Refer to our Melaka Food Guide (Part 1) here.


Previously for part 1, we've covered quite a surprising number of eateries for a weekend trip including:
~ Hing Loong Taiwanese Noodles (Beef Noodles)
~ Seafood @ Portugese Settlement
~ Jonker 88
~ High Tea @ Majestic Hotel

~ Pak Putra for the tandoori chicken
~ Orang Belanda Cafe
~ Donald & Lily
~ Nadeje Pattisserie


This trip round, it was a shorter trip of barely one day, but i'm quite satisfied with what we've had, and there were repeats for those i love from my previous trip. P/S, if you realise, a lot of these places are more localised and differs from your usual tourist congested places. I've got some good guidance from someone who claimed herself to be local after being there for seemingly few months. =)


What We Ate...


TA CHI NYONYA HOUSE
No. 1, Jalan Tun Sri Lanang,
Melaka
Tel: +06 2813777
Opening hours: Mon- Sun 9.30am-10.30pmhttp://www.tachihouse.com/
 With its forte being nyonya baba cuisine, you can assure to find the usual nyonya delicacies here from chicken pongteh, rendang, house special seafood- such as the nyonya assam pedas fish, to veges like pucuk paku sambal belacan. This is more of a localised area, hence you don't see many people around with cameras. True to its traditions, Ta chi nyonya delicacies is slightly spicier compare to other nyonya restaurant we've visited. Fear not, you are welcome to drone your burned tongue in a good selection of coffee, which turns out pretty decent too! At least malaccans seems to be able to get their coffee right.


Clean and simple settings allows you to enjoy your meal comfortably



Their bestseller- Nyonya Lemak Laksa (RM8.90)

Sambal Petai Squid- RM12.90

Lemak Pineapple Prawn RM12.90 came with measly 5 pieces of prawns

Durian Cendol RM4.80- Decent. Will be better if the durian ice cream is creamier.

Freezer rose marie mocha RM9.90

Overall Rating: 6.5/10
Revisit? Maybe


KLEBANG COCONUT SHAKE
Roadside stall beside Caltex (along jalan klebang besar)
GPS coordinates: N2 12.920 E102 12.365
Opening hours: Sunday-Thurs: 12.30pm- 6.30pm, on Fridays and because TGIF (thank god its friday), they work shorter hours, 2pm- 6.30pm


I remembered asking a colleague of mine who frequent Melaka for food what would be his ultimum recommendation, he waste no time on hesitation and firmly said "Klebang coconut shake", and i was forewarn on the possible queue for it was so famous that people flocks there to buy drinks in bulks.
This was in my itenary for my previous trip unfortunately my princess here refuse to lined up under the scorching sun, so this time round, after my whining, and my promise that i would line up to tapao and she can sit and wait inside her air-conditioned car, she reluctantly agreed.


The coconut shake basically consist of ingredients such as coconut flesh, coconut juice, ice, and scoops of walts' vanilla ice cream, blended together. . It's that simple and hardly rocket science but the crowd was just ridiculous. Lucky for us, the service was very efficient and fast, they produce the shakes in bulks hence although the line was long, we've gotten our drinks within 25 minutes.


Evil strategy at that, letting us queue and physically heated for a good 20 mins or so, hence the coconut shake taste much better! =D j/k


RM1.80 for normal, and RM2.30 for special (which gives you an additional scoop of ice cream)
Little unrelenting rich and slightly too sweet for me on the specials, but good enough to quench my thirst
I like how there is still bits and pieces of flesh to bite with, rather than a thorough blended coconut shake,
bite me if im wrong, but apart from the whole refreshing-thirst quenching effect, this- to me is just one of those shake easily imitated at home.
I'll try making some and shall name it JESSICA coconut shake, and u come try, sounds good? haha =P

Poor me, left alone to brace the scorching sun!

