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The History of Malaysian Curry


Flavors of food change over time, often affected by various influences and cultures that touch a country’s history. Today we’re going to talk about the rich history of Malaysian curry.

It’s no secret that Malaysian cuisine has been influenced by the multiple ethnicities and cultures that make up the whole of Malaysia. The country was an important part of maritime trade dating back to the 15th Century when traders sailed by Malaysia from the Middle East, making the country one of the greatest trading hubs for the spice trade. Spices such as cumin, fennel, cardamom, coriander, cloves, mustard seeds, star anise, cinnamon, and nutmeg became part of Malay cooking because of this historical trading hub.

Many European traders also brought along staple ingredients that added to the richness of Malaysian food. With the British colonial rule, a mix of Chinese, Malay, and Indian cuisines all contributed to the unique taste of Malaysian curry, which is now known as one of the most diverse and historically rich dishes in the country. Curry Leaves Bistro honors that rich history of food with our Malaysian restaurant in Pleasanton, California.

It’s one thing to read about it and another thing entirely when you taste the wonderfully delicious cuisine of Malaysia. Visit our restaurant to immerse yourself in the best Malaysian food in California, with our vast options and flavorful dishes. Contact us today for more information about our extensive menu!

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