6 Most Exotic Food in Malaysia You Dare to Try – Sightseeing in a country, featuring natural beauty makes us weary on the way. When tired, and the stomach to feel hungry. It’s best to immediately eat, but the food is quite extreme for consumption.
6 most exotic food in Malaysia you dare to try
Frog on a Stick
In KL’s most well-known night market, Jalan Alor, a stall sells deep fried frogs on sticks. Although frog’s legs are commonly eaten in Chinese cuisine (like in frog leg porridges), eating the entire frog is not as common. At this stall, the whole frog is deep-fried and eaten. Some say it tastes just like chicken!
Frog on a stick
Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Mon- Sun: 1900 – 0000
Price: RM 25
2. Charcoal Barbeque Yong Tau Foo
Ever heard of barbecued Yong Tau Foo? Us neither. Yong Tau Foo is typically eaten with soup or eaten dried with some sauce over it. We wonder… If Yong Tau Foo is now barbecued, is it still considered Yong Tau Foo?
Try this new take on barbecued Yong Tau Foo, it might be your next favourite thing!
Old Tricycle – The Original Charcoal Barbecue Yong Tau Foo
Jalan Desa Jaya, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
Mon – Sun: 1800 – 0000, Tuesday closed
Price: ~RM 1.90
3 . Sago Grubs
This won’t be an exotic food article without mentioning these grubs. Although considered a local food in Sarawak, not all locals eat these grubs because I would expect it takes some form of courage to put a live squirming insect into your mouth. However, Sago grubs are extremely nutritious with more vitamins, unsaturated fats, and minerals with less cholesterol than common meats like chicken or beef. So if you are thinking of leading a healthier lifestyle, perhaps try eating Sago Grubs.
You can find these grubs being sold in Sarawak’s local markets.
Serikin, 94000 Bau, Sarawak
Sat – Sun: 0600 – 0055
Price: ~RM 40-45 / Kg
4. Nasi Lemak, Chicken Rice, Mango Sticky Rice Sushi
Next on the list, we have weird fusion sushi! Ruyi & Lyn, the creators of this amazing concept combined well-loved food in Malaysia with the Japanese sushi, and this is the product:
Ruyi & Lyn Restaurant
Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Mon – Sun: 1200 – 1500, 1800 – 0200
Price: RM 43
5. Bull Penis Soup
Yup, you heard it right. Bull penis soup is believed to enhance a male’s virility and is said to improve their performance in bed. This dish, “Sup Haji Abu Bakar” is served with Indian spices in a curry like broth at a street stall in Jalan Doraisamy. Besides bull penises, they also serve bull testicles if you are up for the challenge!
Sup Haji Abu Bakar
Dang Wangi Asian Heritage Row, Jalan Doraisamy, Malaysia
Mon – Sun: 1800 – 0000
Price: ~RM 10
6. Porcupine Rendang
We all know that Rendang is a popular dish all over Malaysia and is commonly cooked with beef. It is no surprise that some ambitious people would try to create their own take on rendang. Restoran Lembah Bernam is famous for their exotic dishes and has taken it to a whole new level by using porcupine or landak meat. According to other reviews, the porcupine meat did not have any distinct smell or taste which makes it much more palatable, in our opinion.
Restoran Lembah Bernam
Jalan Main Canal, Tali Air 9, Sekincan, Pasir Panjang, Selangor.
Mon – Sun : 1100 – 1700, Friday Closed
1kg – RM 120
500 g – RM 60
300 g – RM 36