Malaysians are big snackers– we can eat anywhere, any place and any time, be it by the roadside or during a run to school/workplace.
To celebrate our love for food and its portability, we’re rounding up the Top 5 favourite foods for Malaysians to snack on ranging from the sweet, the sour and the salty– all could be enjoyed with your bare hands:
1. Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritters)
Firm, sweet halved bananas coated with a batter then deep-fried to crunchy perfection, this quintessential Malaysian street fare could be a snack, appetizer and dessert all in one.
Prices vary from very cheap (5 pieces for RM1.00) to a mind-boggling 50 sen EACH. (What?)
2. Keropok Lekor (Crunchy Fish Sausage)
A traditional snack derived from the East Coast Â is also called fish sausage, fish stick, or fish fritters. It is made from fish and sago flour and seasoned with salt and sugar. It is slightly greyish in colour and tastes fishy, but is delicious when served piping-hot alongside sweet chilli sauce.
Like the pisang goreng, keropok lekor are sold at RM1 for 5 fat pieces.
3. Karipap (Currypuff)
True to its name, the currypuff consists of flaky pastry with spicy fillings, usually of curried potatoes, sardine or meat. The currypuff has a shape similar to the Latin American empanadas, albeit a lot smaller in size.
The currypuff is the go-to snack of people of all ages in Malaysia, from schoolchildren to working urbanites fuelling up during their long commute to and from the office. Plus the prices are pretty cheap as you can get 3 pieces for RM1. Yum!
4. Fresh-Cut Fruits
Our country’s hot weather means we need cooling down every other hour, and what could be more refreshing than slices of chilled watermelon?
Among the most popular choices are mangoes (both ripe and unripe), papayas, pineapple, and honeydew melons, all prices starting from RM1. For tourists who wants to try the abundant variety of tropical produce here in Malaysia, the jambu batu (guava) and jambu air (water apple) are good choices to munch on during a sweltering hot day. Don’t forget to request for an assam boi (tamarind) powder to your fruits for a tangy-sweet surprise!
5. Pisang Cheese
Another banana-based snack, the pisang cheeseÂ consists of fried bananas topped with condensed milk, brown sugar and a healthy grating of cheese. The heat from the bananas will melt the cheese and sugar, resulting in a deliciously unctuous mess!
Though the dish has its roots to the neighbouring Indonesia, pisang cheese has become a trendy snack among KLites, with many stalls offering it albeit with different styles and textures. If you’re feeling decadent (and a little bit naughty), request for yours to be topped with a generous amount of chocolate sauce. Just because.
Prices vary from seller, but we’d say mostly sells them at RM5 for original and RM6 for a chocolate one.-MYNEWSHUB.CC