If you’ve planned a medical trip to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to one of it’s top hospitals, you’ll probably get a chance to indulge in the local food. There are a variety of fun foods to try if it’s your first time to the country. Malaysia is known for it’s incredible food choices and flavors so it will be a great experience.
Malaysian food is a mixture of the cuisines of the various cultural groups that live there including the Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Western influences. For breakfast, try the Indian and Tamil dish called Roti Canai. It’s a fried bread that’s flakey and served with dahl and chicken curry along with a sambal chili sauce. You can have it cooked with an egg, banana, onions, garlic, and other ingredients.
Similar to Roti Canai, you can order Paper Dosai which is thin like a crepe, but crispy and rolled up. You break off pieces and dunk it into coconut chutney, tomato chutney, or dahl. A great breakfast!
When you’re ready for lunch, don’t miss a famous Malaysian dish – Curry Mee. Mee means noodles and they are cooked in a bowl of curry with tofu and a variety of vegetables. This is a filling meal.
You’ll also find plenty of vegetarian options in Malaysia. Some Buddhist temples even serve vegetarian buffets for lunch.
For dinner, try a light Malay village (Kampong) style dish with rice and veggies cooked in coconut milk. Nuts are usually served as well. This is also served with fried chicken or fish if desired.
Lastly, you can always rely on fried noodles done in a Cantonese style. Just order Mee Goreng for a tasty treat. If you order Maggie Goreng, you’ll get ramen style noodles. Be careful of the hot chili peppers.
Enjoy your food adventures during your medical travels to Malaysia!