Like Melbourne, Malaysia is a meeting place for different cultures, with strong Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences all mixing in one delicious fusion. For years, it has been overshadowed in the Australian dining scene by Thai and Chinese food, but the current crop of Malaysian restaurants in Melbourne CBD are redressing this in style. When you book Malaysian restaurants in Melbourne CBD with Quandoo, you'll find out what you’ve been missing.
The wonderful thing about Malaysia's food is the way it has absorbed ingredients and styles from other cultures to create a completely new set of dishes. For example, Malay chefs have taken plenty of ideas from Chettinad chefs of southern India, including dishes wrapped in banana leaves and including mutton in rendang curries. Then there are Hokkien Chinese delights like Hokkien mee, a kind of seafood noodle stew with dark soy sauce and cubes of pork fat. They all make for a unique dining experience, with dishes that are familiar, yet different at the same time.
The variety of dishes to be found at Malaysian restaurants in Melbourne CBD might be wider than you’d expect. While places like Little Ipoh Restaurant specialise in steamed rice and curries such as nasi kandar from the state of Ipoh, restaurants that focus on the cuisine of Sarawak would often feature subtle spices and seafood, or chicken cooked with mushrooms in bamboo pipes instead.
Malaysian restaurants in Melbourne's CBD are also a great alternative for anyone who is tired of Indian or Thai food and wants to get their spice fix in a more exotic way. If you need some fiery tucker to satisfy your craving, Malay dishes like Ipoh nasi goreng, chilli sesame prawns and chicken skewers smothered in spicy peanut sauce all give you a fine blend of kick and flavour. And with a range of vegetarian dishes as well as Asian beers available on the menu, Malaysian restaurants in Melbourne CBD might just be what you need for a cracking night out.