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Eat Like a Local in Melaka

As much as Melaka is famous for its historical sites, Melaka is also famous for its local food. We will help you on where to find the best local food you should try whenever in Melaka.

1. Hoe Kee Chicken Rice

One of Malacca’s colossally famous eatery would be Hoe Kee Chicken Rice serving a Malaccan favourite- chicken rice balls. Always having a line of customers eagerly waiting to get their hands on this celebrated dish,Hoe Kee Chicken Rice doesn’t make an exception in cooking the dish in the most traditional way possible. The dish consist of steamed chicken, soft rice balls and delicious chilli sauce. Make a quick stop whenever in Malacca at this shop located in the busy Jonker Street.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:30 – 16:00
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 – 16:30
Address: 4, 6 & 8, Jalan Hang Jebat, Malacca
Tel: 06-283 4751

2. Jonker 88
Housed in a heritage building along Jalan Hang Jebat is none other that Jonker 88. The shop’s interior is filled with antique furnishing and knick-knacks all around the shop.The food is no lesser as well. The shop is flooded with customer queuing to buy the shop’s signature dishes- Baba Nyonya dishes such as Asam Nyonya Laksa and Cendol.

Operating Hours: Daily 9:30 – 17:30
Address: No. 88, Jalan Hang Jebat and Jalan Laksamana, Malacca / Melaka 75200
Tel: +6 019 397 5665

3. Ah Gu wanton mee
What better place to get Wanton mee that the oldest wanton stall in Malacca , Ah Gu Wanton Mee. This stall holds a great legacy as it is being run by the descendant of the original owner and has a traditional and functional setting. What makes this Wanton Mee different is that the noodles are tossed in pork oil making it more fragrant. You can get this flavor packed dish at Medan Selera Cheng Ho for only RM4.00 per bowl.

Address:Medan Selera Cheng Ho, Malacca, Malaysia

4. Baboon House
Baboon House is a cafe-cum-art gallery located along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. This cafe has an open courtyard, with eclectic furnishing and filled with antique trinkets. The cafe has a very cosy ambience and serves dishes of big portions which is good for sharing. Their signiture dish would be the Baboon Beef Burger which is made from homemade beef patty. They also have an array of drinks and deserts as well.

Opening Hours:
Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday – Sunday: 10:00 – 19:00
Address: 89, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Tel: +606 283 1635

5. Nancy’s Kitchen
Nancy’s Kitchen is another popular eatery in Malacca serving hearty authentic Baba Nyonya food. This quaint place is located along Jonker Walk and is decorated in a homely fashion. Stop by to try out some braised pork dish and sambal sotong petai as well as all of the dishes made from authentic recipes from the shop owner’s grandmother. This shop is also said to be one of the best place to get Baba Nyonya food.

Opening Hours:
Sun – Thurs: 11:00 – 17:00
Fri – Sat: 11:00 – 21:00
Public Holidays: 11:00 – 21:00
(Closed on Tuesday)
Address: 13, 13-1, 13-2, Jalan KL 3/8, Taman Kota Laksamana, Seksyen 3, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel:+606-2836099 / +6013-6183608

6. Pak Putra Tandoori and Naan
A really good place to get delicious Tandoori and Naan would be the Pak Putra Tandoori and Naan. This shop has an extensive menu of different types of naans and tandoori chickens for you to choose from. They also have a variety of gravy to choose from as well. Wash down all of that good food with their various types of cooling lassi sold there

Address: Jalan Laksamana 4, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +60 12601 5876

7. Asam Pedas Claypot
Looking for a great supper place in Malacca. Asam Pedas Claypot is a great choice. Always bustling with customers this shope serves the spicy sour Asam pedas in claypot bowls, fragrant rice and otak-otak. They have a variety of fishes to choose from to pair with the flavorsome Asam Pedas.

Address: 86, Jalan Laksamana 5, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +60 12-680 0790

8. Capitol Satay Celup
Capitol Satay Celup are the pioneers of Satay Celup business that is now very famous in Malacca. Satay celup is actually raw meat on skewers that is dipped into spicy, hot peanut sauce. Capitol Satay Celup has an immense range of meat, seafood and vegetables already prepared with skewers to choose from. The peanut sauce is also really aromatic and delicious.

