If you are new in Malaysia or interested in learning table manners and etiquette, there are a couple of things that should be known when having lunch or dinner. Like other countries, Malaysia has its own traditions and etiquette.
Malaysia is known as the mixture of different cultures and as a result, diverse food alternatives. With local cooking techniques and recipes, the food paradise Malaysia naturally offers mouth-watering dishes.
Even though Malaysian food culture belongs to Asian cuisine, Western cuisine is popularly consumed at the same time in Malaysia. From street food to fine dining, there are many restaurants and eateries exist within the country.
Famous Indian spices and cooking techniques were adopted easily to Malaysia as the cuisine is based on Ayurveda. Ayurveda is known as the science of life by balancing the body with diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing.
Malaysian Indian cuisine has become perfect when ethnic recipes of India got combined with diverse food culture of Malaysia. Since majority of Indians came from South India to Malaysia, the characteristics can easily be seen in cooking techniques & recipes
The influence of Indians had started to show itself back in ancient times, around AD 110 by the new ethnic Indian communities in Malaysia. During those years, Kadaram (Kedah) and the Malacca Sultanate (Melaka) still belonged to India kingdoms.
As Malaysia has many ethnic groups & religions living within the country, the motto “Bersekutu Bertembah Mutu” (Unity is Strength) can show the importance & possibility of the country being a host for people which can live together from different cultures.