Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak has picked up the famous South Indian delicacy idli as his favourite breakfast dish.
"I want to make a confession to all of you that I am beginning to consider idli as my favourite breakfast item and you can see how much of India has crept into our Malaysian way of life", he said.
He was addressing Indian leaders during a lunch at a meeting in New Delhi.
The Prime Minister also said that Malaysia is home to the largest Indian population outside India.
"Over 7 per cent of our population are of Indian origin. Indian Malaysians play a key role in building Malaysia", he added.
He also spoke about his meeting with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth.
"I met famous actor Rajinikanth and shared a selfie with him and I am beginning to like Tamil movies in addition to Bollywood", he added.
The Malaysian Prime Minister and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, last week met the Tamil superstar at his residence in Chennai.
During the hour-long informal meeting, they discussed among other things, Rajinikanth's film Kabali, a large part of which was shot in Malaysia.