Since there is such diversity within Malaysia, the food can be broken in the
three groups: Malay, Chinese and Indian. Malay food, like many Asian
countries, consists of rice (staple food) eaten with meat, fish and
An essential ingredient in most Malay states is coconut
milk. Since Islam is a major religion, pork is a forbidden meat as well as
the flesh of predatory animals and birds, rodents, reptiles, worms. If an
animal is slaughtered for food, it must be done in accordance with Islamic
rites. As with Malay food, Chinese (Malay Chinese) food is mainly rice
served with accompaniments.
The different Chinese cuisines are Cantonese,
Kokkiean and Szechuan. Cuisine from Northern China (Beijing, Shanghai) is
also becoming popular. Finally, Indian cuisine is notoriously hot and
spicy. Unlike Malay or Chinese food, the staple for Indian cuisine is
either bread (capati, parratta, puri) or rice, which is eaten with many
different curries. In accordance with their religious beliefs, Hindus not
does not guarantee the complete accuracy of the information provided on
this site or links. Do your own research and get a professional's
opinion before adhering to advice or information contained herein.
Use of the information contained herein provided by AsianInfo.org and
any mistakes contained within are at the individual risk of the user.
do not provide links to, or knowingly promote, any violent or pornographic