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Ah eggs, the smooth shelled organic vessel that’s been rescuing broke adult meals for generations.

Whether it’s boiled, fried, scrambled, poached, baked or cooked in any way, nobody can fully egg-splain how much the humble egg has made every single dish sunny side up.

As it’s World Egg Day today (second Friday of October), we take a look at our local cuisine to find 7 Malaysian dishes that’ll never be the same without eggs!

1. Nasi Lemak

There are many elements to making Malaysia’s national dish egg-straordinary, but the egg is a very important sidekick to the sambal star.

2. Chilli Pan Mee

Without eggs, this local delight is just not as cracked up as it could to be without the creaminess.

3. Char Kuey Teow

How can one even ap-poach an egg-less char kuey teow???

4. Kaya Toast with Soft Boiled Eggs

Credit: Serious Eats

This rich breakfast is only kaya because of eggs. Without it, it’s just an empty shell.

5. Ramly Burger Special/Benjo

Credit: ilovekch.com

Controversial opinion: Ramly burger special > Ramly burger.

Honestly, Burger Benjo has got a l-egg up on the competition.

6. Nasi Goreng Patayya

Credit: Resepi Bonda

Despite the Thai connotation to the name, did you know that Nasi Goreng Pattaya is actually another eggs-quisite Malaysian invention?

7. Nasi Bujang

Technically not an actual dish, but this combination of rice, egg and kicap is the saviour of many broke, young and hungry Malaysians who have to scramble to make ends meet.


There you have it, all the best Malaysian dishes that’ll never be the same without eggs. You could say it makes our favourite dishes simply egg-celent!

Do you love eggs? Do you hate eggs? Let us know which Malaysian egg-y dish is your favourite on TRP’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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