We Malaysians are lucky as we live in a multi-cultural community. This unity of many cultures, traditions, and heritage is a plus for many people. In that list, the common thing that we should be thankful for is our own food. May it be Malay, Chinese or Indian, we Malaysians have varieties of food to try. The dishes’ roots may not be in our country, but it has made its home being part of our culture.

We have our preferred spots and restaurants when it comes to having our favourite Malaysian food. However, since the Movement Control Order (MCO) introduced itself to the people, many are not having the chance to taste their favourite dishes. You can order the food using delivery services, but wouldn’t it be special if you master the skill of making your favourite food? Yes, you can enjoy your favourite Malaysian food anytime while you’re at home. Here is your chance to learn to cook your favourite Malaysian dish.

We at Augustman have gathered some of the best Malaysian dishes you can make while you are at home.

  1. Nasi Lemak
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Nasi Lemak is one of the most famous Malaysian food. This dish includes coconut rice, sambal, cucumber slices, fried anchovies, and peanuts. You can choose to add chicken rendang and squid sambal to this dish. Nasi Lemak is the most common food tourists around the world look out to try.

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  1. Asam Laksa
(Photo: Heritage On The Plate)

Asam, in the name of the dish, means tamarind in Malay. Penang is known to make the best edition of this Malaysian food. Asam Laksa is also available in Bangkok, Singapore, and many other countries. This dish comes in different variations. The most common one comes with rice noodles with soy tamarind broth along with mackerel, and vegetable garnishing.

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  1. Mee Goreng Mamak
(Photo: Miss Tam Chiak)

Mee Goreng is an Indian-Muslim dish available mostly at Mamak restaurants. As you follow the instructions, this dish could provide you the taste you enjoy at Mamak restaurants. To make this dish, you would require yellow noodles, chicken or beef slice, soy sauce, shrimp, eggs, and vegetables. Prepare a little bit of chilli and Ajinomoto to add flavour to your fried noodles.

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  1. Satay
(Photo: Will Fly For Food)

If you are a person who loves grilled food, satay maybe your favourite Malaysian dish. Satay is sliced chicken or lamb cooked on a charcoal grill. Satay is juicy and rich in its very own flavour as it is dipped in peanut sauce before grilled. For this Malaysian food, you would need rice, peanut drip sauce, cucumber slices, onions, and chicken or lamb.

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  1. Ayam Rendang
(Photo: DearNestle)

Ayam Rendang was made famous by Gordon Ramsay when he learned to make the dish. The slow-cooking process sums up a tendered chicken meat and a delicious paste for food lovers to enjoy. Ayam Rendang is most common during the Hari Raya festivals in Malaysia. Learn to make this dish with Malaysian’s best chef, Chef Wan.

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  1. Roti Canai
(Photo: Asia One)

One of the simplest yet delicious dishes in Malaysian cuisine is the Roti Canai. This flatbread comes with three different sauces at Mamak restaurants. Roti Canai gives the best taste when it combines with sambal and bean dahl. Learn to make your delicious roti canai from home now.

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  1. Hokkien Mee
(Photo: Johor Now)

Fried Hokkien Mee is very famous in the city of Kuala Lumpur. This Chinese style cooking combines thick yellow noodles in a thick dark sauce with either chicken or pork, squid, prawn, fish cake, and cabbage. This dish is available at Chinese restaurants on the usual days. Malaysians cannot dislike this dish as it provides a unique and delicious taste.

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An enthusiastic writer with a keen interest in film studies, Dhakshaan Kumar is August Man Malaysia’s new digital writer. He may be fresh out of uni but has penned several film scripts of various genres and even dabbled in filmmaking. The communications degree holder harbours dreams of making it big as a writer and filmmaker.

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