Do Malaysian Chinese Eat Beef
by Miss Lim Mandarin (MAMA)
Friday, 9 December 2022
Malaysian Chinese people can eat beef, but it is not a common part of their diet. In Malaysia, most people follow the Buddhist faith, and the consumption of beef is generally avoided by Buddhists. However, Malaysian Chinese people, do not follow Buddhist culture or the younger generation who do not very believe in religions, and they are not prohibited from eating beef.
Despite this, beef is not a common part of the diet of Malaysian Chinese people. This is because, like many other Southeast Asian countries, Malaysia has a predominantly agricultural economy, and the majority of the population relies on rice and other grains as the main source of protein. As a result, beef is typically more expensive and less readily available than other types of meat, such as chicken, pork, and fish.
Additionally, many Malaysian Chinese people also follow traditional Chinese dietary customs, which generally avoid the consumption of beef. In traditional Chinese cuisine, beef is not as commonly used as other meats, such as pork and chicken, and it is often seen as less desirable. This is because, in the past, beef was not as readily available in China as it is today, and it was often reserved for special occasions.
Overall, while Malaysian Chinese people can eat beef, it is not a common part of their diet. The consumption of beef is generally avoided by Buddhists, and it is also not a common part of traditional Chinese cuisine. As a result, Malaysian Chinese people typically eat other types of meat, such as chicken, pork, and fish, as the main sources of protein in their diet.