Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, is popularly known as a food lover’s paradise. Some people travel throughout the world in search of exotic dishes that can please their taste buds, and Kuala Lumpur is on the top of the must-visit destinations for such people. Whether you want to try something that tastes international or if you wish to try something indigenous and ethnic, Kuala Lumpur has more to offer than your stomach can digest.
In this article, we will discuss the top 5 Malaysian foods that you must try if you are in Kuala Lumpur. Most of these dishes are indigenous, so you will have a hard time finding them outside of Malaysia. So make sure that if you are in Kuala Lumpur, you try every dish on the list. We promise you that your taste buds will be thanking you for this treat of a lifetime.
Image Source: bon appetit
Curry Laksa is a dish for noodle lovers. Its spicy soup and aromatic noodles make this dish a delight to eat. The curry served in this dish is made from coconut with a lot of spices added to make it aromatic. The soup is then cooked with Tofu, prawns and some sprouted beans. For those who love seafood, there is another variation of the same dish. It is known as Aram Laksa. It is made from a fish base instead of coconut.
Image Source: Time Out
When it comes to the list of top Malaysian foods, you simply cannot begin without mentioning Nasi Lemak. It is the most popular and staple dish of Malaysia and it is also popularly known as the national dish of Malaysia. You can find many variations of Nasi Lemak. We will advise that if you want to try the original and traditional recipe then go for the one that has coconut rice, served with a spicy shrimp paste on top with some fried anchovies and hard-boiled eggs. If you do not prefer eating seafood, then you can also try another variation that is served with fried chicken instead of anchovies. You can also try nasi lemak delivery as most of the restaurants in Kuala Lumpur take orders online. Try Food Panda delivery for the quickest delivery possible right now.
Image Source: 123 Countries
Roti Canai is the second most consumed food item after rice. The dish has its origins in the Indian culture. Malaysia has a lot of cultural influence from the Indian subcontinent. This is due to the diplomatic relations between the two countries dating as early as the 6th century. Roti Canai is a kind of bread and you can order it with almost any kind of stuffing. In some ways, it resembles a pizza. Cheese, onion, and eggs are the most popular choices for stuffing amongst the residents. It is generally served with a spicy and flavourful lentil soup that is locally known as Daal.
Image Source: Unilever Food Solutions
Bak Kut Teh
You might have heard the English name of this dish. In the west, it is known as Pork Bone Tea. At first, you might think that this dish involves the cooking of pork in tea. But this is not the case. Instead of tea leaves, the pork is boiled in a herbal soup that imparts a pleasant aroma to the pork meat. The pork meat is boiled in simmering hot herbal soup for hours to make the aroma more noticeable and it also makes the meat very tender. It is usually served with chilli padi sauce, rice, and veggies on the side.
Image Source: The Takeout
Now you might say that you can get chicken rice anywhere in the world, so what’s so special about this. Trust us this is different. The use of indigenous spices makes this recipe mouth-watering. The best part is the chilli-ginger dip that is served along with the dish. Dip the chicken pieces in the chilli-ginger dip for an extra spicy kick.
Which of the Malaysian foods did you enjoy the most? Let us know in the comments below!