Malay Food Recipes

 Curry, Nasi Lemak, Nasi Kerabu, Beef Rendang....


Malay food is rich, aromatic, strong and spicy arising from the rich tastes of many herbs and spices commonly found in Asian countries.


GingerMalay cuisine varies from region to region. Kelantan food has a sweetish taste due to liberal use of coconut milk and sugar in cooking, which is closer to Thai cooking. The cuisine of Kedah is spicier due to the influence of Indians who arrived here centuries ago during the spice trade.


Chicken Curry Chicken Rendang
Chicken Satay Fish and Papaya Soup
Assam Laksa Fish and Prawn Satay
Chicken Percik Baked spicy fish in banana leaf
Assam Fish Head Curry  Grilled Fish Slices With Kerabu Sauce
Chicken Buah Keluak Fish and Rambutan Curry
Young Banana In Coconut Milk Gravy (Lemak Putih Pisang Muda) Smoked Beef in Thick Coconut Milk Gravy (Gulai Lemak Daging Salai)
Prawn Sambal with Parkia Beans (Sambal Udang Petal) Tamarind Dip with Herbs (Air Asam Berherba)
Thick Beef Curry (Gulai Daging Darat) Aubergine in Rich Curry (Paceri Terung)
Tapioca Shoot Rendang (Rendang Pucuk Ubi) Grilled Fish with Tamarind Dip (Ikan Bakar Air Asam)
Spicy and Tangy Soup (Sup Pindang Pedas) Soy Chicken (Ayam Soya)
Fish Curry Grilled Fish Stuffed with Sambal
Okra Curry Assam Fish Fry Kalasan Chicken
Savory Sponge with Chicken Grilled Aubergine Salad (Lawar Terung)
Chicken Curry With Tomatoes And Coriander Syawal Rice (Nasi Lambaian Syawal)
Chicken Ala Mamak Syawal Beef (Daging Sinaran Syawal)
Coconut Milk Rice Northern Style (Nasi Lemak Utara) Stuffed Chilies (Solok Lada)
Ulam Vegetable Kerabu Rice (Nasi Kerabu Ulam) Wedding Rice (Nasi Orang Kahwin)
Beef in Spicy Soy Sauce (Daging Masak Orang Minyak) Rice With Fish Curry (Nasi Berlauk)
Spicy Chicken Soup (Sup Ayam Pedas) Terengganu Dagang Rice (Nasi Dagang Terengganu)

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Tuna in Spicy Coconut Milk Gravy (Gulai ikan Tongkol) Lotus Seed Glutinous Rice (Nasi Pulut Biji Teratai)
Grilled Spicy Chicken (Ayam Percik) Ulam Vegetable Rice (Nasi Ulam)
Ghee Rice Kampung Folk Style (Nasi Minyak Orang Kampung) Chicken Curry (Gulai Ayam)
Briyani Rice (Nasi Briyani) Chicken Kuzi (Kuzi Ayam)
Tapioca Shoot and Fermented Durian Sambal (Sambal Tempoyak Pucuk Ubi Kayu) Aubergine and Salted Fish Curry (Gulai Terung Panjang Ikan Masin)
Nasi Kandar Beef (Daging Nasi Kandar) Stingray in Hot And Sour Gravy (Ikan Pari Asam Pedas)
Beef in Black Sauce (Daging Masak Hitam) Chicken Kerutub (Kerutub Ayam)
Seawater Catfish, Bilimbi and Bitter Gourd Curry (Gulai ikan Sembilang, Belimbing Buluh Dan Peria Katak) Pineapple and Dried Salted Fish Curry (Gulai Lemak Nanas Ikan Masin)
Ox Liver in Coconut Milk Curry (Gulai Hati Lembu) Prawn Sambal (Sambal Udang)
Fried Tilapia With Lemon Butter Sauce (Ikan Tilapia Goreng Bersos Mentega Lemon) Grilled Leg of Lamb (Kaki Kambing Panggang)
The Five Aunts' Beef Curry (Gulai Daging Mak Cik Berlima) Thai Style Salad (Salad Siam)
Hot and Spicy Beef (Daging Api-Api) King's Pudding (Puding Raja)
Banana in Rich and Sweet Sauce (Pengat Pisang) Kato Cake (Kuih Kato)
Sweet Durian Flavored Glutinous Rice (Wajik Durian) Golden Laces (Jala Emas)
Rice Cake in Coconut Milk Sauce And Syrup (Lompat Tikam) Egg Dodol (Dodol Telur)
Muscovy Duck Kuzi (Kuzi itik Serati) Fried Sepang Cake (Kuih Sepang Goreng)
Ox Tripe and Bamboo Shoot Curry (Gulai Perut Lembu Dan Rebung) Roast Potato with Minced Chicken Filling (Ubi Kentang Panggang Berinti Ayam)
Thai Style Chicken (Ayam Bumbu Siam) Steamed Chicken (Ayam Kukus)
Grilled Beef with Tamarind Dip (Daging Bakar Air Asam) Tamarind Dip (Air Asam)
Fish Sauce and Ulam Leaves Dip Pahang Style (Budu Pahang) Vegetables and Bean Curd Curry Thai Style (Lodeh Siam)
Grilled Herring (Terubuk Bakar) Tamarind Dip with Ground Chilies (Air Asam Bercili Kisar)
Cockle Kerabu (Kerabu Kerang) Prawn And Lemon Grass Curry (Gulai Udang Serai)
Pahang Patin In Fermented Durian Gravy (Gulai Ikan Patin Pahang) Grilled Prawn With Mushroom Sauce (Udang Panggang Bersos Cendawan)
Four-Angled Bean Kerabu (Kerabu Kacang Botol) Mango Kerabu (Kerabu Mangga)
Thai Style Soup (Sup Siam) Rembau Beef Rendang (Rendang Daging Rembau)
Duck Egg With Unripe Mango Curry (Gulai Telur Itik Bermangga Muda) Bitter Gourd in Coconut Milk Gravy (Gulai Lemak Peria)
Spicy Whole Chicken (Ayam Golek) Pineapple, Cucumber and Carrot Pickle (Acar Jelatah)

"Nasi Lemak" is one of the favorite food in Malay cuisine. A recipe that make up of rice cooked in coconut milk served with anchovies, squid, eggs, cucumber and sambal (chili paste). An East Coast favorite is "Nasi dagang", the secret recipe in it are fragrant unpolished glutinous rice steamed with coconut milk and served with fish curry. "Nasi Kerabu", another rice-based dish native to Kelantan, is served with local herbs and salted fish.


OnionA Malay banquet would not be complete without the ever popular "Satay", skewered chicken or  beef marinated in spices, then grilled over charcoal fire. It is served with peanut gravy, rice cubes ("ketumpat"), cucumber and onions.


Malay food is one of the three major cuisines in Malaysia. Together with the Chinese and Indian food, it delighted visitors to the country with its incredible variety and flavors.


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