The popularity of taking dates in Malaysia is increasing day by day. They are considered as a very nutritious foodstuff among the locals. A Date is basically green, plump juicy fruits that have been processed and are available in different colors – pink, orange, yellow, white, etc. Below are some of the most popular varieties of dates in Malaysia.
Hamentosa – This fruit is very popular and has become one of the most popular varieties. This fruit comes from the Acai Palm tree. The palm fruit has a thick rind that makes it easier to pick. It has a sweeter taste than the other popular varieties. Due to its popularity it is available in different flavors such as Cayenne, chocolate, and peach.
Dessert dates – These delicious fruits are also popular in Malaysia. These are known as ‘milk chocolate’ in Indonesia and Singapore. The palm wine that makes these milk chocolate dates is made from the milky sap of the Acai Palm tree. They are made even tastier if they are combined with vanilla or honey. Dessert dates are great for making sweets or desserts at any occasion.
Prawns – Although not so popular in the local market but if you search the internet you will be able to find recipes for these delectable seafood delicacies. Prawns are cooked in coconut oil and seasoned with salt and pepper before being fried. You can either fry them in vegetable oil or just rub it on your favorite vegetables. They are very tasty when served with thin sliced sesame seeds or peanut sauce. You can also serve this with char kway teo.
Apples -These fruits are very easy to make. All you have to do is peel, slice and mince the apples. Put the apple into small pieces then drizzle some sugar over it and spread it all over the dish. Making a dessert of dates isn’t that difficult.
Carrot – Another popular fruit in Malaysia. The skin of the carrot is finely chopped and mixed with yogurt and honey. This gives the carrot a tangy taste.
Pineapple One of the most popular tropical fruits. The skin of the pineapple is cut into strips then cooked in a little coconut oil. Put some sugar over it and sprinkle it with sea salt. Makes a delicious dessert, when mixed with honey and cream. Eating these fruits from a coconut shell is very delicious and healthy.
So there we have it. These are some of the most popular Asian food that you can eat or make at home. There are many more recipes available but I hope this gives you inspiration in making the dishes. Happy cooking!