Mention a visit to Melaka and these restaurants will spring out. Well known to tourists and locals alike, perhaps raved about and spoken of too many times.
However, every trip to Melaka still renders a visit to these places (and an escape into the cool restaurant environment, away from the Melaka heat). The use of spices, fresh ingredients and the injection of love for their food makes it all the more comforting.
Restoran Aunty Lee
The Peranakan fare here is worth the short 10-minute drive from Jonker Walk. When we arrive for lunch, the front tables are ﬁlled with customers eagerly waiting for the next dish to be brought out from the kitchen. We too had quite a spread at our table. We especially enjoyed the fresh ikan cili garam (chilli ﬁsh), appetising udang lemak nenas (prawns in coconut milk) and tender terong goreng lada (fried brinjal with dark sauce). Even the sambal petai (stinky beans) and bendih ulam (lady’s ﬁngers) got the thumbs up from those who normally shy away from such veggies. Don’t forget to bring back some homemade curry powder, which Aunty Lee uses in much of her cooking.
385, Jalan Ujong Pasir, Taman Sinn, 75050 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +606 283 1009
11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Beizhan restaurant was established in year 1995. During establishment, Beizhan Restaurant is managed under a small shop lot. Base on their restaurant Principal Motto “Healthy Home Cook Delicacy”. Beizhan Restaurant theory of bringing healthy food vastly accepted by everyone. Beizhan Restaurant has move to a unique building base on the design to fit all kind of occasion and function. “The Best Chinese Restaurant” from year 2006 to 2009 is awarded to Beizhan Restaurant by Melaka State Government & Tourism Melaka.
No, 43, Jalan Kota Laksamana 2/17,
Taman Kota Laksamana, Seksyen 2, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +606 281 2684
11am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 10pm (daily)
Nancy’s Kitchen is famous for Nyonya food. Chef Nancy was born and raised in a Peranakan household and her recipes have been passed down, now at her 3rd generation.
This home-cooking Nyonya restaurant prides in not having preservatives in their food and it is our favourite place for its friendly service. The server is as chatty as they come, full of suggestions of what to order and will have you making conversation with the other handful of customers in no time. You can also take away homemade chang (rice dumplings), pineapple tarts and nyonya kuehs that make delightful tea time snacks.
Picture credit: Nancy’s Kitchen
13, 13-1, 13-2, Jalan KL 3/8, Taman Kota Laksamana,
Seksyen 3, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel: +606-2836099 / +6013-6183608
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