Overall rating: 7/10
Revisit? Maybe




OLE SAYANG
198-199, Taman Melaka Raya
75000 Melaka
Tel: 06-2831966
Opening hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.00pm-9.30pm (closed on Wed)

Ole sayang really should deserve more recognition on their simple home-cooked style nyonya cuisines, and most importantly- they have the BEST cendol i've had in Melaka so far. There i said it.
Forget the Big Clock Tower Cendol, or even JONKER 88 (which their cendol does not catch my fancy), the ones served in OLE Sayang came in a small portion due to intention of being just an after meal dessert. But the combination was precise and their gula melaka seemed to add an extra oomph to a simple shaved ice dessert. What was also note-worthy was their cendol- plump and short with a nice bite to it. Speaking of which, i'm already craving for it again. *slurps*




Overall rating: 7/10
Cendol rating: 8.5/10

Revisit? Yes.


KINGTU SATAY CELUP
9, Jalan CU, Jalan Cheng
Melaka
Tel: 012-6068805
GPS: N"2 15.674 E102" 13" 428'
Opening hours: 7pm- 12am closed on Monday and Tuesday


Now Now, if you can just forget about CAPITOL satay celup for one moment and divert your attention to Kingtu @ Jalan Cheng, you will find yourself in luck, because this my dear friends, this is one satay celup that is BETTER than Capitol or even Ban Lee Xiang (according to my source which i'll have to trust since i havent tried BLX). I reckon those two just has better marketing (i.e. food bloggers) but this particular restaurant is still relatively unknown to the non-locals, and here i am, sharing it with you :) Their underlying secret is definitely their hot piping oh so delicious spicy peanut sauce, it's so addictive and we can't stop eating sticks after sticks without feeling too overwhelmed by the thicken sauce which the owner thoughtfully came to stir for us from time to time.
It was definitely a thumbs up place for us, and the best thing is? you don't need to line up in those ridiculous queue.


P/S: it is located in some pretty hidden housing area, it was some drive away from the town (towards jalan cheng), so it’s best to flip out your GPS and put it to good use.


The only shop that operates in that area within the whole stretch, it's actually quite dodgy

Kingtu charges RM0.60 per stick, not as much varieties as the famous ones, but good enough to satisfy the cravings. Look at those gorgeous satay sauce. In a typical lok lok style, just dip those sticks in and as soon as it's boiling, it's ready to indulge!




Overall rating: 7.5/10
Revisit: YES


LAO QIAN ICE CAFE on JONKER ST
33, Lorong hang lebat,
Tel: 06- 2828381
GPS coordinates: N2 11.705 E102 14.902
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily


This is what i would call another "TOURIST TRAP". Despite reading so much about their Ice White Coffee, it was much to our dissapointment, too tooo too tooooo sweet. Given credit on the strong aroma of coffee but overall, it was nothing to shout about. Their durian cendol was a joke too.


Icy white coffee

packed with tourist


Overall rating: 4/10
Revisit: No
FAMOSA CHICKEN RICE BALL (GU CHENG)
No. 28-30, Jalan Hang Kasturi,

Off Jonker Street,
75200 Melaka
Tel: 06-286 0120
GPS coordinates: N02 11.815, E102 14.921

Opening hours: 9.30am- 9.30pm


Not in my itenary- with good reason (i was aiming for Chung Wah) but unfortunately, the queue was at its usual length, and we had no intention to stand under the sun for it, we opted for gu cheng down the road which seemed to have available tables. So it was my first time experiencing chicken rice balls, having piping curiosity on what's all these hoo-hah's all about. So we ordered 6 chicken rice balls to share along with 1/4 of roasted chicken and 1/4 of roasted duck. I personally did not find those chicken rice balls amusing, and it certainly did not taste good- AT ALL. The rice was dense, and the texture was sticky and grainy. We ate half a ball each and left it aside. The chicken was also unfortunately a letdown. Dare i say, stick to the original chicken rice, will you?




Overall rating: 4/10
Revisit? NO


NADEJE MILLECREPE
Details refer to my melaka guide-part 1


I've been getting my regular supply of NADEJE lately directly from Melaka as my sister tend to travel back to and forth to KL almost every week, and i'll just order it off her. (refer to my previous post, NADEJE is famous for their mille crepe). So far, i'm still not getting sick of it, so i dragged my eating partners again to this ever-congested place. Minus the crowd, the dine-in area is actually pretty relaxing and if time is not your concern, a suggestion to indulge your mille crepe in the shop itself as it serve pretty good illy coffee that goes REALLY well with the dessert.
On a side note, you see that boutique shop that occupied 2 shop lots opposite Nadeje? Go check it out as sometimes they have pretty decent clothes with reasonable price! Madamoseille it’s called.


litche iced tea


Original millecrepe & Yuzu ice soda
The drinks which are quite sweet doesnt go well with the cake, so i opted for an illy cappucinno which was PERFECT compliment to the creamy lusciousness cake. The coffee foaming and temperature was done just right, no complains there.



