I ain’t an expert for dine-out food, but I did have my minimal expectation for what I put into my mouth. Afterall, I cooked, home cooking. :)
And, I wanted to revisit Malacca long ago, and dream only came true during this June holiday. We visited Malacca, for food, again.
These were the food which I insisted. I think they were the must-have food, but not sure if many would agree with me. Are they also what you sure would try, too? Let’s see…
The first in many food I wanted to taste again is Capitol Satay Celup. Frankly, I did not try any other satay celup stores in Malacca before as I do not wish to risk loading these extra calories for something not good in this long waited food trip. Even the Malacca-born concierge staff of the hotel we stay said so… when I asked him for alternative suggestion, to compromise for a more convenient location within walking distance from our hotel. Answer was: No.
Other than the change of their shop signboard to a newer and brighter one, everything remains as it was, including the method of serving as well as the standard of their satay celup. As usual long queue, we went at around 9pm, still couldn’t escape the fate of queuing, but we were lucky enough to join a short queue before it turned into a real long one (again) not long after.. Every stick of food seems nice. If you don’t mind eating clams (hum), please do try. It was the most sticks we had that evening!
Take a cab there, if you are not driving for the trip. It’s location is not far from the tourisy area, but still considered a bit off. They open from 4pm till midnight. I heard the queue usually starts at 3pm+. Address: please refer to my previous post on Malacca trip.
We chose a different stall along Jonker Street this time due to the super-duper sardine-packed crowds at the night market during the holiday weekends! The Chendol we had in previous trip was the best, but if you are not that fussy, I think most of the Chendol desserts in Malacca were good. It’s the authentic Gula Melaka syrup that counts!
Chicken Rice Balls?
If you are a die hard fan of chicken rice balls, please go and queue for the famous Chop Chung Wah coffee shop stall. Otherwise, just give the rice balls a miss. There is better rice balls found in Singapore, a coffee shop stall selling at Toa Payoh Lorong 1..
Yea, don’t compromise your tastebud, thinking that it’s ok to having just a taste of the rice balls at an alternative restaurant, unless it’s recommended by your friends or something…
Peranakan Nyonya Food and Kueh?
Many would agree that Peranakan food is one of local food we mustn’t have missed in Malacca. There are plenty of choice for Nyonya food in Malacca. We ended up with Nancy’s Kitchen, for its convenient location at Jonker St area.
Don’t miss their nyonya dumpling and some Kueh varieties which were selling at the rear area of the restaurant. The glutinous rice in the dumpling was really soft and Q (bouncy) in the palate. Loved it.
Don’t forget to order their Chendol, if you still have some room in the tummy to spare in the end of the meal. It was good enough to try. Price wise? Bill we called for the 4 adults we had was about RM120.
Address: Nancy’s Kitchen
7 Jalan Hang Lekir
Off Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
Tel: +60 (0)6 283 6099
P/S: If you were to get some local snacks back as gift, Pineapple tarts might be a great choice. I couldn’t remember the name, but the local product shop, next to Capitol Satay Celup, sells good and cheap pineapple tarts (RM15.90 for a box of about 16pcs). We bought and tried. Wallop up in minutes and forgot to take a picture of it!