Street food galore
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