Malaysian street food is vibrant, varied, and full of a wide range of flavours. The best Malaysian food will blow your mind with a variety of recipes that combine unusual and exotic ingredients to produce a palate-satiating feast, thanks to its Chinese, Thai, and Indian influences. On your next trip to Malaysia, make sure to taste all of these delectable meals.
For those with a sweet tooth and a taste for novel and interesting dishes, this creamy and flavorful Malaysian delicacy is a must-try. Chendol is typically served in a tall glass or a bowl and is made with coconut milk, palm sugar syrup, and ice shavings. The dish’s distinct flavour and drool-worthy appearance are owed to the green jelly-like noodles prepared from mung-bean flour and food colouring (derived from the pendan leaf, a vanilla-like plant). Before offering you this delicious Malaysian street cuisine in Kuala Lumpur, many vendors add chopped jackfruit and sweetened red beans known as ‘durian.’
Malaysian satay is a popular street meal. This dish is simply made up of seasoned chicken impaled on a bamboo pole and meticulously cooked over a hot fire. Chicken, mutton, and beef are just a few of the possibilities offered. This delectable delight is then topped with a sweet and spicy peanut sauce.
Rojak, which means “mixing” in Malay, is the meal that best represents Malaysia. Fruits and vegetables make up the majority of the sweet version of rojak. Fried bean curds, chopped veggies, hard boiled eggs, and other fritters are commonly used in the savoury version. Both are covered in a rich sauce that binds everything together. This dish is best eaten just after it’s been prepared; if you wait too long, the food will turn mushy.
4. “Pisang Goreng”
A fritter formed by deep frying battered plantain in hot oil is known as pisang goreng (‘fried banana’ in Malaysia, it is very popular. It is commonly enjoyed as a morning and afternoon snack. Pisang goreng is frequently sold by street sellers in Malaysia.These banana cultivars feature a mild sweet and sour flavour, as well as a firm texture that won’t crumble when fried. Pisang raja, on the other hand, has a softer texture and a more pleasant scent. The banana is frequently battered and deep fried in a large amount of palm oil. Pisang goreng can be battered or deep-fried plain. The batter is usually made with a combination of flours, such as wheat flour, rice flour, tapioca flour, or bread crumbs. To add scent, some recipes include coconut milk or milk and vanilla essence in the batter.
5. Yong Tau Foo
In Hakka, the name yong tau foo literally translates to “stuffed beancurd.” Are you astonished, or have you suspected it all along? When someone mentions yong tau foo, they’re referring to a variety of beancurd-based dishes such as stuffed beancurd, soya puffs, ladies’ fingers, chilli, and brinjal.
6. “Ayam Gunting”
“Ayam gunting” is a chicken pieces that have been pan-fried, deep-fried, pressure-fried, or air-fried after being coated in seasoned flour or batter. After deep frying the chicken, the breading gives a crisp coating or crust to the exterior while keeping the fluids in the meat.The best way to eat “ayam gunting” is cut crisp chicken into little pieces .
7. Char Kuey Tiaw
A platter of oily, savoury char kway teow is nearly impossible to beat. This well-known street food dish is available all throughout the country. It will have you hooked from the first bite, topped with prawns and bean sprouts.
8. Apam Balik
Apam balik is a deliciously delightful on-the-go treat with a crunchy crust and sweet fillings. Sugar, sweetened corn, and crushed peanuts are the most typical fillings for this palm-sized dessert. It’s no surprise that many people find it difficult to resist.
9. Roti Canai
The roti canai, a flat, flaky bread most typically eaten dipped in curries for breakfast, is made by an assembly line of males with quirky eighties-era hairdos. Others fry the bread in a wok while one twists, slaps, and layers the dough with ghee. A pair of people are tending to the enormous curry drums. For a complete breakfast, add a small glass mug of hot Nescafé and stir to incorporate the centimetre or so of condensed milk that’s hanging out at the bottom.
10. Burger Ramly
This well-known cheap meal is so well-known that it has even made its way to the coasts of New York City. This Malaysian-style burger is a popular late-night snack among Malaysians, and it can be found at food vendors all across Kuala Lumpur. You can find up to ten different types of Ramly burgers depending on the stall owner.