Famous Malaysian Desserts You need To Try

Malaysia is a country that has acculturation with various cultures. This makes the country has its own charm from the culinary side including the Malaysian desserts. If you visit Malaysia, you will find many food choices in various places ranging from restaurants, food stalls, to the stalls on the roadside.

Famous Malaysian Desserts

Malaysia desserts certainly have a lot of variety. The following are many famous Malaysian desserts that you need to try.

Kuih Nyonya

Kuih Nyonya generally has one main ingredient in common, coconut. Kuih Nyonya cake is available in various types of flavors such as South Lapis, Pulut Inti, Ketayap, Lipat Pisang, Onde Onde, Koswee Pandan, and more. Malaysians generally enjoy Kuih Nyonya for breakfast and as a complement snack while drinking tea.

Malaysian Desserts

ABC (Air Batu Campur)

This colorful Malaysian dessert is made from shaved ice and various ingredients. The ingredients are such as red beans, cendol, mixed fruits, sweet corn, cincau, and ice cream. Last, it is added with condensed milk and syrup on all ice surfaces.

Malaysian Desserts

Sago Gula Melaka

Sago Gula Melaka is Malaysia’s favorite dessert. Sago Gula Melaka or sago with palm sugar is a chewy sago pudding that is served with thick coconut milk and sugar syrup. To add a distinctive aroma, it is added pandan leaves and a little salt.

Malaysian Desserts

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is generally served at traditional Indian weddings. Gulab Jamun is a fried dumpling with a sweet taste made from khoya (milk solids). It is soaked in rose-sweet syrup and cardamom syrup. Therefore, this dessert has an amazing sweet taste.

Malaysian Desserts

Cha Cha Porridge

These colorful desserts are well loved by Malaysians. The basic ingredients are sago, sweet potato pieces, and coconut milk. This porridge has a sweet taste and really popular.

Malaysian Desserts

Tau Fu Fah

The origins of dessert come from the Western Han Dynasty, ancient China. Tau Fu Fah or Tau Huay is made from the gelatinous tofu curry that is served with sugar syrup. The dessert is traditionally served hot. But today, most Malaysians enjoy it in in the cooler version with the addition of toppings such as beans, grass, red bean paste, and more.

Malaysian Desserts


Malaysian desserts certainly have a lot of variety. You can find these desserts in various places ranging from restaurants to food stalls on the road.

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