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Kinds of Malaysia Gourmet Foods

1. Nasi Lemak-
rice cooked in coconut milk and eaten with a range of side dishes and condiments. (click on photo to enlarge)

2. Satay- pieces of meat skewered on thin sticks, grilled over a charcoal fire and dipped in a spicy peanut sauce that's somewhat thicker than rojak gravy. The town of Kajang in Selangor is famous for its satay, and many of its townsfolk have set up branches in other parts of the country. (click on photo to enlarge)

3. Banana Leaf Rice- Another type of meal that has crossed over from its ethnic origins (South Indian) to become a national favorite is banana leaf rice, rice that's eaten off a banana leaf with an accompaniment of meats, curries, vegetables, pickles and crispy pappadoms. (click on photo to enlarge)

4. Nasi Kandar
Originated in Penang, consists of rice, curry and vegetables. although the Indian Muslim vendors who originated it would just have a few dishes to go with the rice, today's nasi kandar shops boast everything from curries to freshly fried meat and fish to seafood in elaborate, bountiful spreads. (click on photo to enlarge)