10 Must Eat Food When On Holiday in Melaka
When you Google search the term ‘Melaka’ or ‘Malacca’, one of the top results or suggestions associated with the city of Melaka is definitely – Food! Melaka is featured in many blogging sites and Facebook pages not just for the beautiful places, lovely people but also for the delicious food that is scattered around Melaka city. Many tourist come back to Melaka every once in a while, to satisfy their taste buds and to try out the many varieties of food found in the small historic state.
You may be wondering, why do local and even tourist from overseas promise to come back to Melaka after they have visited it once? One of the most important factor is food. Yes, Malaysians love food, and so does the rest of the world! If you never visit Melaka, this year-end holiday season is your opportunity to discover what makes Melaka a truly remarkable tourist destination. Check out some of the lovely homestay and budget hotel near Melaka tourist hotspot! If you are still unconvinced and undecided, we have prepared a list of must-eat food (with awesome pictures) to help you make your decision easy!
1. Nyonya Laksa (non-Halal)
This laksa is different from normal curry laksa because it uses prawn instead of chicken stock in the broth. It gives curry a sweeter and richer taste. Nyonya laksa is being served all over and you can get them at Donald and Lily’s and Nancy’s Kitchen
2. Wanton Noodles (non-Halal)
Wanton noodles, also known as wantan mee, are usually served with black sauce, bbq pork meat (charsiew), minced pork and sliced vegetable. Here in Melaka, you will be able to find wanton noodles without the usual soy sauce and it is best eaten with a specific chili sauce which will be provided by the shop itself. Some of the best places for this cuisine is Hong Seng Restaurant, Bunga Raya Wantan Mee and Dong Fung Foodcourt.
3. Duck Noodles
The Melaka-style duck noodles is usually tossed in thick gravy and topped with shredded duck meat. This comes with small bowl of soup. For those who prefer the soup noodles, it is also fairly decent depends on your preference. Some of the place where you can enjoy these duck noodles are Tengkera Duck Noodles, SS Food & Beverage Station and Chia Yean Coffee Shop.
4. Chicken Rice Ball
In Malaysia, you will not be able to find chicken rice ball except here in Melaka. The rice is first boiled in chicken soup with other seasonings. When cooked, it is rolled in a ball that gives the unique look and texture. Example of good restaurants serving this chicken rice are Chung Wah Chicken Rice, Huang Chang Chicken Rice Restaurant, Famosa Chicken Rice Ball and Hainamko Chicken Rice.
5. Nasi Lemak
This is a ubiquitous dish that all Malaysians knows. You can get them anywhere but try out this restaurant’s nasi lemak. This is a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and “pandan” leaf commonly found in Malaysia. On where you can get them in Melaka, check out Nasi Lemak Ejam, Nasi Lemak dan Minuman Ah Ho and Bert’s Garden Seafood
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