Breakfast is the essential meal of the day. Breakfast will affect your mood throughout the whole day that’s why you need to decide wisely of what are you going to have for breakfast. Breakfast helps you to kick-start your metabolism, help you focus on your activities and giving you energy.
But, one wrong decision can ruin your day. The worst part is, skipping breakfast will make you got terrible breath early in the morning. Since Malaysian live with three different races in one country and assimilates each order cultures. Typically, there are various foods at different times of the day.
Here are a few top breakfast choices throughout the day for you to choose;
Telur goyang is half-boiled eggs, and even the name itself ‘telur goyang’ means jiggly egg. Half boiled eggs are usually paired with white pepper and soy sauce. Some peoples prefer to eat just like that, and some people prefer to dip with toast.
They are usually served with the eggshell, where customers will crack the egg open by themselves. This mouth-watering breakfast will cost you below than RM 5 and benefits to your health.
Nasi Lemak is most Malaysian’s favourites. Rice infused with coconut cream and paired with unique spicy condiment or sambal. The Nasi Lemak is wrapped with fresh banana leaves give it the best aroma. The rice itself is aromatic, and banana leaves make it better. You will drool over the beautiful of nasi lemak’s smell.
The classic Nasi Lemak is usually served with peanuts, cucumber, hardboiled egg and anchovies. The Nasi Lemak goes fancy when people start requesting to eat with rendang, fried chicken, seafood and varieties of choice. Perfect rice will win everyone’s heart, no matter how fancy or classic it is. The classic Nasi Lemak will cost you around RM2- RM3
Roti Canai is Indian influenced food that most of the people love after Nasi Lemak. You can’t say it a light meal if you listed the nutrients, but it won’t make you bloated. Typically, roti canai is served with dhal or curry, but some people prefer to dip with condensed milk, especially kids.
There are many choices on Roti Canai, where you might want to try Roti sardine, Roti Telur, Roti Bawang and many more. Thousands kind of Roti Canai exist, still, the original one is the best, and as addition, you might want to try to enjoy your roti canai with bare hands.
Curry puff is a type of pastry that is suitable as a breakfast on-the-go snack that can make you full. Not for long, but at least until lunch. This snack is likely a pastry that filled with potatoes that cook with curry. Giving a little bit of spiciness and flavour. This snack helpful, especially when you are in a rush.
Pulut is aa sticky rice that usually serves with sambal or grated coconut, or many more choices depends on the state you stay. People willing to line up early in the morning for this coconut-infused sticky rice. You really can feel the energy flowing inside your body after you finish this sticky rice.
Apam Johol is originated from Negeri Sembilan that give a light and sweet taste. This traditional pastry or kueh is usually wrapped with Baccaurea Motleyana, or we called it ‘daun rambai’ that leave the leave’s fragrant to the sweet treat.
This kueh can easily be found if you go down to Kuala Pilah for breakfast, they don’t just serve them in breakfast but also for tea time. Typically, locals will eat Apam Johol traditionally with sambal or rendang. But most of the people prefer to eat without any dip but still give a wink to your eyes.
If you are a heavy breakfast person, you should try nasi dagang. Nasi dagang is well known around Terengganu. You can easily get this tasty meal for two ringgits with satisfying taste if you go to Terengganu. It is a combination of white rice and sticky rice that have a unique fragrance.
Nasi Dagang is always served with mackerel tuna curry and mix vegetable pickle giving unique combinations that are mouth-watering. The sweet, sour and spicy taste is something that people keep looking for early in the morning.
If you are a fan of Kelantan’s cuisine, you might know about this blue rice that has a beautiful fragrance and make you hungry early in the morning. This meal is served with a special fish sauce called budu, spicy sambal belacan, fish and coconut floss with a generous amount of grated crunchy vegetables with the addition of salted egg.
This hearty and substantial meal is something that people crave every day because of its richness in flavour that comes from spicy sambal, salted egg, tangy budu and the crunchy vegetables. All the ingredient work out well with variety kind of dish in one meal.
If you go to Peninsular Malaysia, most of them prefer rice for their breakfast. It is quite a different culture in Sabah where the locals start their day with noodles. The thin noodles are served with fish meats and use fish broth.
The fish noodles are usually served with a little bit spiciness enough to make you sweat but if you’re not a fan of spicy meals, you can choose not to eat it spicy. The fish noodles are cooked with tofu, preserve vegetables and tomatoes.
After we go through breakfast from each state, here it is the Sarawakian breakfast of gods. This laksa serves rice vermicelli with special soups that top with shredded omelettes, prawns and shredded chicken. They use special paste that you can only get from Sarawak. This meal is the Sarawakian speciality.
I bet you will start craving one of the breakfast once you read this. Most of Malaysian are enjoying their breakfast either homemade breakfast, ‘tapau’ breakfast or dine-in at the restaurants. Malaysian will wake up early in the morning to enjoy the breakfast heartily as soon as 7 am.
You do not want to be late for your breakfast only to find out everything has finished. Rise and shine people and plan your breakfast now with your family and try everything on the list.
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