VIDEO: Malaysian Economy Rice (Affordable and Tasty)

By Mark Wiens 12 Comments

(If you can’t see the video, watch Economy Rice on YouTube here)

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I’ll admit it, economy rice doesn’t exactly portray the most appealing meal in the world.

But when we are talking about Malaysian food, even the typical, normal, working class food is stunningly delicious. Just like nasi campur, economy rice is a buffet variety of different dishes, but instead of being Malay curries, it’s predominantly Chinese style dishes.

In this episode of Migrationology street food TV, I drop by a little pop-up restaurant serving marvelous Chinese dishes. On my rice I chose braised tofu, stir fried water morning glory (kangkong), and black bean stewed spare ribs – the highlight of the meal.

Everything was outstanding!

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  • Joe

    8 years ago

    One more thing mark can i ask what camera you use ?, because the quality is great it nearly makes me think im back home in malaysia

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Joe, I use a Canon DSLR 550d with a 18 – 135 mm lens.

  • Damien

    8 years ago

    Keep the videos up Mark, love them. Is there any better dish than morning glory – the more garlic and chilli the better

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Thanks a lot Damien! You’re right, it’s a wonderful vegetable, and garlic and chillies in abundance make everything better!

  • joe

    8 years ago

    do a vid eating ais kacang and chendol in malaysia

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Joe, I’m no longer in Malaysia, but when I come back to Malaysia next time, will definitely do that! I was in Melaka one time and had a cendol from a place there and it was excellent!

  • Joe

    8 years ago

    man you need to go to malaysia more try some char kwoay teow in Petaling Jaya and try the rimley burger in old town btw love your vids keep them coming

  • ciki

    8 years ago

    i totally agree that even the typical, normal, working class food is stunningly delicious in Malaysia.. but then again of course i am biased!!! 😀

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      It’s OK to be biased when you’re Malaysian!!!

  • Maria

    8 years ago

    I’m trying to just get a taco truck to swing past my office daily for the morning breakfast taco – you are truly in heaven with the economy rice stands there. Mmmmm – I can smell it. Save a plate for me.

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Maria, a taco truck swinging by the office sounds pretty good too! I’ll save a plate for you!