Perth is the major metropolis of Western Australia, and while it might be one of the most isolated major cities in the country, it has a bustling and cosmopolitan vibe – and nowhere is that more obvious than in the range of eateries on its busy streets. Perth's Malaysian restaurants in particular are firm favourites among the city's foodies, and whether you're looking for traditional savoury dishes like fried rice served with crunchy vegetables and locally–sourced seafood or a more sweet option like an iced cendol to cool you down in the heat, there's something for everyone at Perth's Malaysian restaurants.
Known in Asian countries as the place to go for fast, high–quality food, a hawker is a street food vendor found on streets across Malaysia. That's why Mr Hawker is one of Perth's best Malaysian restaurants, as it recreates that street food vibe inside the comfort of its Guildford Road eatery. Here you can try dishes Malaysians would sample on the streets every day, including pork ribs in Peking sauce and steamed rice or seafood and coconut curry.
When it comes to sampling the food of Malaysia, don’t forget about delicious hot beverages. Anyone who has visited Malaysia will know that a kopitam is the prime place to go for a light bite alongside a pick–me–up coffee or tea. That's why Ah Beng Kopitiam on Langford Avenue is a favourite among Perth's Malaysian restaurants: here you can try authentic dishes from the culinary culture of Malaysia, such as nasi goreng (fried rice served with your choice of chicken or fish) as well as starters like satay oyster mushrooms on skewers, all washed down with a beautiful cup of authentic coffee.
It's definitely advisable to leave room for dessert when visiting Perth's Malaysian restaurants, because the chefs here are serving up excellent puddings. MyRasa on Welwyn Avenue in the suburb of Manning is an excellent choice for those who love dessert: with options on the menu ranging from ice–cold cendol (a delicious mixture of rice and tapioca flour, red bean paste, palm sugar and coconut milk) to dishes like pandan creme caramel, there's a sweet treat for everyone here.