As you know, Malaysia is well known for its diversity and culture. So it’s not surprising to see that Malaysia also has unique dishes that actually existed. To make it clear, we Asians love rice. Really, we do. Imagine having rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, most of us do not consume that much rice, in fact, we like noodles and spices as well. Here are probably some of the dishes that we Malaysians don’t mind consuming almost everyday.
One of Malaysia’s classic dish, Asam Laksa. Any Malaysians who dislike this dish are rare, because asam laksa could be considered the solution to all our choices. It’s basically rice noodle in a fishy soup soured with tamarind. We also add ginger-flowers, birds’eye chilies and cucumber matchsticks. No doubt one of my favorites. Next would be Roti Canai. This particular dish is loved by all Malaysians. No joke. Roti Canai is a flat, flaky-bread that’s most often eaten dipped into curry for breakfast. The making of this dish is quite entertaining, a guy will twist and slap and layered the dough with ghee, and then cook it. Moving on, we have Cendol. This dish is a must when you’re out strolling on a very hot, sunny day. Cendol is very helpful to cool your body temperature down. And it’s delicious. Cendul refers to the green Jello-ish squiggles, made from mung-bean and stained green with pandan, the leaves from a tropical plant that taste sort of like vanilla. This is ladled on a big lump of shaven ice and condensed milk goes all over it.
Now when it comes to drinks, there are half Malaysians that love drinks that are sweet, and the other half, well, not too sweet. The most classic drink we have is called Teh Tarik, a legend if I may add. In English, it’s called “pulled tea”. This drink is mostly available in Indian cafes’. The way it’s been made is; a basic black tea in a bag and the mixed with condensed milk. The tea man will pour it back and forth using steel cups to cool it down, which also makes it frothy on top. Next is probably the most popular drink here in Malaysia, Milo Ice. It’s a beloved chocolate malted beverage of Euroasia, served when condensed milk to make it sweet.