Fresh, easy on the stomach and diverse are the best ways to describe food in Malaysia. Due to the unique blend of the Chinese, Malay and South Indians you can find a variety of cuisine that will tickle your taste buds. Other than the local cuisine, they have a number of Vietnamese, Thai, Italian, French and North Indian cuisines too. Out of the local cuisines, we bend the most towards their Chinese so do not completely go by what we say, but here’s our list.

Dumpling breakfast

Malaysia is famous for their dumpling houses. Dumpling houses have trolleys continuously moving around where you can pick bamboo cases of dim sum boxes ranging from Prawn Har Gao to chicken glutinous rice. Combine this with Jasmine tea to get a perfect start of the day.

Have this at Campbell Street.

Cost: 1-3 MYR per dim sum basket

Fried Oh Chien

Fried Oyster Omelette with chives, served with a chilli sauce.

Have this at Chulia Street Night Hawker Stalls

Cost: 9-11 MYR

Malaysian soft boiled egg with a toast

Gooey, creamy and eggy Malaysian style poached eggs. If you don’t like eggy eggs, try other western style breakfasts that are equally good.

Have this at Uncle Pangs at Kedai Makanan Seong Hua(Hawker market right next to Royal Penang) or Toh Soon Cafe.

Char Grilled Satay

Succulent meat on sticks served with a cucumber salad and peanut sauce.

Have this at Chulia Street Night Market.

Cost: 0.7-2 MYR/ stick

Wanton Mee

Dry and soupy noodle bowls with meat, veggies and wantons.

Have this at Kimberly street night market or Kedai Makanan Seong Huat (Hawker market right next to Royal Penang)

Cost: 5-8 MYR

Peking Duck

Just like the duck available at China Kitchen, Hyatt Delhi. The only difference is a few 1000 bucks.

Have this at Hong Kee Wan Thun Mee

Cost: 10-15 MYR

Char Koay Teow

Stir-fry rice cake crisp with seafood and veggies. This is our personal favourite and is easily available around every corner.

Have this at Chulia Street Night Market, Kimberly Street Night Market, Chulia Court Bar

Cost: Starts at 3.20 MYR

Laksa Lemak

Tangy Malay soupy bowl with seafood and coconut milk, served with green chillies

Have this at Chulia Court

Cost: 28 MYR

Stir-fry Hor Fun

Noodles tossed with eggs, veggies and meat.

Have this at Hong Kee Wan Thun Mee

Cost: Starts at 5 MYR

Ngoh Hiang and Choon Piah

Meaty Nyonya Kebabs with a spicy sauce.

Have this at Hai Nan Town, Weld Quay (The view is breathtaking)

Cost:30 MYR for both

Pumpkin and egg tarts

Mouthwatering pies with a flaky base and gooey filling.

Have this at Hong Kee Wan Thun Mee and Dumpling Houses at Campbell Street

Cost: 2.5 MYR

Banh Mi

Vietnamese half toasted baguette sandwich with grilled meat and pickled veggies.

Have this at Banh Mi Ut

Cost:8.50-10 MYR

Vietnamese egg fried rice, summer rolls & spring rolls

Have this at Que Huong Toi Enterprise

Cost: 30-45 MYR for a meal for 2

Chinese Noodle Restaurant

Hakka Fried Pork, Fish Cheng Fun and dried pork noodles.

Have this at Habee’s Kitchen

Cost:25 MYR for a meal for 2

Assam Laksa

Spicy fish-based noodle soup with tamarind juice, chilli paste, lemongrass, topped with prawn paste and mackerel/sardine flakes.

Have this at Kimberly Street

Cost: 5 MYR

Kam Heong La La

Stir fry clams with Barbecue sauce.

Have this at Chulia and Kimberly Night Street Markets

Cost: 12-15 MYR

Stuffed Naan and Daal

Have this at Kashmir Restaurant

Cost: 40-70 MYR for a meal for 2

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