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Hawkers stalls at Medan Portugis: Seafood party :)
Favorite Dish: Again, there are so many seafood stalls along Portuguese Square. From Peranakan [Strait-born Chinese] to Portuguese - Malay style. One of them is fried snapper with onion and tomato. Added with chilli padi sauce. Truely delicious :)
El Chico's and many seafood stalls Medan Portugis: Fresh seafood nearby the beach
Favorite Dish: Fresh prawn fried with butter and served hot with steamed rice. And Bok who always asking about "chilli padi" [small green chilli diced and added soy sauce in it] make me try to add this sauce in my seafood and ... it's sooooo delicious!!!
Local food: Seafood, chineese, malaisian: so much choices
Very easy to eat in Melaca
No opinion to a dedicated restaurant after several tests. Few feed-backs :
1. (50-100RM) Avoid restaurants in hotel, OK but expensive (x2, x4)
2. (3-8 RM) Very small "on the street" restaurants (gener. chineese) are also OK, price is ridicilous.
3. (10-50RM) Medium level restaurants could be found everywhere in the old town, with chineese, malaisian food. Some are focused on tourists and include most of the time live musik.
Good chineese restaurant (Jalan Bunga Raya) closed from Renaissance Hotel.
Excellent indian restaurant (Melaka raya) closed from the big Karaoke centers
Favorite Dish: Malaisian Nasi Goren with ice lemon tea
Tomyam Klasik: Famous Tomyam Restaurant in Melaka
Tomyam is a Thai spicy soup that is so popular here in Malaysia. This restaurant is a very established and well known restaurant of its tomyam, Thai and local food. Its just moved from Ayer Keroh to Bukit Beruang and this new restaurant being well build on a man made pond. As we enjoy our meals, we can also watch varieties of freshwater fishes swimming in the pond and of course the regular customer here will always wait for the Arapaima Gigas to emerge.
The foods? No doubt for me the taste are delicious. This restaurant serves local, Thai and even western food on the menu.
I always dine here and even had the opportunity to bring 2 VTer to here during their visit in Melaka. (VT Id chiabh & Idahayat)
The only improvement that this restaurant need to buck-up is their timing of preparing the food. Sometimes I think that the chef took quite of time to prepare customers order. Maybe their motto is 'let it be late as long as it won't jeapordizing the taste'.
So, if you happens to be here and want to taste good Thai & local food especially the Tomyam, please visit this restaurant. Its open daily from 11am to 2am.
Favorite Dish: The Tomyam of course.
Local food: Restoran Aunty Lee: Authentic Paranakan Fare
This is the restaurant you would want to go to if you are looking for quality peranakan food. Bibik Lee and her husband run the kitchen while her duagher takes care of the guests.
Their food is good and the price is reasonable. Thus, if you do not make a reservation, it would be quite difficult to get a table. When we were there, we saw the owners turning away more than five families in a short time of 30 minutes. So book early. It would be useful if you also know what you already want to order.
The restaurant is only opened from 11.30am to 2pm and 6pm to 9pm. They are also closed on Tuesday. So make sure you know when to make your booking as well.
Favorite Dish: We were so hungry that we started out with two packets of crackers (Keropok).
The Peranakan dishes that we had were:-
Assam Fish (Ikan Lemak), mixed vegetables (Chap Chai), Cinchalok Omelette (Telor Goreng Grego) and Brinjal (Terong Goreng Ladah). Other non Peranakan dishes includes Fried Chicken, Fried Kailan and mutton curry.
You'll have to try they Chendol as well - RM 2.50.
The total bill came up to about RM200 which worked out to RM20 per person.
Restoran Mee Sup Tengkera: Mee Sup Tengkera
This is a speciality one-dish restaurant.. serve only noodle soup (as local call them Mee Sup). You can choose the type of noodle to come with your soup..yellow noodle, kue teow or beehoon.
The soup is a clear broth of chicken boiled for some time. It is so tasty with the taste of the chicken and spices that the look are deceiving.
Favorite Dish: noodle soup of course
88 Jonker Dessert: Best Chendol I've ever tried!
The Chendol and the red beans are fresh.. the ice is like sand.. real smooth.. not stingy with the cream, milk/ santan and most important of all the tasty Melaka palm sugar that makes it so speacial!
