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Best Malay food in Singapore


Here are 10 popular Malay foods in Singapore along with a brief description, Instagram usernames, and opening hours:

  1. Nasi Lemak – fragrant coconut rice served with various side dishes such as fried chicken, otah (grilled fish cake), anchovies, peanuts, and a spicy sambal sauce. Instagram: @adamroadfoodcentre. Opening hours: 6am to 9pm daily.
  2. Mee Siam – a spicy and tangy noodle dish made with vermicelli noodles, a tamarind-based sauce, and various toppings such as tofu, shrimp, and boiled eggs. Instagram: @hajilanesg. Opening hours: 7am to 10pm daily.
  3. Satay – skewered and grilled meat (usually chicken, beef, or mutton) served with peanut sauce and cucumber and onion slices. Instagram: @sataybythebay. Opening hours: 11am to 10pm daily.
  4. Roti Prata – a flaky and crispy flatbread served with curry sauce or sugar. It can also be filled with various ingredients such as egg, cheese, or onion. Instagram: @springleafprataplace. Opening hours: 24 hours daily.
  5. Beef Rendang – a spicy and aromatic dish made with slow-cooked beef in coconut milk and various spices. Instagram: @nurilkarimrestaurant. Opening hours: 11am to 11pm daily.
  6. Gado Gado – a salad made with boiled vegetables (such as potatoes, long beans, and bean sprouts) and a peanut sauce dressing. Instagram: @kampungglamping. Opening hours: 11am to 10pm daily.
  7. Murtabak – a stuffed pancake filled with spiced meat (usually chicken or mutton) and onions. Instagram: @royalprata. Opening hours: 24 hours daily.
  8. Laksa – a spicy and creamy noodle soup made with coconut milk, dried shrimp, and various spices, topped with shrimp, fish cake, and bean sprouts. Instagram: @328katonglaksa. Opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily.
  9. Ayam Penyet – a deep-fried chicken dish served with a spicy sambal sauce, cucumber slices, and rice. Instagram: @warongpenyet. Opening hours: 11am to 9pm daily.
  10. Nasi Padang – a buffet-style meal consisting of steamed rice served with various Malay dishes such as beef rendang, sambal goreng, and fried chicken. Instagram: @theasiankitchensg. Opening hours: 11am to 10pm daily.
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