It has been 7 years since I last step into Malacca.
Prior to that, due to work, I will be in Malacca every single month for a week. First impression driving in, there’s so much development!
1. SamFu restaurant
Looks very fancy compared to other Nyonya restaurant. Highly recommended by my Malacca friend. We were the 3rd customers that got there and it’s already full from all the reservations. Thankfully, they gave us a small table but had a time limit with it
Babi Chilli Garam which is a must order if you happen to visit. It tasted just like stir fry bacon slices with a zing to it from the dried chilies. However, do not be frighten by the amount of chili as it wasnt as spicy as it looks. A well rounded dish.
Chicken and Pork Ponteh and the free acar acar that comes in good portion. The stew just goes very well with the rice.
Otak-otak is always a must order for me whenever it’s on the menu. However, as I originate from the north of the peninsular, I tend to prefer the mushy version slightly more. This can be a pass for me.
This cendol was the only cendol we tried throughout the trip and it’s really nice. The gula melaka drizzles was so generous.
2. The Daily Fix
We weren’t really interested in any of the sight seeing and just want to chill. So we headed over to the much talked about cafe along Jonker Street. Obviously there was a waitlist but it does moves pretty fast.
It was a really nice to just chill, hiding away from the busy crowd outside. It does exudes a laid-back vibe and I was just sitting back and watching the waitress bustling around the cafe space.
Coffee and cake was good too! As we were still very stuffed from lunch, these are all that we had.
3. Pak Putra
This has always been my favorite tandoori place in Malaysia. I would come here on almost each of my trip including this one!
The crowd seems to had double or tripled since years ago.
Butter Chicken and Tandoori Chicken, accompanied by Garlic and Cheese Naan. Goes so well. The tandoori Chicken are still as good as I remembered. However the naan wasn’t as good anymore, sadly. Maybe they are trying to serve the crazy amount of hungry customer hence compromised on the quality. I’ll never know.
4. Geographer Cafe
Ended the night with a good ol’ pint of Guinness, of course!
5. Yung Lai Siang
This place was highly recommended by my boss for it’s Nyonya Laksa and Hokkien Mee(Prawn Noodle).
The Laksa is actually not like the Laksa back in Penang. They use yellow noodle and koey teow instead which a slightly thick coconut milk based broth.
The Hokkien Mee was very similar to the ones back home though. Close enough there.
To me, if you would like to try something new and out of the norm in Malacca, you can try this. The place was filled with locals and tourist alike. The brown crisps that tops both the noodle are prawn crackers and I feel that really made the difference of making the noodles from being ordinary to good.
Didn’t really eat alot this trip as we didn’t really want to stuff ourselves silly. It was still a very nice getaway from the city.