Street food ga­lore

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MALAYSIANS are spoilt for choice when it comes to food. As we live in a multi-cul­tural so­ci­ety, we get to sam­ple lots of Malay, In­dian and Chi­nese cui­sine. Some of the pop­u­lar savoury street food in­clude nasi lemak, mee ma­mak goreng and roti canai. Let’s not for­get de­li­cious sweet treats such as apam ba­lik, idiyap­pam, cen­dol and putu pir­ing.

In its re­port Malaysia’s Top 40 Foods, news web­site travel.cnn.com listed ayam per­cik, murtabak, le­mang and satay as its top 40 picks of lo­cal food. Listed among desserts are tepung pelita, goreng pisang and ais ka­cang. Have you sam­pled any of th­ese yummy treats?

What is your favourite hawker food? Do you like pan-fried good­ies like murtabak, roti canai or roti John? How about rice dishes like nasi ker­abu, nasi kan­dar and nasi da­gang?

Let’s hear what read­ers have to say on the topic, Hawker Food.

“My favourite hawker food is nasi lemak. It’s tasty and I love the rice which is cooked in co­conut milk. Now that I am older, I en­joy eat­ing nasi briyani and satay,” says Chang Zhi En, nine.

Inesh Dhayal, six, loves nasi lemak too. “I like to eat it with spicy an­chovies sam­bal and fried chicken. I can eat nasi lemak for break­fast, lunch and din­ner.”

“Malaysia is a food par­adise. There is a line-up of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional dishes. My favourite hawker food is nasi lemak,” says Kal­panaa Ku­mar­avel, 11.

“My favourite hawker food is ais ka­cang, roti canai, popiah and satay,” says Rayna Kam Shin Rui, seven.

“I like to eat noo­dle soup. I love the soupy broth with rice noo­dles, prawns and eggs,” writes Ni­cole Ong Hui Ting, nine.

“While Malaysia is fa­mous for its hawker food, it is im­por­tant to eat healthily. We must con­sume healthy food with nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents,” says Hir­ring Kaarine, 11.

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Chang Zhi En, 9

Inesh Dhayal, 6

Hir­ring Kaarine, 11

Ni­cole Ong Hui Ting, 9

Wee Yu Wen, 11

Rayna Kam Shin Rui, 7

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