1511-1641 - Portuguese Malacca
In 1511, Malacca was conquered by Portugal. In 1641, Malacca was taken over by the Dutch. In 1824, the British had controlled of Malacca following Anglo-Dutch Treaty.
1641-1946 - Dutch Malacca & British Malaya
Early 19th century, thousands of Chinese immigrants came to Malaya and most of the Malaysian Chinese today are descended from this wave of immigrants.
1930’s Immigration of Chinese Malaysia
This wave, considered the largest influx of immigrations to Malaysia, and brought over several different Chinese subgroups such as Hokkien, Cantonese, Hakka, Teochew and many more.
1957 - Independence of Malaya
As a result of historical migrations, colonization by foreign powers and its geographical position, Malaysia’s culinary style in the present day is primarily a melance of traditions from its Malay, Chinese, Indian and heavy to light influences from Portugese, Dutch and Eurasion cuisines. This resulted in a symphony of flavours, making Malaysian cuisine highly complex and diverse.