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Food Essay

Food Essay


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NURUL ZALKHA BTE AB RAHIM SX100025HDJ01 870803-01-5580

Food is an essential part of living. Among all human activities eating undoubtedly has the greatest effect on health. After breathing, eating is what we do most frequently during a lifetime. Malaysian food is exotic with an exciting range of flovours and culinary styles offering the uninitiated an endless gastronomic adventure. In Malaysia, has many types of food. (thesis statement) Malay food is rich and spicy arising from the use of hard spices and a wet spice mixture of "rempah" and coconut milk. Malay food varies from region to region. Kelantanese food, akin to Thai cooking for example, has a sweetish taste due to liberal use of coconut milk and sugar in cooking. On the other hand, the food of Kedah is spicier due to the influence of Indians who arrived here centuries ago during the spice trade. For the adventurous, there is an array of popular Malay dishes to tantalise their taste buds. A favourite with Malaysians is "Nasi Lemak", rice cooked in coconut milk served with anchovies, squid, eggs, cucumber and sambal (chili paste). An East Coast favourite is "Nasi dagang", fragrant unpolished glutinous rice steamed with coconut milk and served with tuna fish curry. "Nasi Kerabu", another rice-based dish native to Kelantan, is served with local herbs and salted fish. A Malay banquet would not be complete without the ever popular "Satay", skewered chicken or beef marinated in spices, then grilled over charcoal fire. It is served with peanut gravy, rice cubes, cucumber and onions. A wide variety of Chinese food is available in Malaysian. Among the popular styles of cooking are those of the Cantonise, Hokkien, Hainanese, Hakka and Szechuan communities. Generally, Chinese food is mild in flovour but local influence has given it a slightly spicier taste. In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, there are elevenses where "Dim Sum" (steam snacks) is served. Apart from hotels outlets and large chain restaurants, Chinese food is also available in most coffee shops. General statement


has now come to be known all over the world as “Malaysian Food”. Nyonya and indigenous peoples of Borneo.NURUL ZALKHA BTE AB RAHIM SX100025HDJ01 870803-01-5580 Contrary to popular perception. Typical dishes include "Otak-otak" (fish meat marinated in spices. Nyonya or "Peranakan" food evolved out of a unique blend of Malay and Chinese cooking styles. 2 . wrapped in banana leaves and grilled) and "Itik tim" (duck with salted vegetables). Chinese. (Summary all the body paragraph) ( 589 words) • Supporting Details = example for food in Malaysia. Indian -Muslims food is another local favourite one ought to try while in Malaysian. is essential in order to comprehend how such a cosmic array of food. sour. Generally. Milder on the tastebuds are dishes such as "Kurma" (mild meat curry) and "Tandoori" chicken (chicken baked in clay oven). The food is best tried in Nyonya restaurants which have become popular in recent years. "Murtabak" (pancake with spiced meat mixture) and "Mee goreng" (fried noodles). Popular dishes include fish head curry. It is characterised by sweet. spicy and pungent flovours. Various spice blends are used in Indian food to give a robust flavour to food but yoghurt almost always accompanies a meal at the end to cool down the tastebuds. Indian. Malaysian food is not one particular distinction of food but a culinary diversity originating from it’s multi-ethnic population of Malay. Indian food need not be searingly hot. Presented here are some of the various delicious and popular dishes from this rainbow of gastronomic spectrum. Southern Indian food is hotter than its Northern Indian and Moghul counterparts and is characterised by the heavy use of cream meat-based dishes and "Naan" breads. A brief look into the past and how this multi-ethnic country came to be.

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