The Practice of Different Eating Habits

The Practice of Different Eating Habits

  • Submitted By: MinYee
  • Date Submitted: 02/22/2009 3:10 AM
  • Category: Religion
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The Malays, Chinese and Indians pratice different eating habits. They differ from the way of eating and type of food they consume. Firstly, the Malays uses only three fingers to eat while the Chinese uses chopsticks and the Indians uses all five fingers to eat. The Malays are more to spicy food while the Chinese food are less spicy and salty. Next, Indian food are more to fried food.

The traditional Malay culinary style has been greatly influenced by the long-ago traders from neighboring countries, such as Indonesia. Malay food is often described as spicy and flavorful as it utilizes a melting pot of spices and herbs.

Popular Malay dishes include : -

Nasi Dagang
This dish is made by cooked rice and glutinous rice together, to which coconut cream is added once it is cooked. Nasi Dagang is eaten with its own specially made side dishes of tuna fish curry and a light vegetable pickle.

Keropok Lekor
A popular and the most visible fried snack in Terengganu, the keropok is made of fish meat, ground to a paste, and mixed with sago. Coming in two main different forms, the long chewy ones are called 'lekor', while the thin, crispy ones are called 'keping'. Keropok is best eaten hot with its special chili dip.

Satay is another popular Malay dish. Pieces of marinated chicken or beef are skewered and cooked over a charcoal fire where they are periodically brushed over with oil. The skewered meat is then served hot, accompanied by a special peanut sauce.

Nasi Lemak
The rice is soaked in coconut cream and then the mixture plus pandan leaves steamed. This comes as a platter with cucumber slices, small dried anchovies (ikan bilis)and roasted peanuts.


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