Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

Laksa Terengganu

noodle dish | Malay The Terengganu version of Laksa comes with a thick fish-coconut gravy

Budu

sauce | Malay Budu is a dipping sauce from the eastcoast (Terengganu, Kelantan) and Southern Thailand made from fermented anchovies

Nasi Kerabu

main dish, rice dish | Malay A Malay rice dish specialty from the east coast (Kelantan, Terengganu), liturally it means "Rice Salad"

Otak-Otak

snack | Indonesian, Malay a grilled snack of spicy fish paste wrapped in banana leaf

Laksam

noodle dish | Malay Laksam is a rice noodle dish from the east coast of Malaysia with a white thick fish-coconut gravy and Sambal

Soto

noodle dish, Soup | Indonesian, Malay Soup with meat and vegetables which is originated in Indonesia but also commonly found in Malaysia

Ayam Masak Merah

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai Malay dish with tomato-based sauce, literally means red cooked Chicken

Keropok

snack | Malay snack based on fish, squid or prawn, can be prepared as crackers (Keropok Keping) or sausage (Keropok Lekor)

Malay Nasi Campur

food style, restaurant type | Malay Nasi Campur, literally Mixed Rice, is a buffet-style arrangement of various Malay dishes

Satay

side dish | Indonesian, Malay marinated dices of meat on bamboo skewers grilled over charcoal fire, served with a spicy peanut sauce

Kopi Tiam

restaurant type | Chinese, Fusion, Indian, Malay Chinese coffee shops, modern versions sell all kinds of Malaysian dishes

Malay Tom Yam stalls and restaurants

restaurant type | Malay Malay stalls or restaurants serving thai-style food

Bergedel

side dish | Indonesian, Malay mashed potato patties with vegetables (sometimes also meat)

Ayam Masak Kicap

main dish | Fusion, Malay, Thai fast prepared dish based on soy sauce and chili sauce with chicken and veggies

Nasi Lemak

main dish | Malay Malaysian signature dish with coconut rice - a must try

Rendang

side dish | Indonesian, Malay Minangkabau specialty with beef cooked with coconut and spices for hours

Kuih Ketayap

dessert | Malay dessert with sugar and coconut flakes in a green rolled up pancake

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Yee Sang

Salad | Chinese Teochew-style raw fish salad, traditional dish for Chinese New Year

Mangosteen

fruit | the queen of fruit with juice and sweet flesh

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