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Malaysia Oldest Heritage Food

Rendang is one of the heritage food in Malaysia that is considered the best. I doubt if anyone live in Malaysia won’t know what rending is. This special heritage food of Malaysia is also the oldest which dated as far back as 1550s when it is also mentioned in the Malay classic literature, Hikayat Amir [...]

A Yellowish Sacred Dish

Nasi kunyit or turmeric rice, after translated to English, is glutinous rice cooked with turmeric coloring and is usually served with coconut milk chicken curry or beef curry. Nasi kunyit is a famous dish not only among the Malays but also for the Chinese and Indian as well. Historically, the turmeric rice has long been [...]

A Malay Delicacy That Is Uniquely Blue

The east coast state of Kelantan is a charming destination with colorful traditions, interesting pastimes and superb handicrafts. It’s no exception to the Malay cuisine. One of the Malay delicacies being identified as truly Malaysian is Nasi Kerabu. Nasi is a Malay term for rice and kerabu is a salad. The nasi kerabu is a [...]

Nasi Tumpang is one of several food items identified by the Malaysian National Heritage Department as being truly Malaysian. Regarded as a traditional Malay delicacy, Nasi Tumpang is highly popular in the east coast especially in Kelantan from where it originated. Nasi Tumpang is delicious hand-made rice wrapped up in the shape of a cone [...]

Have You Tried This Bamboo Rice Yet

Lemang is one of the heritage foods in Malaysia that is popular not only among the locals but also among foreigners and all races across Malaysia. The delicious lemang is made of glutinous rice that is cooked with coconut milk in hollowed bamboos. The rice is wrapped with banana leaves to prevent it from sticking [...]

Ketupat is one of the few popular Malay delicacies that have been listed as heritage food in Malaysia. The Ketupat, when translated in English, is literally a type of rice dumpling or rice cake made from glutinous rice. It’s usually wrapped in a triangular shape using the leaves of the fan palm (Licuala). This sort [...]