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Malaysian food has been heavily influenced through history by the ships that came to its shores from India, China, Middle East and Europe. This melting pot of cultures has had its effect on Malaysian cuisine. And though there are many dishes unique to this peninsula, the influences can be seen in the spices used. Malaysian restaurants in UAE carry forward this great tradition of authentic preparation of this centuries old cuisine.All about Malaysian food
Malaysian food is spicy and aromatic and the interesting combination of sweet, sour, salty and that surprising burst of heat is what the food is all about. Chilli, cinnamon, ginger and herbs like coriander together with lime and tamarind make this amalgamation of tastes makes this one of the original fusion foods.
There are a few Malaysian dishes that are worth a mention. Nasi Dagang is a Malaysian rice dish served with fish curry. The speciality of the rice is that its steamed in coconut milk giving it a lovely flavour. Hokkien Char Mee is fried noodles or sometimes broth based. The noodles are flat rice noodles that have been fried in pork fat and soya sauce. Nasi Lemak is the Malaysian national dish. Nasi in Malay means rice and this rice is soaked in coconut milk and then cooked with pandan leaves for its fragrant taste. Te rice can be be served with egg or seafoods like squid or fish and chicken. Satay is marinated meat skewers that are cooked over a charcoal fire and served with a peanut and chilli sauce. Now that you know what to eat, it’s time to choose a good Malaysian restaurant in UAE.The best Malaysian restaurants in UAE
Rasa Sayang is right at the top when you are looking for a good Malaysian restaurant in UAE. It’s not that easy to find but just head over to the Malaysian Trade Centre Building in Oud Metha. The restaurant is the no fuss, wooden furniture and all emphasis on the food kind of place. And the food definitely is the star of the show. The menu is extensive but here are a few favorites. For appetizers try the Ketayap, its sweet though so be prepared for a green pancake filled with coconut and palm sugar. The mains are generous portions so don’t spend too much time with the appetizers. The Nasi Lemak special is stomach filling with the coconut rice, fried egg, fried chicken accompanied with a chilli sauce, peanuts and anchovies. There are over 9 Nasi Gorengs to choose from and they pack a chilli hit that is flavorful. Bubur Pulut Hitam is a dessert best shared. It is a popular sweet dish in Malaysia made of a gooey black rice porridge cooked in coconut milk and pandan extract. Prices at Rasa Sarang are most reasonable making this the best Malaysian restaurant in UAE to go to.
Mamak Malaysian Eatery has a lot of Malay expats patronising it which itself gives the Malaysian food here the stamp of authenticity. This Malaysian restaurant in UAE is in the ground floor of Al Mamzar business centre. If you need a fine dining experience then there are a lot of Asian restaurants in UAE serving multi cuisine foods, Mamak Malaysian Eatery has no illusions to a fine dining ambience but the food will make you give it a top rating. The Roti Canai and curries are a good meal to order. The veg Nasi Goreng which is a fried rice with the mushrooms and the Me Goreng, rice noodles with a spicy sauce are recommended a try.
The Noodle House at DIFC serves both Thai and Malaysian food. Nur Malaysia on Zabeel Road is a fairly good Malaysian restaurant in UAE as well.