As a result of historical migrations of colonization by foreign powers and its geographical location, Malaysia's culinary style is primarily a blend of traditions of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Filipino and Thai cuisine. This resulted in a symphony of flavors that make Malaysian cuisine very complex and diverse. During your trip to Malaysia we recommend that you try the following dishes:
Nasi Lemak - rice cooked in coconut milk, garnished with a spicy sambal shrimp chili sauce;
Ikan Bakar - fish grilled over charcoal and in a banana leaf with chili paste;
Assam Laksa - noodles in brown fish soup;
Char kuay teow - rice noodles fried over high heat with shrimp, bean sprouts, chives and often an egg.