Around the world: Malaysian

Around the world: Malaysian

Malaysia is most known for its ‘hawker style’ food where it’s consumed in an open air-like food court. The mix of ethnic groups including Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and Thai that exist in Malaysia are heavily reflected in its food. Common ingredients used in Malaysian cooking are chilli, coconut, pandan, and dried shrimp.

What to order?

Beef rendang: A dry curry that uses a blend of tamarind, lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, and coconut cream.
Roti: While noodles and rice are staples in any Malaysian’s diet, roti are an Indian-inspired flat bread that is also much loved by the Malaysians.
Nasi lemak: Considered as the national dish of Malaysia, it is served traditionally wrapped in banana leaves. The rice is cooked in coconut milk served with a variation of fried egg and protein, such as chicken or fish. It is a dish often consumed as supper.
Laksa: This spicy noodle soup comes in two variations: Curry and assam. Curry is a coconut-based curry soup, while assam uses a fish-based stock and is slightly more sour.

Where to eat?

Mamak
15 Goulburn Street
Haymarket, Sydney
www.mamak.com.au

Malay Chinese Takeaway
1/50 Hunter Street
Sydney
www.malaychinese.com.au

Temasek
71 George Street
Parramatta, Sydney

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