8 Malaysian Restaurants Around The World You Should Visit Someday


Ili •  Aug 06, 2021

One of the things we love about travelling is getting the chance to experience all kinds of cuisines. Whether we're enjoying halal fish and chips in London or some of the freshest halal sushi in Tokyo, indulging in local food is an absolute must when exploring new destinations.

With that being said, sometimes all you crave for is a warm plate of nasi lemak, laksa or kuey teow. Tucking into Malaysian dishes in a foreign place delivers a sense of home and pride - so for this upcoming National Day, we've rounded up a list of Malaysian restaurants around the world that you should visit in the future ?

Disclaimer: Do note that not all the listed places are halal-certified. We recommend that you do your own checks beforehand and dine at your own discretion.

Halal Malaysian Restaurants Around The World

1. Nasi Lemak Amsterdam

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If you happen to find yourself in the Netherlands, you can get your nasi lemak cravings fix from Nasi Lemak Amsterdam. This home-based business by Solehan Manger-Ramli initially started out as a simple hobby of cooking local dishes for friends. Soon after Nasi Lemak Amsterdam made its debut, the business became a major hit among Malaysians living in Netherlands as well as the locals.

Address: Dorpsdijk 39 4156AL Rumpt, Netherlands

P.S. Don't miss out on these 10 amazing places that should be on your Amsterdam to-do list.

2. Nyonya Malaysia Restaurant Amsterdam

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Another place to get your Malaysian food fix while in the Netherlands, or more specifically Amsterdam, is at Nyonya Malaysia Restaurant. Serving a whole range of Malaysian dishes like rendang ayam, sambal petai udang, asam ikan and char kway teow, anyone who dines here can expect to enjoy a hearty feast of local flavours.

Address: Kloveniersburgwal 38 /HS, 1012 CW Amsterdam, Netherlands

3. Agak Agak Seoul

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Heading to Seoul soon and looking for a place to satisfy your cravings for Malaysian food? Make your way to Agak Agak which is located in the Yeonnam-dong district near Hongdae. Some of their recommended items are classic Malaysian dishes like nasi lemak, Nyonya laksa and satay daging (beef satay) which uses Australian wagyu beef!

Address: 1st Floor, 57 Donggyo-ro 25-gil, Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea (5-10 minutes' walk from Hongik University station exit 1)

P.S. Plan your Seoul trip with our 6D5N Muslim-friendly Seoul itinerary!

4. Rasa Sayang London

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Feeling homesick while exploring London? Let Rasa Sayang fix that right away! Give your stomach a break from all the Western fare and treat yourself to a homey plate of nasi lemak and satay. Complete your traditional Malay meal with a cup of hot Teh Tarik. It's a combo that never fails!

Address: 5 Macclesfield St, London W1D 6AY

5. Satay House

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Recognized as one of London's most established Malaysian restaurant serving traditional authentic Malaysian cuisine, Satay House is the place to be for any traveller to drop by and have a satisfying meal.

Address: 13 Sale Pl, Tyburnia, London W2 1PX, United Kingdom

6. Makan Cafe

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Owned by a Malaysian couple, this Singapore-Malaysian cuisine restaurant offers value-for-money dishes with a cosy ambience! Expect your favourite traditional eats such as satay, char kway teow, Malaysia-style fried rice and roti canai served in a lively, no-frills café.

Address: 270 Portobello Rd, London W10 5TY

P.S. Here are 11 of London's yummiest halal eateries (near attractions!).

7. Rasa

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Founded by Malaysian siblings Chef Tommy Lai and Camie Lai, Rasa serves authentic halal Malaysian cuisine such as nasi kerabu, kampung fried rice, Hainanese chicken rice, Penang asam laksa. And get this - they even serve cincaluk! Who knew you could enjoy such a dish in the heart of the Big Apple?

Address: 25 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011, United States

8. Mamak

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Mamak is an award-winning Malaysian restaurant, with branches in Sydney and Melbourne. Named after the roadside stalls of Kuala Lumpur that peddle Indian Malay street food, they are popularly known for serving authentic, bold and traditional flavours. Dishes like mee goreng, roti towers, fish curries and more truly hit the spot like no other.

Address: 366 Lonsdale St Melbourne, VIC, Australia 3000

Have you enjoyed Malaysian dishes from any of these places before? If you haven't, make sure to save this list for the next time you travel again! ?