Laksa Nyonya – Famous Malaysian Cuisine

If you’ve researched Malaysia, chances are you’ve heard of Laksa Nyonya. This noodle soup dish is a must-try for all visiting foodies. It’s a true blend of Chinese and Malay cuisine, creating something new and unique.

The Peranakan people, descendants of the first wave of Chinese immigrants to Malaysia, have introduced many of their traditional flavours to Malay cuisine. “Nyonya” is both the name for Peranakan women and Peranakan cuisine. You can find laksa nyonya all over Malaysia, but especially in Melaka, where it’s dubbed Melaka laksa. There’s no better place to try this dish than in its birthplace!

With its thick coconut broth, noodles, hard-boiled eggs, bean sprouts, and variety of seafood – prawns and blood cockles usually – this dish is quite the flavour hit. For an extra kick, add sambal belacan (chilli paste) on top. Other common toppings include cucumber slices and makrut lime leaves.

There’s no better way to get acquainted with local cuisine than trying this iconic dish. You’ll have no trouble finding it in most food courts and hawker stalls.

Shop name:
Nyonya Laksa Empire
Rasa Sayang Food Court
0 10-661 3863

Famous Malaysian cuisine is a 50-video series produced by Masters of Malaysian cuisine(MOMC) in partnership with Tourism Malaysia.

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