‘Eat your breakfast like a King’ – sounds familiar? Have you ever wondered why the phrase emphasized so? Well, it’s because breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Imagine, your body has rested for many hours, and to function well throughout the day, you need to fill it up with good food! That is why it is called breakfast; ‘breaking the fast’!
So in this piece, we will guide and entice you to check out 11 MUST TRY Halal Malaysian breakfast you get only in Malaysia. From the East to the West of Malaysia, we’ve covered all famous Malaysian breakfast. Let us know which one is your favourite.
1. Soto Ayam (Chicken Soto)
Soto Ayam is a tasty bowl of broth served with noodles or/and vermicelli. The added ingredients are slices or strips of chicken meat, hard-boiled eggs, Chinese celery leaves, and fried shallots. This is a good option for those who love something ‘soupy’ to start their morning! This recipe is very famous among Malaysians and typically prepared by the Malays. To try out a good Soto Ayam, check this place out Soto Ayam
If you like to have Chinese dumplings for breakfast, why not? Dumpling is a small piece of dough and it is usually wrapped around a filling. The dough is normally based on flour, potatoes or bread. The fillings could be sweets, fish, chicken, and vegetables. Dumplings are cooked by either steaming, frying, boiling or simmering. You can eat dumplings on its own, or add some gravy to it to make it more interesting. Yes, this is Chinese cuisine, but, there are many Halal eateries in Malaysia that serve Halal Dumplings. Here is an example: Halal Chinese Muslim Food
3. The Cantonese Fried Kuey Teow
Have you tried out the Cantonese Fried Kuey Teow? If you haven’t, you are missing out! Well, even though it is a famous Chinese dish, fret not as there are many restaurants that serve Halal Cantonese Fried Kuey Teow, for instance at Restoran Haslinda Sim Abdullah (Facebook). This restaurant even has several branches that you can check out. The Fried Kuey Teow is so mouth-watering. Stir-fried in a hot wok, it will then be served in a thick and tasty egg sauce which is poured over it. Definitely, a good way to kick start your morning!
4. Rojak Noodles (Egg noodles served in saucy peanut sauce)
Even though Rojak is not pretty common to be eaten as breakfast many years ago, but it is not a taboo to do so. In fact, it is getting quite famous nowadays. The term, Rojak in Malay means to mix. Rojak is basically egg noodles added with delicious peanut sauce.
5. Roti Canai
Who doesn’t know Roti Canai in Malaysia? If there is any Malaysian who doesn’t know what Roti Canai is then that’s absurd! The Roti Canai is an Indian-influenced flatbread and famously found all around Malaysia. It is usually served with a saucer of really thick, creamy and scrumptious ‘dhal’ or curry. The flatbread itself is normally fluffy or crispy, depending on how you prefer it to be! We have to say that this is the common and most famous Halal Malaysian breakfast as it is delicious and FAST to be prepared!
6. Mi Goreng Mamak (Mamak Style Fried Noodles)
This is another type of noodles influenced by Indian culture. Mi Goreng stands for fried noodles and this dish will be presented with carrot strips, fresh cucumbers, medium-sized unshelled prawns, and eggs. Sometimes, the dish would also have bean sprouts, potatoes, and fritters which make it so yummy and authentic!
7. Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice)
What is the history behind the infamous Malaysian’s Fried Rice? Initially, it was made with the leftover rice to make sure no rice is wasted after a meal. The rest is then history. It became an all-time great dish ever since. To add more taste to it, the rice is normally flavoured with a little bit of soy sauce, tamarind or lime and also added with some meat and vegetables. To top this dish off, fried egg is often added as well.
8. Nasi Lemak
This dish is one of the most well-known Malaysian breakfast choices in Malaysia. Anywhere you go in the morning, usually, you can spot Nasi Lemak easily. This delicious dish is prepared with coconut milk, sambal, nuts, egg, and chicken. Not only that it is superbly YUMMY, but it is also packed with a good source of fibre, vitamins, and proteins!
9. Beef Noodles (Ngiu Chap)
Beef Noodles anyone? The Chinese commonly call it as “Ngiu Chap”. Yes, it is Chinese cuisine. However, living in Malaysia with multi-races and religions, this great dish has been accepted by other races and religions in Malaysia too. Guess what? Nowadays, you can easily spot Halal Ngiu Chap in your nearby area around Malaysia. For instance, in Kota Kinabalu, you can get a bowl of palatable Halal beef noodles at Yee Fung Coffee Shop. Don’t forget to pair your Ngiu Chap bowl with a glass of “Ham Kit Ping”, which is an iced drink prepared with preserved plums and limes.
10. Kaya Toast
Kaya toast is perfect for those who want something simple yet fulfilling to kick-start the hectic day ahead. It is prepared with Kaya (coconut jam), pandan leaves, coconut milk, eggs, and sometimes with butter or margarine. It depends on how you prefer to have your Kaya toast. Sometimes, Kaya toast is also dipped into a bowl of a soft-boiled egg with a little bit of dark soy sauce and a bit of pepper. To make this a perfect breakfast, Malaysians love to have the Kaya toast with a cup of hot coffee or tea.
11. Kolo Mee
This plate or bowl of noodles is very famous in Sarawak but has expanded its good reputation even to the whole of Malaysia. This is comfort food for the Sarawakians, initially. Yes, Kolo Mee is generally Non-Halal. Nevertheless, nowadays, there are many Halal Kolo Mee served all over Malaysia for breakfast. For example, you can check this restaurant out: Halal Kolo Mee. The Kolo Mee is served with minced beef or chicken along with other ingredients.
There you have it. 11 must-try Halal Malaysian breakfast! The selections of food are pretty interesting and authentic, isn’t it? Fellow Malaysians are blessed to have a lot of choices to pick from to start our day, don’t we? To wrap up, don’t forget to tell us what you would love to try.