Top 10 Most Searched Recipes In Malaysia 2019 Including Popia Nestum

Hello, foodies! We are now nearly at the end of December. This time, we are back to update you on the top recipe trends we have for 2019. Wondering what kind of interesting recipes we Malaysians have searched the most? Here’s the ranking for the Top 10 Most Searched Recipes In Malaysia 2019. We have attached some recipes for you to recreate these at home!


1. Asam Pedas Melaka (Malaccan Spicy and Sour Fish)

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Asam Pedas is a common dish that all Malaysians must have tried before. However, each state in Malaysia has a version that makes it so special. Some said Asam Pedas Melaka is the best version of all the varieties we have. With ingredients such as Kesum Leaves and Torch Ginger missing from this version, you know this is not your usual Asam Pedas.

Here’s A Simple Recipe To Follow: Asam Pedas Melaka

2. Daging Masak Hitam (Meat In Black Sauce)

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Photo: The Cooking Jar

Daging Masak Hitam is a famous dish that belongs to the Malay culture, which directly translates into Meat Cooked Black. You might be unconvinced by this black coloured dish, but once you bite into it, you’ll soon fall in love with the flavourful sauce that’s cooked in aromatic herbs and spices. This dish uses many more herbs compared to normal curry dishes, so imagine how flavourful it’ll be. Try out the recipe below!

Here’s A Simple Recipe To Follow: Daging Masak Hitam

3. Biskut Cornflakes (Cornflake Biscuits)

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If you love those crunchy cornflakes in your milk for breakfast, you’ll love this cornflake biscuit. Each bite is a buttery heaven with the perfect crunch that soon melts in your mouth. You’ll find this sold at traditional bakeries during festive seasons but what’s better than to add your twist by making your own? Some add chocolate chips or sultanas, but there’s no limit to your creativity!

Here’s A Simple Recipe To Follow: Biskut Cornflakes

4. Kari Ayam (Chicken Curry)

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There are so many versions of Chicken Curry, let it be Indian, Nyonya, Chinese or Malay. But we all must agree that our mom’s version of Chicken Curry is the best. This signature Malaysian dish that’s made out of chicken meat, has been marinated and cooked in a blend of savoury spices together with coconut milk and potatoes. What’s best about homemade Chicken Curry is that the leftover tastes even better the next day.

Here’s A Simple Recipe To Follow: Kari Ayam


5. Nasi Ayam (Chicken Rice)

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Chicken Rice has a soft spot in our hearts as it’s the top 5 most searched recipes in Malaysia in 2019. Based on one of the four most important dishes during the Qin dynasty in Hainan called Wenchang Chicken. The Hainanese immigrants soon made their version of this dish and now it has become one of our unique staple food in Malaysia. Try out this recipe for some tender chicken with golden soft skin!

Here’s A Simple Recipe To Follow: Nasi Ayam

6. Ayam Masak Merah (Chicken in Spicy Tomato Sauce)

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You might be wondering, tomato sauce and chicken? But yes, it’s a traditional Malay dish that’s packed with rich flavours that make this dish so creamy, tangy, spicy, sweet and savoury. Similar to Korean Fried Chicken, the chicken meat is fried until golden brown and then it’s simmered with this special sauce until its satisfyingly delicious.


Here’s A Simple Recipe To Follow: Ayam Masak Merah

7. Popia Nestum (Nestum Spring Roll)

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Nestum has been with us Malaysians for more than 50 years, providing nutritious multi-grain and vitamins, it’s undoubtedly a famous breakfast drink amongst us. This crispy thin Nestum Spring Roll is not only recognised by many Malaysians, now there’s even a legit recipe from the Nestum company itself! This delicate snack is not your usual Spring Roll, but a sweet and familiar memory that Malaysians love.

Here’s A Simple Recipe To Follow: Popia Nestum


8. Nasi Minyak (Ghee Rice)

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This special dish originated from Indonesia and got its influence from Middle Eastern cooking. It was only served to the Sultan and royal guests. Now, it has become a charming dish that everyone loves! Ghee or clarified butter has a stronger and more flavourful taste compared to other butter. Adding this important ingredient into basmati rice makes this dish so heavenly that you could smell it, even if you’re miles away.

Here’s A Simple Recipe To Follow: Nasi Minyak

9. Semperit Susu (Custard Cookies with Condensed Milk)

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Kuih Semperit is a Malaysian style of Scottish butter cookies. Its name originated from a Malay chef who mispronounced the word ‘shortbread’ which now everyone calls Semperit. What’s different in this version from our authentic Kuih Semperit is that it contains condensed milk that elevates its milky taste to another level.

Here’s A Simple Recipe To Follow: Semperit Susu

10. Popia Cheese (Cheese Spring Roll)

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Last but not least, in the 10th place of the most searched recipes in Malaysia for 2019 is Cheese Spring Roll. Let’s all admit that 2019 has been a cheesy year that had us all crazy for those yummy cheese dishes. Popia Cheese inevitably another tempting dish that we are curious about. Good news to all is that this recipe is so simple that you only need some spring roll skin, chili powder, and cheese powder to make it!

Here’s A Simple Recipe To Follow: Popia Cheese

List: Top 10 Most Searched Recipes In Malaysia 2019 Including Popia Nestum

Here comes the end of the list for ‘Top 10 Most Searched Recipes In Malaysia 2019 Including Popia Nestum’. We hope you enjoyed reading and make sure to try out some of these dishes for the upcoming New Year. Do let us know how your dish turned out in the comment box below. See you in the next post!

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