There's hardly a dearth of good food in Singapore. With every street boasting an array of eateries to check out, you can try everything from traditional home-grown dishes to Thai, Italian, American and even Armenian.
But one of our all-time favourites has to be Malaysian! Sharing close culinary ties with our own domestic cuisine, Malaysian food is familiar enough to appeal and exotic enough to excite. Richly flavoured, expertly prepared, and beautifully presented, it's a true treat for the taste buds.
If you want to chow down on the very best examples, here's what we recommend.
1. Roti canai
Roti canai is a classic Malaysian breakfast, and one that you'll find served up all across Singapore. The perfect flaky finger food, it can be eaten at any time of the day or night – it all depends on how you serve it. Best consumed straight off the griddle, when it's crispy on the outside and soft and steaming on the inside, it can either be eaten by itself as an early morning snack, or with lentil dal to make the most delicious dinnertime dish. If you're looking for recommendations, Roti Prata is the place to order from: choose Plain Pranata for a breakfast-time treat, or Chicken Roti John if you fancy something a bit more substantial.
2. Nasi lemak
For something a little more filling than roti canai, how about trying a nasi lemak? Widely considered to be Malaysia's national dish, this gorgeous concoction of banana leaves, coconut rice, spicy sambal, and dried anchovies is an ideal option should you find yourself in need of some comfort food. Showcasing the very best of traditional Malaysian textures and flavours, it's an eclectic mix that really works, especially when it's ordered from Crave. Trust us when we say that their Nasi Royale sets the gold standard for good food.
We know – you thought that satay was a Thai dish, right? Wrong! As any proud Malaysian will tell you, they're responsible for making the very best satay around, even if other countries have been more successful at claiming credit for it. Available to purchase from any self-respecting street vendor should you ever take a trip there, you'll also find it on sale from restaurants like Tigafolks & Co. Their Beef Satay, served with rich peanut sauce and rice cake, is particularly yummy.
4. Beef rendang
If there's one additional dish that Malaysia is famed for, it's its curries, and the Wagyu Beef Rendang Set from Indocafe is a particularly fine example. A slow-cooked dry curry spiced with chillies, ginger, kaffir lime, and turmeric, it blends sweet, sour, and savoury elements together in a way that's sure to make your mouth water. Served with a young mango salad to complete this culinary masterpiece, it really is magnificent.
Want to try these amazing Malaysian dishes for yourself? Then head to Deliveroo and place your order now – there's no way you'll regret it!