A wide variety of foods are eaten. Rice is the main food and fish is the main source of protein. Spiced foods such as hot peppers (chillies) are also widely eaten.
Malays eat with spoons and use hands as well. Some cultural groups refrain from eating certain foods. For example, Muslims do not eat pork or drink alcoholic beverages. Tipping is not generally expected in restaurants because service in usually included in the bill.