In multiracial Malaysia, every type of cooking
from South-East Asia can be tasted. Malay food concentrates on subtleties of taste using a blend of
spices, ginger, coconut milk and peanuts. There are many regional types of Chinese cooking
including Cantonese, Peking, Hakka, Sichuan and Taiwanese. Indian and Indonesian food is also
popular. Korean and Thai food are available in restaurants. Western food is served throughout the
country. Although the country is largely Islamic, alcohol is available.
Table service is normal, and chopsticks are customary in Chinese restaurants. Indian and Malay food
is eaten with the fingers.
Set lunches, usually with four courses, are excellent value for money. There are easily available
international restaurant in all cities.