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
~ 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,
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.
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.
KINGTU SATAY CELUP
9, Jalan CU, Jalan Cheng
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.
LAO QIAN ICE CAFE on JONKER ST
33, Lorong hang lebat,
Tel: 06- 2828381
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.
No. 28-30, Jalan Hang Kasturi,
Off Jonker Street,
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?
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.
BUNGA RAYA POPIAH
on jalan bunga raya
GPS coordinates: N2°11.975 E102°15.084
Opening hours: 1.30pm- 5.30pm
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