Malaysia Recipes

Malaysia cuisine - Malay food & Recipes

Malay cuisine shares much with Indonesian dishes, including some of the regional food traditions of Sumatra. Long influenced by Chinese, Indian, Thai cultures throughout history, its evolved into a distinct Malaysian cuisine. Many dishes incorporate Rempah, a spice paste or mix similar to Indian Masala. Rempahs are made by grinding up fresh and/or dried spices and herbs to create a paste which is then sauteed in oil to bring out the aromas.

Sarawak has a distinct cuisine to peninsula Malaysia, some dishes are part of the traditional cuisine of the natives, while some are influenced by either Chinese or Indian cuisine.

Malaysia Cuisine – Malay Food & Recipes

Malaysian Sauces

Bajak Chili Sauce (Sambal Bajak) Ingredients 8 red chilies, seeded and sliced 1 tsp. dried shrimp paste (terasi), toasted ¼ tsp. grated nutmeg 3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced 6 shallots, peeled and sliced 1 tsp. salt 1½ tsp. chopped palm sugar 2 Tbs. oil 2 salam leaves 2 stalks lemongrass, bruised ½ inch galangal […]

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Malaysian Desserts

Bubur Pulut Hitam Kue Mangkok Multilayered Butter Cake Crisp Sweet Striped Cookies Sticky Rice Cake in Brown Sugar Sauce Sweet Dodo Kueh Bahulu Almond London Cookies Nutty Blossom Cookies Coconut Sweet Potato Cake Spiced Fruit Salad Banana Fritters Sticky Rice Rolls Stuffed Pancake Roll Sweet Coconut Rice Balls Coconut Mooncake (Yeh Yoong Mooncake) Ping Pei […]

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Malaysian Vegetarian Dishes

Noodles With Tofu Crispy Fried Tempe (Keripik Tempe) Oseng-Oseng Wortel (Stir Fried Carrots) Atjar Tjampoer Steamed Mushroom Wraps (Pepes Jamur Kuping) Sweet Eggplant Stew< (Semur Terong) String-Hoppers (Puttu Mayam) Five-Spice Stir Fry) Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) Terong Balado Asinan (Sweet And Sour Cucumber Salad) Fresh Salad With Peanut Sauce (Keredok) White Curry Jackfruit (Gudeg Putih) […]

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Malaysian Meat Dishes

Beriani Hae Mee (Prawn Mee Soup) Kurma Murtabak (Meat Crepes) Sambal Telor (Chille Eggs) Rendang Penang Curry Kapitan Steamboat Sizzler Enche Kabin Ayam Pongteh (Miso Soy Chicken) Yong Tau Foo Baked Fish (Otak-Otak) Char Koay Teow (Fried Flat Rice Noodles) Stir-fried Beef With Vegetables Mee Goreng Laksa Penang Satay (Barbecued Beef Wtth Peanut Sauce) Bak […]

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Etiquette and Customs in Malaysia

Etiquette and Customs in Malaysia Meeting and Greeting Greetings in a social context will depend upon the ethnicity of the person you are meeting. In general, most Malays are aware of Western ways so the handshake is normal. There may be slight differences though and a few things to bear in mind include: ? Malay women […]

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Malaysia Information

1. GENERAL INFORMATION 2. CLIMATE & WEATHER CONDITIONS 3. PEOPLE AND CULTURE 4. LOCAL CUSTOMS 5. CURRENCY 6. THINGS TO KNOW 7. VISAS & PASSPORT 8. CUSTOMS REGULATIONS 9. TRAVEL TO THE COUNTRY 10. TRAVEL WITHIN THE COUNTRY 11. CAMPING 12. DINING AND DRINKING 13. ENTERTAINMENT 14. PHONE NUMBERS 15. VISITORS INFORMATION 16. USEFUL PHRASES […]

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Malaysian Culture

Malaysia is a multicultural society, with Malays, Chinese and Indians living side by side. The Malays are the largest community. They are Muslims, speak Bahasa and are largely responsible for the political fortunes of the country. The Chinese comprise about a third of the population. They are Buddhists and Taoists, speak Hokkein, Hakka and Cantonese, […]

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Malaysian Cooking Ingredients

Cinnamon Cinnamon has been used since early times as a spice and in medicine and witchcraft, it was once more valuable than gold. Cloves Cloves are used extensively as a condiment and flavoring in many types of cookery. Coconut Milk The Indonesians claim that coconuts have as many uses as there are days in a […]

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Malaysian Crafts

Batik Hindu traders first brought batik to Malaysia eons ago, and the art of dying fabric has been an established tradition for centuries. Designs are first sketched out on cloth, then blocked off with wax outlines. They are then painted and later sealed with TK. Kite Making Kites, called waus, are painstakingly designed and crafted […]

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Malaysian Myths and Legends

To the orang asli, the “original people” who have for millenia inhabited the forests of Malaysia, the earth was an abode for more than the diversity of plant and animal life. The world’s oldest jungles, dense with mystery, were the playground of spirits, both benevolent and, well, less so. Prominent natural features–and there are many […]

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