Opening Hours: Wednesday – Monday 17:00 – 23:00
Address: 41, Lorong Bukit Cina, 75200, Melaka.
Tel: +606 283 5508

9. Klebang Coconut Shake
Battling with the sweltering heat of Malacca? You will definitely need to try the famous Klebang Original Coconut shake to quench your thirst. Priding themselves for being the pioneers of coconut shake is the Klebang Original Coconut Shake. Coconut is a simple drink made from blending ice cubes, coconut flesh, coconut water and vanilla ice cream. But don’t let the simplicity of the drink fool you as daily the shop is bursting with customer sometimes around 150 people at a time. You can also get titbits like keropok lekor and nasi lemak as well at the shop.

Operating Hours: 12.30pm-6.30pm daily (Friday: 2pm-6.30pm)
Address: Along Jalan Klebang Besar (next to Caltex Petrol Station)

10. Loh Yong Moh Restaurant
Located opposite of Kampung Kling Mosque is one of the oldest restaurant still in business in Malacca, Loh Yong Moh Restaurant. Established during 1947, this quaint restaurant has been serving some serious food to a crowd of loyal customers. This restaurant specialises in Hakka dishes especialy dim sum. Some of the food from their menu would be the lor mai gai (steamed boneless chicken over glutinous rice), lava custard buns, steamed glutinous rice wrapped with lotus leaves and many more.

Opening hours : 5:00 – 13:00 (Closed on Tuesdays)
Address: 32 Jalan Tokong,75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: +606-282 1235

11.Putu Piring Tengkera
Putu piring is one of the most loved local delicacies in Melaka and the best place to obtain it is at this small shop tucked away in Jalan Tengkera. Putu piring is a steamed rice flour cake with a sweet gula melaka filling shaped like a plate. What makes the putu piring sold here special you ask? The vendor is very generous with the gula melaka filling which is aromatic and full of flavor. Make sure to get these whenever in Malacca and a pro tip is to go on weekdays when there is less crowd.

Operating hours: 6pm-10pm, Monday-Saturday. Close on Sunday.
Address: 252, Jalan Tengkera,75250 Melaka
Tel: 06-282 1505

12. East and West Rendezvous
Whenever in the vicinity of Jonker street make sure to look out for the famous East and West Rendezvous Café. Although it doesn’t look like much from the outside, this café is well known for serving authentic Baba Nyonya delicacies. Some of the dishes that people sought after here is their Nyonya Chang, a glutinous rice dumpling filled with pork meat, mushroom and winter melon, their array nyonya kuih and cendol of course. Apart from that they also sell 10 types of Nyonya pastries as well.

Operating hours: Every day 09:30 — 17:30
Address: 60, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200, Melaka, Melaka
Tel: 016-6346283

13. Donald and Lily’s
Donald and Lily’s is another Baba Nyonya outlet well known for serving really good and simple Nyonya dishes for generations in Malacca. The shop specialises in serving simple nyonya dishes with reasonable prices in a homely and spacious environment of the shop. Their signature dishes would be the Nyonya Laksa and the Siamese Mee.

Operating hours: 9.30 – 16:00 (Closed on Mondays)
Address: No. 16, Ground Floor, Jalan KSB 1, Taman Kota Shah Bandar, Melaka, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia
Tel:+60 6-284 8907

14. Amy Heritage Nyonya cuisine
Another shop you have to lookout for in Malacca is Amy Heritage Nyonya cuisine. The owner of the shop, Amy takes pride for the authentic Nyonya dishes they serve at the shop. One of the dishes the loyal customers of this restaurant swear by is their Ikan Cili Garam which is basically deep fried fish topped with a generous helping of flavourful chilli paste. Pro tip, you should make reservations before going as the shop is always packed during business hours.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11:30 – 14:30, 18:00 – 22:00
Address: 75, Jalan Melaka Raya, Taman Melaka Raya, Malacca
Tel: +606 286 8819

15. Jonker Street Night market
A trip to Melaka is never complete without a visit to the famous Jonker Street Night market. This market is well known for its rows and rows of stall selling everything from clothes, cheap knick knack and what we are really looking for- food. The market is littered with hidden gems of stalls selling Malacca’s favourite tasty treats. Some of the ones that stand out would be deep fried ice cream, Peranakan Popiah, Sambal Lala, Muah Chee (glutinous rice cakes covered in ground peanuts), Portuguese Egg tarts and the list goes on and on.

Address: Jonker Street Night Market, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Friday – Sunday, 18:00 – Late

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