Unraveling Malaysian Cuisine

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Cheap flights to Malaysia have made it increasingly easy to travel to this great country. Once here you will have the chance to sample some of the most amazing cuisine in the world; yet due to the many different cultures found in this country, eating can be a bit confusing. Here is a quick run-down of the main types of food.

Malay food is naturally the most common cuisine here: it is characterised by fried rice dishes served with chicken and curry. A particular favourite is satay which consists of chicken skewers barbequed in a delicious peanut sauce. Fried bread, or roti, is very popular as well. You may often find food served on banana leaves rather than plates, and don’t be surprised to see people eating with their hands – though servers will happily bring you cutlery if you ask.

Malaysia has a very large Chinese population which has left an indelible mark on its culinary offering. Noonya cuisine is a blend of Malay and Chinese influences: it is absolutely amazing as it combines Chinese wok methods with local ingredients and spices resulting in food that is tangy, spicy and utterly delicious. Once again you will find some great curry as well as colourful deserts and imaginative appetisers.

The other major ethnic group in Malaysia is Indian and they have naturally brought their delicious cuisine along for the ride. Spicy curries, fragrant rice and steaming naan bread sum up Indian food, and in Malaysia you will find incredible examples of all these dishes. Of particular note are the fish curries: many westerners find these a bit odd yet they can be utterly incredible as the gentle taste of seafood works perfectly with the strong flavours of curry.

As Jetabroad and many other providers offer flights to Malaysia, it is well worth coming here for some sightseeing – but don’t forget about the food as you will find some of the greatest dishes of your life in this country.

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