The highlight were definitely the cakes! In particular, we enjoyed the Tofu Cheesecake very much as it was quite light and not overly sweet. The Salted Caramel Cake had bailey’s in it, and was a combination of sweet, salty and bitterness from the alcohol. Drinks wise, the Galaxis tasted a bit like Ribena with lemon, while the Lattes were slightly more milky. [Total expense RM64.70]
Location: 77, Jln Kota Laksamana 3/8, Taman Mahajaya, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
This is the last day of our trip, but still so many foods to try! We decided to try another 鱼饺面 at Restaurant Wong Soh Siew but again, there was no fish dumpling that we were used to seeing in Singapore… by now, we were beginning to think that there were some definition differences, haha!
We ordered the dry version with a mixture of yellow noodles and kway tiao, simple but good! We enjoyed the fish balls too 🙂 [Total expense RM5]
A quick Google, and found this explanation here: 鱼饺 (yu2 jiao3) is actually 鱼鲛 (also yu2 jiao3), which meant fish paste, hence, 鱼饺面 is typically a noodles dish served with fish balls and fish cakes, as both items were made of fish paste. Mystery solved 😀
We started our day with dim sum breakfast recommended by Dr. K. The dim sum were steamed in a huge bamboo steamer before being pushed to the various tables via a trolley. Food was pretty good! [Total expense RM35.80]
Location: No.1, Jalan Seri 7, Taman Cheng Baru, 75250 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
Another of our favourite foods when visiting Melaka would be satay celup. We recalled visiting here during our maiden trip to Melaka together, and thought to re-visit this place. It was fun dipping into the think satay sauce to cook our food and we enjoyed the variety of skewers available here.
Location: 41-F, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, 75300 Malacca, Malaysia (Google Maps)
This was a simple, no-frills shop but the queue was oh-wow!
We came here for a pre-dinner snack and were satisfied by the freshly made putu piring. Best eaten while still warm, we basically found an empty spot next to the shop and wiped out the putu piring, LOL! The gula melaka filling was very fragrant!
Location: 252, Jalan Tengkera, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
We are always on the lookout for Peranakan food whenever we are in Melaka. This place seemed a little quiet so we were initially quite apprehensive. However, after trying the Rendang Chicken, Chinchalok Omelette, Ngo Hiang and Belacan Winged Beans, we were very satisfied 🙂 [Total expense RM47.50]
Location: No 15, Jalan Hang Lekiu, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
We went to the nearby Kedai Kopi & Makanan Oriental Cafe 东方茶餐室 for breakfast and tried 鱼胶面 Fish Dumpling Noodles (RM5) and 薄饼 Poh Piah (RM3). The noodles in the light broth was nice and the fishballs were bouncy and yummy! however, there was no fish dumpling….
Not too far away was 香薄饼食家 Poh Piah Lwee where we had Poh Piah (RM3) and Laksa with mix of noodles and bee hoon (RM5). Both were satisfying too 🙂 This place seemed to be popular for Nyonya rice dumplings too, but we were too full to try.
东方茶餐室 Kedai Kopi & Makanan Oriental Cafe:
Location: 71, Jalan Tengkera, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
After movie, we went to Hong Sheng Wanton Noodles 鸿昇云吞面. It was crowded at 8.30pm and we had to wait a while for seats.
We ordered 3 small bowls of Wanton Noodles (RM5, RM5.50, RM6 for small, medium and large). There was a signage that indicated we should order first before finding seats, but we did not as we were worried it might take a while to get seats…
We later realised that a good gauge could be to see how many bowls were stacked up as orders waiting to be filled. The noodles felt traditional and homely, giving this 古早味 feel. There was a slight alkaline taste to the noodles, which could be covered by adding chili sauce.
Location: 94, Lorong Bukit Cina, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
Our last stop in Malacca, and we were still quite determined to try Peranakan food 😛
Our favourite was the Assam Fish (RM50 for medium)! The fish was fresh, and the tamarind sauce had a good balance of sweet, sour and spicy 🙂 We also liked the Cili Garam Terung (RM18), which was fried eggplant in chilli gravy. Unfortunately, we found some of the braised chicken pieces in the Ayam Tempra (RM28) a bit too tough, while the Telur Cincaluk (RM18) was like a normal omelette and we could barely taste the fermented shrimps of the cincaluk.
Chendol (RM5) was the recommended dessert, and Dr K gave it thumbs-up 🙂 We had a taste of the gula melaka on its own, and thought it was pretty good.
Location: 167, Jalan Bunga Raya, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)