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Food Review: Here Are 5 Malaysian Brands That People Think Are From Abroad!

Malaysian brands definitely got their own great quality up until many people in this whole wide world think that they are brands that come from abroad. The brands would consist of many products such as skin care, services, clothes, perfumes, shoes and even foods. There are indeed so many food brands that are so popular but there are Malaysians.

These brands are not the only ones that may have surprised you with its origin. It is so amazing and a proud moment for Malaysia. To surprise you guys more about this, these are 5 top brands that were actually founded by Malaysians.

1) Life

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It actually comes under Region Food Industries (RFI), the parent company of the Life brand. It is Malaysia’s leading producer of quality authentic sauces, cold dressing, and also cooking paste since its establishment in 1978. Formerly known as KFC Holdings (M) Bhd, QSR Brands took 100% in controlling Region Food Industries Sdn Bhd stake. Life Sauces which first sprouted from the humble Port Klang factory in 2004, now producing 26 million sauce bottles a year.

Original blended from choice chilies, Life Sauce makes a delicious dip and a great cooking source for many dishes.

2) Munchy’s

Picture: Munchy’s

Munchy Food Industries Sdn Bhd, doing business as Munchy’s is a Malaysia-based snack food manufacturer with a presence in over 60 countries worldwide. Its group headquarters is in Batu Pahat and its corporate headquarters is in Klang. The offices are in Ipoh, Butterworth, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Kuantan, Malacca City, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, and also international offices in Singapore and Thailand.

All Munchy’s products are manufactured solely under the brand name of Munchy’s, with a record of 80 SKUs under their belt. The main product offerings for Munchy’s are Krunch, Muzic, Munchy’s, Lexus, and Captain Munch.

3) Old Town White Coffee

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OldTown White Coffee is Malaysia’s largest halal-certified Kopitiam restaurant chain established in the year 1999 in Ipoh, Perak. The company manufactures instant beverage mixes and products, in addition to operating over 200 café outlets throughout Malaysia and the region such as Singapore, China, Indonesia, and Australia as well as planning to expand into Vietnam, South Korea, and Bangladesh.

OLDTOWN Instant mixes White Coffee is the number one best-selling White Coffee in Malaysia, Singapore, and also Hong Kong, now exports its instant beverage mixes to more than 20 countries was publicly listed on Bursa Malaysia as a mainboard.

4) Beryl’s

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Beryl’s Chocolate and Confectionery Sdn. Bhd. was established in the year of 1995. Their focus has been to produce the very best chocolates for both the local and global markets. The first factory was actually in the small town of Desa Serdang located at the southern zone of Kuala Lumpur, which was set up in 1995. Beryl’s started out by manufacturing consumer-packed chocolates that were sold mainly to duty-free shops and supermarkets across the country.

Taste-wise, their products boast a delicious flavor more inclined to the sweet side while lightly accompanied with a tinge of bitterness. There are two of the best things in life brought together in a single bar of milk chocolate.

5) Secret Recipe

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Secret Recipe is a Malaysian halal-certified café chain company established in 1997. It has international branches in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, Maldives, and Bangladesh. It serves cakes and fusion food in a service environment.

Secret Recipe is committed to continuing to adhere to the standards of preparation of all food and processing plants in the restaurant following the regulatory guidelines, including HACCP and VHM guidelines.

Sources: Life, Munchy’s, Old Town White Coffee, Beryl’s, Secret Recipe.

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