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Malaysia Oldest Heritage Food

About Rendang 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, [...]

A Yellowish Sacred Dish

About “Nasi Kunyit” (turmeric rice) 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 [...]

A Malay Delicacy That Is Uniquely Blue

About “Nasi Kerabu” (a type of traditional rice) 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 [...]

About “Nasi Tumpang” (a type of traditional rice) 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. How “Nasi Tumpang” is made Nasi [...]

Have You Tried This Bamboo Rice Yet

About lemang (a type of bamboo rice) 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 [...]

About Ketupat (A type of rice cake) 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 [...]