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Top Malaysian Dishes You Should Try


Malaysian cuisine is highly influenced by various cultures, the country being a multicultural melting pot. Because of these influences, Malaysians blend the dishes to produce specialties with a unique combination of sweet, sour, rich, and spicy flavors. Head out to a Malaysian restaurant in Pleasanton, California, and try these mouthwatering cuisines that will surely leave a mark on your palate.

  • Nasi Lemak

    Dubbed the unofficial dish of Malaysia, Nasi Lemak is on top of the list. Nasi means rice, while Lemak signifies rich or tasty. But basically, it is rice cooked in coconut milk. The sides can vary, but cucumber and peanuts are the staples. When the dish is cooked well, the flavor, texture, and quality are guaranteed.

  • Nasi Kandar

    The bamboo pole, which vendors use to carry large containers of the dish is referred to as a kandar. It is a plate of rice served with pre-cooked curries. For some, you can add up to 50 different sides to the rice.

  • Mee Goreng

    For noodle lovers, try out Malaysia’s chewy egg noodles covered in a sweet sticky sauce with hints of pork, shrimp, chewy fish cakes, chicken, cabbage, bean sprouts, and more. There are no exact rules about what goes in it, but the blend always gives an interesting flavor.

  • Char Kuey Teow

    The dish is flat rice stir-fried noodles with pork lards, bean sprouts, shrimp, and other fresh ingredients. Essential to Char Kuey Teow is the aroma from the noodles imparted by cooking it over high heat in a well-seasoned Chinese wok.

What are you waiting for? Try out these Malaysian food in California now! For authentic dishes, visit Curry Leaves Bistro. Contact us.

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