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Ep.51 - What is Malaysian Food?

Updated: Mar 9, 2021

In this episode, we reminisce about how much we have learnt about Malaysian food over the years. From our very first visit to Malaysia in 2014 to having spent over 6 months in Malaysia up to 2019, we now have a wonderful appreciation for the diversity of Malaysian food and particularly for the many sweet Malaysian desserts, also known as Kuih.

We touch on the history and origin of Malaysian food and tell you WHAT you simply have to eat when you're in Malaysia. The beauty of Malaysian cuisine lies in the fact that each cultural group has its own flair and dishes to delight you; Indian, Chinese and Malay all present their own unique flavours.

For all the best Malaysian food photos together with their descriptions, take a look at our blog articles:

Be sure to watch us as we explore the interesting Malaysian foods at the night market food in Langkawi:

And of course, we simply had to taste test as many Malaysian desserts as we possibly could in Penang:


Malay cuisine has also spread outside of the Malay archipelago and influenced other cuisines in the world. Very interesting to us, Bobotie is a South African dish that has Cape Malay origins. It consists of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping. Of the many dishes common to South Africa, bobotie is perhaps closest to being the national dish, because it isn't commonly found in any other country.





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