Malaysian Cuisine Readying to Take On Lebanese and Other Competitors

According to Simon Anhold, a policy advisor who works with governments on national identity reputation, there are two classes of international cuisine: premier cuisines and runner ups, with Malaysia trying hard to push past the second ranks:

“You can tell (what the world’s premier cuisines) are by going to a luxury hotel and seeing what they offer on the room service menu,” Anholt said, citing Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French cuisine amongst others in the first tier.

Malaysian, Thai, Korean, Lebanese and Turkish are in the second rank,” he continued,

The Malaysian are pushing hard to move their food up a tier, the question is, can Lebanese cuisine take the heat?

Picture of Rojak Penang - Malaysian cuisine on a mission to outdo Lebanese and other 2nd ranked foods.

Picture of Rojak Penang - Malaysian cuisine on a mission to outdo Lebanese and other 2nd ranked foods.

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