There are a number of great butter brands you can find in Malaysia. And prices between different brands can vary quite a bit.
But if a block costs less than RM7, we’d be wary of whether it is actually pure dairy based butter.
If you are planning on using this versatile ingredient in cooking, baking, or as a spread, we have listed the best butter brands down below that you to try out!
Good Butter Brands In Malaysia
This notable butter brand in Malaysia hails from New Zealand. Established since 1868, Anchor butter at this point, has been in business for over 130 years!
Anchor butter is sold in gold tin foil wrap and has a rich and creamy flavour that is pronounced on its own. Which in our humble opinion, makes it suitable for baking delicious-smelling cakes, muffins, and biscuits!
The butter is made from pure rBST-free pasteurised cow’s milk from pasture-grazed cows and has no additives!
Note: rBST is a hormone treatment that it used to increase milk production in cows
Getting Anchor butter is relatively easy as its readily available in many large grocery stores but may be trickier to find in smaller mini marts.
There are three types of Anchor butter you can find in Malaysia, namely:
- Anchor Unsalted Pure New Zealand Butter
- Anchor Salted Pure New Zealand Butter
- Anchor Spreadable
Besides butter, you can get cheese and there are plenty of recipes to work with on Anchor website.
Not that the Anchor Spreadable does not contain pure pasteurised cow’s milk but instead cow’s milk solid and soy bean oil which makes it easier to spread but unsuitable for baking.
This Singaporean brand is widely considered a high-end butter. SCS has been around since 1905 and is a product of DKSH Ownbrands.
SCS butter contains imported Australian cow’s milk and is double-churned to produce that creamy texture that makes it the best for baking!
SCS butter is also sold in smaller portions in the form of single-use plastic containers that contain enough butter for about 2 slices of bread.
The different flavors of SCS butter include:
- SCS Salted Pure Creamery Butter
- SCS Unsalted Pure Creamery Butter
- SCS Butterscotch Spreadable Butter
- SCS Rosemary & Herbs Spreadable Butter
- SCS Spreadable Butter Blended With Canola & Olive Oil
SCS butter is easy to find in many hypermarkets such as Lotus’s, Giant and Aeon supermarket.
But since it’s on the pricier side, you might prefer it for leisurely baking or for quality baked goods.
Personally, this is our favorite butter for baking cookies and cakes as the smell of the SCS Pure Creamery butter is divine!
We usually buy this ahead of or after public holidays to avoid price hikes.
Originating from Denmark in 1947, Emborg has over 300 products that cover butter, cheese, cooking creams and many more!
This affordable butter brand in in Malaysia that doesn’t lack in texture and creaminess. However, you won’t find that delectable buttery smell if you’re use this butter in your baking.
Because of that, we like to use Emborg butter for baking heavily flavored treats (e.g. cinnamon rolls).
That said, Emborg does have a number of options for both baking, cooking as well as a spread.
These are the Emborg butters you can currently find in the Malaysian market:
- Pure Unsalted Butter
- European Salted Butter
- Smooth Unsalted Spreadable
- Creamy Salted Spreadable
- Delicious Cook & Bake
Additionally, they have both salted and unsalted butter in small packets for smaller portions of spreads.
You can find the Emborg butters in supermarkets like Lotus’s, Giant, Aeon and even 99 Speedmart.
Lurpak is another Danish butter brand. And they began serving their customers deliciously creamy butter since 1901.
It takes use 20kg of fresh milk to churn out 1kg of butter which is why their butters are so amazing for baking, cooking, frying as well as a spread.
On top of this:
Lurpak has butters that are infused with different flavours and mini packets for small portions which are highly convenient if you just have a slice or two of bread to butter.
Variety of Lurpak butters:
- Lurpak Slightly Salted Butter
- Lurpak Unsalted Butter
- Lurpak Spreadable Slightly Salted
- Lurpak Lighter Spreadable Slightly Salted
- Lurpak Lightest Spreadable
- Lurpak Lighter Spreadable with Olive Oil
Lurpak butter is often available in many large supermarkets but you may not be able to find all of the flavors/ spreads.
So if you are looking for a specific Lurpak butter, you should check the online stock (applicable to bigger supermarkets) first!
Westgold has been in the dairy business for over 125 years and produces milk from grass-fed cows in the lush hills of New Zealand.
Their cows are placed on a free-range farm and have a mainly grass-fed diet.
The resulting milk is used to produce their creamy butter. Unlike other butter brands in Malaysia however, Westgold does not have as many different types of butter:
- Westgold Unsalted Butter
- WestGold New Zealand Salted Butter
- WestGold Pure New Zealand Salted Butter
- WestGold Pure New Zealand Unsalted Butter
Getting a hold of Westgold butter on the other hand, varies depending on where you live. Not all Aeon, Lotus’s and Giant branches carry this brand.
Although, you should be able to find Westgold butter in your nearest Ben’s Independent Grocer.
That concludes our list for the top 5 best butter brands in Malaysia. We like to pick our butter based on the prices we find them in our local supermarket.
Our top personal preferences are SCS and Lurpak butter for spreads and baking, but if those are too expensive, then Anchor or Westgold (in this order) are our next favorite butters for baking.