Food Report: Malaysia

Malaysia's diverse population translates to a vibrant mix of flavors.

Straight from the stands


Good street food is as common to Penang or Kuala Lumpur as Starbucks's are to Midtown Manhattan. That is, they're everywhere.

They're also extremely efficient. I can get amazing food lickety split. It's great.

Man Jian Kueh, a flour pancake with crushed peanuts, brown sugar, and bananas.

Skewers on skewers on skewers on skewers.

A close relative of the street stand is the food court. As in most countries in Southeast Asia, food courts in Malaysia are covered markets filled with street food stands and ample seating for customers.

A food court in George Town, Penang.

Bak Kut Teh.

Prawn mee bowl, about $2.

Pork rice noodles.

Bag it yourself street buffet.

Jalan Alor


There's one food market that needs its own post. You can find it here.