10 Iconic Foods of Malaysia


Malaysia is one of the well-known food heavens in the world. Imagine what will you get when you combine Malay, Chinese and Indian influences on a plate?  Not only tourists are addicted to the food here, the locals also couldn’t resist these scrumptious multicultural cuisines.

1. Nasi Lemak


Must try: Village Park
Address: 5 Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone: +60 3 7710 7860
Operating hours:  7:00am – 7:30pm (Mon – Sat), 7:00am – 6:00pm (Sun)


2. Roti Canai


Must try: Valentine Roti
Address: Stor No. 1, Jalan Semarak, 54000 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +60 16 976 6095
Operating hours: 10:00am – 3:00am daily


3. Penang Char Kway Teow


Must try: Lorong Selamat Char Koay Teow
Address: 108, Lorong Selamat, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang.
Phone: +60 16 269 2222
Operating hours: 11:00am – 6:00pm (closed on Tuesdays)


4. Asam Laksa


Must try: Pasar Air Itam Laksa
Address: Jalan Pasar, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang.
Operating hours: 11:15am – 7:30pm daily


5. Hokkien Mee (non-halal)


Must try: Kim Lian Kee
Address: 49, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +60 3 2032 4984
Operating hours: 5:00pm – 5:00am (closed on Wednesdays)


6. Satay


Must try: Sate Kajang Haji Samuri
Address: Lot 1, 2 & 3, Tingkat Bawah & Tingkat 2, Bangunan Dato’ Nazir, Jalan Kelab, 43000 Kajang, Selangor.
Phone: +60 3 8737 1853
Operating hours: 10:30am – 12:30am (Mon – Thurs), 4:00pm – 1:00am (Fri), 10:30am – 1:00am (Sat – Sun)


7. Cendol


Must try: Aunty Koh
Address: No. 5113, Jalan Batang Tiga, Kampung Bukit Rambai, 75250, Melaka.
Operating hours: 12:00pm till finish on weekends


8. Banana Leaf Rice


Must try: Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju
Address: 43 Jalan Telawi 3, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Phone: +60 3 2287 8445
Operating hours: 10:00am – 1:30am daily


9. Bak Kut Teh (non-halal)


Must try: Mo Sang Kor Bak Kut Teh
Address: 41 Leboh Bangau, Taman Berkeley, 41150 Klang, Selangor.
Phone: +60 19 272 7728
Operating hours: from 7:00am daily till finish (closed on every 1st and 15th day of the Chinese calendar)


10. Nasi Kandar


Must try: Nasi Kandar Beratur
Address: 98 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, 10200 Pulau Pinang.
Phone: +60 4 261 3984
Operating hours: 10:00pm - 9:00am daily


If you are travelling to Malaysia, make sure you check all these before you head home.


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Posted on May 10, 2015 and filed under F&B.