Malaysian food is both delicious and easy to enjoy when you're in a rush. Thankfully it ticks a third box as well, in that it can be pretty healthy, too. Our neighbours have some fantastic dishes and thankfully they're right on our doorstep. Cast aside any illusions that it's somehow unhealthy - the idea that any culture's cuisine isn't healthy overall is a myth. For example, with Indian food you can enjoy grilled meats, with Italian food you can find delicious Mediterranean salads and with Japanese food some sashimi is your best bet.
Malaysian food has its own range of plates that are really good for you. The country comes with plenty of food light enough to eat in a rush, and everything is simply so fragrant and fresh. Here are some of our favourite Malaysian fast food dishes for you to experience in Singapore.
1. Chilli Crab
For a wholesome meal that still packs a punch, chilli crab is a really good choice. Crab is known for being absolutely full of essential fats and nutrients and some say the Malaysians cook it best. In Singapore, you can order from Dancing Crab. Don't worry their crab is perfectly stationary, but it's iconic. Using the flavours of orange and tomatoes, the spices really come into their own.
2. Nasi Lemak
Nesi Lemak is a coconut rice concoction and it's Malaysia's national dish. There's so much flavour going on yet, from lemongrass to ginger, it's refreshingly light. If you've got a craving for it, Crave is here to save the day. They have so many varieties, including everything from meat through to fish. Try the Nesi Lemak Fish Fillet, with its fragrant basmati rice and sambal chilli, plenty of herbs and spices and egg, too. The guys at Crave are huge fans of Malay cuisine, so they really give it their best. You can tell, because it's honestly amazing.
3. Sambal Kangkong
We could all do with eating more vegetables and it helps when they're all jazzed up. Spinach is especially good for you (just ask Popeye). It's got vitamins, antioxidants and minerals as well as plenty of protein to help keep you strong. If you've only got time for one Malaysian veggie dish, make it Sambal Kangkong as served by Indocafe. Fragrant water spinach is served simply with spicy sambal chilli, yet another Malaysian choice scoring highly on both the flavour and health counts.
4. Nasi Goreng
Its origins are Indonesian - it literally means "fried rice" in their language and is the national dish - but Nasi Goreng is super popular across the Asian continent. Singapore is absolutely no exception to that rule and you can enjoy its unique flavours at New Shah Alam. Sweet soy sauce, garlic, chilli and shrimp paste have all gone into the mix, to really make it pop. If you are looking for something to warm you up, this would be the dish.
Whether the most important thing is your hurry or your health, Malaysian food has got you covered and it's all available from Deliveroo.