Malaysian cooking draws from a wide variety of influences including Malay, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Thai and Nyonya. Rice and noodles are staple starches. Numerous spices, lemongrass, galangal and coconut give a unique flavor to many dishes. Chicken is probably the most popular meat, with beef, goat, fish and seafood also popular.
Typical Malaysian Dishes
Try these recipes from Malaysia.
(Malaysian Singaporean stir-fried rice noodles with shrimp)
(Indonesian vegetables in coconut curry)
(Malaysian, Singaporean coconut curried noodle soup)
(Indonesian beef simmered in coconut milk)
(Indonesian chicken skewers with peanut sauce)
(Indonesian stir-fried noodles with vegetables)
(Singaporean Hainanese chicken rice)
(Malaysian spicy shrimp and pork noodle soup)
(Malaysian spicy red chile and shrimp paste sauce)
(Malaysian vegetable salad with peanut sauce; see
Gado Gado recipe)