In this fun video, YouTube member The Ming Thing (sort of) explains Malaysia's widely varied food culture by the common language of "ordering at a fast food burger joint," showing how complicated ordering would be if Malaysians had discovered burgers first.

(For a more thorough explanation of Malaysian cuisine, check out Carey Jone's excellent introduction to Malaysian food and list of 25 Malaysian dishes you should know.)

About the author: Robyn Lee is the editor of A Hamburger Today and takes many of the photos for Serious Eats. She'll also doodle cute stuff when necessary. Read more from Robyn at her personal food blog, The Girl Who Ate Everything.

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