TRAVEL MALAYSIA | STREET FOOD

Have Your Taste Bud Dancing with Delights

Hungry? Go where? Malaysia Street food!

Elvie Lins
3 min readJan 14, 2023

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Malaysia night market gelang patah
Varieties of fried food from chicken, fish, and other kinds of seafood. Image by Elvie Lins

Have you ever been to a night market in Malaysia? If not, you are missing out on some of the best food experiences life has to offer. Night markets are a popular part of Malaysian culture and draw in tourists from all over the world. It’s no wonder why — the sights, smells, and tastes of Malaysia night markets are truly unique. Street food vendors offer an array of delicious dishes that will have your taste buds dancing with delight.

Let me introduce to you some of the street food you can find at the Night Market in Malaysia.

Street food Malaysia
All types of sausages and some chicken feet on the very left coated with flour and cook very crispy that you can eat everything. Image by Elvie Lins

You’ll be surprised to learn the variety of sausages, with only chicken, beef, or mutton and fish content sausages.

Fish balls and fish cakes are my favorites. You will dip it in spicy and savory Malaysian chili sauce, it’s heaven!

Malaysia Street food Chicken
Chicken barbecue. Image by Elvie Lins

You are not fun of sausages? no problem, there are set meals available. Like the one above, it’s a chicken barbecue. You can request for chicken legs, wings, or the more meaty part.

Malaysia street food
Another chicken barbecue. Image by Elvie Lins

You can get by whole chicken too. This one above is a real chicken barbecue, marinated in their own style, usually a little sweet and the vendor will include a small pocket of chili sauce and of course the white rice too.

Fried rice in Malaysia
Fried noodles Kwe Teow and Fried Rice with tuna fish and ikan bilis (silverfish) Image by Elvie Lins

You are fun with Fried Rice? Yes, Malaysia has many types of fried rice. The interesting one is the very tiny silver fish is included in the fried rice. Added some tiny carrot cubes and green beans into the rice, and you have the set meals already. It…

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Elvie Lins

"Traveling ignites my soul, crafting tales of my journeys. Through my lens, I bridge cultures and showcase stunning landscapes, bringing the world closer. 🌍"