Malaysian Dining Culture: Eat In and Dine Out Malaysian Style

Since you landed on this page, we assume you are going to savour Malaysian food any time soon. You have got a dinner invitation from a Malaysian family or maybe you’re going to dine out at a traditional yet sophisticated Malaysian restaurant for the first time.

Whatever be the reason, knowing basic Malaysian dining etiquettes can help you create a pleasant experience while giving you an insight into authentic Malaysian food culture.


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Foodie’ Corner: How to Best Enjoy the Hawker Food

Admit it or not, almost everyone has a bit of crave for street food.

Who wouldn’t covet fresh fritter cooked in right in front of your, coming straight into your hand?

Eating street food is a common culinary pleasure all over the world and Malaysia seems to be the king of the street food culture.

Hawker food, what they call it in Malaysia, is the absolute favourite amongst Malaysians. What’s more, the significant influences of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines has made hawker food quite popular in foreign countries too.

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Mamak Malaysian stalls are a hit amongst the locals and tourists

When travelling to Malaysia, one cannot simply visit without first hitting the streets of Malaysia and popping into a Mamak stall. Mamak stalls are famous in Malaysia for their location as many choose to set up on narrow, hidden and corner streets. They are well known for their casual and informal dining, more commonly known as a café. Mamak Malaysian stalls are renown for their authentic, traditional, bold and authentic flavours. Each Mamak Malaysian stall has its own personality and are popular among the locals for their specialty dishes or beverages that are available on offer. Mamak Malaysian stalls serve a variety of delicacies such as the famous roti canai, satay, nasi lemak, hainanese chicken rice, murtabak, mee goreng, the tarik and rojak to name a few.


Customers come in to dine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As well as, supper with a vast amount of Mamak stalls open until past midnight. Mamak Malaysian stalls are open 7 days, 24 hours a week. New and existing customers can enjoy and sample the Chinese, Indian and Malay flavours of Malaysian cuisine in every location and at any time of the hour. This is a highlight for tourists who come and visit Malaysia on holiday as this is rare in many Western countries.

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