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Area (sq km): 328,550
Population: 23,953,136
Nationality: Malaysian
Local Name: Malaysia
Language: Malay,
Chinese,
Tamil,
English
Time Zone: +8 GMT
Currency: 1 ringgit =
100 sen
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Dialling Code: +60
Electricity: 240V/50Hz
Internet Code: .my
Religion: Muslim,
Buddhist,
Daoist,
Hindu,
Christian
Climate: Tropical Equatorial
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.30-16.00
Major Airports: Kuala Lumpur(KUL),
Kuching(KCH),
Langkawi(LGK),
Penang(PEN)

Malaysian food from Malaysia apartment

Malaysian food is full of rich flavours and Malaysian specialities incorporate Arab, Indian and Chinese spices. Make sure you know the local dining customs when you book a Malaysia apartment before tucking in though!

Malaysian market
Malaysian market

One of the key ingredients to a brilliant Malaysia apartment holiday is Malaysian food! Spices like cumin, turmeric and coriander were brought to Malaysia by the Indian and Arab ship merchants and traders. The Chinese left their mark on Malaysian food hundreds of years ago also. It is safe to assume that rice is the staple dish in Malaysia, but its varied forms boggles the mind.

Noodles are also everywhere and made from rice, wheat, flour and mung beans. The fruits of the sea grace the table in Malay cuisine and the fruits of the earth are sweet and juicy. Reserve a Malaysia apartment today and you will be enjoying savoury Malaysian food before you know it.

Malaysian food specialities

While Malaysian specialities are many, they are also a true delight to the palate. Nonya stewed pork is heavenly and is a gift from the Chinese. The fish is usually fried and filled with spices.

Sometimes it is served as a thick steak with tamarind sauce. Luah is a wonderful oyster omelette that you must try at least once. Char kway teow is Chinese sausages stir-fried with dark soy sauce and flat noodles. Delicious!

A common Malaysian speciality is beef served in a rich coconut curry sauce. Pork rib soup is rich in herbs and pepper, and rempah is a paste made of a blend of delicate and aromatic spices and herbs. It is common in many popular Malay dishes. If you are afraid of a little kick be aware that chillies are commonplace. Two excellent fruits to try are the bittersweet creamy durian and the sweet mangosteen.

Dining customs in Malaysia

It is always to best to learn a little about dining customs in Malaysia before embarking on your holiday. Breakfast is usually a quick bite en route to work. The mid-morning snack helps tide everyone over until lunch. Note that coffee is usually served with sweetened condensed milk. Lunch begins after noon and is more functional than anything else. Usually a rice or noodle dish suffices.

Dinners are either at home or at the hawker stalls that serve up a variety of ethnic dishes. And if you can believe it some people are back out to the hawker stalls around 1am or 2am for a before bed snack of pork rib soup or barbecued chicken.

Be sure to wash your hands before you eat and use your right hand to scoop up food to your mouth. Your left hand is for the toilet only! And never, ever, stick your chopsticks into a bowl of rice. That is a symbol of death to the Chinese of which there is a big population in Malaysia.

Choose from your Malaysia apartment or villas with VillasPeople.com and discover the delights of Malaysian food. Delicious!

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