Malaysia is a new point for the global traveler to explore with tourist attractions in plenty. The multi-cultural society of the nation is also a very interesting aspect for the tourists to get into and enjoy some different features and habits.
The fact that Malaysia is a cosmopolitan society is in fact an added value to its tourism prospects. With the myriad communities, comes along their own nuances- life style, clothing, festivals, eating habits and so on.
When it comes to food and cuisines, Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is a hub for the foodies with mouth watering stuff lined up. When you are done with the trip to the Petronas Towers and over with the awe it filled your soul, time for some food hunt.
Here goes some of the food items you would not like to miss out in Malaysia:
Durian: Also known as Durio Kutejensis, Durian is a popular fruit found in Malaysia. Widely acclaimed as the "king of fruits", Durian is a fruit with a large size (30 centimeter in length). Its shell is full of spikes and it contains a unique smell that raises appreciation and cynicism at the same time. The taste and aroma of Durian is popularly explained as a blend of onion sauce and cream cheese. If you are adventurous enough to try different food belonging to different parts of the world, Durian will aptly feed your zeal.
Roti Canai: Found extensively in the Mamak Stalls or Mapley (food establishments serving Tamil Muslim dishes), Roti Canai is a flat bread made of flour. The size of the breads ranges upto 6 inches and is accompanied with some delicious meat curries, egg fries and fish items. The aroma and the taste of Roti Canai is very much soul pleasing and it finds resemblance in the famous Kerala (India) porottas. A nice break form the junk food that you have consumed during the city tour, Roti Canai is a must eat dish in Kuala Lumpur.
Ketupat: Now this is a food item that a traveler can easily locate in a street side food joint or in some the most high end restaurants. This cuisine is all about rice dumplings that are coated either in a basket of banana leaf or in a woven palm leaf pouch tied together at the top. Though found in Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia alike, the Ketupat that you get in Kuala Lumpur is perceived to be the best among them.
Kuih: As a natural consequence to a full belly major diet, you have the desserts. Though not entirely a dessert, Kuih is a dish containing yummy sweets and visually appealing food stuff. The preparation of Kuih is highly dependent upon the expertise and preference of the maker. But usually, you will find spiced pastries, coconut milk rice pudding and some moist cakes in various flavors in a Kuih plate.
Teh Tarik: Here comes one of the most famous and easily available drinks in any Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia road. Tea in nature and 'pulled tea' in literal term, Teh Tarik is a delight for the tea lovers. In Teh Tarik, the condensed milk tea is poured in and out in two cups so that it gets the fizzy look. But there is a caution for the diabetics; it is high on sugar and you need to order a less or no sugar cup of Teh Tarik when yo you place the order.
Bandung: People who dot on flavored milk are definitely going to fall for this drink otherwise known as “Sirup Bandung”. Ingredient wise it is milk with a dose of rose essence and at times served with whipped cream. A traveler can find this drink as a regular accompaniment for many traditional food and it helps to keep the body refreshed in the typical rain forest weather.
Die hard foodies can not resist the hunger call and it is best when you have it for the food of Kuala Lumpur. But even if you do not put yourself in that belly happy league, eating out is something very much integral for living. And there is no wrong in trying these items while hunting for food in Kuala Lumpur streets.