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This Merdeka Ad Shows Us Why “Makan is Malaysian”

This Merdeka Ad Shows Us Why “Makan is Malaysian”

In the true spirit of Merdeka, let us embrace and celebrate our rich diversity in the best way we Malaysians know how – with food!

Chandini Del

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If you’ve tried Tuhau, you’ll know that it’s an acquired taste – you either love it or get past the smell, then love it. 

But even though some local foods are not everyone’s cup of tea, I think we can all agree that Malaysians love food. We live to eat!

Our gastronomic heritage is an assimilation of a variety of cultures, and this is something that is still evident today. It’s not just our cuisine that’s incredibly unique, but the way that we view and experience it as well. 

Sharing meals with family and friends is our way of expressing love and care. It’s a cultural experience, in and of itself.

And sharing our culture through our cuisine makes us a harmonious and united nation.

In this Merdeka ad by HappyFresh, three Malaysians showcase their favourite local dishes and what being a Malaysian means to them.

The video titled Because Makan is Malaysian brings unique local delicacies to light, from ikan singgang in Kelantan to Tuhau from East Malaysia and everyone’s favourite kari ayam. These delicious dishes hold a special place in their hearts because of the memories and experiences tied to them.

In the true spirit of Merdeka, let us embrace and celebrate our rich diversity in the best way we Malaysians know how – with food! Have a crack at these dishes for yourself.

Worry not about the ingredients because HappyFresh has you covered!

You can enjoy FREE deliveries from HappyFresh Supermarket and get all the ingredients you need delivered within 1 hour, right to your doorstep. Skip the queues and traffic jams, and get all your groceries right from your fingertips hassle-free!

Time to try Tuhau and see if you like it, maybe? Selamat Hari Merdeka, everyone!


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