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Malaysia's cuisine reflects its multiculturalism and its history as a major stop on the ancient spice route, leading to an enticing blend of Indian, Chinese, and Malay foods with many well-spiced dishes. For casual eating, every town has a Hawker Center, with stands offering freshly prepared foods; night markets can also be great place to try local specialties. For more upscale fare, international
For more upscale fare, international restaurants serve steaks and other Western classics. Wherever you eat, don't miss Peranakan cuisine, a tasty blend of Chinese and Malay, and traditional Malaysian dishes such as mee goreng mamak (noodles loaded with vegetables, eggs, and beef, chicken, or shrimp).