Situated between Thailand and Indonesia and a stop along the traditional trading routes of Europe India and China, Malaysia, by its very location has become a melting pot for food. Now known as Nyona, the cuisine takes elements from both Chinese and Malay culture and is a fusion of an array of amazing food experiences.
The flavours of Malaysian cooking are chillies, garlic, ginger, Limes & lemongrass – essential to the curry pastes which form the base of many of the dishes and also often used by themselves to add flavour. Coconut milk and palm sugar are frequently added to soften the heat.
Wander along the open air eating stalls and try a popiah (spring rolls) or curry puff before moving on to a fish-head curry, Nasi Ayam (Chicken Rice) or a rendang. There’ll be noodles, sambals, seafood curries and fish, all full of flavour. The choice will be limitless, so ready up your taste-buds and get ready to dive-in!