Malacca Foodcation: What to eat in Malacca

We got to spend our weekend in Malacca last week, hubby had an onsite project there so we decided to spend a night there.

While he was working, I had time to walk around, to explore and hunt some food as I was idle. Preggo lady’s got to eat, you know!

The moment we knew that we needed to be in Malacca, I quickly browsed about some places to eat that most of the local bloggers have recommended.

Disclaimer: This is gonna be a long post. Brace yourself, keep calm and read on! 🙂

  • Kedai Kopi Chung Wah

Located in the heart of Jonker Street, Kedai Kopi Chung Wah is immensely popular for its signature dishes: Chicken rice balls and steamed chicken. Despite its simple decor and the fact that this kopitiam (coffee shop) serves only two items on their menu, this place is always packed with customers and tourists, especially on weekends. Just take a look at the picture of the long queue outside Kedai Kopi Chung Wah, all those people queueing for a plateful of steamed chicken and chicken rice balls.

Getting a seat could be tricky and don’t be surprised if they ask you to share table with other customers as this place never runs out of crowd.

Opening at 7.30 am in the morning, this place is perfect for breakfast. This Malaysian-style eatery is surely something to be missed when I leave Malaysia someday!

RM 22 for half steamed chicken.

The ordering process is very simple, just state how many chicken rice balls you want and the amount of chicken (half or whole chicken). The chicken is so tender and tasty, it goes perfectly with the chilli sauce.

The moment I heard about chicken rice balls, I was so intrigued and decided to give it a try. It did not disappoint! RM 0.40 for one chicken rice ball, might as well order plenty of it ’cause it’s super delicious!

So, if you’re visiting Malacca soon and looking for a place to have quick breakfast, drop by Kedai Kopi Chung Wah. Don’t be discouraged by the long queue, it actually moves quite fast!

Kedai Kopi Chung Wah: 18, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

  • Jonker 88 Museum Cafe

Looking for a place to chill after a tiring day around Jonker Walk? Jonker 88 is hard to be missed.

I went there even before the shop opened and there was already a line, it was 10 am in the morning and they opened quite late, like around 11 am when it said 10 am opening time. No wonder the long queue!

Located strategically along the Jonker Walk, this restaurant doesn’t only sell food and dessert but also antiques. No wonder it’s called museum cafe, just look at the pretty artifacts!

It’s all about self-service in this shop.

Again, finding a seat could be tough especially on weekend as it’s packed with guests. Might as well ask your friend to reserve a table while you’re ordering.

Baba Cendol (original) RM 4.00

I managed to take a quick snap before digging in, the ice melted fast so gotta do it quick!

I am a big fan of Cendol. I had my first Cendol in Penang and I was in love with it ever since.

The Baba Cendol at Jonker 88 tasted a little bit different from the Teochew Cendol I’ve tried in Penang. I’m not quite sure what makes it different, but I was told that they used Gula Melaka (palm sugar) and Santan (coconut milk) for the Baba Cendol, even the texture of the cendol is different, much harder this time, there is no melt-in-your mouth effect.

Hubby said his cendol tasted bland, while mine tasted quite strong because of the Gula Melaka. I wanted to try their Durian Cendol but changed my mine as durian contains high level of sugar which is bad for our little one :p

However, a friend of ours recommended another Cendol stall. He said it’s the best cendol in Malacca, it’s called Aunty Koh cendol at Bukit Rambai. It’s quite far from the town so we decided not to go, maybe next time! 😉

Jonker 88 Museum Cafe: No. 88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200, Melaka, Melaka, 75200, Malaysia

  • Sun May Hiong Satay House

Still not satisfied enough, we then proceed to our next destination for lunch.

Located at Jalan Laksamana which required a quick drive from Jonker Street, seems like Sun May Hiong Satay House is always crowded. I should say this upfront that they serve pork, it’s a non-halal restaurant.

Would you look at those yummy pork satays?

Pork Satay (RM 0.80 per stick)

Once you’re seated, you’ll be served a plate of nasi impit (rice cake) with cucumber and slices of onions which later you’ll combine together with the yummy peanut sauce.

You have to make your order at the front of restaurant where an aunty will take note of your order. I was craving for pork intestines satay but they didn’t have it at the moment, so we opted for pork meat instead. They also have pork liver satay, fyi!

The excellent grilling skill done by this mister here.

I enjoyed my satay as it was crispy at the edges yet tender in the inside. I loved it! It goes well with the peanut sauce and nasi impit, I even thought that the 20 sticks we ordered weren’t enough.

Sun May Hiong Satay House: 50/50A, Jalan Kota Laksamana 1/1, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200, Melaka, Melaka, Jalan Kota Laksamana 1/1, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

  • Pak Putra Tandoori & Naan Restaurant

Not far from there, a crowded eatery caught our attention. It was a few minutes before dinner time, yet the parking in front of this place was full already. Btw, they open only for dinner time (5:30 pm – 1 am) so don’t expect Tandoori goodness during lunch time!

I’ve never tried a Tandoori Chicken before, or any Turkish/Pakistani food as I’m not a fan. But this time I’m glad I gave it a try.

We were lucky as the place wasn’t so crowded that night, our order came immediately. But I read somewhere that it could take up to 45 minutes during crowded hours. Phew!

The chicken might look a bit dry but it’s actually moist and tender inside, yet crispy on the outside, it was cooked to perfection. I forgot how much it was, but I’m sure it wasn’t more than RM 10 for one plate of Tandoori Chicken.

The Cheese Naan finally arrived.

I personally liked the taste of the curry dip, it goes very well with the naan.

The cheese naan was very soft with a generous filling of melted cheese inside. I had no idea that Turkish/Pakistani food would taste this good, now I want more! :p

Pak Putra Tandoori & Naan Restaurant: Jalan Laksamana 4, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

  • Klebang Original Coconut Shake

We made a quick stop at Klebang Original Coconut Shake before heading home. Geez, the sun was crazy that day and it was reallyyyy hot outside. What a perfect timing for a cup of coconut shake!

I took the shot from the car as I couldn’t stand the heat outside. Long queue only for a sip of coconut shake!

It’s located at the side of the main road, so just imagine how much traffic this shop causes! We were lucky to find a parking spot near the shop as this area suddenly became crowded once we came.

I have to personally thank my hubby for willing to take some pictures for my blog, LOL.

All these people queueing under the scorching heat of the sun only for a cup of coconut shake. Must be something special, right?

Coconut Shake (RM 2.00 according to hubby) but I looked up online RM 2.00 for a special cup of coconut shake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and RM 1.50 for the original one. Extra RM 0.20 for take away.

Gosh, people aren’t kidding when they say it’s the best coconut shake in town because it is! It’s so creamy and the level of sweetness was just right. It’s the perfect drink to combat the hot weather!

Opening hours: 12.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Klebang Original Coconut Shake: Klebang, 5, Melaka, Malaysia

Malacca is indeed a perfect place for a quick weekend getaway.

It has everything I was looking for.

It is the right place to go for sight-seeing, shopping or even just to feed yourself. LOL. I’d definitely go back someday!

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