ITC IN THE SPOTLIGHT: A TASTE OF HERITAGE

Picture: Department of National Heritage (DNH)

Malaysian cuisine, like its people, is a melting pot of spices and flavours. Silas Low rounds up some of the country’s best heritage food.

Until three years ago, 230 Malaysian cuisines that are near extinction or “long forgotten” have been gazetted as National Culinary Heritage by the National Heritage Department.

The recipes for these heritage food (makanan warisan), as they’re called, are traditionally passed down from generation to generation orally without any systematic records and documentation.

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