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 next stop was Tangkak as Dr K wanted to buy some tau sar piah. Conveniently along the same street, there were 2 eateries that looked very popular.
Our first lunch stop was Restoran Kuang Fei, famous for Tangkak beef noodles. We shared the Beef Noodles (RM8 for small, RM9 for big, RM12 for additional ingredients). The small portion was quite little, but the soup was awesome! While the beef was not very tender, we thought it was flavourful with a good bite.
Our first stop was breakfast at YamCha Hong Kong Dim Sum, where we tried Pan-fried pork bun 菜肉香味生煎包, ChaoZhou Mai 潮州烧卖, Chives Bean Curd Skin 韭菜腐皮饼, Coriander Siew Mai 香茜菜, Crystal shrimp ball 水晶虾球 and 三大民族, which was a mix of 3 different teas (甘草菊普) (Total RM34.50).
We thought the dim sum tasted quite different from the ones we usually have. In general, they were more meaty with barely a hint of the vegetables. We prefer this dim sum place to the one that we tried previously. In particular, we enjoyed the ChaoZhou Mai and Chives Beancurd Skin.
Location: 4, Jalan Seri Orkid 31, Taman Seri Orkid, 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor, 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)
This was the cafe that we wanted to check out during our previous trip, but it was full house when we were there. This time, we went there at 9am, and it was already more than half-full!
Since we already had breakfast, we only tried the Local Pandan Pancakes (RM13 + 6% Service Tax), which was pretty good! For drinks, we had a double shot Cafe Latte (RM10+) and Matcha Latte (RM11+). Both were not bad.
Location: 55, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)
Many people were already waiting by the shore side, with their tripods and cameras ready for the sunset, by the time we arrived via Grab. Sunset came quickly, and we were treated to the glorious view of the mosque 🙂
Location: Jalan Pulau Melaka 8, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia (Google Maps)