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Study: Malaysians Eat the Most Chicken in Southeast Asia, 50kg per Person per Year!


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Chicken itself is tasty when cooked well, and it pairs wonderfully with various cuisines from around the world. Our love for chicken has once again earned us a spot in the rankings!

According to a recent update from Seasia Stats, Malaysia has taken the lead in the highest per capita consumption of chicken meat in Southeast Asia.

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Malaysia takes the win!

Based on 2020 data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Malaysia tops the list with a chicken meat consumption rate of 50.5kg per person per year.

Following closely is Singapore, securing 2nd place with 36kg, while Myanmar takes 3rd place with 29.9kg.

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Chicken meat consumption per capita in Southeast Asia

It’s safe to say that fried chicken is the ultimate favorite among Malaysians when it comes to fried meats. Whether they’re having it on its own or with rice, it’s an irresistible classic! And it’s rare to find someone without a piece of chicken in hand.

In Malaysia, you can find a mix of local and international eateries serving up delicious chicken dishes that’ll satisfy any craving. Exploring this variety of flavours is always a tasty adventure.

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Here are the complete rankings for the countries included in the study, along with their respective scores:

  • Malaysia – 50.2
  • Singapore – 36.0
  • Myanmar – 29.9
  • Philippines – 15.9
  • Vietnam – 15.8
  • Indonesia – 13.7
  • Thailand – 11.4
  • Timor-Leste – 9.4
  • Laos – 6.6
  • Cambodia – 2.8


You can read the full update here.


People choose chicken because it’s widely recognised as an excellent protein source. So, it’s no surprise that Malaysians prefer chicken over any other protein.


Also read: Malaysia Ranks 46th Out of 50 in List of Best Cuisines Around The World & Netizens Are Enraged

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