8 must-eat places in Malacca!
Over the long weekend, we took a road trip to Malacca (only 2.5 hours away from Singapore!) with the sole intent of eating our hearts out.
Every single meal we had was amazing (thanks to the hubs!) and I’ve compiled here a list of the die-die-must-eat places, complete with full addresses and GPS coordinates. You’re welcome!
Coney dog, root beer float & curly fries~~
Ok I know this is not only available in Malacca BUT if you’re like me who hardly go across the causeway (I personally find JB very very very dangerous), then this should make you very happy!
Mmmmm.. wish they’d bring A&W back to Singapore!
We went to the one at Dataran Pahlawan which happens to be the biggest mall in Malacca!
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall
Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir,
75000 Melaka, Malaysia
2) Pak Putra Tandoori & Naan Restaurant
I’ve never been a fan of Indian food until this place. In fact I was violently objecting when the boy wanted to come here for dinner (“who the hell eats Indian food in Melaka?!”) but now all I can think about is this…
The amazing tandoori chicken. This is honestly the best tandoori chicken I’ve had in my life! Unlike other places where it’s usually so dry, theirs is cooked upon order so it’s delightfully moist and cooked to perfection.
Their naan is also cooked upon order so it’s served piping hot, all wonderfully airy and soft.
Our favourites were the garlic and butter naans… mmm so good. The planta naan was kinda disappointing so you can give that a miss.
Their butter chicken was pretty good too! Perfect to dip the naan into. This would have been my favourite dish if not for the wayyyy impressive tandoori chicken.
The mutton was not too bad… I didn’t really enjoy the fish (cause in general I hate fish) but the boy gave his approval so it should be good for fish people.
Pak Putra Tandoori & Naan Restaurant
Jalan Laksamana 4, Melaka, Malaysia.
3) Jonker 88
Located at the famous Jonker Street, Jonker88 is famous for its chendol. Nothing like rich coconut milk generously topped with thick, sticky gula melaka on a bed of ice in the sweltering heat.
What’s a trip to Malaysia without asam laksa? OMG this was so so so good, beats any other asam laksa I’ve had… the noodles were cooked perfectly, the broth was so rich and flavourful and packed a good punch. I can eat this everyday.
The boy preferred the curry chicken noodles though (which was also very good!)
Solution? Order both to share! Gotta make the queue worthwhile :P Yes, queuing is necessary. Even at a weird not-lunch-not-dinner 3pm.
A self-proclaimed museum cafe, this place has several interesting artefacts on display too.
No. 88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200,
N2 11.738 E102 14.864
4) Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine
I was told by many before we departed that Malacca is the place to get authentic Peranakan cuisine.
The Peranakan food here at Amy’s is noted as one of the best in Malacca, cooked with fresh ingredients and authentic recipes.
Recommended dishes include Nyonya pai tee (crispy deep-fried puff stuffed with vegetables) and chap chai (mixed stir fry vegetables in bean paste) but seriously, everything on the menu is worth your time (and tummy space).
Another appeal of this charming eatery will be super friendly owner Amy and her husband who usually go from table to table, talking to eager diners :)
75, Jalan Melaka Raya, Taman Melaka Raya, Malacca
2.1852256 , 102.2559884
Closed on Mondays
5) Nadeje Cake Shop
I never thought I’d be recommending ang moh food in Malaysia… Nyonya food yes, Indian food perhaps, but Mille crepes?
Well, they are mind-blowing good.
We went for the tiramisu, banana-chocolate, double chocolate and the original. (Perks of travelling with more people teehee)
They were all damn good, but the original wins hands down!!
They have 3 shops in Malacca and we went to the one at Mahkota Parade.
It’s on the ground floor, right at the side so it could be hard to locate, so keep a lookout for the following signboard:
G-23B, EG 4 & EG 5, Ground Floor
Mahkota Parade, 75000 Melaka.
N 2.188906, E 102.249691
6) Beizhan Restaurant
This place was an accidental find because the original place we wanted to go to for ROAST SUCKLING PIG was closed.
So of course we came here to order the pigggggg~
The other dishes were good too… this spinach tofu was my favourite <3
No. 43 Jalan Kota Laksamana 2/17
Taman Kota Laksamana Seksyen 2
75200 Malacca, Malaysia
2.192668 , 102.242558.
If you still have space for more food, you should pop into any Marrybrown. This Malaysia based fast food chain serves the bestttt fried chicken imho! They use this really tasty seasoning in their batter… which I think is curry powder? That makes it really different from KFC or any other fried chicken I’ve had! Mmmm
8) Meng Meng Roasted Duck
Okay, this place is not in Malacca but in JB instead. We stopped by here for lunch on the way back.
The roasted duck’s pretty good! It’s cooked the herbal way like at Dian Xiao Er and makes a good fight, at a fraction of the price.
I really really really hate the idea of going into JB but as I type this now, I am dying to cross the causeway…
… FOR THIS.
FOOD ORGASM!! Their charsiew is seriously the best. Perfectly cooked, not dry at all, caramelised nicely with bits of charred pieces. OMFG….
15, Jln Mutiara Emas 3/1,
Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru
1.559403 , 103.781081
I seriously can’t wait to visit this food mecca again!
Hope this list is helpful!
Photos by Zachary Yong