IF WE CAN BERSATU FOR MAKAN
WE CAN BERSATU FOR ANYTHING

There’s one thing in this world that Malaysians would put away all their differences for, and that is Malaysian Food. Sebab our food is more than just food. It’s our culture. It’s our pride. It makes us bangga. That’s why when we found out that Netflix did not feature us in their Street Food Series, kita sedih la. Sampai hati. Even Singapore pun ada.

So we decided to buat our own Street Food video. But we need your help, Malaysians. Let’s come together and #BersatuForMakan.

OUR FOOD
OUR PRIDE

Nasi Lemak

There’s only one place you can get Nasi Lemak everything, and it’s here in Malaysia. It’s the one dish that has since inspired a legion of Nasi Lemak-flavoured ice creams, Nasi Lemak burgers, Nasi Lemak sushis, semua pun ada. But the best way we all love to enjoy this meal is in its humble, banana-leaf-pyramid goodness called Nasi Lemak bungkus. Bukannya basic. It’s a Malaysian’s basic need.

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Roti Canai

Growing up, we’ve all secretly tried to tebar roti canai with our t-shirts. It’s okay, no need to malu la. We’ve all been there. Roti Canai has seen us in our most busuk form. That belum mandi look in the morning when we go for breakfast. “Boss, kasi banjir.” There’s a lot of Roti Canai iterations in Malaysia too. Roti Canai Terbang, Roti Canai Meriah, Roti Canai I love you. We love you too, Roti Canai. We love you so much.

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Chee Cheong Fun

Chee chong fun makes you a better person. More specifically, someone who plans ahead. You can’t just order chee cheong fun. You gotta make a decision beforehand. Kena cepat. In a split second after you say, “uncle, chee cheong fun satu,” you gotta decide on sweet sauce ke, spicy sauce, chilli, curry, mushrooms, prawns, or mana-mana the uncle has. No, no one eats them plain, Netflix. Get to know us a little better, and you might pick up a thing or two. Like a damn good chee cheong fun. With sweet sauce.

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Burger Malaysia

We, Malaysians love our sambal. So we decided to make a pau that is actually from a doughnut dough, filled it with all sorts of sambal to the brim and call it Burger Malaysia. Move over, cronuts. If this doesn’t make you love Malaysia, we don’t know what will. We’re looking at you I eye u Netflix

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Putu Mayam

You have not truly lived until you’ve tried Putu Mayam la. This stringed delicacy hails all the way from India, but is sure to tug at the heartstrings of Malaysians when it comes to breakfast. It’s made from rice flour and eaten with sweetened toppings such as grated coconut and gula melaka, or kari and chutney. As you bite into it, its warm and fluffy-like texture will make you feel like you’re on a holiday, comforting your insides with warm sweet cuddles.

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Eat this, Netflix.

HERE’S THE
FULL STORY

If there’s one thing Malaysians can all agree on, it’s that Malaysian food is life. The chapter of our lives enrich the meaning of Malaysian food and in turn, our lives are enriched by the food we makan. A life where we choose to layan “Wei, macha you want to makan here or tapau?” over disputes. A life where we choose to all get along despite our differences.

And there’s always more to Malaysian food, like how you’ll always ask to tambah nasi to your banana leaf rice. You just need to experience it to see it. That’s why for us, Malaysian Food has a special place in our hearts. It’s our culture and we’re proud of it.

So proud, we’re coming together to fight for our place at the table. Which is why we decided to buat our own video. Because we love the hell out of our food, our culture, our identity, and everyone needs to know that, including Netflix. And with enough signatures, we hope that the rest of the world will get to see what Malaysian food is made of.

So jom kita #BersatuForMakan.

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Kibarkan semangat Malaysian anda and let’s bring Malaysia to Netflix’s Street Food Series.