, tongue and other parts of the cow (or buffalo).

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Soto
This is a Javanese / Indonesian-style beef soup that is served with noodles.

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Tuhau
This is a side dish made from mashed wild ginger mixed with vinegar and onion bits.

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Hinava
A delicate dish made from slices of raw fish that is mixed with vinegar, limejuice, onion, chilli and mashed wild mango dish.

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Bambangan
Fermented wild mango that goes well as an appetizer or eaten as a side dish.

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Grilled Squid
A tantalizing dish for seafood enthusiasts, spicy squid that is grilled to perfection with a dipping of limejuice or chilli sauce.

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Hill Spring Onions
Large and juicy spring onions that are stir fried and served as a side dish.

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Pais Ubi
A local dessert that is made from mashed tapioca which is wrapped in banana leave and later steamed. Variations include mashed bananas or wild brown rice.

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Boiled Tapioca
Boiled tapioca served with sugar or honey and goes down well as a main meal or dessert.

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Tapai
Tapai is sweet fermented rice wrapped in yam leave.

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Kelapa Bakar
Kelapa bakar is a traditional Bajau drink dish served in its own shell.

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Lokam Panggang
Baked clam eaten with chilli and limejuice sauce.

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Fish Head Noodles
Many tourists come from afar to taste this delicious noodles immersed in soup cooked with fish head. The most famous restaurant serving this dish will be the Wan Wan Restaurant in Penampang.





Sarawak


Sarawak Laksa
Made from rice vermicelli’s immersed in a blend of fish gravy, the noodles are then topped with chicken juliennes and omelets. The Sarawak Laksa is simply superb and is a must have for everybody who visits Sarawak

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Kolok Mee
Kolok Mee is actually a version of Wantan Mee( a popular dish in Peninsular Malaysia) but the difference between this two dishes are that the Kolok Mee is not added in dark soy sauce

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Manok Pansoh
This is a popular Iban dish that has mushrooms, lemongrass, tapioca leaves and shredded chicken pieces. It is then stuffed into bamboo shoots and cooked over open fire. The delicacy is a gastronomical delight as the way of cooking seals in the aroma and taste of the added items into the chicken.

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Kek Lapis Sarawak
The Sarawakian version of layered cake that is very colorful and tasty. It is constantly in demand as the tangy taste is favored by many people.

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Umai
A popular dish by the tribe of Melanau, this is a raw fish salad that is easy to prepare. Normally, Mackerel, Bawal Hitam and Umpirang are used for this dish. Thin slices of the fish are mixed with thinly sliced onions, chilli, salt and lime juice. The Umai is normally eaten with toasted sago pearls instead of rice.

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Midin
Midin is a type of jungle fern that is normally stir fried with garlic or belacan (shrimp paste).

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Mee Sua
Mee Sua is rice noodles that are served with a chicken drumstick in chicken/mushroom clear soup.

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Bubur Pedas
Normally served often during the month of Ramadan, this is a rather spicy porridge that is mixed with a variety of ingredients such as spices, turmeric, lemon grass, galangal, chillies, ginger, coconut and shallots.

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Tabaloi
A Melanau biscuit that is made from dried coconut mixed with sago and sugar. It has been now commercialized as you can also get it in coca and vanilla flavor.

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Bamboo Clam
A type of clam named bamboo clams that is normally cooked in a mild curry or steamed with Chinese wine.

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Swallow’s Nest
A popular dish among the Chinese due to its medicinal properties. This jelly-like delicacy can normally be found at upmarket Chinese restaurants.





Terengganu


AYAM PERCIK TERENGGANU
This is the Malaysian version of barbecued chicken marinated with spicy coconut gravy

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BUBUR LAMBOK TERENGGANU
Bubur lambuk or herbs rice porridge is a Terengganu traditional porridge cooked with different kinds of herbs, sweet potatoes, fish crackers and dry prawn among others. It is and distributed free to the public during the fasting month of Ramadan

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NASI DAGANG
Made from rice and glutinous rice cooked together, Nasi Dagang is a rice specialty of Terengganu. Normally it is eaten on its own or with light vegetable pickles.

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LAKSA TERENGGANU
White rice noodle eaten with delicious fish gravy added with coconut milk, tamarind, onions, pounded chilies, shrimp pastes, bean sprout, long beans and cucumbers.

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LAKSAM
Prepared using both wheat and rice flours with gravy made from fish meat which is boiled, pureed, and later mixed with coconut milk.

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KETUPAT SOTONG
Glutinous rice is first soaked in coconut milk before it is stuffed into the squids.

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KERABU PUCUK PAKU
A traditional Malay salad served with fresh vegetables, lime juice, onion slices and grated coconut

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KEROPOK LEKOR
Made up of fish, flour and other ingredients, there are two types of keropok namely “Keropok Lekor” and “Keropok Keping”.

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LOMPAT TIKAM
Consisting of two parts which is jelly and coconut milk n rice flour. coconut syrup is poured on top of the jellies to complete the dessert.

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BRONOK
Sweetmeat made out of sugar added with red coloring and coated with shredded coconut.

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SATAR
Fish meat, shallots and ginger are pounded to a paste and wrapped in banana leaf before it is cooked a low-fire barbecue.

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PULUT PANGGANG
Glutinous rice flavored with coconut milk and fish fillet, wrapped in banana leaves, then barbecued.

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OTAK-OTAK
By mixing fish paste with chillies, garlic, shallots, turmeric, lemon grass and coconut milk. It is then wrapped in a steamed banana leaf. Sometimes, prawns are also used to make otak-otak.

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LEMANG
Lemang is made of glutinous rice and coconut milk with a little bit of salt added for taste. Normally it is prepared during festivities such as Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Hari Raya Aidiladha and eaten with rendang



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