Traditional Malay food preparations/recipes have been influenced by early traders from Indonesia,Thailand, India, the Middle East, and China & are generally spiced with distinctive spices and herbs , with lots of lemon grass, pandan (screwpine) and kaffir lime leaves ( ...and liberally infused with 'lemak' or coconut milk flavors ).
Rice & noodles ('mee' ) make up the staple diet in a typical Malay meal and brought to a loving climax in a masterful & convenient concoction with these evergreen Malay classical all-embracing chicken , sexy fish and killer beef ( 'daging' or meat ) dishes !
You can get them in most Malay restaurants (& esp pasar malams or open air night markets), anywhere across the country, and at prices that will not make you cry or raise your Grandmothers fading eyebrows !
beehoon goreng ( fried rice vermicelli , dry with anchovies/red chilis/vegetables/scrambled chicken egg bits) , a most popular home prepared , takeaway and family parks-and-beaches picnic snack and cannot-escape side dish in many hotel breakfast buffet spreads.
nasi goreng / mee goreng (fried rice / fried noodles , dry in light/dark sauces) , about similar to counterpart beehoon goreng in availability , and definitely found in backStreet Malay 'warongs' (stalls) and pasar malams from Kuala Lumpur to Kampong Jauh Jauh Tapi Dekat (Far Far Away but Near Village) behind the Titiwangsa Range.
nasi ayam ( chicken rice , a yellowish ginger flavored rice meal with fried chickens in soya sauce) , a classy but headless 11-in-a-row unmistakeable hang-by-the-noose front shop attraction in many Malay makan ( food ) shops.
...and finally nasi lemak ( fragrant rice in coconut milk with fried peanuts & sharp curvy usually quite stiff but stunted fishes cast over magical top-secret recipe ) the Malaysian creame-de-la-creame Gastronomical Wonder ! Wanna know all about it just click
**Just in case you thought team BSG has finally gone bananas the above Top 6 list was prepared after extensive ( no not yet intensive) backStreetEating ( not research ) across the length & breadth of our much maligned diversified country...
...because Malays make up 56.44 % of the total 28.1 million population and they don't eat in non-Muslim eateries...whereas the Gluttony 22.88 % Chinamen & 11.97 % Indians will 'sapu' (sweep) everything within nose smelling range that means also those 6 things lah ! ( ...understand ornot ? aiya never mind lah...).
NB don't worry too much about those sadistics ok !