Malaysia My Destination : Info about Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
LOCAL CUISINE / DELICACY

| Overview | Tropical Fruits | Vegetarian Delights | Malay Delicacy | Chinese Delicacy |

| Indian Delicacy | Nyonya Delicacy | Portuguese Delicacy | Ethnic Delicacy (Sabah & Sarawak) |

 
 

Thus the love for food is only natural and the results, are reflected in a wide array of? tempting meals, including a fine spread of vegetarian cuisine.

 

Malaysia is blessed with diverse cultures and a fertile land. Coupled with a tropical weather, this wonderful land of plenty produces a variety of exotic fruits and vegetables all year round. There are various types of vegetarian diets and preferences. Whichever vegetarian diet you may observe, you can be assured that the Malaysian vegetarian cuisine caters to all needs.   For those who are not too particular, a wide range of vegetarian meals can easily be ordered in non-vegetarian restaurants.   From small restaurants to gourmet offerings, Malaysian vegetarian food will carry you into new realms of epicurean delight. Savour nourishing, delicious meals of Indian, Chinese, Nyonya and Western origins throughout the country.

 

The Malaysian encounter will undoubtedly capture the imagination and entice all vegetarians by fulfilling individual needs, and the country will remain long in your memory as the vegetarian food paradise. Malaysia is truly a beautiful and wonderful country. While enjoying the colourful sights and exotic cultures, the types of cuisine offered will leave a visitor spoilt for choice. This includes vegetarian cuisine with its fine culinary tradition.

 
  Chinese

The customs, traditions and celebrations brought by the early Chinese immigrants to Malaysia have been perpetuated over the years. Today, festivals such as Chinese New Year, Moon Cake Festival, Chap Goh Meh and Hungry Ghost Festival add colour to the Malaysian cultural scene. Each Festival offers its exclusive dishes with its own folklore.   Enjoying a wide popularity, the exquisite Chinese cuisine focuses on colour, aroma, taste and presentation. Mock meats made to resemble a variety of meat and seafood, are predominantly used in the Chinese vegetarian fare. They are made of soy, gluten (a mixture of protein found in cereal grains), mushroom and seaweed. The delicate use of various spices and seasonings such as fresh ginger, garlic, chili pepper, rice wine, sesame oil and soy sauce among others enhance the flavour of the dish without overpowering the senses. Light soups, dim sums, a variety of noodle dishes and even steamboat make the Chinese cuisine a fare to look forward to with much relish.

 
 
  Indian

The Indians came in as traders in the 15th century and brought with them their rich culture as well as exquisite spices. The Indians celebrate Deepavali, Thaipusam, Ponggal and numerous other festivals with devotion and enthusiasm. Indian food is enjoyed by all races in the country.   For its mouth-watering aroma and heady taste, this cuisine uses a unique blend of fine spices and diverse styles of cooking. Indian food is generally rich and satisfying. Much attention is also given to its savoury and sweet snacks. Spices such as cinnamon, star anise, cumin and fenugreek are used to enhance the taste of food as well as for its holistic properties. Rice dishes such as briyani, anytime light meals consisting of poori, naan and dhasas as well as finger-licking curries will leave the palate craving for more.

 
  Nyonya

The Straits Chinese or Peranakan is a fusion culture that resulted from the intermarriage between the Malays and the early Chinese traders during the Malacca Sultanate.   Apart from their speech and dressing, the Peranakan people are inherently Chinese, celebrating the same festivals as their Chinese cousins. The Sino-Malay amalgamation has produced its own exotic cuisine called Nyonya? food, which is relished by many. A mark of Nyonya culinary fare is the hours of care and preparation that go into making a delicious meal. The Nyonya cuisine uses a lot of pungent roots like galangal, turmeric and ginger, aromatic leaves like pandan and kaffir lime, along with candlenuts, shallots and lemongrass.   The hall mark of delicious Nyonya food are its Assam Pedas, the Nyonya kuihs and a variety of acar or pickles.

 
  Thai

Due to the proximity of Thailand to Malaysia, Thai food has made an impact on the Malaysian taste buds. The style of cooking in the northern Malaysian states of Perlis, Penang and Kedah is a testimony to the Thai influence.   A typical Thai meal combines a number of tastes that are hot, spicy, sweet and sour. Thai food is usually stir-fried or steamed, though many cooking variations have been introduced to suit modern needs. Flavours from the Thai kitchen are enhanced with lime, lemongrass, tamarind, kaffir lime leaves, coconut milk, cilantro and green onions. Tom Yam Koong, fresh savoury salads such as mango and papaya. and green curry arc taste explosions that titillate the senses of many.

 
 
 

| Overview | Tropical Fruits | Vegetarian Delights | Malay Delicacy | Chinese Delicacy |

| Indian Delicacy | Nyonya Delicacy | Portuguese Delicacy | Ethnic Delicacy (Sabah & Sarawak) |

LOCAL CUISINE / DELICACY