Just thinking about the food in Malaysia makes us wanna jump on the next plane. Seriously, the corner shops that you think look cheap and bad, are usually the best. A good hint is to see where the locals hang out, and go there. Don’t go to a place where there’s just two people, it means it’s no good.
The Malays go out for lunch and dinner almost every day, so they know where the good spots are. Char Kway Teow is a big hit and so is laksa, chicken satay, and nasi goreng. For drinks, Milo (the local chocolate drink), lemon tea bing, and 100PLUS is a hit. You can get a good meal for 8-15RM (around 2€), if you go local. In Kota Kinabalu there is an amazing corner shop close to the Sunday market in Gaya Street where the chef makes a portion of homemade noodles each morning and by 10.30am the noodles are usually gone, so you need to be there early to make sure you get your morning noodles. Be aware, you will be stared at, as you’ll most likely be the only kwai lo in there.