It's no secret that Malaysians love to eat, and can really eat. I even remember Alex's cultural shock during his first visit to Malaysia lol - he couldn't believe how many times we (my family) eat in a day. 2 hours after lunch we would be thinking of where to go for 'afternoon tea' and in another less than 2 hours, it would be time for dinner, and who could say no to SUPPER when there is good company?
I have listed down the 10 must-eat for me here in my beloved home-country.
Let's see whether your preference matches mine ;)
1. Char Koey Teow!!!
2. Nasi Lemak
(Grandma's trademark dish)
or, the CLASSIC
3. Char Koey Kak ( Fried Radish Cake)
4. Teh Tarik / Nescafe Tarik
7. Kan Lau Mian (Dry/Dark Noodles)
8. Indian Roti... My fav will have to be Roti Tissue
9. Bak Kut Teh
the food that made my top 10 list is....
As much as I love big juicy patties in western burgers, there's just something about our Malaysian Ramly Burger! The thin patties are sliced in the middle and seasoned during the grill, later wrapped in a layer of egg. Both sides of the bun are buttered and put on the grill, then spread with a layer of mayonaise, grilled onions, chilli sauce, before covering the patty. A piece of cheese is put on top of the patty (personal preference) which will be melted by the heat from the cooked patty. Perfect when one gets the late night hungry pangs. The regret can come later lol.
The pics above are all taken during my many eating-out experiences. I'm pretty sure that there are a whole lot more of better versions, but these are my go-to food whenever I have the chance to.
What's your favourite Malaysian food? ;)