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The Malaysian Palate: A Year Full Of Sweet And Savoury!

The Malaysian Palate: A Year Full Of Sweet And Savoury!

Here are the Top 5 orders that stole the spotlight on Grab in 2022, according to The Grab Food & Grocery Trends Report 2022.

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If there is one thing that unites Malaysians together, it’s our undying love for food and the pride we take in creating them. We collectively abhor ‘crispy rendang’ and the question of ‘where to eat later?’ has become synonymous with the Malaysian spirit. The proof of the eating is in the pudding, so it’s no wonder Malaysia has been dubbed by many as the foodies’ paradise of Southeast Asia.

Here are the Top 5 orders that stole the spotlight on Grab in 2022, according to The Grab Food & Grocery Trends Report 2022, with some of the top-rated restaurants (voted by YOU!) included so you know where to go next to satiate your cravings;

1. Nothing tastes better than home

Malaysians’ favourite local staples such as the perfectly crisp fried chicken, the ever-versatile nasi goreng, and the fluffy roti canai remain crowd favourites with almost 2,000 plates sold every hour. Guess home is really where the good food is!

Feast on the best that Malaysia has to offer by ordering from Village Park Restaurant and Kanna Curry House.

2. ‘twas a Seoul-nourishing year.

For a second year running, Korean cuisine continues to be the second most searched cuisine on GrabFood, after Vegetarian. Bold in flavours and vibrantly spiced, snacks such as tteokbokki, corndog and kimbap orders grew 4x compared to the year before.

Planning to binge-watch your favourite K-Drama this weekend? Get warm and comfortable with your favourite hearty Korean dishes from K Fry Urban Korean or Sopoong.

3. This is a kale to action!

There’s more to meat-free options than just buddha bowls and tempeh. 90% of Malaysians say that they consume at least one healthy meal every 2 to 3 days, and almost 1 in 2 consumers tried plant-based alternatives in the last 6 months. It’s no wonder demand for healthy meals on GrabFood has shot up 5 times, and health and wellness sales grew 4 times on GrabMart.

If you’re planning to increase more vege-friendly options into your diet but have trouble finding them, romaine calm and order your next healthier alternatives from Tasty Chapathi or LeFood.

4. Coffee, tea or more tea?

Tea and bubble tea were ordered approximately 3X more than coffee. With an array of menu to choose from and flavours to sip on, it’s no wonder they’re popular and for a good reason! If milk is not your cup of tea (wink, wink), pick from a selection of fruit teas that you can customise to your liking!

Feeling adventurous? Get the best of both worlds from Chun Yang Tea or Chatto to quench that thirst

5. Malaysians’ love for fried chicken

On a daily basis, Malaysians eat over 20,000 plates of fried chicken, and that excludes the fried chickens found in your nasi lemak or ayam penyet. It’s so good on its own, Malaysians turn to it as a comfort food!

Skip the queues and order your favourite ayam goreng Mekdi from McDonalds on GrabFood.

6. Parking hassles begone, groceries delivered to home

Fresh produce shopping on GrabMart is growing in popularity. Because let’s be real, grocery shopping can sometimes be a chore and time-consuming. In fact, our survey shows that five out of the Top 10 most ordered GrabMart items were fresh produce, including vegetables, chicken, fruits, eggs, and prawn.

Avoid the cumbersome queues and get your groceries and essentials delivered from Jaya Grocer.


From restaurants to cafés, street food to hawker centres, Malaysians sure know where the hidden gems are. Thinking of what to makan next? Planning for a late evening World Cup watch party with the buddies? Organising a year-end gathering? Order your next meal from GrabFood or GrabMart and leave the heavy lifting, while you sit back and relax in the comfort of your own home.


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