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Singaporean & Malaysian Food Challenge

By , 8 April 2011

Singaporean & Malaysian Food Challenge

If you haven't heard, here's the news, Asia is the land of food and has a strong food culture. This is a selection of Singaporean and Malaysian food. In reality, Singaporean food and Malaysian are rather different but there are strong influences. This is a selection that includes dishes found in both countries. So if you are travelling in these countries, here's your challenge: Find them and taste them! 

This is just a small collection, if you like this, let us know and we can post more. 

Singaporean & Malaysian Food Challenge

Roti Prata

A kind of pancake prepared with wheat flour, eggs, ghee, or butter. Watch out for man flipping dough. Eat it natural or with eggs for breakfast. Served with curry.

Nasi Lemak

Nasi or rice is cooked in coconut milk and served with anchovies in chili sauce, a few slices of cucumber and a sliced, boiled egg.

Nasi Dagang

Glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk and served with fish curry, cucumber pickles, and coconut sambal. It is a favorite breakfast in the east coast states of Kelantan and Terengganu.

Bubur cha-cha

Malaysian dessert cooked with yam, sweet potato, sago, pandan leaves, coconut milk, and block sugar.


Basically glutinous rice balls rolled in freshly grated coconut. At bite size, these balls are made by sealing a lump of chopped palm sugar (gula melaka) into a dessert spoonful of glutinous rice dough and then rolled into a ball.


As well as rice, a number of different styles of unleavened, wheat-flour bread are eaten with Indian cuisine. Chutneys, pickles, and relishes are always served to complement and balance the main dishes.

Spicy Potatoes Samosa

Serve hot with tamarind sauce, sweet chili sauce of fresh miny chutney.


About Jas Chong

Singaporean & Malaysian Food Challenge

Jas is a guest blogger here, and also happens to be a great cook.

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