Revisit? Yes


BUNGA RAYA POPIAH
on jalan bunga raya
GPS coordinates: N2°11.975 E102°15.084
Opening hours: 1.30pm- 5.30pm
Operate near the Madam King Emporium Mall, this small stall popiah was named by some as the best popiah in town. Now that's a big claim which i will neither defend nor offend, as i wasn't given much to compare. But what really motivates me to try it out was when the word "pork lard" was came into the conversation. Now everyone knows how loyal i am to my pork lards. =) With combinations of eggs, bean sprouts, jicama, and PORK LARD, rolled in a thin layer of popiah skin, the smell of pork lard was intoxicating, it was too bad there was a sitting area to indulge this hence we brought it home. If i had to complain, i'd say there wasnt enough of those sinful lards, taste wise- pretty decent but perhaps a little dry.







Overall Ratings: 6/10
Revisit: Maybe


DONALD & LILY
Refer to my melaka guide-part 1


DONALD & LILY




It’s back on my list! Because I simply could not get enough of their nyonya laksa! So, not too bad considering the limited time, to summarize, these are our visited areas for this trip




Revisit? Yes


That is all for now, hope you enjoy this simple guide!

11 comments:

Michelle Chin said...

I love your double C shirt. :) And your guide incited me to get my arse to malacca!!

Baby Sumo said...

My mum was in Melaka a couple of weeks ago, she said San Shu Gong does pretty good durian cendol. Maybe you can try that next time. :)

Another awesome Melaka guide :)

lanatir said...

glad u dropped by for more of our laksa :) thank you!

btw kingtu is a really old name in melaka satay celup. the old original kingtu used to be behind the old cathay cinema in malacca town. they disappeared for many years and hen had a small branch in newton hawker center in bandar hilir.

am wondering if this kingtu is related.

Augustdiners said...

michelle: thank you! i got the shirt in taiwan! hehe me and my pinkness :D

Baby Sumo: the durian cendol from Lao Qian Ice Cafe is from San Shu Gong.. Mmm i donno, maybe we just dont like maddening sweet stuff.

Ianatir: ah! thanks for sharing the insight, we appreciate it! :) mm.. im neither sure whether its related, but this one is actually pretty damn good.

adel said...

i was just at melaka last weekend for 2D1N, tried a few of the ones on your list.
got an entry on the sights at malacca here
http://sofood.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/malacca-sights/
cheers!!

thenomadGourmand said...

nOTED on all above! Tried a few but not so for Tah chi & the staty celup plc.
I agree on the coco shake. Walls ice cream? Never will it pass my lips!

Augustdiners said...

adel: thank you for taking our guide as your reference! hope u had a good trip :)

Rebecca: We share the same sentiments on the ice cream! hehe :P

Anonymous said...

Hi,I just came across your blog.

Try the spicy lamb burger from Baboon house cafe on Hereen Street (just behind the malacca river). Love their shakerato! Dont go for their brownies. They used yam ice cream, which i feel doesnt go well with choc.
Oh, and the putu piring in Tengkera. It's along the road to Tengkera, diagonally opposite a toto/magnum/4D shop. Cant rmb which. Been looking for nice putu piring for years and this is still the best you can get in Mlk.

Sry for the spam. Being a food fetish, would love to share nice food with others. But am lazy to post it :D

AugustDiners said...

Anon: Thank you for your recommendation. It came just in time because im about to run out of things to eat in melaka :D

Wendy Yew said...

Next time to melaka, no more Gu Cheng. Not tradisional, not tasty, not good service...

AugustDiners said...

Wendy: Yeah! i dont like Gu Cheng Either!! But this is what you get for being lazy and refusing to line up on the more popular ones under the sun :P

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