Dining in Malaysia
- Categories of Restaurant
- Markets (hawkers and foodstalls)
- Markets, often at night, where different stalls prepare food in front of the customers, (very) cheap and open almost 24/24.
- There are different categories, offering varied dishes
- Rules For Eating Out
- You usually pay at the end of the meal, and the price includes service and taxes. It is not usual to leave a tip.
|Economy Meal||Under 10 RM|
|Medium Price Meal||From 10 to 25 RM|
|Good Quality Meal||Over 25 RM|
- Food Specialties
- Among Malay specialties, satay (barbecued meat which has been marinaded in a hot spicy sauce), nasi goreng, ayam goreng, rendang, nasi lemak, Chinese soups: noodle soups with meat, wan tan mee, kway teow, popiah; and Indian dishes: murtabak, roti canai, tandoori.... For further details, see the Rough guide.
- Fruit juice, tea (usually sweetened with condensed milk), coffee, bali water (a sweet drink made from barley), sodas.
- Dietary Restrictions
- Culinary restrictions depend on religions.
- Table Manners
- The Chinese eat with chopsticks, the Malays and Indians eat with their right hand.
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