"Ask not what you can do for your country. Instead, ask what's for Lunch"
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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6. Char Siew Rice (non-Halal)
You can find any type of Char Siew Rice, also known as bbq pork rice you desire in Melaka as it is full of various cooking styles. This dish is basically a plate of rice served with juicy and tender bbq pork with sweet and savoury gravy. Try out char siew rice at some of the restaurants: Chuen How Restaurant, Boon Leong Food Court and Mei Wei Xuan Restaurant
7. Asam Pedas Fish
This dish is cooked in asam (tamarind) juice with chili and different spices. A very hot and mild sour fish curry making it very appetizing and is best to go with white rice. You can eat it for dinner or lunch when you visit Melaka. Some of the restaurants you may try out are Asam Pedas Claypot, Asam Pedas Selera Kampung and Asam Pedas Pak Man.
8. Satay Celup
Satay Celup is one of the must-try dish in Melaka. Assortment of raw and semi-cooked food are prepared on the skewer stored in big fridges in the restaurant. Customers are able to select their own skewers (buffet style) and dunk them into a pot of boiling satay sauce. There are many satay celup restaurants in Melaka. Capitol Satay, Ban Li Xiang Satay Celup, McQuek’s Satay Celup and Satay Celup Warisan serve the best satay celup.
Cendol is a shaved ice dessert which has the basic ingredients of fresh coconut milk, rich brown sugar syrup, red beans and chewy pandan flavoured cendol that resembles small worms. It is sweet and is a must have dessert to cool down our body with Malaysia’s sunny weather. Try out cendol from these famous places: Jonker88, Cendol Bakar, Aunty Koh Cendol and Cendol Jam Besar.
10. Coconut Shake
It is a mixture of coconut water, flesh, ice cube and vanilla ice cream blended together in a mixer. The natural sweet and creamy aftertaste with smoothie-like texture of coconut. Why was it named Klebang Original? The reason was that the first stall selling this famous coconut milk shake was near Klebang beach, it quickly became the best-selling milk shake in Melaka and now they had expanded to 2nd outlet which is Batu Berendam Coconut Milk Shake.
Feeling hungry after going through the list? Do you feel like the pictures are starting to appear more real-life right in front of your screen, and within the grasp of your hand? You have been poison by my post, your next dream vacation is only a few clicks away. But wait, you have no idea which hotels to stay during the holiday season or what is the prices of the list of hotels in Melaka during peak season? Do not panic as we got you covered as well. Head over to http://letsgoholiday.my/ to check out the complete list of accommodation, homestay, hotel in Melaka at an affordable rate.
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