Nasi Kandar can be literally translated as ‘mixed rice’. The meal consists of plain white rice over which a range of curries, meat, vegetables, and gravies are poured depending on what you choose.
Penang Prawn Mee
This soupy noodle based dish may come from the state of Penang, but you can find it all over Malaysia. Expect a bowl of soup made with prawn stock then heaped with prawns, slices of fish cake, bean sprouts, and egg noodles.
Nasi Lemak is the quintessential Malay breakfast of rice cooked in coconut milk and served in a cone of banana leaves and topped with spicy chili sauce and dried anchovies and served with half a boiled egg.
Malays love seafood like this Peranakan (Straits Chinese) dish which is a seafood soup with coconut milk which is then mixed with noodles and seafood like cockles, clams, or prawns.