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
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).
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