Favorite Dish: ABC
3 Chendol cost RM5
Hassan Mee Goreng: Mee Goreng
The beauty of Hassan Hamid's mee goreng lies in its simplicity and the '' Syiok '' sambal. It's a combination of yellow noddles, bean sprouts and the super hot sambal.
Favorite Dish: - Mee Goreng -
Capitol Stay Celup: Satay Celup
There are over 60 varieties of skewered seafood, vegetables and meats. inculding big prawns and abalone ( by special request ) Customer are charged for whatever is consumed; Price start from 50 sen a stick. Cucumber and cubes of white bread are also available.
Favorite Dish: - Satay Celup -
Kedai Kopi Chung Wah
Another chicken tice old-timer. Chung Wah still has a couple of old marble-top tables and chairs. The rice balls are shaped while piping hot. Tastewise, the rice is rather salty and bit mushy. It hasbeen said that the rice is better then Hoe Kee's.
Favorite Dish: - Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls -
Capitol Satay: Satay Celup~
Yummy satay celup! Need to line up to get a place. I had waited for about 30 minutes to get seats!
cheap at 50sen per stick and plates of add on ranging abt RM 2-6. The service is good also.
Favorite Dish: Try the pork fish balls and the kangkong (green vege) and the fried thin tofu. See from the pic. But dn take the wonton, it's kinda lumpy, no longer crispy. Yummy and fun.
Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup: Satay Celup
Other than chicken rice balls, Melaka is also popular for its satay celup. It's a kind of skewered meat or other ingredients dipped and cooked in peanuts gravy. The secret is in the peanuts gravy which has other ingredients like ginger, lemongrass, etc. The sauce is a bit spicy.
They are many variety of food here, ranging from vegetables, prawns, fish balls, meat balls, crab fillet and so on.
There's a few satay celup restaurants along this road. The middle shop supposedly to be the most crowded one. Opens from 5:30pm to 12:30am.
Favorite Dish: 50 cents per stick. You may also chose the ingredients from fridge.
Donald & Lily's: Mouth-watering Nyonya Food
It's a bit hard to find this eatery as the entrance is very obscure, hiding at the back of a shophouse and blocked by a stall selling chendol (dessert in shaved ice). It's at the middle of Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and at the crossroad. You have to walk up a flight of stairs to this family runned business. Many knick-knacks from around the world are displayed on the shelves and wall.
Favorite Dish: The popular Nyonya regulars are Laksa (noodles in curry gravy), Mee Siam, fried noodles, Tau Kua (oriental mixed salads in spicy sauce), RM3 only per serving. Other signature dishes are Chicken Pongteh (RM5) and Curry Chicken Rice (RM4.50). After having a spicy meal, a must-try is the Cendol, RM1.60 per bowl. It's a bowl of shaved ice with coconut milk, Melaka sugar, red beans and green coloured chendol.
The lady boss here, Jennifer is very friendly and always asks for customer's feedback. Opens from 10am to 4pm, closed on Mondays.
Local food: Nice Peranakan food
I could not remember the name of the shop but this place is famous for Cendol and other simple Peranakan food. The shop looks old and dillapidated but the food is great and it is clean. The location is weird (along the back streets). If you are crossing the bridge from the Independence Memorial, turn left after the bridge and walk along the river. On one of the junctions on your right, you would see an open space car park. The shop is facing this car park and you would recognize it as you need to go up a short flight of stairs and the cendol/ ais kacang machine is right in front of the shop. There could be a huge crowd here sometimes but they are fast!
Favorite Dish: Cendol & peranakan food.
Best Cafe Chin How Kopitiam: Best Cafe
We were very hungry after the 2 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur so we walk around to look for some local Baba Nyonya restaurant. We found this Kopitiam very near to Jonker Street. We were looking for another restaurant but could not find it so we decided to have our lunch here instead
The food was delicious but then we were very hungry and its reasonably price to and the owner was very friendly and recommended us some dishes.
Favorite Dish: We had Sambal sotong (squid cooked in chili), Ayam pongteh( Chicken cooked with potato), Cincaluk omelette (omelette cooked with salted small shrimp). Asparagus Belachan (asparagus cooked in shrimp paste), Fried chicken.
I enjoy the home made cendol( shaved ice serve with gula melaka, coconut milk and pandan jelly).
The meal cost RM83.50 for 5 adult and one child.
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