Malaysia Restaurants

Malaysia restaurants the popular eating destinations. The current news many restaurants in Malaysia got busy in foreign countries such as Manhattan, New York. I was there from 1997 until 2002, but only Penang Restaurant was open at that time. The restaurant run by Malaysian Chinese lives in Manhattan. Malaysia kitchen site has the story. That is the good news to hear as Malaysia food had been received very well in the foreign countries.

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In Malaysia the popular spot to lunch and dine is always a priority among the tourists. Without earlier inquiries and you step in into any restaurant, you may feel out of place due to lack of seat reservation. In order to make your dining enjoyable you may book the table before you go there.

If you stay in Penang a host of dining options is available right in Batu Ferringhi. From high-class dining outlets to humble roadside restaurants, all of them offer good tasting food of Malaysian recipes and of course they are cheap.  

Famous Food

There are also plenty of choices in terms of the types of Malaysian cooking one can find in Malaysia restaurants.  Among the popular one are:


A meat filling that often used in traditional Malaysian food. The bread is stuffed with various items, often with mutton or a similar meat, as well as egg, garlic and onions. Other common ingredients include jalapeno or Serrano peppers. Many recipes also call for clarified butter, locally called “ghee” as a part of the frying process or as a garnish for the dish.


Rotijala literally means “net bread”. This lacy pancake is made from a creamy batter of plain flour, eggs, butter, and coconut milk with a dash of turmeric for color. A particular metal or plastic funnel with small holes is used to do the lace effect. The batter is then cooked briefly over a greased hot griddle and usually rolled or folded. Rotijala usually served with chicken curry.

Malaysian dessert

They are made of flour, wheat, yam, tapioca or beans, and little palm sugar or gula melaka and grated coconut or milk. Some Malaysian desert also made of fruit such as banana, sweet potatoes and jackfruit. Malaysian dessert not only serve as a snack in the local house but also available in five star hotel and restaurant to cater tourist who visit Malaysia. Among the dessert serve in those hotel such as bingkai ubi, buah Melaka (onde-onde), dodol, kuih seri muka, malaysian banana cake, rempeyek, coconut jam and wajik.

Where to eat

There are many foreign recipes restaurant in Malaysia such as CoChine Bistro & Alfresco.  This restaurant serves Vietnamese and Lao food in stylish. Contact: 2 Jalan Kiara, Plaza Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Phone: 03-6201-0002, Hours: Mon-Sat Noon-10:30pm Bar, Mon-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-3am.

Gonbei: This restaurant offers Japanese food in Malaysia. Contact: 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Phone: 03-2782-3801, Fax: 03-2782-3818, Hours: Mon-Fri Noon-3pm, 6pm-10:30pm, Sat-Sun Noon-3:30pm, 6pm-11pm.

Cagayan’s Ribs and Filipino Cuisine: There are not many Philippine restaurants in Malaysia. Cagayan’s Ribs and Filipino Cuisine located at G107-108 Centrepoint, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03 77241022. Business Hours: 11.30 am to 10.00 pm.

MyThai Jim Thompson: This restaurant offers Thai dishes. Contact: 181 Bukit Bintang, Starhill Gallery, LG7, Kuala Lumpur 55100. Phone: 03-2148-6151, Fax: 03-2148-4901. Hours: Daily Noon-11:45pm.

Bon Ton Restaurant: This restaurant serve an eclectic mix of Western and Asian food. Contact: R1 & R2 Lower Ground Floor Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250, Phone: 03-2142-2287. Hours: Daily 11:30am-1am.

1 Malaysia restaurant: Offering cheap food under the 1 Malaysia People's Menu MR1M programme. The programme launched in July, 2011. It offer a set breakfast at maximum 2 ringgit and lunch sets with drinks at 4 ringgit. 

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