01) Restaurant Sin Eng Lock @ Taman Peringit Jaya, Melaka
The restaurant's signature dishes - authentic curry fish head and extremely fresh steamed lala.
Serving for 4 as per above with a total bill of MYR 114.00
Not easy to locate as it is not too far and yet not too near to the town. Perhaps GPS can help.
Restaurant Sin Eng Lock
363 A, Taman Peringgit Jaya
Tel: +606- 2834391
02) Lala Bihun Bukit Beruang ( Lala Vermicelli) Bukit Beruang Melaka
Here's another hidden gem. The owner runs the business at the back lane of his terrace house. Signature dishes- lala bihun (option of soup or fried). Fresh and distinctive. Other dishes are good too. Warning- you might find it depressing at the cook shouts most of the time to delegate work (at least when I was there)
No 12, Taman Bukit Beruang Indah,
75450 Bukit Beruang, Melaka
Rest on Monday.
Operating hours 11.30 am - 3 pm for lunch , 5 pm onwards Dinner
03) Auntry Fatso Restaurant at Melaka Raya
Malaccan would know where to head to for something different! Aunty Fatso's signature dish, cheese bihun with big prawns. The restaurant serves seafood dishes. I love the salted egg steamed tou fu though- distinctive! Crowded during weekends.Serving for 5 as per above with a total bill of MYR 146.80 ( including drinks & rice)
No 39 Jalan Taman Melaka Raya 30,
Taman Melaka Raya,
+606-2836456 or +6012-6116996
04) Restaurant Pin Pin Hiong @ Lorong Hang Jebat, Malacca
A vintage coffee shop located near to Jonker street known for its minced pork longevity noodle soup with offals and it's Hainanese Chicken Chop. Noodles MYR5 per bowl, Hainanese chicken chop at MYR 15.00.
786, Lorong Hang Jebat,
05) Yam Rice & Pork Meat Soup @ Restaurant Kok Keong
The shop has been operating for 70 years or so. Used to be much better during the old days. Not too bad still now. Signature dish pork meat soup, also known as bak kee in Hokkien is similar to our local famous dish- Bak Kut Teh, a Chinese cuisine popularly served in Malaysia and Singapore.
Jalan Kampung Pantai
(one block in from Lorong Hang Jebat)
06) Hee Kiaw Noodles, Braised Pork & Assam Fish Rice at Yuek Ching Bukit Beruang
Now one of my favorite place for Hee Kiaw ( Fish Paste) noodles with aromatic pork lard sauce. You might one to try out their braised pork and authentic chinese style assam fish. The restaurant is located near Bukit Beruang housing area. Restaurant normally very busy in the morning.
Exit Jalan Bukit Beruang,
Taman Bukit Melaka
07) Wan Tan Noodles at Kampung Lapan Melaka
One of my childhood favorite. What's for supper?? And here we go. They used to operate at Jalan Kee Ann and one of the brother moved out to Kampung Lapan Coffee Shop ( only the locals know I bet) Malacca Style Wan Tan Noodles ( no black sauce ) with thick flavorful pork lard sauce. Taste even better with chilli! Simply satisfying. By the way, there are few stalls here, do try the oyster omellete and grilled chicken wings too!
Kedai Makanan & Minuman Chop Beeng Cheong
Kampung Lapan, Malacca
08) Bukit Cina Yong Tao Foo at Dong Fang Coffee Shop
There are actually two coffeeshops along this street which is famous for its Yong Tao Foo. It's a one way street- the one on the left famous for their home made fish balls. The one on the right which (one I am reviewing here) is located at Dong Fang CoffeeShop famous for its taukee. Fried beancurd skin wrapped with fish paste. Yes, they are generous with the fish paste. Nothing special about its noodles though.
Dong Fang Coffee Shop
( located along the street to Melaka Singh Temple)
09) Taiwanese Pork Chop Noodles,Hing Loong at Bachang
Hing Loong Taiwanese Noodle Housewith more than 30 years of history that serves irresistible pork rib noodles and spicy beef noodles. Love the aromatic deep fried pork chop. MYR 4.60/bowl. Oh yes! The noodle house is famous for its beef noodles too.
Hing Loong Taiwanese Noodle
No. 11-J, Jalan Bachang,
10) Popiah at Jalan Kee Ann (Bunga Raya)
The awesome popiah in town! Popiah (spring roll) with cooked turnip, fried eggs and thick crispy pork lard. Just so yummy!
Infront of Madam King Emporium
Jalan Bunga Raya
11) Tong Bee Stall @ side lane of Jalan Kee Ann (Bunga Raya)
Don't know where else to head too? Here's a suggestion. Dare you to try!
The stall offers various type uncommon cockles, snails and other shellfish. Other than this, the stall serves snack plates like fried bean curd with fishballs and cuttlefish with water spinach (kang kung) as well. All you need to do is be seated on the low tables and enjoy!
Jalan Kee Ann (Bunga Raya)
Side lane after passing Madam Kings Shopping Centre
(so make sure you park your car upon reaching Madam King)
12) Baba Charlie Nyonya Kuih at Jalan Tengkera Pantai2C
Kuih is a fairly broad term which may include items that would be called cakes, cookies, dumplings, pudding, biscuit, or pastries and are more often steamed than baked. One of the place where you can find kuihs prepared with ultimate rule of Peranakan food! Authentic!
Jalan Tengkere Pantai 2C
13) Original Coconut Shake @ Jalan Klebang Besar, Melaka
Need to introduce more? Well known enough I bet. A good stop to quench your thirst. Ice blended coconut juice with plenty tiny bits of coconut pulps top with vanilla ice cream. Cool & Refreshing!
Along Jalan Klebang (right before the Caltex petrol station)
Mon- Thursday & Sat- Sun 12.30 pm onwards,
Friday 02.00 pm onwards
14) Dim Sum at Sin How Wei, Sin Hoe Bukit Baru Food Court Dim
Where to go for dim sum in Malacca? Well couple of restaurants out there, Sin How Wei at the top of the list. Awesome tasteful fishball with bouncy and fluffy texture. Other dim sum are good too. Ready to pack home for your love ones. Limited seats available though.
Sin Hoe Garden
Bukit Baru Food Court
15) Steamed Pork bun (bao) at Low Yong Moh Restaurant, Jalan Tukang Emas
The restaurant is located at the street before the oldest temple in Malacca. Long queue at time. Well, head here ONLY for their big pork bun (aka bak bao). Extremly juicy ( almost to soupy) pork bun. Nothing to shout about on their dim sum dishes though.
32, Jalan Tukang Emas,
Happy to share! Perhaps you might want to try this out on your next get away to Malacca.