Malacca Restaurants


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  • Besides the usual Malaysian fare, you'll be able to sample some rather peculiar Malaccan food. On top of the list is Peranakan or Baba-Nyonya food. The Nyonya style of cooking is a fusion between Chinese and Malay ingredients and recipes — the result of Chinese traders in the past settling in Malacca and adopting the Malay way of living. Popular dishes include "ayam pongteh" (chicken in bean sauce, originally cooked with pork), "ayam buah keluak" (chicken cooked with a bitter fruit) and a whole array of desserts.

    There are many places to try this food. Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant on Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Heeren Street) serves food in the airy courtyard of a huge Peranakan house. Cafe 1511 serves local specialties at attractive prices in the same beautifully restored building as the Baba Nonya heritage museum. Ole Sayang Restaurant on Jalan Melaka Raya is one of the original Peranakan restaurants in town.

    For something more casual, try the Jalan Kee Ann Night Open Air Eating Stalls, which are open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day. This is a good place to watch the world go by while eating in the open air. Local cuisines include won ton mee, popiah, yew keow, sugar cane water, sup kambing, satay, etc. A local Chinese specialty is served at Hoe Kee Chicken Rice at Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Walk). You should get here early, or you'll end up in a queue to get a table.

    Western food is available at most of the hotels and several restaurants. The Discovery Café's brightly painted facade is hard to miss. It offers free Internet access, cable TV, a pool table, dart games and many travel guides on its bookshelves. There is an open-air courtyard decked with barbecue benches and palm trees and a lovely balcony garden on the rooftop. Coconut House Studio, on Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Heeren Street), is popular for its wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas, which you can eat in a renovated Peranakan house complete with a courtyard.

    Wok and Pan: East Meets West Cuisine, in Plaza Makhota, is popular for its pork ribs and pork chops. At the Portuguese Settlement, you can find excellent fried squid and Portuguese baked fish. Sibaraku, level two, Mahkota Parade, has two branches side by side; one branch serves only Japanese cuisine a la carte, the other serves all-you-can-eat Chinese and Japanese cuisine.

    If you're looking for fresh seafood, try Medan Ikan Bakar Muara Sungai Duyung. Located along Jalan Padang Temu, the otak-otak, grilled fish and succulent prawns are especially popular.

    When in Malacca, don't miss tasting "cendol," a sweet dessert of coconut milk, lurid green noodles and Malacca sugar made from palm sap. Clocktower Cendol, located by the Malacca River opposite the Red Square clock tower, is a good choice where you can have it plain or with red beans.

    Kings Hotel Melaka

    Kings Hotel Melaka 30 Lebuh Ayer Keroh

    Restoran Naan-Stop

    Pengkalan Perigi, Batu 8 1/4
    Tanjong Kling

    Choice of Thai, Western & North Indian Foods...
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    Padang Pahlawan Malay Hawker Stalls

    Jalan Merdeka
    (opposite Hotel Equatorial)

    Scenic Hawker Fare... read more

    Heeren House Café

    Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, No. 1
    Heeren House, Ground Floor

    Traces of a Coffee Shop... read more

    Lagoon Seafood Restaurant

    Jalan Merdeka, No. 36, 38, & 40
    Taman Melaka Raya

    Popular Chinese Seafood Restaurant... read more

    Ci Sin Vegetarian Restaurant

    24 Jalan Merdeka

    Care for a Vegetarian African Duck?... read more

    Mei Lin Vegetarian Restaurant

    Taman Melaka Raya 25, No. 98, 98A, 100, 100A

    Big on Space & Menu Choices... read more

    Restoran Swee Kee

    111 Jalan Bunga Raya

    Delectable Chicken Rice... read more

    Geographic Café

    Jalan Hang Jebat

    A Cafe with a Vintage View of Jonker Street...
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    Golden Phoenix

    Bandar Hilir
    Hotel Equatorial Melaka

    Specializing in Cantonese and Sichuan... read more

    Restoran Hoi San

    Jalan Hang Jebat

    Got to See This Place!... read more

    Famosa Chicken Rice Ball

    Jalan Hang Jebat, No. 28-30
    Jonker Street

    Chicken Rice Ball Special... read more

    Batavia Cafe Lounge

    Jalan Malinja, No. 1
    Straits Meridian Hotel

    Malaysian & International Cuisine... read more

    Old Farmosa Vegetarian Restaurant

    Jalan Emas, No. 757H
    Taman Kerjasama, Bukit Beruang

    Good Variety of Authentic Vegetarian Food... read more

    Manis Cafe

    Jalan Laksamana, No. 1

    Echoes of Great Gatsby-era Cafes... read more

    UE Tim Sum Restaurant

    Mahkota Parade, F15-16
    Jalan Merdeka

    Good Variety of Dim Sum... read more

    Straits Cafe

    Jalan PM 8, Plaza Mahkota
    Seri Costa Hotel Resort

    From Western Cuisine to Local Delights... read more

    Gerai Makanan & Minuman Rossita Hj. Salleh

    Pantai Klebang
    Fasa 2, Gerai No. 5

    Specializes in Malay Country-Style Cooking...
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    Restoran Anda

    Jalan Hang Tuah, No. 8B

    Malay Cuisine... read more

    Jalan Kee Ann Open-Air Food Stalls

    Jalan Kee Ann

    Popular Hawker Center... read more
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